Warriparinga Wetlands rehabilitation

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Warriparinga Wetlands

Warriparinga is a unique site in the heart of Marion, known for its natural beauty, outdoors recreation, native plants and animals as well as a place for cultural and environmental education. It is significant for its Kaurna, European and environmental features. The Kaurna Aboriginal words Warri Parri means “windy place by the river”.

The wetlands are located on a 3.5 hectare reserve on the corner of Sturt and Marion Roads, Sturt (commonly known as Laffer's Triangle). The area also provides an attractive open space for recreation, education and the re-establishment of native plants and animals. Water is diverted into the wetlands from the Sturt River. After leaving the wetlands, water re-enters the Sturt River and eventually drains into the sea through the Patawalonga basin.

Warriparinga’s cultural and environmental features are highlighted with interpretative signs. Seating is provided, enabling visitors to relax and appreciate the area’s sights and sounds. A bicycle/walking track has also been established around the wetlands and links to other bike and walking routes.

We are embarking on the first phase of a long-term plan to improve water quality in the wetlands. This follows the forming of the Wetlands Advisory Group comprising representatives from PIRSA, SARDI, the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board, the volunteer group Friends of Warriparinga, and council staff. The group will advise council on scientific and technical issues and liaise with key stakeholders.

We asked you to tell us your vision by completing the Warriparinga Wetlands survey.

Thanks to all who participated.

We are currently reviewing community responses and will publish the reponses soon.

We also held an exciting photo competition!

We'd asked people to 'snap' what they valued about the wetlands.

It was open to all non-professional photographers who provide what is judged to be the best photographs that best capture the uniqueness of the wetlands.


The winning images were displayed on the City of Marion Facebook page and published in City Limits. 

 

 

Warriparinga Wetlands

Warriparinga is a unique site in the heart of Marion, known for its natural beauty, outdoors recreation, native plants and animals as well as a place for cultural and environmental education. It is significant for its Kaurna, European and environmental features. The Kaurna Aboriginal words Warri Parri means “windy place by the river”.

The wetlands are located on a 3.5 hectare reserve on the corner of Sturt and Marion Roads, Sturt (commonly known as Laffer's Triangle). The area also provides an attractive open space for recreation, education and the re-establishment of native plants and animals. Water is diverted into the wetlands from the Sturt River. After leaving the wetlands, water re-enters the Sturt River and eventually drains into the sea through the Patawalonga basin.

Warriparinga’s cultural and environmental features are highlighted with interpretative signs. Seating is provided, enabling visitors to relax and appreciate the area’s sights and sounds. A bicycle/walking track has also been established around the wetlands and links to other bike and walking routes.

We are embarking on the first phase of a long-term plan to improve water quality in the wetlands. This follows the forming of the Wetlands Advisory Group comprising representatives from PIRSA, SARDI, the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board, the volunteer group Friends of Warriparinga, and council staff. The group will advise council on scientific and technical issues and liaise with key stakeholders.

We asked you to tell us your vision by completing the Warriparinga Wetlands survey.

Thanks to all who participated.

We are currently reviewing community responses and will publish the reponses soon.

We also held an exciting photo competition!

We'd asked people to 'snap' what they valued about the wetlands.

It was open to all non-professional photographers who provide what is judged to be the best photographs that best capture the uniqueness of the wetlands.


The winning images were displayed on the City of Marion Facebook page and published in City Limits.