People power & $150,000 restore industrial Port Adelaide’s Mutton Cove – home to the world’s only city-based pod of dolphinsMay 4th, 2005
Mutton Cove, in the heart of Port Adelaide, is a 50 hectare area of mangroves. It is the last remaining patch of tidal wetlands on the Le Fevre Peninsula – an important resting site for migratory wading birds and a whole range of birds. In this incredible patch of mangroves we also find the world’s only pod of dolphins within a city.
For the past three years community groups, the Coast Protection Board, the Coastal Protection Branch and the Torrens Catchment Water Management Board have worked on restoring Mutton Cove.
Up to 65 car bodies and more than 57 tonnes of waste have been removed from Mutton Cove. Around $150,000 has been spent on the operation and there has been much in-kind support from a range of groups, including Project Dolphin Safe, Pelican Point Power Station, KESAB and Waterwatch.
A community group, the Friends of Mutton Cove, has been formed to provide ongoing monitoring and for further revegetation programs.