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We are a member of "Friends of Parks Inc
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Volunteers working together for conservation.
We are a volunteer group (of about 140) which works in close cooperation with the Park staff for the benefit of the Park and the people of South Australia.
A number of special activities have been planned - See ACTIVITIES Page
The Friends of Belair National Park Inc are part of a SA wide 'Friends' network that ranges from the Simpson Desert in the far north to Dingly Dell at the bottom tip of the state.The group seeks to further the basic philosophy of the Park - that it should be regarded primarily as a place preserving the natural environment in which users can see and experience that environment.The objectives of the The Friends of Belair National Park as stated in our Rules are:
A copy of the Rules of Incororation can be downloaded from here.
South Australia leads the nation with its Friends of Parks network. At the instigation of the State Government and the Nature Conservation Society, volunteer Friends groups were encouraged from the early 1980s to allow community members to assist in the management of the State's parks and reserves, and to encourage enjoyment of the State's natural and cultural heritage.When an average hourly rate of pay is placed on the work that the Friends carry out each year, an estimated $5-6 million worth of work is performed on behalf of the Parks system each year. This includes all hands on work in the field and anything that is carried out in support of this activity.
TOTAL FIRE BAN DAYS
If there is an Extreme or Catastrophic level Total Fire Ban in the Mt Lofty Ranges announced after 4-30pm on the previous day, all events scheduled by the Friends in Belair National Park will be cancelled, except for the AGM, which would be rescheduled for the following month..
If there is a Severe level fire ban, meetings will go ahead but it will be your personal responsibility to ensure that you have a communication plan in place.
There will no working bees if the forecast temperature is 35 degrees or over.
For all official functions planned by The Friends of BNP ask at the Ticket Office, Belair National Park for free vehicle entry.
Monthly Meeting (Volunteer Centre)October 6th - Barbeque at 12:30pm (Please bring a salad and/or desert plate to share. As usual there is a donation of $3.00 to cover the cost of the meat). After the BBQ there will be the monthly General Meeting of The Friends of Belair National Park - open to all who are interested.
Monthly Guided Walks will be on Tuesday October 9th, and repeated on Sunday October 14th.
"Pink Gum Paradise - Spring Wildflowers in the Pink Gum woodland"
Meet at the Green Shed at 1.45pm for 2pm start with Barb Raine on Tuesdays and Hayley Prentice on Sundays.
(To get there: go through the ticket office entrance, turn right at the T-junction (you are now on the "exit" road) then turn left at the MAIN OVAL sign - you will see the Green Shed ahead on the right hand side.)
(Ask at the Ticket Office, Belair National Park for free vehicle entry)
Note: If there is heavy rain or strong winds or severe weather forecast ... The walk will be cancelled.
Annual Subscriptions for 2018 are due from 1st January 2018. (refer Membership Page for details)
September 2018 Newsletter is now available through Publications Page