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Friends of Belair National Park

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.

Important Notice on Road Closures in the Park (Update)

Belair National Park will have the following road closures due to repairs to the bitumen

On Monday 26th June to Friday 30th June inclusive the Entry Road will be closed and traffic control will be in place to allow one way traffic flow along the exit road. The free car parking will be out of bounds however some free parking will be made available on the exit road. Vehicle entry applies past the Main Oval turnoff.

Scenery, Activities, Flora and Fauna at Belair National Park

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Weeding Group
Weekly Weeding Group - October 2016
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Karka Pavillion
Karka Pavillion
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Wildflower walk
Wildflower Walk
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Kangaroo
Kangaroo crossing the Adelaide - Melbourne Line
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Kookaburra
Kookaburra arriving at the nest with food
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Bandicoot
Bandicoot
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Waterfall
Upper Waterfall
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Rosella
Eastern Rosella
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Commissioner's Hut
The Commissioner's Hut
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Tree Planting
School tree planting activity
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Thelymitra
Thelymitra x brevifolia.ixiodes
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Jumping Ants
Myrmecia pilosula (Hopper/Jack jumper ant)


The Friends of Belair National Park 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 Friends of Belair National Park as stated in our constitution are:
  1. To provide voluntary assistance to Belair National Park in close cooperation and liaison with the staff.
  2. To raise funds for special projects to benefit Belair National Park and for administration and social activities of the Friends of Belair National Park.
  3. To provide cultural and social activities for the enjoyment of Members and the public.
  4. To provide support for the protection and preservation of the natural and historic values of Belair National Park.

A copy of the Constitution 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.

NOTICES

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.


Farewell Dianne Cordes

Dianne Cordes, passed away on May 25th at St Andrews Hospital after a long illness. Dene and the family were with Dianne and had been by her side constantly for many days.

Dianne was always at Dene's side at Friends functions and was an active member in a number of groups including Friends of Old Government House, The Historical Society and Friends of Belair National park. Her presence at Friends functions will be sadly missed.

Our deepest sympathy is extended to Dene and his family at the loss of a much loved Wife, Mother and Grandmother and Great Grandmother.

Public Welcome
Monthly Meeting (Volunteer Centre) at 1pm

July 1st - Jill Argent - President of the Friends of Carrick Hill Inc will talk about the story of the Haywards of Carrick Hill ... After a short break following the talk, a monthly General Meeting will be held.

August 5th - Rae Campbell - Co-founder of the Adelaide Koala & Wildlife Hospital, will talk about the hospital's main goal to treat, rehabilitate and release native wildlife that may have become injured or orphaned from their natural environment and where appropriate, arrange for the long term care of animals which can’t be released back into the wild.... After a short break following the talk, our monthly General Meeting will be held.

Public Welcome
Tuesday 27th June 2017 & repeated on Sunday 2nd July - Monthly Guided Walk -
"Orchids"

Meet just inside the main gate at 1.45pm for 2pm start with Bevin Scholz on Tuesdays and Hayley Prentice on Sundays. (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.

Subscription Notice

Annual Subscriptions for 2017 are due from 1st January 2017. (refer Membership Page for details)

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