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FINNISS CONSERVATION PARK WALK - A MUST
Friends of Cox Scrub along with Goolwa/Wellington LAP have organised a walk in Finniss Conservation Park. All welcome.
Our main interest is to see the weed control work undertaken by Goolwa/Wellington LAP. However, there is much more to see in this 103 hectare park dominated by pink gums, blue gums and stringy barks with an understorey of yacca, daisy bush, tea tree, acacias, and sheoaks. The Finniss River will be in full flight and this alone will be worth the walk. There are about 19 rare and vulnerable plants in this park and lists will be available for anyone interested.
We will walk for about an hour and return to the starting area for refreshments provided by Friends of Cox Scrub.
It is essential you have suitable clothing and, in particular, sturdy footwear and a drink for the walk. This is a short walk as the topography is challenging.
Meet 10am, Sunday 17th May, at the Finniss River end of Stones Ford Rd. This road is accessed from the Mt Compass/Nangkita Rd, (look for signs).
If it is really wet and raining the walk will be called off. (A group member will be there in case someone arrives.)
For more information and RSVP contact Barrie May 8536 2212.
Something to think about...
It's a sad state of affairs when our beautiful conservation parks are damaged by thoughtless 4WD owners.
Cox Scrub and the other conservation parks under our care are not abandoned, unused parcels of land. Throughout the year these parks are used by hundreds of people who simply want to enjoy the natural environment for activities such as bush walking, birdwatching and photography. Many families come to the park to enjoy the peace and quiet that the park brings. Within the Conservation Park, monitoring and scientific projects are carried out by universities. We have hosted national visitors who come to the park to see australian native plants growing in the wild.
The parks are supported by an enthusiastic Friends group who feel bullied and disrepected by 4WD owners who rip out posts, cut down trees, and steal padlocks. They think they go unnoticed, but they don't.
Surely it is time for the 4WD owners to take a step back and ask the question,
How can we enjoy our sport without breaking the law and causing so much damage to a Conservation Park which is loved by so many?
President: Eric Grant
0438 987 172
Secretary: Priscilla Argent
0439 342 468