Who we are ... and what we do

In common with the 107 Friends of Parks groups found throughout the state, the Friends of Scott Creek Park are a diverse group of people. There are 53 of us in all. Many are locals who share a love of the bush and a commitment to conservation.

Since our foundation in September 1990, we have planted several thousand trees - all indigenous to the area, removed miles of rusty old fencing, and waged a dedicated campaign against a variety of weeds, most notably : Broom, Gorse, Bone-seed, South African Daisy, Erica, Olives, Blackberry and the weed orchid Monodenia bracteata.

Restoration of blackberry infested creek lines has also occupied much of our time. Several creek lines are in various stages of rehabilitation. They still contain vestiges of their original species and the natural regeneration of long dormant seed has been interesting to observe.

Under the guidance of our patron, noted botanist Enid Robertson, we have followed the "Bradley principle" of working on the good areas of bush first, and keeping them free from weeds.  We then gradually work out to the more degraded areas.

 
  One of Enid's walks  
  Above: our patron, Enid Robertson, talking to a group during one of our guided walks
which are
generally held in spring. Photo Sue Braddock-Smith
 
 


Do we have any fun?

Amongst other things, we hold guided walks at easter. We also have guest speakers on a variety of subjects, usually relating to natural history, at several of our monthly meetings during the year. Our AGM is held in November. Check the program for details.

Our regular meetings are good natured affairs, very informal, with plenty of chit-chat and a very good supper.

  The FOSCCP display at Blackwood  

Our annual display at Blackwood Rotary Fair was was designed by Donna Reid. It was once a popular display but has been retired now.

Photo
: Tom Hands

A high level conference

or

I thought you were

bringing

the seedlings!

Photo :
Sue Braddock-Smith

High level conference
 
 
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