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The Friends of Belair National Park Inc.
Volunteers working together for conservation. We are a volunteer group (of about 200) which works in close cooperation with the Park staff for the benefit of the Park and the people of South
COVID-19 Health Emergency
COVID-19 Health Emergency. Our regular activities have now largely been resumed but modified to comply with State Government issued directives. These activities include the Public monthly meetings at the Volunteer Centre, Bush Buddies meetings, Bushcare sessions and the monthly guided walks. Click on this link to access our COVID Safe Plan plus QR code (12th January 2022) and will have a Covid Marshal, if required. Where it is necessary to limit numbers attending a function a booking system will be instituted.
NEW Evening Bushcare
New Daylight Savings evening bushcare sessions
Every second Tuesday starting 1st February, 5 to 7pm.
Meet at Gate 11. If you can’t make 5pm, come when you can, we will put some signage up so we can be found. If you need to leave earlier that’s fine too.
We will be working on Vegetation Management Unit 48 in Stringybark forest in the north eastern corner of the Park. For more information click on this link to access our Tuesday Evening Bushcare notice.
Scenery, Activities, Flora and Fauna at Belair National Park
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Weekly Weeding Group - October 2016
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Old Government House - Belair National Park
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Kangaroo crossing the Adelaide - Melbourne Line
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Kookaburra arriving at the nest with food
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The Commissioner's Hut
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Thelymitra x brevifolia.ixiodes
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Myrmecia pilosula (Hopper/Jack jumper ant)
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Belair Track in the morning mist
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:
to provide voluntary assistance in the conservation and management of the Park in close co-operation and liaison with the staff of DEWNR and/or its successors;
to provide cultural and social activities for the enjoyment of Members and the public;
to raise funds for special projects to benefit The Park and for administration and social activities of the Association;
to provide support for the protection and preservation of the natural and historic values of the Park.
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.
For general park enquiries NOT relating to Friends of Belair National Park activities, please call 08 8278 8279. After hours emergency only: call 0427 556 676.
There will be no monthly meeting in January 2022.
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of The Friends of Belair National Park will be held on Saturday 5th February 2022, Volunteer Centre, Long Gully, at 1.00 pm. All office holders and committee members will step down. Nominations for all positions will need to be with the Secretary by Friday 4th February. We will be seeking to elect the following: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, plus a minimum of 4 Committee Members: The current President, Vice President and Secretary have advised that they will not be re-standing for office in 2022 thus we will be seeking new people for these positions. Please contact the Secretary at: email@example.com for a description of these duties. If you are interested in joining the committee please submit a Nomination Form. Note there will be no meeting in January
Member Subscription for 2022 Notice
Member Annual Subscriptions for 2022 are due from 1st January 2022. Payment via EFT is easy, and is the preferred method of making your membership renewal, or joining as a new member. (refer Membership Page for details)
December 2021 Newsletter is now available through Publications Page