Friends of Scott Creek Conservation Park
In July 2014 the Friends of Scott Creek commenced the ten year Almanda Project, to restore rare and beautiful native habitat within Scott Creek Conservation Park, with a particular focus on the eight headwater creek systems of the Scott Creek sub-catchment.
A long-term plan for this restoration work is essential, as the work needs to be conducted in a staged and methodical way. This prevents too much habitat loss in the short term and allows the recovery of these areas before moving on to the next. The welfare of all native species dependant on this habitat, from invertebrates to reptiles, birds and mammals, is central to our work.
We hold an Open Day in autumn each year to showcase our progress with the Almanda Project, and this year it will be held on Sunday 6th May. Come along and help us celebrate the fourth year of our project at the Open Day to be held between 10am and 3pm at the Almanda Mine site on Dorset Vale Road, Cherry Gardens.
Visitors can take a self-guided walk along a section of Almanda Creek and around Almanda Swamp, to see first-hand some of the work being undertaken by the Friends group to help restore this, and other creek systems, within the park. There will be a display with information about the park and the Friends group activities, and Almanda Project reports, local bird brochures and park maps will be available for sale. Bird banding will take place along the nearby Mineshaft Track, for anyone interested is seeing what is involved in this regular Friends’ activity.
Anyone wanting information about the group or park, or wanting to get involved in any of the Friends’ activities, can contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our very informative website www.friendsofscottcreek.org.au.
All working bees meet at the 9.00am at the Almanda Car Park on Dorset Vale Road (unless there is a MLR fire ban or very wet weather). To attend bird banding, contact the coordinator Don Reid on 83882123.
Programme of activities
Tue 1 Working bee
Sat, Sun 5, 6 Bird banding
Sun 6 Almanda Open Day
Sun 13 Working bee
Sat, Sun 19, 20 Bird banding
Sat 26 Working bee