Friends of Scott Creek Conservation Park


What a turnout we had last month for our third annual Open Day, showcasing our Almanda Project.

On a perfect autumn day, we had a crowd of 400 to 500 people come along to enjoy a day in the park, including many family groups.

The Friends had a display with information about the group’s activities and the park, while Scott Creek Primary School provided a stall with refreshments, including tea and coffee, a sausage sizzle and delicious hot soup.

Part of the crowd at this year’s Almanda Open Day

One of the locals taking a break during the Open Day

One of the locals taking a break during the Open Day

Warrawong2U Mobile Sanctuary had the many children (and many of their parents) captivated as they talked about the native animals they brought along, and even provided the opportunity for people to hold them.

Perhaps the star of the day though, was one of our locals. A Koala was perched in the branches above us as we set up our display in the morning, and gave everyone plenty of photo opportunities throughout the day.

Our self-guided walk was very popular once again, with a guide book pointing out nearly 80 plants and other points of interest with corresponding labels that were located along the trail.

Many of the visitors made the most of the beautiful weather and stayed for a picnic lunch.


Anyone wanting information about the group or park, or wanting to get involved in any of the Friends’ activities, can contact us on or visit our very informative website

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


Sat, Sun 2, 3 Bird banding
Tue 5 Working bee
Sun 10 Working bee
Sat, Sun 16, 17 Bird banding
Sat 23 Working bee