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We are proud to display the ACNC 'tick' as a Registered Charity in Australia. Our listing can be viewed here.
We are a member of "Friends of Parks Inc
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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 Australia.
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:
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.
The next Monthly Meeting of the Friends of Belair National Park will be held on Saturday 3rd June at 1pm at the Volunteer Centre
Instead of a Speaker the meeting will be presented with a comprehensive draft Strategy embracing the on going activities of The Friends of Belair National Park. Members are welcome to attend and to make comments.
Following the presentation there will be afternoon tea followed by a General Meeting of The Friends of Belair National Park.
Inaugural Friends of Belair National Park ‘Emerging Environmental Steward’ Award
The Friends of Belair do lots of fund raising and get generous donations, and we have always been conscientious to see these funds go back to help the Park. The aim of this award is to inspire interest from young, motivated, enthusiastic, educated people, who can help promote us and our aims. So hopefully the award raises awareness to us, and that awareness will spread and lead to more people coming to care for Belair National Park. The criteria for the ‘Friends of Belair National Park: Emerging Environmental Steward Award’ is:
Member Subscription for 2023 Notice
Member Annual Subscriptions for 2023 are due from 1st January 2023. 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)
June 2023 Newsletter is now available through Publications Page