Dear ,

First of all, sincerest apologies for such a late notice for this Sunday's Enjoyment Day.  We still hope you read this before then, and can join us.

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Where is Glenthorne Farm?  O'Halloran Hill, Adelaide.  To see map for Gate Entry click here

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Enjoyment Day  - 17th September! 

 The Friends will be at Glenthorne this Sunday and despite this week’s rain and windy weather, Sunday’s forecast is saying no rain and slightly less wind.

We meet at the Majors Road gates just before 10.00am but if you are intending to come along a little later, the gates will be unlocked.

Please make sure that you close the gates once you have entered.

Follow the road until you reach the large pine tree near the Old Barn and turn right and head down behind the old CSIRO administration building to park.  You will need to walk back to the large pine tree and head south down the track. You will find the Friends down the dirt track.

Rubber boots, rain jackets and warm clothing are essential.

Visitors are welcome and we are happy to show people around our revegetation sites and the heritage structures.

Please message or call Alan on 0411595910 as soon as possible to advise that you are coming along or we may be off down the water course when you arrive.

With the warmer weather just around the corner, many bird species are already nesting and raising young before the heat of summer arrives, so we may be in for some surprising birdlife this Sunday.

Visitors are strongly encouraged to bring binoculars as well as protective clothing such as long trousers, long-sleeved shirts, sturdy shoes or boots.

We usually have tea or coffee and a discussion of recent events from around 1.00 pm but must vacate the property at 2.00pm, under University of Adelaide rules.

If you are coming along, please respect the property and its wildlife and we hope you enjoy your visit.


Minnawarra Biodiversity Survey (more Info here)
Saturday 30th September until Wednesday 4th October 2017

 This is your chance to get involved in some "Citizen Science" and help monitor the changes to this beautiful Fleuriu Peninsula property.

Click on the link above for more information.


Glenthorne Petition – “Save Glenthorne” Campaign

We need your help.  We would be very pleased if you could download and print out this Petition (click the word Petition)and have your friends and family sign it.

Then return the filled out Petitions to FoG Secretary, Alan Burns, 22 Westall Way, Sheidow Park, 5158 or we will collect.

The Friends are stepping up their campaign to save Glenthorne given recent reports that the University of Adelaide is planning housing, shopping centre and more, all against the Deed of Sale and the contract signed in 2001.

In the lead up to the March 2018 State election we will be keeping you informed of our efforts to save the farm which, after 21 years of effort, is still vulnerable to being destroyed and replaced by housing and concrete.

We have many activities planned but some will need your support and involvement.

We need to show the State Government that we, as a Community, will not stand for any University or Government destroying what we have worked so hard to save and protect.

The Friends are not just wanting habitat restoration. We have exciting plans for Community access and activities which could include a largescale Nature Play playground for families, picnic areas, walking and cycling trails linked to other parks, natural burial sites, produce markets, tourism attractions and much, much more.

We are in the progress of updating our web site and will soon have an e-petition running.

Please download and sign our paper petition and we will advise more in the coming days.

We are working hard so that future generations can enjoy what we have taken for granted – until now.

The Friends’ "Glenthorne Farm Community Vision 2015" report can be downloaded here. (PDF format) – this document details the many and varied activities which we hope may one day soon be happening at the Farm.


Celebrating Volunteers

In October and November, the "Friends of Parks" are hosting three "Celebrating Volunteers" that they hope you will be able to attend.

If you plan to attend one of these events, then please click the "here" link to the event that suits you best, time and place.
These events will be excellent to meet with others as passionate as yourself.

Central

When: Sunday 19 November 2017
Time: 10:30 am till 2.30 pm
Where: Living Kaurna Cultural Centre (off Sturt Road)
Event: Network with volunteers over morning tea on the banks of the Sturt River followed by a walk to the Warriparinga wetlands and talks on urban sustainability and local wildlife. A gourmet lunch will
be provided.
Click here to register

Southern

When: Saturday 4 November 2017
Time: 10:30 am till 2:30 pm
Where: Onkaparinga River National Park
Punchbowl Lookout (off Piggott Range Rd)
Event: Come and enjoy the view of spectacular Onkaparinga Gorge from the new Punchbowl Lookout. Take a short Ranger guided tour on the new trail and a workshop on the local native flora. A gourmet picnic lunch will be provided.
Click here to register

Northern

When: Sunday 15 October 2017
Time: 10:30 am till 2.30 pm
Where: Cobbler Creek Recreation Park (off Bridge
Road meeting at the 2nd carpark)
Event: Come and enjoy the new amentities at this park and join us for morning tea. Take a short guided walk with the Friends group and a workshop to learn more about the local native flora. A gourmet lunch will also be provided.

Click here to register


The report of our 2015 "Community Vision Day" can be downloaded here. (PDF format)


Regards,
Friends of Glenthorne

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