Dear {name} {surname},

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  - 20th August! 

 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 find the Friends down the dirt track. You will need to walk back to the large pine tree and head south down the track.

Rubber boots, rain jackets and warm clothing are essential.

This month we will have some plants to put in, we will do some weeding in the Native Grass Compound and will do our usual walk through and bird survey.

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

It is interesting to note that Glenthorne has a heritage site which is the oldest surviving evidence of any original structure dating back to the colonisation of South Australia. This is a real asset to be preserved.

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.


Glenthorne 2017 AGM - reminder

This year we have Bob Myers and Andrew Fairney from Seeding Natives giving us an update of their ground-breaking, innovative techniques in planting large amounts of native seed across bare paddocks, like Glenthorne, in the restoration of native grasslands and woodlands.

Bob and Andrew have been perfecting their techniques for a number of years and have some important information to share.

Everyone is welcome to this informative presentation.

When: Tuesday, 29th August 2017 from 7.30pm.
Where: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 20 Ragamuffin Drive, Hallett Cove (just behind the Cove Civic Centre & Library).

We will have a quick AGM to kick things off, then hear from Bob and Andrew, including time for a few questions and supper / tea / coffee will follow.

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to stay on for a chat with Bob and Andrew over coffee.


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


Regards,
Friends of Glenthorne

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