Friends of Glenthorne

Restoring Native Habitat and Heritage in Adelaide's South

Dear {name} {surname},

You may be interested in some up-coming events. Keep an eye out on our website "Events" page.

Working Bee

This Sunday is our next Working Bee. Please meet us at the Ranger's Station Carpark at 10 am.

Jobs that we will plan to tackle:

  • Slash the weeds.
  • Mulch the recently planted native plants.
  • Spray Thistles and the Phalaris Grass as follow up for the slashers.
  • Continue setting up the Insect Hotel.

See our Website HomePage for more information very relevant to attending our "Working Bees".

If you have attended one of our events, we would love to receive some feedback. Please let us know your thoughts by replying to this email. This will help us get better at doing those things we're not good at yet.

Of course, due to Covid-19, we will continue to practice safe-distancing, and if you are feeling un-well, please do not attend, (you probably won't feel like attending anyway).

Annual General Meeting

Our AGM will be held on Wednesday 18th November, at 7pm.

Our guest speaker will be Sophie Thomson, who you may know, from "Gardening Australia"

Due to Covid-19, you, and those who will be attending with you, MUST register in order to attend our AGM.

You must register through our "Events" page, or Click this "AGM" event link to fill out and submit the Registration Details.

There will be some constitution changes, so please download the Agenda from our website at 2020 AGM Agenda.

Coming Events

Mid-Week Group.  This is finally happening. Our first Mid-Week day will be next Wednesday, 21st October.  Come along if you are available, would like to meet new people, and make a difference at Glenthorne.

Where: Ranger's Station, 2 Majors Rd, O'Halloran Hill.
When: Wednesday 21st October, 9am until 12noon.

If you want to recieved more information on what is happening "Mid-Week", then please change your Profile, by clicking your this profie link, and  tick the "MidWeek Group" check box.

See our Events page for a list of events, and details.

Upper-Field River Group.  This group is already happening. If you want to know more information, then on your profile page, check the "Upper Field River" group checkbox.  The Upper-Field River goup are active on the walkiing trail near the Barton Drive Reserve, Woodend, and there is also work happening near the Lander Rd Expressway Underpass.

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Wagon Wheels - Do you have, or know someone who has, some old Pram or Golf Buggy type Wheels (9"-12" or 200mm - 300mm) or similar, that you could donate? The Friends of Glenthorne need to transport equipment from our cars/trailers to our work-sites, and we will make mini-waggons.  Large wheels are necessary for the rough terrain.

If you can help with this, then please reply to this email, and we can get in contact with you to collect.

Glenthorne National Park Update

Glenthorne National Park - Ityamaiitpinna Yarta, is being enjoyed by many people, coming to walk the 4km Loop Trail.

The planting days were such a success, with many people involved, and many more plants in the ground.  Have you been back to Glenthorne, to see how your plant is going?

Finally, the English Elm stand is gone.  This is an excellent development, and will pave the way to work on more of the water course.  The Department are interested in how much water flows into and through Glenthorne.  They have installed a Water Flow Meter, and the Flows are available On-Line. See the Glenthorne Water Flow Website.

Glenthorne History Book

Glenthorne, a Defining History & Indefinite Politics

Did you know that some very early buildings, in SA's history, exist at Glenthorne. There are plans afoot to have these buildings restored to their former glory (or humble use!) These plans are part of our vision for Glenthorne,

You can learn about the history of these buildings (and others that no longer exist) in our book, “Glenthorne, a Defining History & Indefinite Politics” written by Dr. Pam Smith, Dr. Keryn Walsh, and Mr. Alan Burns. More information on getting your own copy on the Friends of Glenthorne web site here. Or you may like to telephone Pam on 0428 315 266 on how to get one.

At just $20 (plus $10 postage and handling), it makes a great gift and is a great read. It is the most detailed written history of the Glenthorne property and we are very proud of it. If you come to our Enjoyment Day to pay for and pick up your copy, you can save the $10 postage.

Payment can be by way of cheque (posted in the mail) or electronic or cash deposit into the Friends bank account. Note that order forms must also be forwarded with payment to ensure your copy is accurately posted to you.

Bank Account Details
Account Name: Friends of Glenthorne Inc.
BSB: 015-209
Acct No: 198 876 197
Bank Reference: Enter your name

Birds SA Webinars

There are now 3 Birds SA webinars available to view. They cover basic identification of Shorebirds, Terns and Parrots. You can watch them on Zoom here

Ranger Spot

Our Glenthorne Rangers, Bec and Jae, occasionally have information that is interesting for us to know.

They have been organising a Slashing Program at Glenthorne, see the Slashing Program PDF document on our website for more information.

Thompson Beach Petition

We are pleased to report that the motion/recommendation was passed.

This now means that there is a trial in place that prohibits private vehicle use on the beach in front of the Thompson Beach township, with the exception of boat launching and retrieval.

Thompson Beach is the Northern Gateway to the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary National Park (Winaityinaityi Pangkara), about 70km north of Adelaide's CBD. See for further information.

This trial will help better protect other beach users, resident and migratory shorebirds, and Thompson Beach's fragile coastal ecosystems.

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