Formed in late 2001 the Friends of Glenfern Valley Bushlands have worked to restore the natural bushland, improve visitor facilities and educate and involve the community.
Half-day working bees are held monthly on an alternating Saturday or Sunday basis. Members and interested supporters meet on-site to take part in weeding, planting and talks about indigenous plants and weeds.
Working bees aren't all hard work! We meet at 9:30am and, by the time we sign in, have a chat and walk to the work site, it's about 9:45. At 11-ish we stop for our famous morning tea, chat and informative talks. After one more easy hour of work we're packing up and admiring how much we've achieved! You can find the upcoming working bee dates here.
The happy prizewinners of the
Upwey South Primary School essay competition.
Perimeter fencing installed to keep out
motorbikes and 4WD vehicles.
Before: Damaged caused by 4WD vehicles & trail bikes (2004).
After: Bushland regeneration (2009).
New information shelter.
New front entrance with indigenous spirits attached.