of Attadale Foreshore Inc. (FoAF)
The Friends of Attadale Foreshore
Inc is an active and dynamic group of volunteers restoring
the beautiful shoreline of the Swan River in Attadale.
Newsletter (Volume 1: Issue 2)
We work with the Department of Environment
and Conservation in the Alfred Cove Marine Park and the adjacent
foreshore Nature Reserve along Burke Drive, and with the City of
Melville in the Attadale Conservation Reserve (a Bush Forever site).
The Alfred Cove Marine Park in the Swan Estuary is internationally
significant for its migratory birds, several of which are protected
by the CAMBA and JAMBA treaties.
2001, together with DEC, we raised $60,000 in grants to install
a low protective fence along the foreshore. This project has been
highly successful. It has helped protect the restoration site and
birdlife, which are now attracted to the area in greater numbers.
This project was awarded a Coastwest Coastcare award for
best coastal project in the metropolitan region in 2002, and was
the subject of a World Wildlife Fund (Australia) study.
We are currently rehabilitating the
areas detailed below, and have raised about $230,000 in grants and
planted about 70,000 seedlings in the last eight years. We have
our own watering tank, trailer and pump and our members water the
previous winter’s plantings each week during the dry months.
Main areas of
- the Nature Reserve on the riverside of the fence.
Reserve - the Attadale Bush Conservation Reserve to the west of
the public open space.
Cove - the sedge and bush in the DEC nature reserve at the east
end of Burke Drive.
Waylen - the old communications centre and Osprey tower to the east
of Troy Park.
Drive Verge - the road verge adjacent to the public open space -
in particular from 34
Drive to 70 Burke Drive.
Blue Wren Site – the wooded area and bushland to the west
of Troy Park.
Friends of Attadale Foreshore Inc. was formed in September 2001
and has about 120 financial members. Our Committee of ten members
meets once per month; and our Annual General meeting is normally
held on the second Thursday in October at the East Fremantle Yacht
Club commencing at 18:00hrs.
New members are welcome (at $10/person adult
or $2/person student for a year commencing 1st July). All volunteers
who gave their time in the previous year are offered free membership
in the subsequent year. You can begin or renew your membership by
downloading the appropriate forms.
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