Friends 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.
We work with the Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW) 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.
Friends of Attadale Foreshore in 2001, together with DPaW, 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 interest
- DEC Reserve – the Nature Reserve on the riverside of the fence.
- ABC Reserve – the Attadale Bush Conservation Reserve to the west of the public open space.
- Alfred Cove – the sedge and bush in the DEC nature reserve at the east end of Burke Drive.
- Point Waylen – the old communications centre and Osprey tower to the east of Troy Park.
- Burke Drive Verge – the road verge adjacent to the public open space – in particular from 34.
- Burke Drive to 70 Burke Drive.
- The Blue Wren Site – the wooded area and bushland to the west of Troy Park.
The 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.Back to Groups