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Activities of the Friends of Porteous Park

Winter weeding - Meet at the Jerome Ave side entrance to park

The friends group visits the park regularly to remove about 25 weed species and plant about 40 local native plant species in order to restore the ecological condition of the bushland back to "excellent condition".

Two email distribution lists are maintained to alert those interested about upcoming visits.  One email address list is for those who can attend on Wednesday mornings (from 8:00am to 10:00am, followed by coffee) and another for those who are available on Saturday mornings (typically 8:30am to 11:30am, with a morning tea break at 10:15am).  Visits are mainly organised during winter and spring, but some visits are organised during summer and autumn too.  To be added to either list (or both lists) please ring the Coordinator (Mike Norman) on 0438 710 527.  

Specialist tools are provided, all you need is clean gardening gloves, long sleeve shirt and pants, study shoes and a hat.  The Coordinator will sign you on for the session and demonstrate the task to be performed - no prior experience is required.  You only need attend when it is convenient for you to do so, but every hour of help you can offer is very much appreciated.


(NOTE:  For those doing horticulture diplomas of natural science/ environmental management degrees, Porteous Park is a great place to get some official work experience under the direction of the Coordinator.  At times, some paid work is available to.)


Mike Norman
(Coordinator - "Friends of Porteous Park")
Tel: 0438 710 527 (M)





On 12/2/09, Friends Group members and others met with Dr Geoff Barrett (Regional Ecologist, Swan Region, Department of Environment and Conservation) and Julia Cullity (Community Bushland Coordinator, Department of Environment and Conservation) to trial a set of "rapid habitat assessment templates", used to determine the ecological health of the bushland of Porteous Park. The survey took a couple of hours with trial locations captured using GPS, and the results taken back for entry into Dr Barrett's database. Some improvements to the templates were suggested. Further surveys in Porteous Park are required during 2009 to build a complete picture of the ecological health

Friends Group weeding in Conservation Week on Sat October 6th 2012


Friends of Porteous Park Profile taken from DEC Bushland News

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Reproduced with the kind permission of the DEC.