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We are a volunteer group (of about 140) which works in close cooperation with the Park staff for the benefit of the Park and the people of South Australia.
The Friends of Belair National Park Inc are part of a SA wide 'Friends' network that ranges from the Simpson Desert in the far north to Dingly Dell at the bottom tip of the state.The group seeks to further the basic philosophy of the Park - that it should be regarded primarily as a place preserving the natural environment in which users can see and experience that environment.The objectives of the The Friends of Belair National Park as stated in our Rules are:
A copy of the Rules of Incororation can be downloaded from here.
South Australia leads the nation with its Friends of Parks network. At the instigation of the State Government and the Nature Conservation Society, volunteer Friends groups were encouraged from the early 1980s to allow community members to assist in the management of the State's parks and reserves, and to encourage enjoyment of the State's natural and cultural heritage.When an average hourly rate of pay is placed on the work that the Friends carry out each year, an estimated $5-6 million worth of work is performed on behalf of the Parks system each year. This includes all hands on work in the field and anything that is carried out in support of this activity.
TOTAL FIRE BAN DAYS
If there is an Extreme or Catastrophic level Total Fire Ban in the Mt Lofty Ranges announced after 4-30pm on the previous day, all events scheduled by the Friends in Belair National Park will be cancelled, except for the AGM, which would be rescheduled for the following month..
If there is a Severe level fire ban, meetings will go ahead but it will be your personal responsibility to ensure that you have a communication plan in place.
There will no working bees if the forecast temperature is 35 degrees or over.
For all official functions planned by The Friends of BNP ask at the Ticket Office, Belair National Park for free vehicle entry.
Monthly Meeting (Volunteer Centre) Saturday March 3rd @ 1pm
Speaker: Kyra Reznikov. Topic: Nuclear Waste Disposal - The facts and the future
Background: The SA Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission found that the disposal of high level nuclear waste in a purpose-built nuclear waste repository in South Australia presents a significant economic opportunity for the State that is potentially worth hundreds of billions of dollars.
This informal, visual presentation by Kyra Reznikov (Finlaysons Lawyers) looks at the deep geological disposal of nuclear waste, how repositories are located, how the waste is transported and handled, how safety and environmental risks are addressed (including transport of waste by sea, rail and road) and the future of the South Australian proposal.
Kyra took part in a study tour in the footsteps of the Royal Commission to visit nuclear sites in Finland, France and the UK and investigate what would be involved in developing a nuclear waste repository in SA. In August 2016 she gave evidence to the Joint Parliamentary Committee investigating the findings of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission.
Monthly Guided Walks will restart in April 2018
Note: If there is heavy rain or strong winds or severe weather forecast ... The walk will be cancelled.
Annual Subscriptions for 2018 are due from 1st January 2018. (refer Membership Page for details)
December 2017 Newsletter available through Publications Page
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