The Friends have carried out a great deal of physical work in the Park, and our efforts have been recognized. We have received a Director’s grant [from the director of NPWSA] several times, and also a number of grants from the Marion City Council.
In addition, we have twice won the Landcare Award, which is awarded to a ‘Friends of Parks’ group annually. The first award recognised our efforts in clearing olives, boxthorn and other woody weeds, from the deep western gully. The photos below show the area before and after we completed this work.
The second award recognised our work in clearing woody weeds from the Railway corridor along the western boundary of the Park. Marion City Council erected a sign to indicate that the work had been done by a group of volunteers.