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Successful 2023-24 Small Grants Program recipients

The Friends of Parks small grant program recognises the significant work undertaken by Friends of Parks groups supporting South Australia’s national parks and conservation programs. This funding helps groups to undertake a range of threat abatement, biodiversity conservation, Aboriginal cultural heritage and European heritage projects in the state’s national parks and reserves, and includes off-park landscape-scale threatened species or other eligible projects.

In 2023, individual grants of up to $5,000 were awarded to:

Friends of Mount Remarkable National ParkWeed control throughout Mount Remarkable NP
Subaru 4WD Club of South Australia IncorporatedWeed Control in Dutchman Stern CP
Subaru 4WD Club of South Australia IncorporatedFox control Dutchman Stern CP
Four Wheel Drive South Australia IncorporatedAnnual Border Track Survey Support
Four Wheel Drive South Australia IncorporatedSupport for Errosion Survey, Ngarkat Conservation Park
Friends of Gluepot ReserveStudy of Invertebrate Populations on Gluepot Reserve
Hindmarsh Island Landcare Group Inc.continuing to build Grey Paddock's ecosystems
Friends of Bool and Hacks LagoonsExpanding our monitoring of The Bool
Friends of Parks Canunda & BeachportEquipment replacement project
Arid RecoveryExpanding the population of Shark Bay bandicoots at the Arid Recovery Reserve
Friends of Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges National Park IncRevegetation of Balcanoona HQ precincts and Monitoring of Water and Fish Quality in Springs and other projects
Friends of Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges National Park Inc.Permanent weather-proof plant-identification labels for trees and shrubs planted by the Friends of V-GRNP for the re-vegetation project at Balcanoona Headquarters.
Walking Trails Support GroupWalking Trail Maintenance - Replacement power tool batteries
Friends of Southern Eyre Peninsula ParksSupport for Polygala weed management in Lincoln National Park
Friends of Belair National Park IncorporatedTrial control methods on Robinia pseudoacacia and other suckering tree species - VMU 28
Friends of Aldinga ScrubTreating bridal creeper in Aldinga Conservation Park 2024
Friends of Anstey Hill Recreation ParkWoody Weed Control to Protect Chestnut-Rumped Heathwren Habitat at Anstey Hill Recreation Park
Friends of Belair National Park IncorporatedCollaborative Small Bulb Weed Control Trials in vicinity of Orchids - VMU 23
Friends of Belair National Park IncorporatedWidespread rapid Boneseed (Chrysanthemoides monilifera) control trial - VMU 25
Friends of Black Hill and Morialta IncMorialta Conservation Park weed control - East Block
Friends of Black Hill and Morialta IncAmber’s Gully - Erica arborea control
Friends of Black Hill and Morialta IncHorsnell Gully stringybark forest weed control
Friends of Charleston Conservation ParkPost Cudlee Creek Bushfire Restoration
Friends of Cleland National ParkImproving native habitat along the Carro and First Creek Catchments
Friends of Cobbler Creek Recreation ParkCoolatai Control Continuation Program
Friends of Cobbler Creek RPCobbler Creek Recreation Park Bush Garden Project
Friends of Ferguson Conservation ParkStage 3 of Trail Upgrades in Ferguson Conservation Park
Friends of Kaiserstuhl Conservation ParkProtecting Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park's important Biodiversity from threatening weed species through targeted weed control.
Friends of Kaiserstuhl Conservation ParkTargeted control of cape tulip to protect the EPBC listed Calaenia argocalla within the park
Friends of Kenneth Stirling Conservation ParkControl of Broom and Blackberry weed infestations on steep sections and close to running watercourses within Wotton Conservation Park
Friends of Mark Oliphant Conservation ParkLong Term Planning Support for Mark Oliphant Conservation Park Volunteers
Friends of Minda DunesIncreasing Habitat and Biodiversity of the Minda Dunes 2
Friends of Onkaparinga Park IncFeather Grass Removal-Brushcutter
Friends of Para WirraStrategic Control of Weed Threats to Para Wirra CP
Friends of Scott Creek Conservation ParkPost fire recovery - Mackereth Cottage precinct
Friends of Stipiturus and Hesperilla Conservation ParksBroom control to protect the biodiversity values of Stipiturus Conservation Park
Friends of Waite Conservation Reserve Inc.Native seed for direct seeding project in Waite Conservation Reserve
Nature FoundationPhragamites control to protect Mount Lofty Ranges Southern Emu-wren habitat restoration at Watchalunga Nature Reserve.
Sixth Creek Catchment Group IncorporatedBurdetts Scrub Ongoing Restoration Project
Tennyson Dunes Group Inc.Reinstating protection fencing at the Wara Wayingga Tennyson Dunes Conservation Reserve
The Friends of Brownhill Creek ReserveOn-ground support for Riparian Zone monitoring and Woody Weed Control within Brownhill Creek