Campbelltown Friends of the Environment
The Friends of the Environment is a community group based at Campbelltown.
We aim to increase public awareness of environmental issues through information sharing and practical activities.
The group meets on the second Tuesday of every month (except January) at the Council offices at 7.30pm. New members are always welcome and membership is free!
Who are the FotE?
The group was formed in 2005 in response to a council initiative to gain input from community members interested in environmental issues faced by the council.
The Friends today are a diverse group of people committed to creating a sustainable future and working to get the message out to the community about environmental responsibility and sustainable living.
Some of the group's Activities and Achievements
Input into Council policies on:
- Pet management
- Street trees
- The Biodiversity Garden
- Wadmore Park Management Plan
- Thorndon Park concept plan
Submission to Adelaide’s 30 Year Plan.
Stalls at Campbelltown Celebrates. Previous displays have included:
- Recycling and waste management
- Water wise gardening
- Edible gardening
- Local parks and biodiversity
Successfully applied for a NRM Achiever Grant to run a “Community Weed Action Project” on the invasive weed Caltrop.
In 2013 the group again received funding for a project entitled:
The Benefits of Trees in the Urban Environment
Did you know that trees in our cities and suburbs
What you can do to protect our urban trees
The group also ran an art competition for local primary schools. Students were invited to draw "My Favourite Tree". Over 300 entries were received which made selecting the winners very difficult but first prizes were awarded to:
Sofia in the Reception to Year 3 category
and Clara in the years 4 to 7 category
For more information on the many and varied benefits of trees in our suburbs click here.
The City of Campbelltown is part of the National Urban Forest Alliance which has a Partnership Plan for 2014 - 2020. It features a case study from Campbelltown and can be read here.
The group is currently helping with data collection on the trees in Council Parks. This information can help with managing tree health as well as calculating the carbon use of our urban forest.
If you would like to find out more about the Friends please contact Council's Environmental Projects Officer on 8366 9208 or firstname.lastname@example.org
View the recent presentation at the meeting held on 13th September 2016: Energy Presentation by Ken Dyer(2975 kb)