I have just returned from a wonderful holiday in the South West, a holiday planned over a year ago when I expected my son and partner from England to visit me! The picturesque karri forests, the landlocked Yeagarup Dunes and the acres of wildflowers at D’Entrecasteaux National Park were amazing. I recommend a visit.
What a change in the Friends Management Committee! I am delighted to welcome new members Alisen Brooks, Kerry Staines, Kit Wignall and Max Crowhurst along with returning members, Pia Beukes, Ian Kerr (Vice President), and Vern McKay (Treasurer). Interesting times are ahead ….
Lesley Hammersley (Director Horticulture and Conservation) and Grady Brand (Senior Curator), have decided to retire and spend time discovering and doing other things in their lives beyond work. They have had a huge impact on Kings Park. I found Lesley and Grady very supportive of me in my role as President and with the Growing Friends and I will miss them. I know they will have a wonderful time exploring the world.
You may have heard of Containers for Change, a scheme which started on 1 October enabling communities to earn 10c per eligible container. We have registered the Friends and our unique scheme ID is
If you would like to support us, please collect and take your eligible containers to your local Re-turn It Depot where you can deposit your containers and scan our unique identity. By scanning our unique ID, a credit will then show up in the Friends account. There is an amazing Re-turn It Depot at ParaQuad Industries in Shenton Park. They also receive funding for each container presented. Most aluminium, glass, plastic, steel and liquid paperboard beverage containers between 150ml and 3L are eligible for a refund.
The Friends are negotiating with BGPA for a suitable site within Kings Park where volunteers and visitors may deposit containers. Watch this space…
Don’t forget the Friend’s last plant sale of 2020 on Sunday, 8 November.