Welcome to the Toodyay Friends of the River (TFOR) website.
TFOR - working for the health of the Avon River
The Avon River is unique in its character; dry for most of the year but wet in the winter, it originates in an almost flat catchment, then drops sharply to its outlet, the Swan River (most river systems in the world commence in the uplands or mountains, and terminate through flat floodplains). The Avon is also unique in the way it's currently managed - mostly by community groups such as TFOR.
The Avon becomes the upper reaches of the Swan River which flows through the heart of Perth, then on through Fremantle to the sea. Both rivers have had some really poor management decisions made by government in the past (the Avon River Training Scheme a prime example). Now, when the economy is more focussed on development, our waterways are again under pressure. Community groups like TFOR, and Conserving the Avon River Environment (CARE) are undertaking whatever actvities they are capable of with their limited resources. But they can't replace a committed government.
The TFOR Vision Statement is 'That the Avon River will once again be the lifeblood of the Swan-Avon River Systems, with its remnant biodiversity and natural habitats conserved by the Toodyay Friends of the River for present and future generations'.The TFOR Mission is 'the conservation and rehabilitation of the Avon River and its environs'.
Your donation will assist us to accomplish our mission.
If you are interested in helping the TFOR - either with our monthly working bees, with administration, or trying to help turn the tide, you are more than welcome.
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Top: Julimar Road bridge, West Toodyay, during the flood (photo: Lee Francis)
Updated 17 March 2017