The Toodyay Friends of the River (Inc.), a ‘not-for-profit’ organisation, consists of a group of both local Toodyay and Perth-based community volunteers. In 1994, a small number of like-minded people, interested in the health of our Avon River, gathered together to raise awareness of the issues facing the River’s health.
Following a number of years in consolidating that vision, community members gathered in February 1998 and, with great enthusiasm, supported the original concept; September 1998 saw the Toodyay Friends of the River become incorporated. In 2014, these visionary people can look back with great pride. In twenty years of community involvement in river management, there is evidence that their vision is making a difference.
The primary focus of the Toodyay Friends of the River (Inc.) - TFOR for short - is the Avon River, the main tributory of Perth's Swan River. However our objects include the river environs, including some of the river's more substantial sub-catchments and streams. Click here to read the objects of the TFOR.
The late Jim Masters OAM, an inaugural member of the ‘Friends’, was a great supporter of community involvement in river management. He also had a ‘vision’ for the future - the ‘Friends’ are proud to have aligned themselves with such a distinguished visionary! It is their intention to leave a legacy of which he would have been proud.
Left: Jim Masters OAM (photo by Bernard Kelly)
The Toodyay Friends of the River does not support any development that will have an adverse impact on the environment. We are particularly mindful of any actions that may have a negative impact on water tables, natural springs and watercourses. However, we are willing to work with proponents of development proposals to secure the best outcome for the environment.