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Welcome to the Toodyay Friends of the River

Working for the health of the Swan/Avon River

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PELHAM BROOK OUTLET RESTORATION PROJECT

Above: New signage at the outlet.

(Photo: Bridget Leggett 25 June 2021)

Details of this and other TFOR projects

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 the Toodyay Friends Of the River (TFOR).
The Avon is 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 focused on development, our waterways are again under pressure. Community groups like TFOR, and 'Conserving the Avon River Environment' (CARE) are undertaking whatever activities they are capable of with their limited resources. But they can't replace a committed government.

Recent heavy rains in Toodyay have given the Pelham Brook outlet a test of its effectiveness, with water shown here dispersing as designed.

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(Photo: Bridget Leggett)

Visit our News page for our latest news, including our proposed Working Bees

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. Contact our President with details of the skills you have to offer.

Our Calendar has a run-down on our proposed activities for 2021

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The TFOR Vision is:


'that the Avon River will once again be the lifeblood of the Swan-Avon River Systems, with the Toodyay Friends of the River helping to conserve its remnant biodiversity and natural habitats 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.

Check out our Monitoring Project

View our latest'BIDDIP' Newsletter

Our 'News Page' has all our latest news

VISIT the Bilya Walk Track


DRUMMOND HOUSE - TOODYAY'S ENVIRONMENT & HISTORY CENTRE
108B Stirling Terrace, Toodyay (next to our website sponsor, Bendigo Bank). This is Our Home we share with the Toodyay Historical Society and Toodyay Naturalists' Club. We are open every Saturday morning from 10am until noon. DRUMMOND HOUSE IS OPEN TO VISITORS, but please ensure you scan our QR Code or sign our visitor's log and comply with COVID-19 distancing rules.

You can find here a copy of the TFOR rules - 2020

THE TOODYAY FRIENDS OF THE RIVER MEMBERS RECOGNISE THE NOONGAR NATION AS THE TRADITIONAL OWNERS AND CUSTODIANS OF THE LAND ON WHICH WE WORK AND MEET. WE PAY OUR RESPECTS TO ELDERS PAST, PRESENT AND EMERGING

THE NOONGAR CALENDAR
We are now in the Noongar Season of KAMBARANG (October-November)
— the season of birth.
Second Spring. Longer dry periods with a definite warming trend.
Find out more about the Noongar seasons from the Bureau of Meteorology

TFOR is a CHOOSE RESPECT supporter

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REPORT ILLEGAL DUMPING

You can report cases of 'illegal dumping' to the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) on the Department's Pollution Hotline 1300 784 782 or through the Department's website

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Updated1st October 2021




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