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Welcome to the Toodyay Friends of the River (TFOR)

TFOR - working for the health of the Swan/Avon River

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Above: Picnic table and seating at Millards Pool

(Photo: Greg Warburton)

Visit our News page for our latest news, including the Annual General Meeting and our newest Honorary Life Member, plus the Pelham Brook Outlet Restoration Project.

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 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.

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.

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.

Check out our Monitoring Project

View our latest'BIDDIP' Newsletter

Volume 14 Issue 2 has some exciting news about the John Masters Bird Hide.

Our 'News Page' has all our latest news

VISIT the Bilya Walk Track


PLEASE NOTE DRUMMOND HOUSE IS OPEN AGAIN but we are observing strict 'social-distancing measures'. PLEASE READ THE NOTICES AS YOU ENTER

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

THE TOODYAY FRIENDS OF THE RIVER MEMBERS RECOGNISE THE BALLARDONG AND YUED PEOPLE OF THE NOONGAR NATION AS THE TRADITIONAL OWNERS AND CARERS OF THE LAND ON WHICH WE LIVE, 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, with longer dry periods
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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Updated 19th November 2020




If you are not a member and would like to be, please download our PDF membership Application form.
PDF download of our Membership Application form