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Current Projects

OUR 2021 CALENDAR

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TOODYAY WALK TRACKS

The Toodyay Friends of the River Inc. (TFOR) have a major (and most ambitious) project underway, being the commencement of the Toodyay Walk Tracks. The walk tracks are envisaged to reach Northam and beyond in the east, and down through the Avon Gorge to suburban Perth in the west. That is the future.

The BILYA Walk Track

The initial track, linking Duidgee Park in the Toodyay townsite with Nardie Cemetery, some eight kilometres upstream, is continually being upgraded. It follows the river closely through to another project of TFOR - Lloyd Reserve.
The Walk Track has markers identifying its route along the river (see below). A picnic table has been installed at the Toodyay Naturalists' Club's 'John Masters Bird Hide' near Red Banks Pool.

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Red Banks Pool from the Bird Hide (Photo: Greg Warburton)

Right: Track markers trail_marker1


The working bee on Boyagerring Brook at Foggarthorpe has been postponed until further notice.

PELHAM BROOK OUTLET RESTORATION PROJECT

This project has been completed and 'put to the test' with a large rainfall event. The project aim was to lower the velocity of the water entering the riparian zone. Two 'rock-lined' channels were constructed to spread the water across zone.
Funding for the project was through Wheatbelt NRM's 'Healthy Soils, Healthy Rivers' and the Australian Government's "Communities Environment Program'. TFOR have an on-going revegetation project in the same area, once the outlet of the Pelham Brook.

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Above: Forming the cross-over (Photo: Bridget Leggett)

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Above: Water cascading down the new rock-lined channel (Photo: Richard Ness, Shire of Toodyay)

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Updated 2nd August 2021