Friends of Gluepot to be established

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Subject: Friends of Gluepot to be established
From: "Peter Waanders" <>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2004 20:09:01 +1030

You are cordially invited to attend a public meeting to form the Friends of
Gluepot Reserve, to be held on Wednesday 11th February  2004, in Oscar's
Function Room at the Waikerie Hotel, 2 McCoy Street, Waikerie, SA. The
meeting will commence at 7:30 pm. and supper will be provided.

Those who are interested but can't make it to the meeting  please contact
the Chair (see below).

Birds Australia Gluepot Reserve is Australia's largest community owned and
managed conservation reserve. Situated 64 km from Waikerie and the River
Murray, the reserve is managed and operated entirely by volunteers. Some
54,390 ha in size, it is home to 17 nationally threatened species of birds,
50 species of reptiles and 12 species of bats, some of which are nationally
threatened. There are few ares of the world that support such a
concentration of threatened species.

The Reserve is part of the largest block of intact mallee left in Australia,
and is listed on the Register of the National Estate. It is the 'jewel in
the crown' of Australia's National Reserve System and is the largest area of
land covered by a Heritage Agreement in South Australia.

By successfully combining the elements of biodiversity conservation and land
management, scientific research and monitoring and sustainable ecotourism,
Birds Australia Gluepot Reserve has taken conservation management into a new
era. The Reserve is providing an international 'model' to show that
sustainable use of the landscape is both feasible and desirable. A highly
successful program of this size and complexity is unique in Australian land
management and serves to increase awareness of the environmental issues
surrounding this highly endangered area of Australian Wilderness. During
2003, Gluepot was the winner of 12 major awards for the environment,
conservation, science and eco tourism.

Mr. Dene Cordes, Manager of Community Liaison, Department for Environment
and Heritage, will chair the meeting and Mr. Duncan MacKenzie, Chairman of
the Gluepot Reserve Management Committee will be present to explain the role
and objectives of Friends Groups, and how the Friends might assist at

The type of help to be provided by the Friends Group will include:
conservation and upgrade of historic sites, revegetation, weed and feral
animal management, development and maintenance of walking trails, wildlife
management, wildlife surveys and monitoring, assisting research personnel,
writing and information work, administrative and computer work, maintenance
of the library and herbarium, photography, building projects, fund raisin

The Friends of Gluepot welcomes people of all ages, nationalities, and
locations who care about Gluepot Reserve and its' environment. No offer is
turned away - there is something for everyone whether you are young or old,
male or female. Friends are especially beneficial because of their varied
skills and experience, caring about nature, and a concern for the type of
world they are handing on to their grandchildren.

The invitation is also open to your family and friends who may be interested
in supporting the Reserve. . If you know of any one else who would like to
become involved in the Friends of Gluepot, they are most welcome to attend,
or they can contact Duncan McKenzie (see below), or Ian Falkenberg on (08)
8892 3025.

Further information can be found on the Reserve's website:



Mr. Duncan McKenzie
Chairman, Gluepot Reserve
4 Edinburgh Avenue
Phone: 8322 1204 Fax: 8364 5527

Please respond by 3 February, 2004 - for catering purposes.

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