Our members are from all walks of life, with a fairly high proportion of folk who have retired and live near the park. Details of our meetings and working bees can be found in our always interesting bi-monthly newsletter"Bandicoot Tails"

Where is Scott Creek Conservation Park?

The Park is situated 28 kilometers from Adelaide. The park has many fire tracks which double as excellent walking trails and the ridge tracks give superb views of steep heavily wooded slopes and gullies. The many seasonal creeks give rise to an enormous variety of native fauna species.

The fire tracks are clearly sign posted and will take you though some interesting and varied country including open woodland; grassland; historic ruins; there are several mines; and walks beside the beautiful Scott Creek itself. We have included some maps to give you an idea of the park's tracks and access points.

Dogs, bicycles, horses and camping aren't permitted in the park., though you'll often find them in there, despite this.

The Almanda Project

This project will restore native habitat along 8 headwater creeks of the Scott Creek sub-catchment and reduce threats to 4 EPBC listed species and 26 AMLR threatened species.

We will strategically remove large infestations of serious environmental weeds such as Blackberry, Tree heath, (Erica spp), and Willow to facilitate natural regeneration. Targeted tube-stock revegetation will improve and expand native habitat in this regionally important reserve in the Mount Lofty Ranges, a national biodiversity 'hot-spot'.

We will track the effectiveness of implemented project actions with appropriate monitoring techniques, adapt management to observed ecosystem responses, and engage the local community, landholders, and schools in the project.

Fund raising for this projected ended on the 10th October, 2014.

The ABC broadcast a discussion about the project on the 8th July 2014 which you may like to listen to.

We sincerely thank our donors who together raised $8,429.
The original proposal can be found here.

Up-date on The Almanda Project

Last year the total amount donated was $10,880.80, plus $2000 Adelaide Hills Council Grant, plus $5000 Natural Resource Management Board + $15,000 committed by NRM over the next 3 years. So a total of $17,880.80 raised this year from donations and grants and a further $15,000 over the next 3 years. This has been a magnificent effort from everyone. The Friends of Scott Creek Conservation Park thank you. It enables us to do what we do best – Look after this beautiful park in the manner that it deserves to be looked after.

 Having worker on Almanda Creek, Viminaria Creek and Bushrat Creek in 2015 financial year, we now move on to the Almanda Project Year 2. Details can be found here.
The botanical surveys and vegetation mapping for these systems have been completed and several rare species have been discovered in new sites, some have not been recorded in the park before. We will publish the details as and when they become available.


The Friends of Scott Creek gratefully acknowledge sponsorship and support of the Almanda Project by the following businesses