Friends of the Porongurup Range
The Friends of the Porongurup Range is a volunteer organisation of active and dynamic members who share a common interest in protecting the Porongurup National Park and surrounding area by assisting in its upkeep and conservation. Friends include people from all backgrounds and ages: primary producers, hobby farmers, tourist operators, artists, teachers, engineers, and town planners to name but a few. Most members reside locally; some are based in Perth, Albany or further afield and only occasionally visit. Others have family connections or may see a move to the area as a long-term goal. We are proud to say there is great wealth and diversity of experience within our membership.
The Friends of the Porongurup Range, Inc. held its first Public Meeting 6th April, 1991. The Friends are proud of a 30-year history and our participation within the Park and the community. We work diligently to keep pace with change and hope to continue to be relevant as an organisation well into the future.
Integrity of the Park
The Friends work with state and local governments to protect the biodiversity and ecosystems of the Porongurup Range and surrounding areas. We help with conservation and restoration of threatened areas and work to preserve the Park’s heritage and recreational features. We have developed effective partnerships with agencies such as Oyster Harbour Catchment Group, South Coast Natural Resource Management, Gondwana Link and the Department of Parks and Wildlife. Our aim is to ensure the integrity of the Range will be conserved and enjoyed by future generations.
The Friends of the Porongurup Range is a volunteer organisation of who share a common interest in protecting the National Heritage listed Porongurup National Park and the Friends’ owned Twin Creeks Conservation Reserve which is part of the National Reserve System and covenanted with National Trust WA.
Through our appreciation of nature, the Friends initiate community activities to protect, preserve and rehabilitate the diversity of the Porongurup region’s flora and fauna and unique natural history.
We collaborate with like-minded organisations in the involvement or promotion of events. The Friends share ideas as well as learn from the experiences of affiliates.
The Friends address current and emerging environmental issues by attending workshops, forums, networking and speaking out. We advocate for policies to protect and preserve the biodiversity and ecological integrity of the Porongurup region.
We look forward to your membership in achieving our objectives.
The Friends of the Porongurup Range, a not-for profit conservation organisation, cherish the natural landscape region’s including National Heritage listed Porongurup National Park and the Friends’ owned Twin Creeks Conservation Reserve.
Model Rules of the Friends of the Porongurup Range, Inc –
Promote the unique natural history and beauty of the Porongurup region,
Initiate community activities to protect, to preserve, to rehabilitate the diversity of the Porongurup region’s flora and fauna
Collaborate with like-minded organisations to share ideas and learn from their experiences
Communicate with indigenous groups and elders to understand connections to country and cultural history
Coordinate activities that support appreciation of nature
Address current and emerging environmental issues
Advocate for policies to protect and preserve the biodiversity and ecological integrity of the Porongurup region
Click here to read or print our Constitution.
Working together to promote conservation principles: