Boddington Community Resource Centre
Working towards preserving the local reserves for future generations
Friends of the Reserves


Friends of the Reserves


Contact Greg Marston







Crossman Road 
Boddington, WA 6390 




We meet every second Saturday, contact Greg to see when and where the next meeting is.


Working towards preserving the local reserves for future generations.

Friends of the Reserves - Boddington Inc. (FOR) members meet every second Saturday. Our members come from diverse backgrounds & ages, all with one aim - conservation. Incorporated in 1998 we currently have a membership of 20. We have assisted in the establishment of the Boddington Rivers Action Group & through that group & the Water & Rivers Commission established a fish ladder at the Hotham River Weir. This was only the third such structure built in WA. (The results are already being noticed). 

Progressive eradication of Watsonia infestations on 3 different shire reserves. Revegetated large degraded sections of Crossman Reserve (West) by direct seeding and with seedlings raised from seeds previously collected here (under license), weed control management, flora identification and working to a management plan devised by Friends of the Reserves & approved by the Shire of Boddington. Parts of this reserve had previously been used as a Main Roads camp site and dumping ground by the Shire.

Seasonal water testing of the local rivers for Water & Rivers Commission / Ribbons of Blue and the community at large. These results are incorporated in the WRC data base. This service is also made available to local community members for testing their dam or other water source. 

Annual water testing for Ribbons of Blue Saltwatch snapshot and some of our members have also participated in the annual Hotham/Williams/Murray Catchment salinity project.

Helped plant seedlings and reeds with Boddington District High School students along the Boddington weir foreshore. Planted seedlings on specific roadside reserves for the Shire. Twice yearly taken on the task of keeping the 12 kilometre section of Crossman Road rubbish free. 

Members attended a training session by CALM's Roadside Conservation Committee to rate conservation values of our Shire roads. We have undertaken to survey and record flora species in all major Boddington Shire reserves. Participated in the monitoring of Wandoo crown decline in Crossman Reserve (West) for the Wandoo Recovery Group.








 Summer water testing at Boddington Old School


 General meeting & activity planning session for 2018


 Red Hill Reserve rubbish clean up


 Rubbish run - Crossman Rd         


 Dilyan's grave access clean up


 Autumn water testing at Boddington Old School                                     


 Tullis walk trail; re-establish, clean up


 Railway Reserve, Hakea Rd clean up & flora survey


 Planting in town entrance garden corner Bannister & Crossman Rds


 Possible seedling planting


 Install trail markers in Red Hill Reserve


 Winter water testing at Boddington Old School


 Bannister Hill extended walk


 AGM  & General meeting - membership fees due


 Crossman Reserve (West) - possible radish weed removal


 Post fire survey of Railway Reserve (Crossman Rd) & Castle Rock


 Quindanning orchids


 Spring water testing at Boddington Old School


 Rubbish run - Crossman Rd


 Xmas breakup


 Summer water testing at Boddington Old School


 General meeting & activity planning session for 2019 (Sat. after 1st Newsletter, 2019)


Aug 2016 meeting agreed on the following: a 9am start time & fortnightly activities in the months March to September inclusive and agreed to limit activities Oct to Feb inclusive to 1 activity per month starting at 8am. Exceptions: Quarterly water testing, General & AGM meetings ALWAYS start 9am & December break up starts 6pm.


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