About Us

The Friends of Scott Creek Conservation Park are a diverse group of people who have a passion for protecting and enhancing the Park.

The Friends group was formed in 1990, five years after the Park was proclaimed. Tom Hands led the group during its first 25 years under the guidance of noted South Australian botanist Enid Robertson.

Our own future as a species is inextricably linked to how we treat the environment
Tom Hands (1948-2015)

The Park seat dedicated to Tom Hands

Restoration activities that the group undertake in the Park include rehabilitation of creek systems and other wetland areas, bush regeneration and some tubestock planting of locally indigenous species to revegetate more degraded areas. There is also mapping the location of native species and weeds plus a bird banding program that has been run in the Park since 1993.

We warmly welcome new members and friends to assist with conservation, restoration, and other activities to protect the park into the future. We also have regular events including public walks in the park.

Find out more in our quarterly newsletter Bandicoot Tails!

We are just one group in a whole community of Friends of Parks groups which exist throughout South Australia. The South Australian Department for Environment and Water and the National Parks and Wildlife Service SA oversees and supports all the work of the Friends of Parks with the aim to maintain and improve the natural value of the parks and the visitor experience.

Our work is also supported by Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board and Green Adelaide.

Our Mission

Our mission is to protect and enhance Scott Creek Conservation Park.