Meet Glenthorne Partnership member Alan Burns

Meet Glenthorne Partnership member Alan Burns

The Glen­thorne Part­ner­ship was cre­at­ed to pro­vide impor­tant com­mu­ni­ty insight, ideas and per­spec­tives, and help make deci­sions to ensure the park meets com­mu­ni­ty needs and expectations.

The group includes com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers with con­nec­tions to sur­round­ing Friends of Parks’ vol­un­teer groups, the Kau­r­na com­mu­ni­ty, the City of Mar­i­on, the local busi­ness asso­ci­a­tion and local R‑12 school.

Hear from Alan Burns about his con­nec­tion to the cre­ation of Glen­thorne Nation­al Park:

I am a CPA qual­i­fied accoun­tant and I have a pas­sion for the environment.

I devote my out of work hours to learn­ing about and pro­tect­ing my local open space, south of Adelaide.

I have been the Secretary/​Treasurer of the Friends of Glen­thorne Inc. since 2001 and have worked con­tin­u­ous­ly to main­tain the group in the hope that one day the prop­er­ty would be saved. I have been involved in the cam­paign to save the Glen­thorne prop­er­ty since 1996, when Fed­er­al MP Susan Jeanes coor­di­nat­ed a com­mu­ni­ty move­ment to fight the pro­posed hous­ing plan.

I have tried over the years to learn about our local bio­di­ver­si­ty, espe­cial­ly bird life, and have devel­oped a good rela­tion­ship with most of the oth­er Friends groups in the south­ern suburbs.

I am the Mem­ber­ship Offi­cer for Birds SA and am also a mem­ber of many local and nation­al envi­ron­men­tal groups. I enjoy field trips with Birds SA and bird watch­ing is my passion.

Glen­thorne Nation­al Park will be a precinct that South Aus­tralia will soon be extreme­ly proud of. It offers an array of oppor­tu­ni­ties for vis­i­tors and my vision is to see 200 hectares of the Glen­thorne prop­er­ty restored back to pris­tine wildlife habi­tat and lat­er, the Field Riv­er Val­ley. I am also keen for younger South Aus­tralians to expe­ri­ence and learn about their unique local wildlife.”

Read about the oth­er mem­bers of the Glen­thorne Part­ner­ship on the Glen­thorne website.