Meet Glenthorne Partnership member Kinda Snyder

Each edition we’ll introduce you to one of the 13 members of the Glenthorne Partnership who are helping to shape this new national park.

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 the local R-12 school.

Hear from Glenhorne Partnership member Kinda Snyder about her connection to the creation of Glenthorne National Park:

“I am a committed and highly motivated environmentalist with practical and academic experience in Architecture, Urban Design, and Community Organising.

I have a Masters in Landscape Urbanism and recently graduated from the Living Smart Sustainability Education program and established the ‘Friends of Pine Gully’ group to develop the Pine Gully natural reserve.

From my experience in the Pine Gully group, I realised how fragmented the green areas around our area are and as a result how difficult it will be in the future to protect these green areas from disappearing.

The more fragmented habitats resulted in vulnerable small patches of native flora and fauna. What Glenthorne is offering is a rare opportunity to establish a reasonable-sized piece of land as habitat for local species to thrive.

I am also inspired by the energy and the vision of Minister David Speirs. My main interest is in supporting the development of social participation in the park.

I would like to help in activating existing infrastructure and landscape by creating programs, entertainment, games, and community-based projects to activate the park as centre of sustainable resilience for all of the region.”

Read about the other members of the Glenthorne Partnership.

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