There are many ways that you can get involved and contribute to the creation of Glenthorne National Park-Ityamaiitpinna Yarta.
Join the Glenthorne Precinct’s dedicated volunteer program, the Glenthorne Action Team or join a Friends of Parks group and volunteer in your local park.
Glenthorne Action Team
Join the Glenthorne Action Team.
A dedicated volunteer program has been established for the Glenthorne National Park-Ityamaiitpinna Yarta Precinct.
Glenthorne Action Team volunteer events are a great way to contribute towards the creation of Glenthorne, learn basic bushcare skills and connect with others in the local community.
If you’re curious to see what it takes to become a GAT volunteer check out this testimonial from volunteer Jenny Pickett.
You can also subscribe to learn more about the program and be notified of upcoming events.
We look forward to seeing you at an event soon.
Glenthorne Community Planting Days
1 August and 8 August, 10 am to 3 pm
Meeting point: Glenthorne Ranger Station
Register now to plant native species and contribute to the ecological restoration of Glenthorne National Park-Ityamaiitpinna Yarta this winter.
All equipment will be provided, but please dress appropriately for the weather, bring your own sunscreen, water and a hat, and wear closed toe-shoes.
Join the Glenthorne Action Team
Fill out the form below to subscribe to the Glenthorne Action Team
Friends of Parks groups
Glenthorne Precinct Friends of Parks groups are made up of dedicated volunteers who play an important role in protecting and enhancing the environment and heritage across Glenthorne National Park-Ityamaiitpinna Yarta.
Find out more about the Friends of Parks groups in the Glenthorne precinct.
Jenny Pickett, Glenthorne Action Team volunteer:
‘I'm a wannabe amateur field naturalist and conservationist who lives near Marino Conservation Park and has been keenly tracking progress of the newly formed Glenthorne National Park and its Glenthorne Action Team.
Having visited Marino Conservation Park a couple of times and recognising its cultural and geological significance, I was keen to volunteer my services to assist in the conservation of this important part of our coast and Glenthorne National Park.
The Glenthorne Action Team ran an event on 22 September at Marino Conservation Park where the Friends of Marino Conservation Park volunteer group set tasks for the volunteers to complete.
We were put into groups and my group's task was to control some errant wattle – many were the original plantings from when Marino Conservation Park was first established 30 years ago.
This event was three hours in duration – the highlight was some seriously delicious and revitalising morning tea and great company.
I learnt a great deal from the Friends group – many of whom are long-serving members. I was warmly welcomed as a volunteer and potential member. Membership to the Friends of Marino Conservation Park is $10 per year and represents great value.
These opportunities serve to provide education, encourage responsible use, accountability and ownership of Glenthorne National Park and one thing's for sure – I want to be a part of that.’