Friends of Mount Majura (FoMM) is a Park Care Group, working in the Mount Majura section of Canberra Nature Park. Some of our activities are
- Monthly weeding parties: removing non-native species by hand
- Re-seeding and re-planting: giving local plant species a head start
- Conducting walks and talks: sharing our enjoyment of the Nature Park
FoMM is supported by the Molonglo Catchment Group, an umbrella organisation for Landcare and other natural resource management groups within the catchment. Subscribe to the FoMM mailing list to stay informed on FoMM events.
Assist and explore nature at our working parties and guided walks; see below the upcoming events.
Gift Mount Majura an hour (or more) of your time at FoMM’s Pre-Christmas working party; enjoy morning tea and pick up the brand new booklet Majura’s Treasures on Sunday 15 November; see details here.
Friends Mount Majura held the first working party in November 2003. On Sunday, 17 November a small band of Friends celebrated the 10th anniversary with a walk, talks, champagne, and a birthday cake and warmed up a new seat bench at the old sheep camp on Mount Majura ridge – see selected photos here.
Petition: Return Majura Paddocks back to Nature Reserve. 2645 residents of the ACT signed the petition to return Majura paddocks 5 and 6 back into Mount Majura Nature Reserve. Katy Gallagher tabled the petition in the ACT Legislative Assembly on the 26th November. The petition and background information are available here.
Are you a keen photographer, interested in wildlife and happy to share Mount Majura’s highlights with the wider public? Then join the Friends of Mount Majura Flickr Groups of orchids, wildflowers, trees, grasses, lizards, birds and mammals (including the Friends of Mount Majura). Click on FoMM Flickr to join current available Groups and to view Mount Majura’s treasures.
Since 2008 volunteers of the Friends of Mount Majura, the Mount Ainslie Weeders, the Watson Woodland Working Group and the wider public assisted Parks and Conservation Service with the control of rabbits in the Mt Ainslie and Mt Majura nature reserves. For three years in a row volunteers recorded rabbit warrens using GPS. In 2011/12 fiftyfive volunteers spent over 750 hours monitoring warrens of more than 1300 heactares bushland and recorded 1167 rabbit warrens. Click here to learn more about the project.
The above map shows the area monitored by volunteers (blue lines) and the recorded rabbit borrows and warrens (green dots). View the map in original size (1.58MB): click here or download the map as a pdf (616KB): click here
FoMM wins ACT Landcare Award 2011 Friends of Mount Majura together with neighbour ParkCare groups, the Mount Ainslie Weeders and the Watson Woodland Working Group received the ACT Landcare Award 2011 in the Urban Landcare category. The Award recognises the combined effort of the groups to engage the public in protecting and enhancing the natural environment at the doorstep of established suburbs. The three groups will represent the ACT at the National Landcare Awards 2012. On behalf of FoMM I thank Andy Westcott, the coordinator of the Molonglo Catchment Group for the nomination. And a big THANK YOU and congratulations to all our volunteers!
Friends of Mount Majura coordinator
8 September 2011
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Reports and Submissions
ACT Election 2012. FoMM wrote to the major parties about Issues Concerning Mt Majura and Canberra Nature Park
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We gratefully acknowledge the support and contributions from the Molonglo Catchment Group; North Canberra Community Council; Hackett Community Association; Hackett Neighbourhood Watch; Greening Australia; ACT Parks and Conservation Service; Federal Government Natural Heritage Trust; Australian Defence Force Academy; Conservation Volunteers Australia; Caroline Chisholm School; Blue Gum Community School; Majura Primary School; Marist College; Fiona of DesignEdge; Robert Prideaux of Ailean OnLine; Screenmakers; Planet Arc; Clean-Up Australia; the Majura Mountain Scouts; the Rotary Club Canberra North; FAW Mitchell; BlueScope Distribution Fyshwick; Queanbeyan Rural Supply; and many anonymous contributors.