Friends of Gulf St Vincent

The Friends' principal aim is to:
Foster a unified community approach
to the protection and wise use of
the Gulf of St Vincent

Meetings & Events

Sunday March 18th

Annual General Meeting

Marine Discovery Centre,
Seaview Road, Henley Beach

Guided tours of the Centre will be given by Centre volunteers
following the AGM which commences at 11 am.

Lunch provided!

RSVP required for catcatering purposes!

Please contact Val Wales 8242 2522
or by email: val_ray@internode.on.net to book.

2012 AGM flyer       (PDF - 114 Kb)

An audio recording of the Big Water Debate held on Thursday 11 February 2010
can now be downloaded from: The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre website.

Other Events

If there is sufficient interest in FoGStV's role in forming a network among groups around the Gulf, additional meetings will be held in other locations. We have previously held meetings at Middle Beach, Port Vincent (twice), Normanville, Maslin Beach, Semaphore, West Beach and Henley Beach. We are also considering holding one on Kangaroo Island.

We welcome participation, ideas, suggestions, etc. And if you would like to become involved, or to be on our mailing list so that you can be informed of events, etc., please contact us.

Download a membership form - (PDF - 37 Kb)

FoGStV involvement with 2009 Friends of Parks Forum

FoGStV was set up as a member group of Friends of Parks Inc., the umbrella group for 140+ volunteer community groups, many of which are involved in on-ground works in South Australia's Conservation Parks.

Every year, FoPInc holds a Friends Forum - these have generally been held in regional areas, and organised by a local committee from the groups in that region. The 2008 Forum, held at Wilpena Pound and attended by 250 delegates, was highly enjoyable and a great success.

The 2009 Friends Forum, the first in many years to be held in Adelaide, took place from 30 October - 1 November at the Sunnybrae Heritage Farm, Regency Park, and was attended by around 150 participants. It was organised by a committee from those FoPInc groups which are not involved with specific Parks and included, for the first time, FoGStV.

The Forum was officially opened by FoGStV founding president, Pat Harbison whose talk on the impact of Adelaide's stormwater and wastewater impacts on the Gulf, and the need for greater water conservation and capture of stormwater was very well received. This message was reinforced by a presentation on the Sunday morning by Bruce Naumann of the City of Salisbury, about that Council's innovative system of stormwater harvesting, aquifer storage and recovery, and the continuing program to extend reticulation of this water to more users.

Unfortunately there was no display available from the Department of Environment & Heritage on the ongoing roll-out of the new system of Marine Parks. However, FoGStV were able to mount a good display to showcase our activities and interests, with the generous loan of a large selection of the Marine Life Society of SA's superb collection of underwater photographs, many of which have featured in recent editions of the popular MLSSA calendar.

As usual the Forum program included a number of excursions and the Coastal Parks tour, organised by several FoGStV members and supporters, was the most popular one with over 50 participants. The tour visited Mutton Cove, Mangrove Cove, Tennyson Dunes and Patawalonga Creek. An extensive guidebook was prepared for this tour, which we intend to extend to cover more sites and eventually have available as a downloadable PDF.

The 2010 Forum, with a Stony Deserts theme, was held at Woomera and the 2011 Forum wsasheld at Kimba on the Eyre Peninsula.

Cessation of FoGStV membership of Friends of Parks Inc.

Due to changes in the criteria for group membership in the FoPInc constitution passed at the May 2011 FoPInc AGM, it was apparent that FoGStV no longer meets these amended criteria and consequently the group will not be offered the opportunity to renew its membership in 2012.

FoGStV continues to receive support from the Department of Environment & Natural Resources (including public liability insurance cover for its events) through the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Board.

Past Meetings & Events

Minutes of past meetings


Sharing the Samphire Coast - WWF Community Forum, Port Wakefield, 10 October 2004

Please note that we have a new URL:       www.fgsv.org

our old URL is still valid:
Last modified 13 February 2012.