Friends of Torrens Island

Torrens Island is located in the Port River Estuary between the Port River and Barker Inlet.
The main role of the FOTI is maintaining & enhancing the heritage-listed Quarantine Station.
Being a Friends of Parks member group, we also have an interest in the adjacent Conservation Park, where the Quarantine Station Cemetery is located

Volunteer activities
Include building maintenance, groundskeeping and conservation and land care.
We also explore the area searching for any quarantine related artifacts or remnants
We work closely with the Department of Environment & Water (DEW) Rangers and their Heritage Officers.
FOTI advocates for and promotes the historical and environmental riches of the Island.
Come and join us on one of our working bees, to see the place & how you can help protect & preserve this unique piece of South Australian history

Working Bees/Island Access
Working bees are held the last Sunday of each month (except December) and start about 10:00am and finish around 2:00pm.
On days where the temperature forecast is over 32oC then it’s a 9 am start
Bring along your lunch to picnic amongst the casuarinas, or in one of the historic buildings.
Closed toe shoes & long pants are recommended. Remember to slip, slop, slap

Access is via AGL security so the membership secretary, Mal, must know if you are planning to attend by the Friday before the working bee or you may not be allowed onto the island.
Mal’s contact details
Mobile: 0422 902 934

Because we welcome members & non-members, as well as other local organisations to come along. Mal can be contacted for details about visiting, tours or participating in working bees.

FOTI acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the traditional owners of this country and pays respect to Elders both past, present and future.

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