FAIBS Big Clean at Parham.


What a difference a day makes! On Sunday 18th July, unsightly dumped refuse behind Parham was removed by 30 volunteers from the Parham and other local communities, members of Friends of Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary (FAIBS) and AIBS Park Rangers.


Two skip bins totalling 18 cubic metres were filled, with more piles of refuse to be collected later by the Rangers. Small lizards and large black beetles living in the refuse provided some wonder and entertainment for the volunteers who were careful not to bin them!


A special thank you to John Coles of UPM Plumbing and Chair of the Parham Action Group for donating his time to remove rubbish and recyclable metals with his Bobcat. Many thanks also to the   Port Parham Sports and Social Club for the very welcome lunchtime BBQ.


Organisers FAIBS, supported by the Department for Environment and Water (DEW) and AIBS Rangers, are hugely thankful for the many volunteers who turned up and so energetically cleared enormous amounts of refuse. All left with a great sense of satisfaction!


FAIBS next event will be at Port Prime on August 15th, 9am to 12.30pm. Volunteers will be removing tree guards from previous plantings. There will also be the opportunity to do some bird watching. Further details will appear on the FAIBS Facebook page, or contact FAIBS at faibssa@gmail.com



Written by Maree Merchant


Photos by:

Leo with Ruth – Maree Merchant

Volunteer group – Anna Woods

Beginning the clean – Anna Woods

Parham BBQ –Anna Woods

Volunteers relaxing at the BBQ – Anna Woods

Clean at last – Mary-Ann van Trigt