Friends of Fogg Dam was formed in 2006 and became incorporated in 2007. Our purpose is to promote, protect and enhance the ecological, cultural and aesthetic values of Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve and assist visitors to enjoy, understand and appreciate the unique and very special place.
Friends of Fogg Dam assist Park Rangers; helping to maintain habitat and facilities, sourcing grants to fund activities including weed management, the purchase of a weed harvester, all-terrain vehicle and a drone to monitor weeds and water, promoting Fogg Dam in the media, hosting night walks, monthly working bees, newsletter, our Facebook page and much, much more.
For history and tourism, in 2009 Friends of Fogg Dam produced a history of the Humpty Doo Rice Project and followed this in 2013 with the launch of the Humpty Doo Rice Trail, guiding people to Rice Project sites between Darwin and the Adelaide River floodplains.
Friends of Fogg Dam (FOFD) commenced in October.
Field Days with welcome by Traditional Owner: talks, guided walks, workshops and children’s activities. Attended by >400; >600; >500 with positive feedback.
Launched Humpty Doo Rice Trail & Audio at Tourism Top End, >120 attended.
Weed Harvester officially launched by Minister for P&W with Traditional Owner.
Earth Hour celebrated with a nocturnal wildlife walk at the dam.
Bird Week celebrated with ‘Breakfast with the Birds’ at the dam and a ‘backyard’ bird count at the dam.
Hosted two Clontarf school groups visiting Fogg Dam and the Ranger Station.
COVID – cancelled plans for Earth Hour nocturnal walk.
FOFD received NT Qantas Innovative Community Group Landcare Award.
FOFD received High Commendation Certificate at National Landcare Awards.
FOFD shortlisted for Territory NRM Best Urban NRM Group & Landcare Community Group Award.
Another 853 hours (107 days, 21 weeks) from participation in Corridors of Green and the Green Army weed control projects at Fogg Dam. Total = 2,512 hours, 62 weeks. Many volunteers come from Darwin and drive an hour each way to attend working bees.