A few clicks could earn us $1,000

The Friends of Queens Park Bushland have the chance of a $1,000 grant, but we need your help to secure it. Bankwest list 20 groups each month and the 3 groups with the highest number of votes by the last Friday of the month receive $1,000. We are up for voting until 29 August.

We’ll be using the $1,000 to buy small equipment like gardening trowels and gloves to help with planting activities, binoculars to help birdwatchers see the birds and a remote camera to see what animals are around when we’re not there. These things will help the community learn about and participate in looking after their local bushland.

To vote for us go to http://www.bankwest.com.au/about-us/in-the-community/happy-communities and click the ‘vote now’ button. The next page can take a long time to load (about 1 minute) so please be patient. Scroll down the page until you find the Friends of Queens Park Bushland entry. Click on ‘vote for this group’ against our entry. Enter your email address, type the word you see in the photograph (it says two words but there may only be one) and press ‘submit vote’.

You’ll be able to see if we have won by going to the same page and selecting ‘vote and view recipients’. The results should be available some time in September.

Also, please ask your network of friends and colleagues to vote for us. We need all the votes we can get.

Thank you for your help.

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Activities

The next activity with the Friends of Queens Park Bushland will be held on Sunday 7 September 2014 from 8.00am.

  • Meet at the gate opposite 261 Station Street, East Cannington, halfway between Welshpool Rd and Luyer Ave.
  • We’ll be bird watching with BirdLife Australia. The walk will take 2 – 3 hours and is followed by a bird count of all the species seen while having something to eat and drink. Bring your binoculars, morning tea and a chair.
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