An  environmental  project  inspired  by the  children of Baldivis  Primary School
 

 

Baldivis Children's Forest

Conservation Through Education
 

Managed  by local  children
in partnership with  the 
City  of Rockingham
and  the  Local Community

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Baldivis Children’s Forest is a public reserve of 49 acres located approximately 50km south of Perth at 1399 Mandurah Road, Baldivis, Western Australia. It contains tuart woodlands and Conservation Category wetland Outridge Swamp.

As a public reserve the forest is always open to pedestrian traffic. Park at the parking area 1399 Mandurah Road and walk in - walk trails begin at the entry gate. At the top of the hill is a large undercover area, toilets, bbq, walk trails, public art and an amphitheatre is located further down the hill.  The reserve is managed for the conservation of our native plants and animals. No dogs, pets or trail bikes are permitted in the reserve.

There is no charge for using the facilities although some groups opt to give a donation to the Baldivis Children's Forest for community tree planting and maintenance. The local children and volunteers have created this park from an old farm pasture block during the past 12 years and continue to manage the reserve in partnership with the City of Rockingham.

If you want to book the Baldivis Children's Forest (including undercover area / amphitheatre) for a group function then you need to let us know of your date and time to check availability so we don't double book the venue our end. Email Michelle at bookings@baldivis-childrens-forest.com.au to check availability.

You then need to contact the City of Rockingham bookings officer on 9528 0439 to organise a gate key ($50 key bond).

Please be aware that the Forest is a public park so there is still likely to be visiting public using the facilities.

Activities: During WA school terms the community group Baldivis Children’s Forest Inc holds community events, planting days, schools activity days and a volunteer program. The Forest is a beautiful venue for picnics, walking, bird watching, exploring and playing.         

March 2014. Winner of the Baldivis Community Association Forest Ambassador for 20123 announced - Ella Thompson from the Baldivis Children's Forest Education Sub-Committee representing Baldivis Primary School, is awarded by President of the Baldivis Community Association Margaret Steele.
February 2014 - BHP Billiton Nickel West series of school activity days is available again during term 2 and early term 3. Clink on the link Activity Days.

  

February 2014 - Apache community education funding continues for 2014. Apache funds the forest Community Volunteer program, Friends of the Forest and our Junior Education Sub Committee.   January 2014 - The new 2014 Baldivis Children's Forest calendar is still available for purchase.  Click on the link to download a flyer.  BCF Calendar Order Form. 
December 2013 - Farewell to our Project Manager Jo Tregonning (2003-2013) as she embarks on a "Back to School" to become a teacher. 
October 2013 - BCF Senior Forest Committee PSYC sends delegates to the Powershift Conference in Melbourne.  Over 8000 participants engaging in action towards climate change. Like to join PSYC September 2013 - Baldivis Children's Forest hosts two Kids Teaching Kids days with over 200 participants.  2014 will see the International Kids Teaching Kids being held in Mandurah. September 2013 - City of Rockingham Short Film festival features the newly created promotional film for the Baldivis Children's Forest.

April-July 2013 - Over 1200 students participated in this years series of BHP Billiton Nickel West School Activity Days.  Students enjoy a range of environmental activities and assist with planting.  Over 5,500 seedlings are planned to be planted during this years series.

June 2013 - Forest senior education sub-committee (PSYC) assist with a fauna survey at the forest, checking pitfall traps and camera observations. March 2013 - BHP Billiton Nickel West Finance Team volunteer their time to assist with the ongoing conservation and revegetation program at the forest. February 2013 - Baldivis Children's Forest partnered with AuSSI-WA and The Hot Rock to host informative Teacher Environment Network meetings once a term.   All Welcome.

Link to Friends of the Forest Newsletter


 

                                              

 

 


 

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Copyright:  2008 © Baldivis Children's Forest Inc.
ABN: 89 465 657 145
1399 Mandurah Road, Baldivis, Western Australia 6171
 Postal Address: C/-Baldivis Primary School, Baldivis, Western  Australia 6171
  This site was last updated by BCF Management Committee 20th March 2014