ONGOING SUPPORT

ONGOING SUPPORT

IMAGINEER PRINT, WEB & MULTIMEDIA DESIGN

At our establishment Peter Walker of Imagineer Print, Web & Multimedia Design generously provided our webpage plus hosting.    He continues to do so.  Thank you Peter.

NT PARKS & WILDLIFE FOGG DAM

The Parks & Wildlife team at Fogg Dam who allow us to use their facilities for meetings, provide support for working bees, field days and signage.   This is very much appreciated.   Thank you Parks & Wildlife.

KEZIA PURICK, MLA, MEMBER FOR GOYDER

For support and the use of the Community Room at Coolalinga for meetings.  Thank you Kezia.

ROSEMARY KIDD, VICTORIAN ARTIST

Rosemary has donated a number of her bird and wildlife prints to Friends of Fogg Dam to be used for fundraising.   Thank you for your generosity, Rosemary.

GRANTS FOR OPERATIONAL WORK & WEED MANAGEMENT AT FOGG DAM

2015

Active Tree Services gifted a chain saw for use at Fogg Dam.

Territory Natural Resource Management Grant of $10,000 to control Olive hymenachne in the dam.

Territory Natural Resource Management and Australian Government Landcare Grant of $25,000 over 1 year for weed management at Fogg Dam.

2014

Territory Natural Resource Management Grant of $4,000 to continue reduction of Olive humenachne in Fogg Dam.

2013-14

NT Government EnvironmeNT Grant of $10,000 to continue working with Parks & Wildlife to control Olive Hymenachne, a weed of national significance, in the dam.

2011-12

NT Government EnvironmeNT Grant of  $5,000.00 to hold a Field Day at Fogg Dam on 29 April 2012 focusing on Wildlife Conservation.

NT Government EnvironmeNT Grant of $8,000  to continue working with Parks & Wildlife Fogg Dam to control Olive Hymenachne from the Fogg Dam catchment area.

NT Government Heritage Grant of $10,000 to design and install roadside markers for a Humpty Doo Rice Trail, produce an audio guide and brochure  for the trail plus reformat the Humpty Doo Rice Trail booklet.

2010-11

Territory Resource Management, Australian Government Caring for Our Country Grant of $4,700 to work with Parks & Wildlife Fogg Dam to control Olive Hymenachne from the Fogg Dam catchment area.

2009-10

NT Government EnvironmeNT Grant.  $5,150.00 to hold a Field Day at Fogg Dam on 11 April 2010 showcasing the conservation reserve: the diverse habitats; flora and fauna; and changing ecology.

NT Government Heritage Grant of $5,000.00 to prepare a draft Humpty Doo Rice Trail booklet and a draft leaflet with map and summary of the Humpty Doo Rice Trail.  Plan a series of directional signs to compliment the booklet and leaflet.

2008 Australia Post/Landcare

grant of $3,000.00 in October 2008 to purchase equipment for working bees and develop signage for Anzac Parade Interpretive Shelter.   Completed.    Thank you.

2008 Telstra Shop, Darwin & Winnellie Grant of $3,000.00 in December 2008 to purchase a container/shed in which to store equipment.  Completed.   Thank you.

PURCHASE OF THE WEED HARVESTER IN 2014

PURCHASE OF THE WEED HARVESTER IN 2014

2014   PURCHASE OF THE WEED HARVESTER

In late May 2014 a 2nd hand weed harvester was purchased to remove aquatic vegetation that is filling the dam.   A 2010 study by Charles Darwin University of aquatic vegetation in Fogg Dam indicated that the area of open water would disappear unless managed with a program of active ongoing disturbance such as flushing, deepning, grazing, mechanical harvesting and burning.     The harvester has the capacity of processing 6.5 cubic metres of vegetation mat at a time, physically removing and transporting approximately 200 cubic metres of vegetation per day without the requirement of additional land based equipment and the associated costs of transportation.  We are hopeful that Fogg Dam wil return to its early magnificence attracting more birds including migratory birds that used to visit. 

NT PARKS & WILDLIFE FOGG DAM provided funding for the purchase of the harvester.

ADELAIDE RIVER PARKS JOINT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE supported and endorsed purchase of the harvester.

BENDIGO BANK Coolalinga & Districts Branch gave Friends of Fogg Dam a grant of $5,000 towards purchase of the harvester.

FRIENDS OF FOGG DAM INC.  made a contribution to the purchase.

CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY's  study of aquatic vegetation in Fogg Dam in 2010 is a valuable reference for the management plan of the dam.

The goodwill of Darwin businesses and organisations to assist in having the 2nd hand harvester in good working condition has been wonderful.    We are so grateful to the following.

SHORELANDS GROUP transported the harvester from Palmerston to the Duck Pond for minor repairs and then to Fogg Dam for launching using two prime movers and two cranes - an amazing exercise!

NORSIGN donated the production of sponsor logos to be attached to the harvester.

ENZED provided a hydraulic motor for a harvester paddle wheel as well as assistance in upgrading the hydraulic system.

SHADE AND PLAY provided shade-cloth to give the operators sun protection.

TOP END WINDSCREENS & TINTING  provided a front screen to protect operators from flying debris.

OUTBACK BATTERIES provided a solar panel to recharge the batteries.

ITS COMMUNICATIONS installed a UHF radio programmed to Parks frequencies.

IN & OUTBOARD MARINE provided a seat for the operator.

NTAP supplied synthetic nylon blocks for effective action of the front cutters of the harvester.

DUDLEY DESIGN prepared the video of the phogography including acknowledgement of sponsors.

COMPLETE VISION photographed the weed harvester with drone technology.

McDONALDS donate used oil to lubricates the harvester cutters.

                  Thank you to all sponsors.  We encourage readers to show your appreciation by supporting them!

HUMPTY DOO RICE TRAIL LAUNCH

HUMPTY DOO RICE TRAIL LAUNCH

2013   HUMPTY DOO RICE TRAIL LAUNCH

Tourism Top End promoted and hosted the launch of the Humpty Doo Rice Trail as part of October Business Month – very much appreciated.

2012 FIELD DAY
2012 FIELD DAY

2012  FOGG DAM FIELD DAY

Held at Fogg Dam on 29 April 2012 focusing on wildlife conservation with a NT Government EnvironmeNT grant.  Visitors were welcomed by Wulna Traditional Owner, Joan Kenyon.
The following are thanked for their support for the day:

Cancer Council NT; Combined Communication Solutions; Crocosaurus Cove; Deck Chair Cinema; Imagineer Print, Web & Multimedia Design; Kezia Purick, MLA; Litchfield Lions; Pudakul Aboriginal Cultural Experience; Middle Point School.

NT Government: Department of Planning & Infrastructure for the free bus service and NT Parks & Wildlife Service.2008   FOGG DAM FIELD DAYHeld at Fogg Dam on 21 September 2008.   Visitors were welcomed by Wulna Traditional Owner, Joan Kenyon.  The program was packed with a variety of activities: guided walks; talks about research at Fogg Dam from three different universities; workshops on drawing and photographing wildlife; and children’s activities.

The following are thanked for their support for the Field Day held on Sunday 21 September: Adelaide River Cruises Hunter Safaris; Amcal Chemist Nightcliff; Birch, Carroll & Coyle Cinema; Crocosaurus Cove; Cancer Council NT; Coles Casuarina; Combined Communications Solutions; Deck Chair Cinema; Hanuman Restaurant; Imagineer; SBA Office National; TIO; NT Government Transport Division; and Parks & Wildlife Commission.

PLUS all the presenters and volunteers who made the day so successful.

2010 FIELD DAY
2010 FIELD DAY

2010  FOGG DAM FIELD DAY & OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE RE-BUILT MONSOON FOREST BOARDWALK
Held at Fogg Dam on 11 April 2010 showcasing the conservation reserve: the diverse habitats; flora and fauna; and changing ecology with an NT Government EnvironmeNT grant.  Visitors were welcomed by Wulna Traditional Owner, Joan Kenyon.

The re-building of the Monsoon Forest Boardwalk happened as a result of intensive lobbying plus a petition to the NT Government by Friends of Fogg Dam.   It was officially opened by the Hon. Karl Hampton, MLA at the Field Day.
The following are thanked for their support for the Field Day:
Cancer Council NT; Combined Communications Solutions; Crocosaurus Cove; Deck Chair Cinema; Delta Electrics; Imagineer Print, Web & Multimedia Design; Skinnyfish Music.
NT Government: Department of Planning & Infrastucture for free bus service; and NT Parks & Wildlife Service.

Plus all presenters and volunteers.    Thank you all.

2009  OFFICAL OPEING OF INTERPRETIVE SHELTER & CONTAINER 2009 OFFICAL OPEING OF INTERPRETIVE SHELTER & CONTAINER

2009   OFFICIAL OPENING OF INTERPRETIVE SHELTER & CONTAINER (for equipment) on Anzac Parade.

Creating the Interpretive Shelter plus the purchase of equipment for working bees was made possible with a grant from Landcare & Australia Post.  It was officially opened by the Minister for the Environment, the Hon. Alison Anderson. The Traditional Owners performed a corroboree and Middle Point school students gave a presentation on the history of Fogg Dam.
The container, officially opened at the same occasion, was purchased with a grant from Telstra Shop Darwin and Winnellie.   The container is used to store equipment.

2008 FIELD DAY 2008 FIELD DAY

2008   FOGG DAM FIELD DAY

Held at Fogg Dam on 21 September 2008.   Visitors were welcomed by Wulna Traditional Owner, Joan Kenyon.  The program was packed with a variety of activities: guided walks; talks about research at Fogg Dam from three different universities; workshops on drawing and photographing wildlife; and children’s activities.
The following are thanked for their support for the Field Day held on Sunday 21 September: Adelaide River Cruises Hunter Safaris; Amcal Chemist Nightcliff; Birch, Carroll & Coyle Cinema; Crocosaurus Cove; Cancer Council NT; Coles Casuarina; Combined Communications Solutions; Deck Chair Cinema; Hanuman Restaurant; Imagineer; SBA Office National; TIO; NT Government Transport Division; and Parks & Wildlife Commission.

PLUS all the presenters and volunteers who made the day so successful.

DUDLEY DESIGN prepared the video of the phogography including acknowledgement of sponsors.

2013-14

NT Government EnvironmeNT Grant of $10,000 to continue working with Parks & Wildlife to control Olive Hymenachne, a weed of national significance in the dam.

2011-12

NT Government EnvironmeNT Grant of  $5,000.00 to hold a Field Day at Fogg Dam on 29 April 2012 focusing on Wildlife Conservation.

NT Government EnvironmeNT Grant of $8,000 with Parks & Wildlife Fogg Dam to continue working to control and eradicate Olive Hymenachne from the Fogg Dam catchment area.

NT Government Heritage Grant of $10,000 to design and install roadside markers for a Humpty Doo Rice Trail, produce an audio guide and brochure  for the trail plus reformat the Humpty Doo Rice Trail booklet.

2010-11

Territory Resource Management Board, Australian Government Caring for Our Country Grant of $4,700 With Parks & Wildlife Fogg Dam to control and eradicate Olive Hymenachne from the Fogg Dam catchment area.

2009-10

NT Government EnvironmeNT Grant.  $5,150.00 to hold a Field Day at Fogg Dam on 11 April 2010 showcasing the conservation reserve: the diverse habitats; flora and fauna; and changing ecology.

NT Government Heritage Grant of $5,000.00 to prepare a draft Humpty Doo Rice Trail booklet and a draft leaflet with map and summary of the Humpty Doo Rice Trail.  Plan a series of directional signs to compliment the booklet and leaflet.

2008

AUSTRALIA POST / LANDCARE

Grant of $3,000.00 in October 2008 to purchase equipment for working bees and develop signage for Anzac Parade Interpretive Shelter.   Completed.    Thank you.

TELSTRA SHOP, DARWIN AND WINNELLIE

Grant of $3,000.00 in December 2008 to purchase a container/shed in which to store equipment.  Completed.   Thank you.

Humpty Doo Rice Trail

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