2016 FOFD Achievements & Strategic Plan 2016 (see DOWNLOADS at bottom of page)


2015 FOFD Achievements 


2013     Awarded the NT Qantas Innovative Community Group Landcare Award

2014    Received a High Commendation Certificate at the National Landcare Community Group Award


In 2014 Friends of Fogg Dam:

• featured in BBC TV series of Coast Australia, ‘Darwin and Beyond’ segment on January 13.
• Successfully trialled a Truxor weed harvester on loan from Palmerston Council in February.
• Revised FOFD website and managed facebook page.
• Gave a presentation about the Humpty Doo Rice Trail at Taminmin Community Library on 19 March.
• Guided a field tour of the Humpty Doo Rice Trail on behalf of National Trust for Heritage Week.
• Gave a presentation about the use of GIS mapping at Fogg Dam to a Territory Natural Resource Management Forum on 13 June.
• Purchased a Weed Harvester with funding from Parks & Wildlife, a grant of $5,000 from Bendigo Bank, Coolalinga & Districts Community Bank, and FOFD funds, to clear excess vegetation in Fogg Dam.   A Charles Darwin University (CDU) study in 2010 concluded that the dam would be completely closed by 2021, if not sooner unless there was an on-going disturbance regime to reduce the vegetation biomass.    CDU provide training for operators of the harvester.
• Gained excellent community support to help ready the weed harvester for work:
o Adelaide River Parks Joint Management Committee supported and endorsed purchase of the harvester.
o Shorelands Group transported the harvester to their marine base for minor repairs and then to Fogg Dam for launching using a prime movers and two cranes
o Norsign provided logos of all the sponsors to be attached to the harvester.
o Shade & Play donated a cover to protect the operator from the sun.
o In & Outboard Marine gave a seat for the operator.
o Top End Windscreens & Tinting provided a front screen to protect the operator from flying debris.
o ITS Communications installed a UHF radio programmed to Parks frequencies.
o Outback Batteries provided a solar panel to recharge the batteries.
o NTAP supplied synthetic nylon blocks for effective action of the front cutters.
o Complete Vision photographed the weed harvester with its drone.
o Dudley Design prepared a video of the photography including acknowledgement of sponsors.
• Provided Certificates of Appreciation to all sponsors.
• Gave a presentation about FOFD to CDU Certificate 3 Land Management students in September.
• was interviewed by Julian Rush of BBC radio for a program ‘Costing the Earth.’
• Created a Google + page for Foggdam Friends.
• Awarded Honorary Membership to Victorian artist, Rosemary Kidd who donated posters plus two unique bird pictures to be used exclusively by Friends of Fogg Dam for fund raising.
• Assisted Parks conduct a visitor survey in July.
• Participated in a Q&A panel at the National Landcare Forum in September.
• Received a High Commendation Certificate at the National Landcare Awards in September.

• With a $10,000 EnvironmeNT grant worked with Parks & Wildlife to reduce Olive hymenachne infestation in the dam.
• Obtained a $4,000 grant from Territory Natural Resource Management to continue the reduction of Olive hymenachne at Fogg Dam.
• Produced and distributed 3 Newsletters.
• Volunteered 83 hours at working bees at Fogg Dam: weeding by: hand pulling, spraying weeds with knap sack, quad bike, 4x4, airboat and helicopter; mowing; clearing paths and boardwalks; applying preservative & replacing boards in viewing platforms; fencing; pruning, cleaning interpretive signs, and chopping fallen trees.
• Obtained 48 hours weeding assistance from Conservation Volunteers of Australia – through FOFD participation in the Corridors of Green project which concluded in June.
We are grateful and wish to acknowledge the support we have received from:
• Sponsors listed above
• Fogg Dam Parks & Wildlife for providing advice and provisions for BBQs at working bees
• our local member, Kezia Purick, for her interest and allowing us to use her community room for meetings.
• Peter Walker of Imagineer Graphic & Website Design for the provision and hosting of our website
• All of our members and supporters.


In 2013 Friends of Fogg Dam:

Revised the online booklet of the Humpty Doo Rice Trail.

Created: a website  ; brochure; pamphlet; audio and Driver’s Guide downloadable to computers, smartphones and tablets; designed and installed signs.   These guide people on a historic journey from Darwin to the Adelaide River identifying locations and relics of the Humpty Doo Rice Project along the way.

Officially launched the Humpty Doo Rice Trail at Tourism Top End with approximately 120 people attending.


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                       Friends of Fogg Dam became established following a community meeting at the dam in October 2006.


FOFD Achievements Strategic Plan 2016

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