End-to-End 4 Registrations Now Open

Registrations for the first End-to-End 4 walk opened today. Register by selecting the event on the walks calendar or directly here. Registrations will close at 2.00pm Thursday, April 23.

Commencing at the start of the Heysen Trail at Cape Jervis, this new walk group will follow the trail one day per month.

Registrations for the first End-to-End 3 walk for the year will open on Saturday, April 4.

Friends AGM 2009

The 22nd AGM of the Friends of the Heysen Trail took place last night, Friday 27th March.

Well attended by members, with 60 turning up, to hear how the association had fared over the past 12 months. President, Simon Cameron, detailed the achievments for 2008 and the plans for 2009, including the purchase of a number of modular tanks for installation along the Trail. Treasurer, John Wilson, outlined our very comfortable financial position.

New members were welcomed to council, Bob Gentle, Janette Clarke, Nick Langsford. Retiring members David Beaton and Jim Alvey were farewelled. Two new Honorary members, Frances & Terry Gasson were inducted by our patron C Warren Bonython.

Simon thanked council, volunteers and members for their support to the association over the past 12 months. John Stephens, Executice Director of Operation Flinders, gave a very informative and enjoyable outline of the work of his organisation. The evening wrapped up with a catching up of Friends and an informal supper.

Thanks to Woodville Lawn Bowling Club for providing the venue.

Walk Registrations

Users registering for walks online will now be notified of the meeting location immediately after registration, it will be displayed on the following page, and also emailed to you. Please ensure the email address heysentrail@heysentrail.asn.au is on your email program’s Safe List to ensure it is not treated as spam.

Registrations for walks will open 28 days prior to the walk, and close at 2pm on the Friday prior. End-to-End walks will close earlier in the week. Refer to specific walk detail pages for event registration opening and closing dates for that event.

Kuitpo Forest overnight accommodation ugrade

The Federal Government has announced 50 new Green Corps projects, one of which is to construct/upgrade overnight accommodation on the Heysen trail, construct replica heritage (post and rail) fencing and exclusion fencing etc in Kuitpo Forest.

Green Corps is an Australian Government funded program that provides young people aged between 17 and 20 the opportunity to volunteer to conserve, preserve and restore Australia’s environment and cultural heritage.

More info:
⢠Government media release
⢠Green Corps projects (Round 53)