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Monthly activity days and advocacy

On the third Sunday of each month the Friends gather to carry out conservation work at Tower Hill.

 This can include planting, weeding, gathering rubbish, removing or replacing tree guards.

National park status for Tower Hill

Friends of Tower Hill believe the conservation status of Tower Hill should be upgraded to that of national park.

Currently Tower Hill, despite its unique geology and valuable contribution to providing habitat for native wildlife, is classified as a game reserve.

The current status allows for duck hunting in the reserve, which is now at odds with the way the park is enjoyed and the way in which it functions as a major visitor attraction and wildlife reserve.

Each year more than 200,000 people visit Tower Hill to marvel at the island and lake-filled crater - and to enjoy close encounters with koalas, kangaroos, emus, wallabies, lizards, frogs, snakes, echidnas.

They also come to admire the diverse bird life.

There are alternative options for hunters and Tower Hill, as a conservation area, offers much to the visitor economy of the South West.

Reclassification as a national park would also increase the likelihood of a greater allocation of resources for pest plant and animal control.

Fern planting 2017-2018

In 2017 FOTH decided to have another attempt at growing tree ferns, which were a feature of Tower Hill before European settlement and the removal of vegetation from the area.

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