About

The Cooleman Ridge Park Care Group is a ParkCare group that "cares" for the Cooleman Ridge Nature Reserve.

The group is made up of various volunteers from a variety of backgrounds, such as scientists, public servants, homekeepers, health professionals, etc.

The group was formed in 1991 by three ladies - Bess Sledge, Pauline Lynga and Tina Nevins - who were passionate about the ridge and regenerating the bush on it. They worked hard on planting, weeding, letter writing, fundraising, recruiting, documenting, collecting, surveying, etc.

These ladies have now been replaced by a new generation of volunteers who carry on their hard work and vision. The group has now grown to have 50 registered members that contribute in various ways to the groups objectives, with an active core of members that regularly meet and work on the ridge.

The group is also comprised of many informal members that do not regularly attend group activities but contribute to the groups work by doing private work in their own way and in their own time.

If you want to find out more about the group, a great resource is to read some of the group's newsletters which provide a more detailed account of the activities of the group over the years.