The Town of Mosman Park encompasses a high percentage of parks and bushland, of which a significant proportion is important riverbank vegetation.
Mosman Park is unique due to a variety of landscapes, soil types and corresponding vegetation communities. These landscapes include limestone hills (formally known as the Seven Sisters), sandy ocean beaches, sandy river beaches and steep limestone cliffs. Some of the limestone cliffs contain fossilised shell beds from the Pleistocene Era and natural limestone formations known as the Mosman Bay Pinnacles.
The Town recognises eight natural areas and each is maintained according to Environmental Management Plans.
There are five major remnant bushland areas within the Town of Mosman Park. These include: Bay View, Buckland Hill, Garungup and Minim Cove Parks and Chidley Point Reserve.
With the exception of Buckland Hill and Monument Hill, all the remnant patches of bush are connected to each other along the Swan River by narrow strips of vegetation. This connectivity is an invaluable ecological link for flora and fauna and it is vital that this be maintained.
Friends of Mosman Park Bushlands
The Friends of Mosman Park Bushlands are a friendly and enthusiastic group of Mosman Park residents who are passionate about preserving and enhancing the bushland areas within the Town. They come together for busy bees on the last Sunday of every month to plant seedlings, spread mulch, pull weeds and generally care for the bush. Volunteers can often be observed working in the bushlands any day of the week – whenever they can find the time – to do their bit for the future of the bush.
Anyone wishing to learn a few bush regeneration skills, to keep fit, meet new people or are passionate about conserving the flora and fauna in Mosman Park can join the Friends group by contacting:
Friends of Mosman Park Bushland
0419 942 483
Friends of Mosman Park Bushland's website