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Last Updated on Saturday, 07 March 2015 23:56

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NEW Newsletter March-to-June 2015 (1.4 Mb PDF).


WHAT TO BRING: You will need old clothes and sturdy shoes, gardening gloves, a parka, or hat and sunscreen, and a water bottle. A cuppa is usually provided. You may also like to bring insect repellent. Tools are provided by Park staff. You don't have to stay for the entire session - even an hour of your time would make a valuable contribution to the Yarra Valley Park environment.

* Sunday 22nd March 2015 – 10am to 12 Noon – Montpelier Reserve (Mel 33 B2)

We will be collecting guards and stakes from a previous planting. Please bring a Stanley knife and gloves. Meet at the corner of Bonds Road and Montpelier Drive, Lower Plenty, opposite house #1. Follow signs to the activity site.

* Plant nursery and Friends shed

On the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month (March 11 & 25, April 8 & 23). Any time between 9am and Noon. Meet at Westerfolds Park Depot (Melway 33 F1). Everyone welcome. No experience necessary.


* Next Committee Meeting Thursday March 26, 2015.

Membership Form 2015 (PDF 142 Kb)

For general information see our Friends' Brochure (PDF, 500 Kb)

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Australia Day 2015

Congratulations to Cam Beardsell for being awarded...

Mr Campbell McLean BEARDSELL, PO Box 248, Hurstbridge Vic 3099
For service to conservation and the environment in Victoria.
Ranger, Parks Victoria, since approximately 2003.
Member, Friends of Yarra Valley Parks, since 2003.
Involved in the establishment of the Yaruk Tamboore Wetlands within Murandaka Park, Lower Plenty for the Wurundjeri community.
Has monitored the fire ravaged land of Kinglake National Park after the 2009 bushfires, and continues working to recover rare species that were affected by the fires.
Author, Sites for Faunal and Habitat Significance in North East Melbourne (NEROC Report), Nillumbik Shire Council, 1997.
Co-Author, 'Yarra: A Natural Treasure', Royal Society of Victoria, 1999.
Co-Author, 'A Year of Orchids', Richard Griffin Pty Ltd, 1983.

(Above text from gg.gov.au)



Welcome to Friends of Yarra Valley Parks

Last Updated on Monday, 15 December 2014 17:52


The Friends of Yarra Valley Parks is a group whose primary aim is to involve the wider community in conservation issues and activities within the Yarra Valley Parklands, Melbourne, Australia.

We believe that the Yarra Valley Parklands has the potential to become one of the great urban conservation parks.

Our activities include plant propagation, planting and weed removal.

We work with Parks Victoria rangers and focus our efforts in parks along the Yarra River from Burke Rd Ivanhoe upstream to Warrandyte.

The parklands area is the largest of its kind in metropolitan Melbourne, covering 1700 hectares. In addition to its wide variety of plant species this area includes the Yarra River, pockets of Australian bushland and heritage features such as aboriginal sites, an old apple orchard and remnants from early white settlement.

The parkland also provides the only suitable local habitat for native wildlife and some endangered indigenous plant species. We are very fortunate to have such a large park so close to Melbourne.

Please help us to preserve these parks and extend the bushland areas.