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Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 November 2017 10:14

Newsletter September to December 2017 (450 Kb PDF).

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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. 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 26 November – 10 am to 12 Noon – Mount Lofty, Wonga Park (Mel 279 A6)

A circuit walk in this outlying part of Warrandyte State Park to finish the year. Meet at the car park at Wittons Reserve, Reserve Road, Wonga Park. To organise car pooling contact Graham on 94320163. We’ll follow the river much of the way and finish up where we started. You could bring a picnic lunch.

Wednesday 13 December – from 6:30 pm – Westerfolds Park, Templestowe

BYO everything. BBQ hotplate and shelter provided. The BBQ will go ahead even if it is raining.
Enter Westerfolds Park from Fitzsimons Lane (Mel 33 G2), and then follow the signs to the Eucalypt Picnic Area, Red Stringybark carpark (Mel 33 F1).

See Activities page for details of future activities.

* Plant nursery and Friends shed

NOTE:  There will be no Wednesday activities for the time being. The plant nursery has been shutdown until 2018 to enable repairs to the currently broken watering system. All plants will be relocated to Friends of Warrandyte. We thank the Wednesday regulars for all of the work done by you to date. We will let you know when Wednesday activities will resume.

Membership Form 2017 (PDF 142 Kb)

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

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Next Committee Meeting:   Not until February 2018


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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.