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Last Updated on Sunday, 24 May 2015 15:40

See Activities page for full details of all activities.

 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 June 28th - 10 am to 12 noon - Sweeneys Flats Eltham (Mel 22 B11)

Drive along Mt Pleasant Road Eltham to the junction of Sweeneys Lane (Mel 22 B8), then drive south and park the end of Sweeneys Lane. Follow the signs to the work area.

* Plant nursery and Friends shed

On the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month (May 27, June 10 & 24). Any time between 9am and Noon. Meet at Westerfolds Park Depot (Melway 33 F1). Everyone welcome. No experience necessary.


* Next Committee Meeting Thursday June 25, 2015 (The May committee meeting has been cancelled.)

Membership Form 2015 (PDF 142 Kb)

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

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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.