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Newsletter March to May 2018 (515 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 25 March 2018 – 10 am to 12 Noon – Templestowe Road, Templestowe Lower (Mel 32 K4)

Maintenance of last year’s planting at a site between Templestowe Rd. and the Yarra. Some replacement planting. Bring a mattock or other tool if you have one for weeding around the plants. It would be safest to park in Gordons Road opposite.

For activities after this, see Activities page for details.

Membership Form 2018 (PDF 142 Kb)

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

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Next Committee Meeting:   7.30pm Thursday 22 March 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.