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Last Updated on Friday, 04 March 2016 09:35

NEW Newsletter March-to-June 2016 (820 Kb PDF).

See Activities page for full details of all activities.

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.

Due to lack of rain, we will only do planting between May and September. In the other months (March, April, October and November) we will do maintenance activities and collect old guards and stakes.

* Sunday 20th March 2016 (Note that this is the 3rd Sunday of March, to avoid Easter Sunday) 10am to 12 Noon – Westerfolds Park (Mel 33 E3)

Collecting old guards and stakes near Kestrel Creek. Please also bring Stanley knives or equivalent or scissors. Drive to the Porter Street entrance to Westerfolds Park (Mel 33 E3, GPS opposite 56 Porter St, Templestowe) and park inside and follow signs to the activity site.

See Activities page for details of future activities.

* Plant nursery and Friends shed

On the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month (March 9 & 23, April 6 & 20, May 11 & 25, June 8 & 22). Any time between 9am and Noon. Meet at Westerfolds Park Depot (Melway 33 F1). Everyone welcome. No experience necessary.


Membership Form 2016 (PDF 142 Kb)

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

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Next Committee Meeting Thursday March 24th, 2016


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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.