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Last Updated on Thursday, 16 March 2017 18:18

NEW  Newsletter March to May 2017 (480 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.

* Sunday March 26th 2017, 10 am to 12 Noon - Tikalara Park, Templestowe (Mel 22 C12)

Removing old tree guards near the Mullum Mullum Creek. We will be working without a ranger and we are only allowed to drive one car into the park (with first aid kit, tools and morning tea). So you will have to walk or cycle to the site at Mel C11 where the Mullum Mullum Creek enters the Yarra. Probably the easiest way is to park your car at Pettys Orchard, on Homestead Rd. Templestowe (Mel 22 A11). Take the rough track down to the river, then walk east (right) along the Main Yarra Trail. At the end of the boardwalk, there will be signs pointing to our site across the bridge. It’s a bit of a scramble across the bridge. Phone Graham on 0434 272 258 if you get lost. Please read the item in the March Newsletter about what to bring and what to wear.

See Activities page for details of future activities.

* Plant nursery and Friends shed

On the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month (2017 March 22, April 12 & 26, May 10 & 24). Any time between 9am and Noon. Meet at Westerfolds Park Depot (Melway 33 F1). Everyone welcome. No experience necessary.

Membership Form 2017 (PDF 142 Kb)

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

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Next Committee Meeting:  7.30pm March 23rd 2017


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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.