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Last Updated on Thursday, 07 September 2017 12:04

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 24 September – 10 am to 12 Noon – Tikalara Park, Templestowe (Mel 22 C12)

Planting near the Mullum Mullum Creek. Drive to the corner of Blackburn Rd and Websters Rd Templestowe (Mel 34 D2) then go west just past the Council Mulching depot to a gate that enters Tikalara Park. Drive through the gate and follow signs along the access track, going slowly with your hazard lights flashing. Park by the signs, then follow signs to the planting site.

See Activities page for details of future activities.

* Plant nursery and Friends shed

(Currently not active. Restarts 13 & 27 Sept). On the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month.  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 Thursday September 28th 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.