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Newsletter June to August 2019 (419 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 August – 10 am to 12 Noon – Near Banyule Billabong, Viewbank (Mel 32 F3)

Replacement native planting and maintenance of previous plantings 2 years ago. Near the Yarra River. There is a walk of about 750 metres to the site. (Perhaps arrive 10 minutes early to allow for the walk.) Park in the car park for Banyule Flats Reserve off Somerset Drive. There will be signs on the Main Yarra Trail. Walk east until you see the Plenty River Trail heading off to the left. Turn right here instead (south) and follow an informal path towards the river. Follow signs to the planting site..

For activities after this, see Activities page for details.

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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.