Our next Monday Mornings in the Reserves outing will be on 20th February. We will be meeting at 9am at Heathmont Reserve in the Carpark at the corner of Waterloo Street & Cuthbert Street (Mel 63 J1). We will be continuing our work weeding in the South East corner of the Reserve. If you would like to join us please bring your own gloves, tools and morning tea will be provided.

 We are currently collecting articles, photos and items of interest for our Autumn Newsletter. If you have something that you would like to contribute please send to Linda, our newsletter editor, by February 24th. .

Past newsletters can be viewed on our website

 Our AGM has been booked for Thursday March 2nd at 7.30pm. It will be held at Maroondah Federation Estate, 32 Greenwood Ave Ringwood. The AGM is a great opportunity to meet other members, catch up on nursery projects and hear about what is happening in our local bushland reserves. Our guest speaker for the meeting will be Craig Mauger – Bushland Team Leader for Maroondah City Council. All committee positions become vacant as of the AGM and, as a number of existing members will be retiring, there is opportunity for new members to join the committee. If you would like information about committee roles please contact one of the current members or the nursery. Nomination forms are available from the nursery.

 Our Sales Area reopens for Saturday Sales on March 4th. We will be open every Saturday from 10am – 1pm. The Sales Area is also open on Wednesdays and Fridays during our volunteer sessions. Now is the time to start planning for autumn planting. We have good stock availability in both tubestock and 140mm pots. Please note our new prices for 2017 tubestock now $1.50 for members, $2.00 non members, 140mm pots now $4 for members & $5.50 non members. All sales are cash only unless by prior arrangement.

 First friends of Dandenong Creek invite you to help us clean up litter along the creek, both sides, at 9-12 on Sunday March 5th. Meeting at the tennis courts/creek outlet HE Parker Reserve. Gloves and bags are provided.
Register at website Clean Up Australia 3135 post code or call  Vicky Pearse

 First Friends of Dandenong Creek will also be hosing a presentation by Melbourne Water on the progress of the Enhancing Our Dandenong Creek project. 

Melbourne Water is currently refining the design for the revitalisation of an 850m section of Dandenong Creek between the railway bridge in Bayswater and H.E. Parker Reserve in Heathmont. The project will remove 850m of pipe, and bring the daylight back to the creek (daylighting) by constructing a naturalised waterway in its place. This is by far the most significant project in our area of the creek in the history of FFDC. 

For more details go to: 

Meeting Details:

Thursday 9 March at 7:30pm at Room 4 Maroondah Federation Estate, 32 Greenwood Ave, Ringwood.

If you are planning to attend please notify First Friends of Dandenong Creek by email