Our next Monday Morning in the Reserves will be Monday 24th July. We will be meeting in along Old Lilydale Rd, East Ringwood at 9am and continuing to plant out prepared mulch beds (near Maroondah Highway – Mel 50 C4). All tools, equipment and morning tea will be provided, please bring your own gloves.

We are currently collecting articles and items of interest for the next issue of the CRISP Newsletter if you have something that you would like to contribute please contact Linda Hibbs, the editor on

Please note that all membership renewals are due at the end of June – you can renew by paying cash at the nursery, sending a cheque to PO Box 706 Heathmont 3135, or by Direct Deposit BSB 033 044 Acc No 149422. Single membership $10, Family membership $15 Group Membership $20. Please include your name as the reference when paying so we can update your membership details.

National Tree Day – Sunday 30th July – find a site and join in

 Montrose Environmental Group will be having a special presentation “Supporting our Local Frog Species” with James Frazer

James Frazer is Melbourne Water’s Frog Census Co-ordinator. He holds a Masters in Conservation Ecology with expertise in habitat restoration, community engagement and threatened species management in Austaralia and New Zealand. During his presentation on local frog Species you will also learn how to use your mobile phone to record frog calls and contribute meaningful data to the frog census.

Date: Saturday 22nd July

Time: 11.15am registration for 11.30am start

Where: Montrose Town Centre. 935 Mt Dandenong Tourst Road, Montrose.

Entry by donation. For details please contact John 9723 4700 by Monday 17th July

“Insects – The little things that run our city – Insect biodiversity in the City of Melbourne”<>  A great new interactive website by the City of Melbourne is worth checking out for all you bug enthusiasts.
Over 560 species of insect are found within the City of Melbourne. They
provide important environmental services that benefit us all, from
pollination and pest control to improving soil fertility.