What a lovely morning it was, spent outdoors at Dexter’s Bush on the banks of the Dandenong Creek in the company of like-minded people. As always, our work can be measured in the number of bags of weeds removed, and the enjoyment measured in the number of laughs. On both counts, it was a very successful morning. Of particular note, it was also Lix Dexter’s 90th birthday a few days prior – congratulations and happy birthday Liz! It was a privilege to be able to share a cup of tea and a slice of birthday cake with both Mick and Liz after the exertions of the morning’s work.
FREE TO ATTEND EVENTS
Friends of the Helmeted Honeyeater 30th Anniversary celebration
Saturday 25th May: Friends of the Helmeted Honeyeater are celebrating 30 years of working to secure the future of the critically endangered Helmeted Honeyeater with a symposium from 8.30 to 4.30 in the Lilydale Senior Citizens Centre, 7 Hardy Street Lilydale.
For more information, click on this link:
What a beautiful morning it was for our working bee at Uambi on Sunday 15th May. A good turnout of members saw us plant 75 indigenous species plants in the north-western corner of Uambi in an area which, until very recently, was dominated by asparagus fern. Thanks largely to the efforts of Brian, a significant area is now effectively free of asparagus fern, and now that the pine-trees have been ringbarked, it was a great opportunity to begin the revegetation of this area.
It was great to see representatives the 3rd Heathmont Scout Group turn out to help again, and as always, there was much cheerful banter as we planted and weeded before enjoying a refreshing cup of tea and coffee, along with a delicious selection of cakes and biscuits, at the conclusion of the working bee.
Thanks as always to everyone who turned out on the day. The results of our collective efforts can readily be seen in the improved natural environments in all of the areas in which we work.
Community Recognition Night at Bunnings Ringwood
Wednesday, 22 May, 7.00pm – 8.00pm
Dear Community Group members,
We would like to invite you to attend our Community Recognition Night, to recognise all the volunteers & community groups for their hard work and commitment.
This is an opportunity for community groups to network, discuss Bunnings’ commitment to Community Involvement and how we can work with you and your organisation in the future.
- Short information sessions, questions and feedback
- Guest Speakers to talk about their experiences with Ringwood’s Community involvement
- Light refreshments
- Door prizes
Kids activity table available (bookings required)
Please RSVP by Friday May 18 for catering, via email to Cass and Crysta at email@example.com or phone 9871 0000.
Crysta Healey & Cass Groves
Ringwood Square, Charter St
Ringwood Vic 3134
Ph: 03 9871 0000
Fax 03 9871 0099
Hope you have all had a happy and relaxing Easter break!
Our next working bee will be held at Uambi on Sunday May 5th. Whilst it won’t be an ‘Open Day’ as we have had in the past few years, it will be Heathmont Bushcare’s biggest working bee for 2019. As such, it will be a great opportunity to visit Uambi, see how previous years’ plantings are progressing, take the guided walk, and to help out with further plantings and weeding. Not to mention a great opportunity to touch base with other members!
Morning tea will be held at 12.00pm on the lawn of David and Margaret Harper, so bring a cup and, if you can, a plate of something yummy to share.
We look forward to seeing everyone at the main entrance to Uambi (opposite the northern end of ‘The Boulevard’), at 10.00am. Please feel free to bring along any friends and potential new Bushcare members!
Heathmont Bushcare has been invited to participate in the Heathmont Easter Bush Market, to be held at Uambi, on Sunday April 14th. The market will run between the hours of 10.00am to 2.00pm, but we will need help in setting up from about 9.00am, as well as packing up.
If you can help out on the day to promote the wonderful work that Heathmont Bushcare does, hand out flyers, sign up new members, chat to people or collect gold coin donations from people, that would be wonderful.
The Open Day at Uambi will not be held this year, so this is our big chance to spread the word and sign up new members.
Please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to help out.
Mark the date in your diaries! Sunday April 14th from 10.00am to 2.00pm is the date of the inaugural Easter Market to be held at Uambi.
Join us for a pre-Easter weekend under the gum trees at Uambi.
Heathmont Easter Bush Market in conjunction with Provincial Makers Market will showcase some wonderful local businesses and their amazing products and fresh seasonal produce.
In a variation from the Christmas market, this market will feature more food stalls as well as some of your old favourites.
And this time, we are joined by local artist Jacinta, who will be doing traditional aboriginal art face painting for the children.
There will be:
- jams, chutneys, sauces and marmalades
- Uambi honey
- delicious cakes, slices and caneles
- skincare and aromatherapy
and much more!
Join us for a picnic under the gums and and bring your shopping bags to take home all the wonderful locally grown and made gifts and produce.