News

9
Oct

Learn About the Creek

Thanks to the Darebin City Council, for voting on 5 September, to purchase approximately 1.8h of creek frontage abutting the former Lakeside College from the Education Department for $270,000 plus GST. This is a great win for the environment, as now the land… Thanks to the Darebin City Council, for voting on 5 September, to purchase approximately 1.8h of creek

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17
Nov

Darebin Council to buy Lakeside College land

Thanks to the Darebin City Council, for voting on 5 September, to purchase approximately 1.8h of creek frontage abutting the former Lakeside College from the Education Department for $270,000 plus GST. This is a great win for the environment, as now the land, which includes Critically Endangered indigenous vegetation as well as the shared path, will continue to be cared

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8
Aug

Upcoming FoMC changes

Aug 08 2016 We are looking at providing on-line membership, thanks to our webmaster, Simon D’Alfonso, and our Membership Secretary, Monica Williamson, with valuable input from Yasmin Kelsall, and we are also considering a new email address.

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Aug

New “Help the Blue-banded Bee” crowd-funding campaign

Aug 01 2016 This project aims to increase the numbers and reproductive potential of the Matted Flax-lily, Dianella amoena along the Merri Creek. The Matted Flax-lily is Critically Endangered Australia-wide due to destruction of its grassland habitat. Only a few thousand plants have been mapped through Victoria and Tasmania.  Remnant plants are threatened by competition from weeds and population isolation that

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4
Jul

Woody Weeds get Whacked

Jul 04 2016 Amazingly, the Woody Weed Whackers (or ‘Impossible Mission’ Force) has now removed the Gorse, Broom, and Briar Rose bushes from about three-quarters of Bababi Marning (Cooper St Grasslands) and we’re now moving into the last stretch. This group has expanded lately as more people have begun to appreciate the immediate rewards of liberating the grassland from woody

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