Volunteers

See below for a range of opportunities help out or get involved:


11 Feb 2017 (Sat) – World Wetlands Day Celebrations at Tirhatuan Park

City of Greater Dandenong is hosting this free event to celebrate World Wetlands Day.

This free all-ages community event will explore and celebrate our beautiful natural environment and the diversity of life in our wetlands.

Enjoy crafts and fishing, book time in the bush, cool critters demonstrations, bird watching and a free BBQ.

The event is free, but bookings are required for catering purposes. Phone 8571 1702 to book.

Please note If raining, a total fire ban day, or temperatures are above 39 degrees Celsius the event will be cancelled.

Location: Tirhatuan Park, Kriegal Way (off Outlook Drive), Dandenong North

For more information see: http://www.greaterdandenong.com/events/2737/world-wetlands-day/1507


22 Jan 2016 (Fri) – Leap into Nature @ Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary 2016

Leap into Nature will be visiting Rickets Point Marine Sanctuary for a one-off session during the summer school holidays.

This event is for school-aged children aged 5 years and above. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Park in the car park adjoining the Ricketts Point Beachside Cafe, on Beach Road in Beaumaris, CAR PARK 18. Please note it is $5 per hour for parking. There is free parking on Beach Road – just please be careful crossing the road its a busy one!

Toilets are available near the car park.

Time: 9am-11am

Location: Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary, Beaumaris, VIC416 Beach Rd, Beaumaris VIC 3193, Australia

What to bring:

Your sense of adventure!
Sturdy, comfortable shoes – we recommend CROCS or other reef walking shoes that can get wet but still protect your feet.

Bring/wear appropriate clothing: t-shirts that cover shoulders, rashies, shorts, bathers, hats as required. SUNSCREEN remember to SLIP – SLOP – SLAP – Be Sunsmart!

Water, morning tea/snacks.

COST: $10 per child; $5 per adult. Bookings are essential as numbers are limited; pre-payment is required 7 days before the session. Please contact Christina to book in (details below).

Parents/carers are required to stay for the duration of the session and are responsible for their children at all times.

Contact

Christina Renowden
Phone: 0408532102
Email: info@leapintonature.com.au
Website: www.leapintonature.com.au

Further info: http://activeinparks.org/activity/leap-nature-ricketts-point-marine-sanctuary-3/


20 Nov 2015 (Fri) – Discover your inner Wild Thing – Ringwood Lake

Join us for an evening of fun and flora, with free activities for the whole family to reconnect with nature!

We will also be screening Project Wild Thing — the film that sparked a worldwide movement aiming to get more children (and their parents) outside and reconnecting with nature.

The feature-length documentary takes a funny (and revealing) look at the increasingly disparate connection between children and nature.
http://www.maroondah.vic.gov.au/ProjectWildThing.aspx

Time: 6-10pm

Location: Ringwood Lake, Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood, Victoria, Australia 3134

Maroondah City Council is running this free event.


26 Oct 2015 (Mon) – Lilydale Lake Walk

GRADE: easy 10km

LEADER: Sue Parkhill 9510 4316

Lilydale Station 11pm. BYO lunch. Walk along part of the Warburton Trail to Lilydale Lake, lunch at the lake before walking back to the station. Limit 20.

This is a Victorian National Parks Association ‘Bushwalking & Activities Program’ event. Most events are $5 members or $9 non-members. For further info visit: http://vnpa.org.au/page/bushwalking-and-activities/events


25 Oct 2015 (Sun) – Indigenous Flora of Beaumaris Walk

GRADE: easy 3km

LEADER: Rob Saunders srednuas@hotmail.com / 95153383 / 0417 357 345

Wander through four of the bushland and heathland reserves of Beaumaris for a taste of spring. Limit 12. 22km SE Melb.

This is a Victorian National Parks Association ‘Bushwalking & Activities Program’ event. Most events are $5 members or $9 non-members. For further info visit: http://vnpa.org.au/page/bushwalking-and-activities/events


17 Oct 2015 (Sat) – City of Casey Exploratory Ride

GRADE: medium 60km

LEADER: Wilma Van Djik 0409 537 303 / garryandwilma@gmail.com

A leisurely ride around the City of Casey’s suburban areas, exploring parks and new cycle ways. Finish off for a social evening at a local restaurant for dinner. Limit 12. 45km SE Melb.

This is a Victorian National Parks Association ‘Bushwalking & Activities Program’ event. Most events are $5 members or $9 non-members. For further info visit: http://vnpa.org.au/page/bushwalking-and-activities/events


11 Oct 2015 (Sun) – City of Casey Multicultural Tree Planting Day

Come along on 11 October 2015 between 10 am and 12 pm at Police Paddocks, Baileyana Drive, Endeavour Hills, to take part in the in the biggest environmental planting event ever held in the City of Casey!

Be part of this community event to revegetate ten hectares of natural habitat with 20,000 trees.

Council is encouraging residents from all cultural backgrounds to participate and ‘plant their roots’ in Casey. This is a great opportunity for a number of diverse cultures to come together to achieve a significant environmental goal.

To RSVP please visit http://www.trybooking.com/ISQG by 4 October 2015

Once all the trees are planted, participants can come together to enjoy a free multicultural lunch.


10 Oct 2015 (Sat) – George Pentland Botanic Gardens Frankston Walk

GRADE: easy 5km

LEADER: Geoff Durham 9523 5559

The gardens feature many native species in a formal gardens style setting. We will extend our stroll to take in nearby Beauty Park which is a link between the botanic gardens and the foreshore, and will conclude with coffee/lunch option. Liberate your limbs. Limit 15. 20km S Melb.

This is a Victorian National Parks Association ‘Bushwalking & Activities Program’ event. Most events are $5 members or $9 non-members. For further info visit: http://vnpa.org.au/page/bushwalking-and-activities/events


28 Sep 2015 (Mon) – Berwick to Narre Warren Walk

GRADE: easy 8km

LEADER: Sue Parkhill 9510 4316

A new venue for the Monday walkers. Meet at Berwick Station 11am for a walk that will take us to the Wilson Botanic Gardens then through various small parks and local streets to the Narre Warren wetlands. BYO lunch, coffee in the famous Fountain Gate SC. Limit 20.

This is a Victorian National Parks Association ‘Bushwalking & Activities Program’ event. Most events are $5 members or $9 non-members. For further info visit: http://vnpa.org.au/page/bushwalking-and-activities/events


19 Sep 2015 (Sat) – Sweetwater Creek Spring Walk

Action Sweetwater Creek is hosting a Spring Walk at 9:30am on Saturday 19th September. This will include:

Ranger and Volunteer led walk through the Nature Reserve
See the spring flowers and join us for morning tea
Take home a plant for your garden
Meet at the Noticeboard at the Fleetwood Crescent entrance to the reserve, between 47 and 49 Fleetwood Crescent.

Ring Sally 9770 1777 or email sweetwater.action@gmail.com

Thanks go to Melbourne Water for their support of this group.