FRIENDS OF
GARDINERS CREEK
VALLEY                                                                                             Glen Iris, Victoria 3146
                                gardinerscreek.org.au
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      Volunteers re-establishing indigenous flora and habitat
       along the Gardiners Creek and Back Creek wildlife corridors.

        In conjunction with City of Stonnington, City of Boroondara & Melbourne Water, since 1992.

         How You can Help & Membership Information

         Next SUNDAY Working Bee    

         Next WEDNESDAY Working Bee


         Meeting Point and Location Map

         Gardiners Creek Indigenous Plant List

         Feature article from the July 2019 FoGCV Newsletter:  fogcvnewsletter69treehollows.pdf
 
         Links for readers of a paper copy of the July 2019 FoGCV Newsletter:  fogcvnewsletter69links,pdf

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         This site was last updated in October 2019


   SUNDAY WORKING BEES
        THIRD SUNDAY of every MONTH
        plus Clean Up Australia Day (First Sunday in March)
          plus National Tree Day (Usually Last Sunday in July)
10:00am to 12:00 noon

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  • 2019 SUNDAY 10:00am July 21st   COMMUNITY PLANTING DAY at Glenburn Bend Park (South End)
  • 2019 SUNDAY 10:00am July 28th   COMMUNITY PLANTING DAY at T.H. King Oval   NATIONAL TREE DAY
  • 2019 SUNDAY 10:00am August 18th   WORKING BEE at Glenburn Bend Park
  • 2019 SUNDAY 10:00am August 25th   COMMUNITY PLANTING DAY at Glenburn Bend Park (North End)
  • 2019 SUNDAY 10:00am September 15th   WORKING BEE at Glenburn Bend Park
  • 2019 SUNDAY 10:00am October 20th   WORKING BEE at Glenburn Bend Park
  • 2019 SUNDAY 10:00am November 17th   WORKING BEE at Glenburn Bend Park
  • 2019 SUNDAY 10:00am December 15th   WORKING BEE at Glenburn Bend Park


   WEDNESDAY WORKING BEES
        FORTNIGHTLY DURING VICTORIAN SCHOOL TERM
        9:00am to 11:00 noon during Australian Eastern Summer Time
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    SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS - no Wednesday working bees
    • 2019 WEDNESDAY 9:00am October 9th   WORKING BEE  at Glenburn Bend Park
    • 2019 WEDNESDAY 9:00am October 23rd  WORKING BEE  at Glenburn Bend Park
    • 2019 WEDNESDAY 9:00am November 6th   WORKING BEE  at Glenburn Bend Park
    • 2019 WEDNESDAY 9:00am November 20th   WORKING BEE  at Glenburn Bend Park
    • 2019 WEDNESDAY 9:00am December 4th   WORKING BEE  at Glenburn Bend Park
    • 2019 WEDNESDAY 9:00am December 18th   WORKING BEE  at Glenburn Bend Park
    DECEMBER - JANUARY SCHOOL HOLIDAYS - no Wednesday working bees 
      

    MEETING POINT:

    Location Map for Working Bee Meeting Point
    The meeting point
    for both the monthly and weekly working bees is the two picnic tables towards the northern end of Glenburn Bend Park, adjacent to the gravel path that runs closest to west side of Gardiners Creek.

    This is about halfway between Great Valley Road and High Street, GLEN IRIS and about
    halfway between the Monash Freeway and Gardiners Creek.

    MELWAY REFERENCE: Map 59 towards the south-east corner of Grid J7

    Our site is located very close to Glen Iris railway station and the Glen Iris terminus of the Number 6 tram. Many of our planting volunteers travel by public transport to get to our site.
    We recommend the PTV Journey Planner.



         

         EDUCATIONAL, COMMUNITY AND
    CORPORATE GROUPS 

    ARE WELCOME, BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT


    Thanks to the many groups who have generously
      supported our cause over the years

    • Holmesglen TAFE Chadstone Campus - Group of about 10 Year 12 VCAL students with teachers including Ron, Anthony and Lis over a period of 13 years between 2007 and 2019. Attendance at sworking bees in addition to our Sunday and Wednesday working bees.
    • Rotary Club of Chadstone / East Malvern   PHOTO   PHOTO - Planting volunteers in 2017 through 2019. Catering for 2018 and 2019 planting events. Catering and clean up volunteers for Clean Up Australia Day 2019.
    • Rotary Club of Malvern - Planting volunteers in 2018 and 2019.
    • Rotary Club of Glenferrie - Planting volunteers and catering for one of the 2018 planting events.
    • Holmesglen TAFE Waverley Campus - 28 tertiary Diploma of Conservation and Land Management students with teacher Joab during 2018 and teacher Sophie in earlier years.
    • Grill'd Camberwell, Burke Road, Camberwell. Cash Donations via their "Community Matters" program.plus staff planting volunteers on National Tree Day 2018.
    • Bunnings Hawthorn Store. Staff participated at a Community Planting Event in 2018 together with a donation of Planting Equipment.
    • Bunnings Head Office Coffee Shop, Cato Street, East Hawthorn. Domation of 15 cents per cup of coffee served in a reusable container intead of a paper cup, over several months.
    • Green Army Team with Jo during 2017 - Site Preparation,
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    "One of Saving Suburbia's goals this year is to establish a relationship with another group that shares similar goals and aims to work together in our Work Parties. The beginning of this connection happened in March when Stage III had their first Saving Suburbia Work Party at Glenburn Bend Park in Glen Iris. It was a successful event, with 8 Stage III’s and Paul working alongside the Friends of Gardeners Creek Group to weed, clean up and place weed preventing matting in the park. Also worthy of note was helping clear dead branches off a National Trust protected tree affected by recent storms."      C h r i s   B a t e s   2013
    • Deakin Enviro Club, Deakin University Environment Club, Burwood Campus with four Evironmental Science Student Leaders over four consecutive years:   PHOTOS
    2014 - H a l e y   FACEBOOK
    2013 - A d a m  
    2012 - M a g g i e   FACEBOOK
    2011 - M e g a n   FACEBOOK
    • Salvation Army Youth 300 Project - Boroondara Year 10 students, Bowen Street, Camberwell with leaders Jason and Jaqui
    • MLC, Kew - Ecocare Environment Club - Senior School students with the Environment Captain and the Head of Science
    • Korowa Anglican Girls School, Glen Iris - Senior School students with the School Captain and the Head of Geography; Middle School students with teachers and Stonnington Parks Staff at Muswell Bend; Junior School students with teachers and Stonnington Parks Staff at Muswell Bend
      • 1st Glen Iris Scout Group
      • 1st Glen Iris Scout Group with two Queen's Scouts mentored by Trevor FACEBOOK
      • 1st Malvern Scout Group with Peter
      • 1st Ashburton Scout Group with Jeff
      • 13th Malvern Scout Group
      • Boroondara Guides
      • Camberwell High School, Senior School, Prospect Hill Road, Camberwell
      • Melbourne High School Environment Action Group (EAG), South Yarra
      • Kingswood College, Box Hill South
      • Glen Iris Primary School with students, teachers and parents, Glen Iris Road, Glen Iris. FoGCV recently gave advice on plants for the school's new Bird Garden. SCHOOL NEWSLETTER
      • St. Michaels Primary School, High Street, Ashburton
      • Wattletree Early Childhood Centre, Wattletree Road, Malvern

        FoGCV COMMUNITY PLANTING DAY
        Catering
        Team Awards

        • 2018 - Rotary Club of Chadstone East Malvern and Rotary Club of Glenferrie - Each provided a BBQ for 2018 Community Planting Days
        • 2017 - City of Stonnington - Gourmet Vegetarian Sandwiches
        • 2016 - Trevor - Home Made Vegetarian Pizza
        • 2015 - Bao Lin Chan Monastry, High Street, Glen Iris - Vegetarian Lunch Packs. This contribution ramped up the vegetarian catering offering thus enabling FoGCV to engage the 55 SEWA vegetarian planting volunteers on the day to create a new record number of planting volunteers on one day of 87
        • 2014 - Local Residents and FoGCV Members - Sausage Sizzle with various Vegetarian Options.. This contribution released the Wollangara STAGE III volunteers and the Deakin Uni volunteers to undertake extensive site preparation early on the morning of the event before the arrival of the 50 registered planting volunteers at 10:00am.
        • 2013 - Wollongarra Outdoor Education Centre STAGE III, Licola - MANAGEMENT OF CATERING - including provision and set up of twin gas barbeques at Glenburn Bend Park for both omnivores and vegetarians
          How you can help:
        1.   Participate as an individual, family or group of friends at one of our advertised working bees with a view to becoming a participating member. (Membership is $10 per financial year, per household.) It helps if you can let us know in advance when you will be attending. You will need to be over 18 or with a parent or guardian (if under 18) to be able to sign in for the FoGCV insurance cover.
        2.   Participate as an individual, family or group of friends at one of our advertised FoGCV Commumity Planting Days to do some planting. RSVP is required via Planet Ark. Lunch is usually provided at these events. Check the event details registered at Planet Ark for each event. The FoGCV Community Planting Days are usually very popular so register early. We often have to cap the number of attendees who can come a few days before the event. You will need to be 18 and above or with a parent (if under 18) to be able to sign in for the Planet Ark insurance cover.
        3.   Participate as a group (educational, community or corporate), at a specially scheduled event, by arrangement with the President of FoGCV.
        4.   Grow plants for us. All materials can be provided and and friendly instruction is available at our regular working bees.
        5.   Become a passive member (Membership is $10 per financial year, per household). Keeping our membership above 50 households enables our Gift Fund to keep operating with its tax deductability status. We currently have about 65 members and distribute two newsletters per annum to financial members.
        6.   Make a donation to our Gift Fund (Amounts over $2 are tax deductable).
        7.   Photographs of local wildlife and local plants are always welcome for this website. Credits will be given to the copyright holders. (A local university student and keen  photographer is currently redeveloping our Gardiners Creek Indigenous Plant List web page.)
        8.   If you are a local bird photographer, we would love to include a bird information page on this website. Please contact us if you are interested in providing photos and/or copy for this project.


             Contact Us:
        Email:   tdp @ labyrinth.net.au

        Postal Address:    
        Friends of Gardiners Creek Valley Inc.
        PO Box 83, Glen Iris, Vic 3146

        www.gardinerscreek.org.au

             Coming Soon:

        Weekend Notes - Glen Iris Park Wetlands
        Glenburn Bend Park Corymbia Citriodora joins the National Trust
        Glen Iris Wetlands 1991 - 1993 Historical Photo Page
        National Tree Day at Gardiners Creek - 2006 Photo Page
        Aerial Photograph of Glenburn Bend Park - circa 2001 (250KB)

        External Links Page