Get your hands on the FOGCV newsletter!

We’ve been producing a quarterly newsletter for our members for many years. These are always a great way to see the wildlife that’s been spotted along Gardiners Creek, stay in touch with local community initiatives and learn intriguing facts about the environment and how to keep it luscious! We don’t want you to miss out! …

Gardiners Creek Nature Trail

A Gardiners Creek Nature Trail is proposed to highlight natural features, distinctive trees and plants and the history of Gardiners Creek. The Gardiners Creek Nature Trail will be designed as a series of fractals with multiple start and end points adjacent to high pedestrian traffic locations along its length. The Gardiners Creek Nature Trail will …

Temporal eel trap style Litter Trap for Gardiners Creek

This project is a collaboration with Friends of Gardiners Creek Valley led by Sarah Naarden in the City of Stonington Environmental Champions Group. It is set up to champion Indigenous Community Engagement for the Kooyongkoot Masterplan in an Environmental design studio with Monash University. We propose to bio-remediate or filter the water toxins including invisible …

The Bridges of John Monash over Gardiners Creek

The Black Bridge, Melway Map 69 B1, on the Outer Circle Railway opened in 1890. The Black Bridge was a wooden trestle bridge. John Monash was the chief engineer for the Outer Circle Railway. The Black Bridge was dismantled during WWII. https://en-gb.facebook.com/Past2Present1/photos/a.718458668183372.1073741954.606892929339947/718966651465907/ The Glenferrie Road Bridge, Melway Map 59 D3, was widened by John Monash …

Methane and Hydrogen as Transport Fuels

Methane gas as energy from sewage.. A chemical explanation of the energy levels from different fuels: https://people.wou.edu/~courtna/GS361/Energy_From_Fossil_Fuels.htm International Projects: https://www.globalmethane.org/documents/ww_fs_eng.pdf https://www.clarke-energy.com/applications/sewage-gas/ What Melbourne Water is already doing:https://www.melbournewater.com.au/what-we-are-doing/news/upgraded-biogas-covers Harvesting energy from a hydraulic wheel spinning in sewage or stormwater pipes, i.e. using the energy of the flow rather than the gas.https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2095809917300875 Methane gas as energy from …

The Case for Litter Traps

The world’s oceans are expected to contain more plastic than fish, by weight, by 2050 (http://bit.ly/more-plastic-than-fish). Gardiners Creek is fed litter from five local government areas (City of Whitehorse, City of Monash, City of Glen Eira, City of Stonnington and the City of Boroondara). Some of this litter gets as far as Port Phillip Bay …

Scientific Evidence of Climate Change Caused by Humans

Ice cores from Antarctica and Greenland have been used to map the correlation between atmospheric greenhouse gases and atmospheric temperatures over (up to) the last 800,000 years.   The greenhouse gas (Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and Methane (CH4)) levels can be measured directly from the air bubbles trapped in the ice. Historical temperatures can be measured …