Volunteers & Members

FoGCV working bees follow Victorian Government COVID-safe health guidelines.

Picture is illustrative! Please observe social distancing at all times during working bees.

Working Bees

The best way to help regenerate the indigenous landscape of Gardiners Creek is to volunteer at one of our regular working bees! These run for 2 hours and you don’t need to be a member to participate! We also hold Clean Up events in postcodes 3145, 3146 & 3147 every month and a CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAY event and a NATIONAL TREE DAY planting event every year in July. Details for working bees and Clean Up events are below.

Wednesday Working Bees

WEDNESDAY Working Bees are not currently running.

This is to free up resource to accommodate the current high demand from schools and groups for mid-week events.

Sunday Working Bees

Monthly on the SECOND Sunday and THIRD Sunday of every month. 10:00am to 12:00pm.

The next Sunday working bees are on the 11th June and 18th June 2023.


National Tree Day is a national event promoted by Planet Ark for which we hold a community planting day event every year.

Register for National Tree Day here

Schools, Businesses & Groups

Groups such as Secondary Schools, Businesses and other groups are invited to join us for a site tour, a planting day, a litter pickup event, a general working bee or a plant propagation workshop. Groups are strictly by appointment only.

Please contact us for more information.

Meeting point for Working Bees

The meeting point for working bees is at the picnic tables towards the northern end of Glenburn Bend Park in Glen Iris. This is about halfway between Great Valley Road and High Street and about halfway between the Monash Freeway and Gardiners Creek.

Google maps locationhttp://www.bit.ly//FOGCV-meeting-point
Melway map reference – Map 59 towards the south-east corner of Grid J7.

Monthly Clean Up Events in Postcodes 3145, 3146 & 3147

You will be simply amazed at how much litter we pick up from Gardiners Creek each month.

We hold three clean up events each month in the Gardiners Creek catchment with

Love Our Street 3145 East Malvern & East Caulfield,

Love Our Street 3146 Glen Iris &

Love Our Street 3147 Ashburton & Ashwood

Click on links above for more details about dates and meeting points. Meeting points move each month so that multiple litter “hot spots” can be targeted.

Annual clean up events are scheduled for Clean Up Australia Day in March 2024. Details to be advised closer to the day.

Schools and Groups for Clean Up events – by appointment only.

Let us know you’re coming


Becoming a member of Friends of Gardiners Creek Valley helps us all invest in the beauty of the wildlife corridor.


Free members newsletter

We distribute three newsletters per annum to financial members. These include details of our latest activities, local and environmental news.

Event invitations

Members are automatically invited to all of our events, including our tree planting days, Annual General Meetings and end of year gatherings.

Joining a community

Would you like to join a community that’s passionate about your local environment? You can connect with like-minded members!

Membership is only $10 per financial year, per household.

Renewals of existing memberships are valid from date of receipt until 30/06/2023.

New memberships are valid from the date of approval until 30/06/2023.

Details for methods for payment will be sent after we have your contact details.

A renewal reminder for existing members will be sent after 30/06/2023 for renewal of membership for the period 01/07/2023 to 30/06/2024.

New Membership application form and Membership Renewals

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