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Natural environment community groups

A number of environmental community groups are active in the Maroondah municipality. These groups are primarily volunteer workers who contribute many hours to preserve and maintain the local natural environment. These community groups are involved in many activities and events including the removal of litter and weeds as well as tree planting.

The local community groups are:

Croydon Conservation Society Inc. Liz 9879 2247
Friends of Birt's Hill (Croydon Conservation Society Inc) Sandra 9725 3829
First Friends of Dandenong Creek  ffdc.melbournewater.com.au Charlie 0417 125 677
Friends of Alto Reserve Bushland 9294 5677
Friends of Andersons Creek Andrew 9879 0447
Friends of BJ Hubbard Reserve Bushland 9294 5677
Friends of Bungalook Conservation Reserves Graeme 8711 3454
Friends of Candlebark Walk Reserve Ian 9723 2255
Friends of FJC Rogers Reserve Gwen 9879 1427
Friends of Loughie's Bushland Carol 9870 8126
Friends of Ringwood Lake Des 9879 4176
Friends of Wombolano Park Andy 9729 4550
Friends of Yanggai Barring Pat 9723 0036
Grandfill Flora Reserve Committee of Management Graham 9725 3996
Heathmont Bushcare Roger 9876 8732
Maroondah Bushlinks Margaret 9876 3094
Mullum Mullum Bushcare Group Alan 9876 1319
Warranwood Reserve Committee of Management Margaret 9876 3094
Warrien Reserve Committee of Management David 9725 3163

'Bushlink' groups invite representatives from environmental groups to attend their meetings in order to encourage communication between groups on a regular basis. They also encourage others in the community who are merely interested in keeping up to date with environmental issues within the municipality. A vital networking resource!

You may also wish to contact or visit one of the nurseries:

C.R.I.S.P Nursery

17 Greenwood Avenue Ringwood, Victoria 3134.
Phone: (03) 9879 3911
email: crisp@melbpc.org.au
C.R.I.S.P Nursery website

Wednesday and Friday 9:30am - 12:30pm
Saturday 10am - 1pm (March - November)
Correspondence: PO Box 706, Heathmont, Victoria 3135

Candlebark Community Nursery

Cnr Hull & Taylor Roads, Mooroolbark, Victoria 3138.
Phone: (03) 9727 0594  or  0448 011 604
email: info@candlebark.org.au

Open: Sunday 10am - 2pm, Monday to Thursday 9am - 3.30pm
(except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day)
Correspondence: PO Box 6064, Nth Croydon Victoria 3136

Why join an environmental group?

Joining an environmental group is a great experience for those who would like to help the environment, or just like to gain experience in an environment related field of work. Volunteers are welcome to join any of the groups.

Benefits include:

  • Networking i.e. meeting a variety of interesting people and useful contacts
  • Gaining skills in article writing, drawing and/or publishing (if the group has a newsletter)
  • Obtaining plant identification skills
  • Gaining additional skills from field work such as revegetation works, seed collection, plant propagation and weed control
  • Learning general ecology principles
  • Preserving invaluable flora and fauna

General information:

  • No previous experience necessary to join a group
  • Groups are made up of people of all ages
  • Students can often complete compulsory work experience hours through a group

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