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Friends of the Yarra Valley Parks


Posted: 05-05-2011
Contact Name: Graham Patterson or Andrew Lucas
Contact Phone: 9432 0163 or Andrew on 0412 550330
Contact Email: info@yvfriends.org.au
Website: http://www.yvfriends.org.au/



About the agency The Friends of the Yarra Valley Parks is a group whose primary aim is to involve the wider community in conservation issues and activities within the Yarra Valley Parklands, which have the potential to become one of the great urban conservation parks. Activities include plant propagation, planting and weed removal.

Friends of Yarra Valley Parks work with Parks Victoria rangers and focus our efforts in parks along the Yarra River from Burke Rd Ivanhoe upstream to Warrandyte.

The parklands area is the largest of its kind in metropolitan Melbourne, covering 1700 hectares. In addition to its wide variety of plant species, this area includes the Yarra River, pockets of Australian bushland and heritage features such as Aboriginal sites, an old apple orchard and remnants from early white settlement. The parkland also provides the only suitable local habitat for native wildlife and some endangered indigenous plant species.

Volunteers You will need old clothes and sturdy shoes, gardening gloves, a parka, or hat and sunscreen, and a water bottle. A cuppa is usually provided. You may also like to bring insect repellent. Tools are provided by Park staff. You don't have to stay for the entire session - even an hour of your time would make a valuable contribution to the Yarra Valley Park environment.

Vacancies Conservation Volunteer, Friends of the Yarra Valley Parks. For more information visit our vacancy page

More information For a list of upcoming activities that would welcome volunteers click here

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