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FRIENDS GROUP COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Friends of Braeside Park has a committee of management which meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7pm at the Visitors Centre.  It is responsible for organising major activities and managing the memberships as well as the organisation’s finances, grants and fund allocations.

Friends of Braeside Park have many activity groups.  New members for these groups are always very welcome. 

The committee of management is responsible for  producing a newsletter which contains up-to-date information about the activities of the Friends group and other park activities. Financial members receive a copy of the newsletter (click HERE for current membership costs and to download a membership application form).

 

THE PROPAGATION GROUP NEEDS YOU!!

There is a modern plant nursery at Braeside Park where Friends produce more than 20,000 plants each year.  All the seed stock and cuttings come from within the park or the immediate vicinity.  This ensures the integrity of the stock.

More than 200 local indigenous species have been found in the park.

The plants are used for the revegetation of the park.  Excess plants are made available to other local groups.

New members are always welcome and needed.

INDIGENOUS PLANT LIST OF BRAESIDE PARK

 

TREE PLANTING & COMMUNITY PROJECTS

From its beginning in 1989, plantings have been a feature of community involvement in the park.  Some current members have watched the trees they planted grow to maturity over the past twenty eight years. 

Plantings are held autumn to spring each year.  They usually occur on Saturdays and Sundays.  Notification of planting days are always contained in the Friends newsletter, the planting day for 2021 will be on Saturday, July 31st for National Tree Day at 9am till 12pm, follow the signs, enter from Lower Dandenong Road entry.  Community groups and business can arrange to plant a specific area during these regular days or during the week.  Schools, ethnic organisations, scouts and guides have all organised plantings for their groups.

Each Wednesday a group meets to work with one of the park rangers from 9am till 12noon.  Their tasks are varied – tree, shrub and grass planting, and caring for areas already planted out.

 

WATER QUALITY MONITORING
  Routine testing of run-off waters from the Dingley area and the adjacent golf course into Braeside Park wetlands is monitored by the Friends Group.  The water is tested at five locations along the stream on the 2nd Saturday of the Month in March thru to December. Meet at the Visitor's Centre @ 9:30am and wear appropriate clothing and footwear. This activity is led by Judith Sise contact her on 9551-7741 for more information and bookings.
THE BIRD GROUP
 

The Friends of Braeside Bird Group was established over 25 years ago.  Group meets the 4th Friday of the month at 8am till 11am at either the Robin Car Park or The Park Office alternating.

For more information about this group please contact the Rangers office on 9265-7300

Over a number of years records have been kept of the various bird species found in the park.  These records need continual updating so that changes in the number and range of species can be monitored.

 

THE WALKING GROUP
  The walking group meets every Tuesday and Friday morning at the Visitors Centre at 9.30am.  This is an informal group where people walk at their own pace.  Most stay for morning tea after the walk has been completed.  Anyone can attend without prior notice

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