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|FRIENDS GROUP COMMITTEE
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.
of Braeside Park have many activity groups.
New members for these groups are always very welcome.
management is responsible for producing a newsletter which contains up-to-date information about the
activities of the Friends group and other park activities.
receive a copy of the newsletter (click
HERE for current membership costs
and to download a membership application form).
PROPAGATION GROUP NEEDS YOU!!
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.
than 200 local indigenous species have been found in the park.
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
PLANTING & COMMUNITY PROJECTS
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.
are held autumn to spring each year. They
usually occur on Saturdays and Sundays. Notification of planting days are always contained in 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
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.
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
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