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|FRIENDS GROUP COMMITTEE
of Braeside Park has a committee of management which usually meets
2nd Thursday of each month at 7pm at the Park Office.
It is responsible for organising major activities and managing the
of Braeside Park have many activity groups.
New members for these groups are always very welcome.
Contact Bev Bancroft on 9551 4578
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).
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.
group meets on the 1st Saturday and 3rd Sunday each month from 10.00am to 12 noon. The Nursery is also open for plant sales on the Sunday. New members are always welcome.
INDIGENOUS PLANT LIST OF BRAESIDE
PLANTING & COMMUNITY PROJECTS (Every
from 9am till 12pm)
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 seven years.
are held autumn to spring each year. They
usually occur on Saturdays and Sundays. Notification of planting days are always contained in the
Friends monthly newsletter,
the 2 planting days for 2017
will be on June 4th for World Environment Day and
July 29th for National Tree Day both at 9am till 12noon, 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 rangers from 9am till 12noon.
Their tasks are varied – tree, shrub and grass planting, and caring for
areas already planted out.
trunks and branches of the dead trees in the southern area of the park would
seem to indicate that there has been a salinity problem in the past.
To monitor salinity throughout the whole of the park nine wells have been
sunk to measure the salinity and water tables on a regular basis.
work is carried by a group of Friends. The
result of their work is reported in the monthly newsletter.
WATER QUALITY MONITORING
testing of run-off waters from the Dingley area and the adjacent golf
course into Braeside Park wetlands is monitored by a Friends Group.
The water is tested at five locations along the stream
on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 9am till 12noon, Meet at
the Park Office.
THE BIRD GROUP
The Friends of Braeside Bird Group was established over
20 years ago. Group meets the 4th Friday of the month at
8am till 11am at Robin Car Park
There was a great deal of interest in future bird talks,
outings, campouts etc.
For more information about this group please contact
Glen Oliphant, c/- the Rangers office Ph 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.
COMMUNITY GARDEN (INDIGENOUS PLANT) GROUP
community Garden is a recent development funded initially by a
government grant. It provides learning and involvement in specific sites
within the park where display gardens are being developed. These are
located adjacent to the community nursery and in the Federation picnic
area. Look for the new giant chess board and other activities there. The
group meets at the Nursery on the 3rd Sunday of each month
from 10:00am till 12noon.
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