Friends of Braeside Park
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The Friends of Braeside Park was one of the earliest Friends groups which are now attached to all metropolitan and state parks.  It was formed in August 1989 a few months after the official opening of Braeside Park this year we celebrate our 28th Anniversary.

 The Friends Group works closely with the Parks Victoria Rangers and is actively involved in:

        park planning and development

        tree planting

        funding of tree carvings

        seed collection and plant propagation

        bird counting

        salinity monitoring

        water quality testing, and

        monitoring bats and possums

For more park related information about Braeside Park go to the Parks Victoria website

For a copy of the park notes including a map of Braeside Park courtesy of Parks Victoria (pdf) click  here

For a copy of the Heathland Trail map courtesy of Parks Victoria (pdf) click here

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Mordialloc By-Pass
The Mordialloc Bypass is now a possibility of being built and completed by 2022
This will greatly affect our Park as it runs right thru the lower section of the Park
near the Woodlands Estate and right near the Wetlands
This will effect the Park Office and adjoining facilities as well as the flora and fauna in the Park

Vicroads have put together a website for comment by the general public
Have a look at the project and comments by following this link:
www.engage.vicroads.vic.gov.au/mordiallocbypass

As the Cypress trees come to the end of their life cycle they are turned into sculptures
There are 4 sculptures currently in the park of Australian native animals and the latest of Phar Lap
Photos of the Phar Lap chainsaw sculpture in the Park by Rob Bast

(click on thumbnail to see the big version)

2017 Events

End of Year BBQ

Wednesday December 13th @ 12pm at Rangers Offices down the avenue

2018 Events

Clean Up Australia Day @ Braeside Park

Sunday March 4th @ 10am till 12pm
Meet at Visitor's Centre, entry from Lower Dandenong Road, Braeside
Wear appropriate clothing & footwear, bring a pair of gloves, morning tea to finish
Some gloves and rubbish pickers will be supplied also Clean Up Bags supplied

Night Activity Program

View the nocturnal animals of the Park

First Friday of each month at 7pm from April thru to September
April 6th, May 4th, June 1st, July 6th, August 3rd and September 7th
Meet at Visitors Centre, Braeside Park, entry from Lower Dandenong Road, Braeside
Bring your sense of adventure, appropriate clothing & footwear and a torch
Gold Coin Donation. Bookings are Essential as numbers are limited via email:
braesideparkfriends@gmail.com or contact Margaret Hunter on 0417232460

Community Nursery Open Day

Sunday 6th May, 10am-12pm in Nursery near Park Office (down the avenue)
See what the Friend's Group plant & grow, buy some natives for your garden
Free BBQ

World Environment Day

Tree/Shrub & Grass Planting

Sunday June 3rd @ 9am - 12pm
Enter Braeside Park from Lower Dandenong Road, Braeside and follow the signs
Wear appropriate clothing & footwear and bring some gloves

Mystery Walk

Where will it be this year?

Sunday June 17th @ 12:30pm till 3:30pm
Meet at Visitor's Centre, entry from Lower Dandenong Road, Braeside
Wear appropriate clothing & footwear, afternoon tea to finish

National Tree Day

Tree/Shrub & Grass Planting

Saturday July 28th @ 9am - 12pm
Enter Braeside Park from Lower Dandenong Road, Braeside and follow the signs
Wear appropriate clothing & footwear and bring some gloves

Annual General Meeting

Sunday August 12th @ 2pm till 4pm
Meet at Visitor's Centre, Entry from Lower Dandenong Road, Braeside
Guest Speaker & afternoon tea to finish

Breakfast with the Birds

Sunday September 23rd @ 7am - 9:30am
Enter Braeside Park from Governor Road, Braeside and meet @ Red Gum Car Park
Wear appropriate clothing & footwear and bring your Camera
Breakfast @ Park Offices to finish

Spring Walk

Heathland & Grasslands

Sunday October 14th @ 1pm till 3:30pm
Meet at Visitor's Centre, entry from Lower Dandenong Road, Braeside
Wear appropriate clothing & footwear, afternoon tea to finish

Twilight  Photography Walk

Come along and Photograph the animals of the Park

Friday October 19th at 7pm
Meet at Visitor's Centre Car Park, entry from Lower Dandenong Road, Braeside
Bring your sense of adventure, appropriate clothing & footwear a good camera and torch
Bookings are Essential as numbers are limited to 20 people via email:
braesideparkfriends@gmail.com or contact David MacLean on 04
38888601

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Last updated: 20 October 2017.

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