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The Darebin is a healthy and natural creek supporting thriving communities of plants and animals. A place where the connections of people and nature are deepened. A place where the interdependence of human and environmental wellbeing is understood, respected and nurtured. Darebin Creek brings communities together as a place of discovery, recreation, restoration and celebration.

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Darebin Creek

Thomastown East Bird Survey

Start Time: 8am - 9.30am
Start Date: October 23, 2022
Meeting Place: Meet at the end of Lira Court Thomastown (Mun Reserve), near the wetland.
Darebin Creek

Heidelberg West Bird Survey

Start Time: 8am - 9.30am
Start Date: October 16, 2022
Meeting Place: Cnr Crissane and Sheehan Roads, Heidelberg West
Darebin Parklands

DPA wildflower planting

Start Time: 1pm to 3pm
Start Date: August 14, 2022
Meeting Place: Darebin Parklands, at the south side of Mount Puffalo (near the large egg).

Habitat Conservation and Management Course

Start Time: August 10th 6:30pm - November 23rd 9:30pm
Start Date: August 10, 2022
Meeting Place: Nangak Tamboree Wildlife Sanctuary, La Trobe Ave, Bundoora VIC 3083

DPA Park Care Day

Start Time: 1pm - 3pm
Start Date: May 22, 2022
Meeting Place: Zeroland, the open area above bluestone steps.
Come and get your hands dirty and make a difference in your park!
Friends of Darebin Creek

National Tree Day Event Bundoora

Start Time: Midday - 4pm
Start Date: July 31, 2022
Meeting Place: Norris Bank Reserve, 128 McLean’s Road, Bundoora
Join City of Whittlesea, DCMC and the Reach 4 group of Friends of Darebin Creek for a National Tree Day planting event at Norris Bank Reserve in Bundoora.
Friends of Darebin Creek

Creek-side Planting in Reservoir

Start Time: 10AM - midday
Start Date: July 24, 2022
Meeting Place: Access creek via corner of Ayr and Gronn Streets in Reservoir. Follow the signs and look for bushcrew vehicles.
Help Friends of Darebin Creek increase creek-side habitat with a planting event along the creek near Gronn Street, Reservoir.
Friends of Darebin Creek

World Environment Day community planting

Start Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Start Date: June 5, 2022
Meeting Place: Kingsbury Bowls Club - Arch Gibson Reserve (walk to creek from car park) Dunne Street, Kingsbury
The Friends of Darebin Creek are holding a community planting and cultural connections event on World Environment Day - Sunday June 5.

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Funding Announcement Celebration

On Saturday 17 December, Ged Kearney, Kate Thwaites and several local MPs and councillors met with DCMC and MCMC staff members, and Friends of Darebin …

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Growling Grass Frogs in Darebin Creek Catchment Citizen Science

The Great Growling Grass Frog Search

This November/December volunteers will be monitoring frogs throughout the Darebin Creek Catchment. Following on from last year’s Award Winning Project with Hanson Quarries we are …

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Habitat Conservation & Management Course

For 40 years, the Habitat Conservation and Management Course (HCMC) has been informing, inspiring and connecting Melbourne’s conservation and land management community. After two years of disruption HCMC is ready to go in 2022.

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Crossing works in Darebin Parklands

Melbourne Water is undertaking works to improve the “Stepping Stones” crossing at the Darebin Parklands. The rockworks will include construction of a “fish ladder” which …

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Nangak Tamboree

Nangak Tamboree is a collaborative project restoring 10 hectares of riparian Grassy Red Gum Woodland on the Darebin Creek through Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Narrap unit cultural practice including burning.

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Alphington Link

VicRoads are seeking community feedback in the development and delivery of the Alphington Link. The project is aiming to better connect the local Alphington community …

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