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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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Waterbugs Identification Training Day

Start Time: 10am - 3pm
Start Date: April 4, 2020
Meeting Place: Darebin Parklands Environment Centre, the green set of buildings on the right at the end of Separation St, Alphington.
This event has been postponed due to Corona Virus Precaution Measures.
Are you interested in citizen science and finding out what lives in our local creek and wetlands? If so, DCMC are running a Waterbugs Identification training day.

Southern Road Wetland Planting

Start Time: 10am - midday
Start Date: May 31, 2020
Meeting Place: Gona St/Liberty Parade entrance to the Darebin Creek Trail – turn right at first path intersection and head north for about 250m – follow the signs.
This event has been postponed due to Corona Virus Precaution Measures.

Join Banyule Bushcrew in planting out the wetland south of Southern Road in Heidelberg West. This will be continuing previous work to completely rehabilitate the wetland area. Please bring your sturdy boots and gloves, hats and weather-wise clothing. After the planting, stay around for a BBQ and guided walk.

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Trail to be closed during bridge works

Update: 29 June 2020.
Due to the scale of the works to secure the bridge abutments the Willowbank Bridge will be closed for several weeks. This is the section of the shared trail directly south of the Darebin Parklands, between the railway bridge and the Heidelberg Road bridge.

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Birds

Darter Drama Part 1

Darebin Parkland’s serenity was disrupted by an unfolding drama involving a distressed waterbird earlier this month. Reports started arriving early into the rangers office from concerned park users regarding a bird with material lodged on it’s beak.

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Darebin Parklands Covid-19 Update News

Corona Virus Update

During the COVID-19 restrictions urban parklands are a wonderful place to go for a physical and mental break for you, your children and your dog. Add some perfect autumn weather and every day seems like a sunny Sunday afternoon. Darebin Parklands is experiencing a massive increase in weekday visitors, and the Rangers continue to work hard to keep the bins empty, the lawns mowed and the shared trail clear. Our Parklands are a valuable shared space particularly during this difficult time, so please help us keep everyone safe by maintaining your distance and your patience for other park users.

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Gardening Australia features Darebin Creek Parklands. Birds

Darebin Parklands Features Gardening Australia

The popular ABC program, Gardening Australia recently filmed a segment at Darebin Parklands with Head Ranger Peter Wiltshire. The episode focused on the success of the parks nest boxes and “chainsaw” hollows.

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Eastern Water Skink Melbourne Reptiles

Eastern Water Skink seen flouting social distancing rules

This Eastern Water Skink Eulamprus quoyii was seen flouting social distancing rules to be sunbathing on a rock along the western side of the creek in Darebin Parklands.

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