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Friends Of Darebin Creek

The Friends of Darebin Creek are a group of enthusiastic locals who want to look after the creek and its surrounding bushland. Friends activities are seasonal in nature – typically planting native trees and groundcover, removing weeds, rubbish cleanups, and wildflower walks. We have also been involved in bird surveys, nestbox building and attending local festivals. Events are run by council bush crews from Banyule, Darebin and Whittlesea, and there is usually a cuppa and snack at the end.

Friends of Darebin Creek

Events are usually held on the last Sunday of each month, but there can be mid-month events.  You can find out how to become a financial member on the website, but you don’t have to be a member to attend events.

Friends are always on the lookout for new active contributors for quarterly planning meetings, which are held online or at the Gleeson Centre.

Attending Friends events and meetings is a great way to meet locals who want to conserve the local environment. Friends always welcome anyone who wishes to contribute to the activities of the group.

If you are looking for information on volunteering at the Darebin Parklands in Alphington, you can visit the DPA website.

What we do?

Friends of Darebin Creek Events

Bundoora Welcome to Country and Planting Day
Start Date: July 7, 2024
Start Time: 10am - 1pm
Meeting Place: 130W Greenhills Road Bundoora
FDP Park Care Day
Start Date: June 23, 2024
Start Time: 1pm - 3pm
Meeting Place: Next to the Ivanhoe Wetland on the Rockbeare Grove side of the Darebin Creek
Come along for a few hours of planting native grasses with the community to help build habitat for small woodland birds, followed by a cuppa. All welcome!
Welcome To Country and Community Planting
Start Date: May 26, 2024
Start Time: 10 am to 1 pm
Meeting Place: Kingsbury Bowls Club - Arch Gibson Reserve (walk to creek from car park) Dunne Street, Kingsbury
Join us for a fun filled planting morning at Darebin Creek at the Arch Gibson Reserve adjacent to the Kingsbury Bowls Club.
City Nature Challenge 2024 at Darebin Parklands
Start Date: April 26, 2024
Start Time: 10am - midday
Meeting Place: Darebin Parklands, meet at the end of Separation St, Alphington.
DCMC at two community festivals
Start Date: March 17, 2024
Start Time: 10am to 4pm
Meeting Place: See links for locations and further details