RPPG Working Bee 18 Nov 10am

At last an opportunity to work in the park again!

When: Wednesday Nov 18th

Time: 10am to 12 noon

Where: Meet at the Walmsley House, 161 Gatehouse St, Parkville (Royal Parade end)

BYO gardening gloves, water bottle, hat, sunscreen.

We will either work in the nursery compound or remove old tree guards in the park 

We will have up to 10 people in a group to comply with restrictions.

Covid-19 precautions will apply, including 1.5m distancing, hand sanitising and definitely do not attend if you have any coronavirus symptomseven mild, fever, headache, cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath or breathing difficulties, chills, body aches or  diarrhoea.

RPPG Working Bees

NOTE WORKING BEES ON HOLD TILL LIFTING OF ST 4 RESTRICTIONS
STAY SAFE! SEE YOU SOON.

Working bees in Royal Park are held regularly.

When: first and third Wednesdays of each month

Time: 10am -12noon.

Where: Meeting place will be Walmsley House unless otherwise advised.

Closer to the date the task and location will be advised.

These are held in concert with Friends of Royal Park and Serco.

BYO water bottle and gloves

RPPG Working Bee 18 Sept 10am

The next working bee will be at the Brens Remnant Native Vegetation site.

When: Wednesday 18 September

Time: 10am-12noon

Where: Meet at park end of St Georges Grove, Parkville West

Contact for more information:

Chris 0437 925 553 (SERCO)

Kaye friendsofroyalpark@gmail.com (FoRP)

Anne 0412 279 156 (RPPG)

Working Bee – 21 August 10am

The next working bee will be at the Brens Remnant Native Vegetation site.

When: Wednesday 21 August

Time: 10am-12noon

Where: Meet at St Georges Grove, Parkville West

Hope you can come help plant these special species there are a few hundred to plant!!

Contact for more information:

Chris 0437 925 553 (SERCO)

Kaye friendsofroyalpark@gmail.com (FoRP)

Anne 0412 279 156 (RPPG)

Paul 0401 99 2000 (RPPG)

Working Bee 17 July

The next working bee will be:

When : Wednesday July 17

When: 10-12noon

Where: Meet at Walmsley House

This time we will be removing tree guards to newly established plants.

Recognition for Paul Prentice

Recognition 

One of our committee members, Paul Prentice was acknowledged this week at an event at Government House.

Paul has been recognised for his efforts in litter removal services across the Merri Creek catchment being nominated by Councillor Jackson of Craigieburn Council.

Paul has previously received the Dame Phyllis Frost award as part of Keep Australia Beautiful.

Well done Paul.

Working Bee – Remnant Site

The next working bee will be at the Manningham Remnant Site.

Parking will be available at the Ross Straw carpark or the Trin Warren Tam-boore carpark.

When: Wednesday April 17th

Time: 10am to noon

Meeting point: SW gate entrance.

Bring: You will need long pants, closed shoes and gloves.

Billabong Renewal Opening

The renewal works on the Billabong on Flemington Rd are now complete.

To mark the occasion there will be an informal gathering with afternoon tea.

We will join with Council Officers from Urban Sustainability, Councillors, Serco Royal Park team and Friends of Royal Park.

Do join us if you can. It really looks lovely.

Date: Wednesday 12th December

Time: 3pm

Location: Billabong Flemington Rd next to North Park Tennis Club

 

Melbourne Waterbug Blitz

The Dragonfly Festival event was held on Saturday October 20th.

Unfortunately heavy rain meant only 4 of us were in the Australian Native Garden.

However we were joined by a family of wood ducks. Seven day old ducklings seen here sheltering under mum.

Other venues had more attendees and we met up at the SNHC in the afternoon to find out what we had captured in our samples. This study will give an insight into water quality.

When reviewing one sample we were treated to the final transformation of a midge.

The video link : https://www.dropbox.com/s/dskaj633v9ej97d/2018-10-20%2014.36.00.mp4?dl=0