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Connect with nature at the Dandenong Creek Festival

Connect with nature at the Dandenong Creek Festival

05 April 2018

Discover the wonders of your own backyard by taking part in the inaugural Discover Dandenong Creek Festival at Tirhatuan Park on Thursday, 12 April from 11am to 2pm.

The festival will be held as part of Nature Play Week and is aimed at introducing residents to the wonders of the Dandenong Creek Trail and the role they can play it protecting it for future generations.

The Discover Dandenong Creek Festival is a free event hosted by the City of Greater Dandenong and Living Links.

It includes a free BBQ, fishing, face painting, live animal shows, native fish displays, science activities, wetland walks and live music.

Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Management Authority’s Living Links Coordinator Sarah Maclagan said the event will be a great opportunity for residents to learn about their local environment.

“Connecting with nature is so important for our health and wellbeing and you don’t have to go far; there are so many beautiful green spaces to enjoy right in your own neighbourhood.”

Greater Dandenong Mayor Councillor Youhorn Chea said the festival was part of a broader $1 million project to transform the Dandenong Creek Trail.

He said the project was funded by the Victorian Government’s Our Catchment, Our Communities initiative and aimed to turn the Dandenong Creek corridor into a world-class “Living Link’.

“The project is undertaking a number of key environmental initiatives at 38 priority sites, nine of which are in Greater Dandenong,” Mayor Chea said.

“There is an amazing diversity of flora and fauna in this area which we are currently enhancing. This festival is our way of educating people about their own backyard and encouraging them to visit.”

Bookings for catering purposes only 8571 1702.

For more information go to greaterdandenong.com/dandenongcreekfestival and for more information about Living Links go to livinglinks.com.au





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