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Sustainability and the Environment

Sustainability and the Environment

Biodiversity is the variety of all living things; the different plants, animals and micro organisms, and the ecosystems they form. Indigenous vegetation is very fragmented in urban areas.

The Parks team manages our bushland reserves and open spaces to control weeds and support regeneration as these areas contribute to our biodiversity. However, we all have a responsibility to care for our local bushland and to contribute to growing biodiversity in our own backyards. There are many ways to get involved – attend a community planting day or environmental event or download one of our Growing Biodiversity booklet to learn more about what you can do to increase biodiversity.

Events Slideshow

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National Tree Day - Tatterson Reserve
JUL
27
Saturday, 27 July 2019   10am
Come and plant a mighty River Redgum or help us to plant some important habitat on the National Tree Day weekend on Saturday 27 July...
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National Tree Day at Fotheringham Reserve
JUL
28
Sunday, 28 July 2019   10am
Come and plant a mighty River Redgum or help us to plant some important habitat on the National Tree Day weekend on Sunday 28 July at Fotheringham Reserve...
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Greater Dandenong Environment Group
AUG
4
Sunday, 04 August 2019   9:30am
Join the Greater Dandenong Environment Group and help make the community greener and cleaner by getting involved and enjoying activities including waterwatch and bird watching...
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Planting Day - Tirhatuan Park
AUG
11
Sunday, 11 August 2019   10am
Join us at Tirhatuan Park as you experience nature and meet your community at the planting day on Sunday 11 August...
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Greater Dandenong Environment Group
SEP
1
Sunday, 01 September 2019   9:30am
Join the Greater Dandenong Environment Group and help make the community greener and cleaner by getting involved and enjoying activities including waterwatch and bird watching...
Event Item
Alex Wilkie Nature Reserve - Spring and Summer Open Days
SEP
6
Friday, 06 September 2019   9am
Discover the natural and spectacular beauty of Alex Wilkie Nature Reserve through casual walks or you can enjoy a BBQ or picnic while soaking up the surrounds...
Event Item
Alex Wilkie Nature Reserve - Spring and Summer Open Days
SEP
13
Friday, 13 September 2019   9am
Discover the natural and spectacular beauty of Alex Wilkie Nature Reserve through casual walks or you can enjoy a BBQ or picnic while soaking up the surrounds...
Event Item
Alex Wilkie Nature Reserve - Spring and Summer Open Days
SEP
15
Sunday, 15 September 2019   10am
Discover the natural and spectacular beauty of Alex Wilkie Nature Reserve through casual walks or you can enjoy a BBQ or picnic while soaking up the surrounds...
Event Item
Alex Wilkie Nature Reserve - Spring and Summer Open Days
SEP
20
Friday, 20 September 2019   9am
Discover the natural and spectacular beauty of Alex Wilkie Nature Reserve through casual walks or you can enjoy a BBQ or picnic while soaking up the surrounds...
Event Item
Friends Group - Friends of Fotheringham Reserve
SEP
22
Sunday, 22 September 2019   10am
Join the Friends of Fotheringham Reserve Group on the fourth Sunday of each second month for a variety of activities including planting, weed control and seed collection...
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Planting Under the Stars
SEP
26
Thursday, 26 September 2019   5pm
As part of the Children's Festival join us at Hidden Grove Reserve in Keysborough for a family friendly evening of fun in the park...
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Alex Wilkie Nature Reserve - Spring and Summer Open Days
SEP
27
Friday, 27 September 2019   9am
Discover the natural and spectacular beauty of Alex Wilkie Nature Reserve through casual walks or you can enjoy a BBQ or picnic while soaking up the surrounds...
Event Item
Alex Wilkie Nature Reserve - Spring and Summer Open Days
OCT
4
Friday, 04 October 2019   9am
Discover the natural and spectacular beauty of Alex Wilkie Nature Reserve through casual walks or you can enjoy a BBQ or picnic while soaking up the surrounds...
Event Item
Greater Dandenong Environment Group
OCT
6
Sunday, 06 October 2019   9:30am
Join the Greater Dandenong Environment Group and help make the community greener and cleaner by getting involved and enjoying activities including waterwatch and bird watching...
Event Item
Alex Wilkie Nature Reserve - Spring and Summer Open Days
OCT
11
Friday, 11 October 2019   9am
Discover the natural and spectacular beauty of Alex Wilkie Nature Reserve through casual walks or you can enjoy a BBQ or picnic while soaking up the surrounds...
Event Item
Alex Wilkie Nature Reserve - Spring and Summer Open Days
OCT
18
Friday, 18 October 2019   9am
Discover the natural and spectacular beauty of Alex Wilkie Nature Reserve through casual walks or you can enjoy a BBQ or picnic while soaking up the surrounds...
Event Item
Alex Wilkie Nature Reserve - Spring and Summer Open Days
OCT
20
Sunday, 20 October 2019   10am
Discover the natural and spectacular beauty of Alex Wilkie Nature Reserve through casual walks or you can enjoy a BBQ or picnic while soaking up the surrounds...
Event Item
Alex Wilkie Nature Reserve - Spring and Summer Open Days
OCT
25
Friday, 25 October 2019   9am
Discover the natural and spectacular beauty of Alex Wilkie Nature Reserve through casual walks or you can enjoy a BBQ or picnic while soaking up the surrounds...
Event Item
Halloween in the Park - Creepy Crawlies
OCT
31
Thursday, 31 October 2019   5pm
Come and join us at Pirate Park for an evening creepy crawlies craft and activities for Halloween...
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Alex Wilkie Nature Reserve - Spring and Summer Open Days
NOV
1
Friday, 01 November 2019   9am
Discover the natural and spectacular beauty of Alex Wilkie Nature Reserve through casual walks or you can enjoy a BBQ or picnic while soaking up the surrounds...
Event Item
Greater Dandenong Environment Group
NOV
3
Sunday, 03 November 2019   9:30am
Join the Greater Dandenong Environment Group and help make the community greener and cleaner by getting involved and enjoying activities including waterwatch and bird watching...
Event Item
Clutter Chaos to Calm - How to Reduce Clutter and Recycle at Home - The 10R’s©
NOV
7
Thursday, 07 November 2019   6:30pm
Overwhelmed by clutter and long for calm surroundings? Tired of wasting time looking for stuff? Want to recycle but don’t know where to start? Then join Tanya Lewis aka the Eco Organiser to find out how...
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Alex Wilkie Nature Reserve - Spring and Summer Open Days
NOV
8
Friday, 08 November 2019   9am
Discover the natural and spectacular beauty of Alex Wilkie Nature Reserve through casual walks or you can enjoy a BBQ or picnic while soaking up the surrounds...
Event Item
Alex Wilkie Nature Reserve - Spring and Summer Open Days
NOV
15
Friday, 15 November 2019   9am
Discover the natural and spectacular beauty of Alex Wilkie Nature Reserve through casual walks or you can enjoy a BBQ or picnic while soaking up the surrounds...
Event Item
Alex Wilkie Nature Reserve - Spring and Summer Open Days
NOV
17
Sunday, 17 November 2019   10am
Discover the natural and spectacular beauty of Alex Wilkie Nature Reserve through casual walks or you can enjoy a BBQ or picnic while soaking up the surrounds...
Event Item
Alex Wilkie Nature Reserve - Spring and Summer Open Days
NOV
22
Friday, 22 November 2019   9am
Discover the natural and spectacular beauty of Alex Wilkie Nature Reserve through casual walks or you can enjoy a BBQ or picnic while soaking up the surrounds...
Event Item
Friends Group - Friends of Fotheringham Reserve
NOV
24
Sunday, 24 November 2019   10am
Join the Friends of Fotheringham Reserve Group on the fourth Sunday of each second month for a variety of activities including planting, weed control and seed collection...
Event Item
Alex Wilkie Nature Reserve - Spring and Summer Open Days
NOV
29
Friday, 29 November 2019   9am
Discover the natural and spectacular beauty of Alex Wilkie Nature Reserve through casual walks or you can enjoy a BBQ or picnic while soaking up the surrounds...
Event Item
Greater Dandenong Environment Group
DEC
1
Sunday, 01 December 2019   9:30am
Join the Greater Dandenong Environment Group and help make the community greener and cleaner by getting involved and enjoying activities including waterwatch and bird watching...
Event Item
Alex Wilkie Nature Reserve - Spring and Summer Open Days
DEC
6
Friday, 06 December 2019   9am
Discover the natural and spectacular beauty of Alex Wilkie Nature Reserve through casual walks or you can enjoy a BBQ or picnic while soaking up the surrounds...
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