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May 2019

First Friends of Dandenong Creek

Sunday 5th 11am - 1:30pm

20th Anniversary Celebration

Come and celebrate the event with a community planting, stalls from local groups, free BBQ and much more :)

Full program to be determined :)

To be held at JW Manson Reserve, Wantirna.

For more information: First Friends of Dandenong Creek

Facebook event: 20th Anniversary Celebration - 1999 to 2019

Friends of Glenfern Green Wedge

Sunday 5th 9am

Bird Survey and Project Morning

Meet on the dam wall at Gilmour park, Upper Ferntree Gully (Melway 74E8)

For more information: Friends of Glenfern Green Wedge

Chandlers Hill Parkcare

Monday 6th 8:30am - 11am

Environmental weed removal and rubbish pick up.

For more information: Chandlers Hill Parkcare

KES Committee Meeting

Thursday 8th at 7:30pm *Changed date

The Knox Environment Society Committee meet each month on the first Thursday.

Members may attend and see what goes on and join in discussions. (Note: General members cannot vote at Committee Meetings)

Non-members from other organisations my attend to ask for donations or present information on campaigns, products etc.

If you wish to attend a meeting and wish to present or discuss something specific, please email us at info@kes.org.au to give us time to prepare and give you a spot in our agenda.

Friends of Koolunga Native Reserve

Saturday 11th 10 am-12 noon

Project Morning

Meet at Koolunga Reserve car park off Forest Road (Mel. 65 C11).

BYO Gloves.

For more information: Friends of Koolunga Native Reserve

Chandlers Hill Parkcare

Monday 13th 8:30am - 11am

Environmental weed removal and rubbish pick up.

For more information: Chandlers Hill Parkcare

Friends of Blind Creek Billabong

Tuesday 14th, 10am - 12noon

Project Morning

Meet at Jacobus Walk on the bike track (Mel. 64 H11).

BYO Gloves.

For more information: Friends of Blind Creek Billabong

Friends of Old Joes Creek

Thursday 16th 9am -11am

Project Morning

Meet at gate on corner of Army Rd & Market St, Boronia (Mel. 65 B6).

For more information: Friends of Old Joes Creek

Bushland Reserves - A Journey Through Time

Thursday 16th

Jump into Scott’s TARDIS and join him on an expedition through time and space, visiting the Bushland reserves of Knox City Council. Witness the past, discover the present and venture into the future, learning about our local vegetation and wildlife, and the challenges and threats faced by both our biodiversity and ourselves along the way.

Scott Allen is an avid Whovian and dedicated environmentalist. Scott has worked in Bushland Management for almost a decade, caring for our local bushland reserves and the fauna and flora living in them. Even if you are not a Whovian yourself, you will enjoy this adventure into the history and future of our home, even if you don’t get all of his quotes and references.

When: Thursday 16th of May, 2019

Time: 6:45pm for a 7pm start

Cost: $2 donation for non-members. Free for members!

Catering: Jelly Babies!

Where: KES Indigenous Nursery

Bookings essential!

Chandlers Hill Parkcare

Monday 20th 8:30am - 11am

Environmental weed removal and rubbish pick up.

For more information: Chandlers Hill Parkcare

Friends of Koolunga Native Reserve

Thursday 23rd 10 am-12 noon

Project Morning

Meet at Koolunga Reserve car park off Forest Road (Mel. 65 C11).

BYO Gloves.

For more information: Friends of Koolunga Native Reserve

Chandlers Hill Parkcare

Monday 27th 8:30am - 11am

Environmental weed removal and rubbish pick up.

For more information: Chandlers Hill Parkcare

2040 Documentary Fundraising Screening

Sunday 26th, 6:45pm

Come and support Days for Girls Ferntree Gully Cluster and be encouraged and inspired by the new documentary '2040'.

From Damon Gameau, the director of That Sugar Film, comes 2040. An aspirational journey to discover what the future could look like if we simply embraced the best that exists today.

This is the story the next generation needs to see, to aspire to, and to believe is possible. All funds raised will support DfG FTG to create sustainable hygiene kits for women around the world.

Hosted by: Here and There Makers and Days for Girls Ferntree Gully Victoria Chapter

Cost: $22 - $26

Bookings essential: Try Bookings

June 2019

Towards a Zero Waste Life

Saturday 1st, 9:30am - 10:30

Have you been watching the "War on Waste" on ABC and wondering what you can do to reduce your own waste footprint?

It can feel overwhelming, but we’re here to help! Erin Rhoads (aka "The Rogue Ginger”) explain how she reduced her waste to ZERO and how you can get on the path to a zero waste life.

Hosted by Knox City Council

Bookings essential: bit.ly/2Z7e7Yj

World Environment Day Planting

Saturday 1st, 10am - 12 noon

Location: HE Parker Reserve - meet at the end of Armstrong Rd, Bayswater

Activity: Tree planting

Catering: BBQ

What to bring: sturdy shoes, gloves and enthusiasm!

For more information: First Friends of Dandenong Creek

Friends of Glenfern Green Wedge

Sunday 2nd, 9am

Bird Survey and Project Morning

Meet on the dam wall at Gilmour park, Upper Ferntree Gully (Melway 74E8)

For more information: Friends of Glenfern Green Wedge

Chandlers Hill Parkcare

Monday 3rd, 8:30am - 11am

Environmental weed removal and rubbish pick up.

For more information: Chandlers Hill Parkcare

World Environment Day

Wednesday 5th

Watch this space for local World Environment Day events or host your own tree planting day, litter clean up day or environment awareness day at your local park.

KES Committee Meeting

Thursday 6th at 7:30pm

The Knox Environment Society Committee meet each month on the first Thursday.

Members may attend and see what goes on and join in discussions. (Note: General members cannot vote at Committee Meetings)

Non-members from other organisations my attend to ask for donations or present information on campaigns, products etc.

If you wish to attend a meeting and wish to present or discuss something specific, please email us at info@kes.org.au to give us time to prepare and give you a spot in our agenda.

Friends of Koolunga Native Reserve

Saturday 8th 10 am-12 noon

Project Morning

Meet at Koolunga Reserve car park off Forest Road (Mel. 65 C11).

BYO Gloves.

For more information: Friends of Koolunga Native Reserve

Chandlers Hill Parkcare

Monday 10th 8:30am - 11am

Environmental weed removal and rubbish pick up.

For more information: Chandlers Hill Parkcare

Friends of Blind Creek Billabong

Tuesday 11th, 10am - 12noon

Project Morning

Meet at Jacobus Walk on the bike track (Mel. 64 H11).

BYO Gloves.

For more information: Friends of Blind Creek Billabong

Chandlers Hill Parkcare

Monday 17th 8:30am - 11am

Environmental weed removal and rubbish pick up.

For more information: Chandlers Hill Parkcare

Friends of Old Joes Creek

Thursday 20th 9am -11am

Project Morning

Meet at gate on corner of Army Rd & Market St, Boronia (Mel. 65 B6).

For more information: Friends of Old Joes Creek

Workshop

Saturday 22nd

Scott Allen will be back again with more inspiration from our local bushland reserves, looking at how plants and animals interact with each other in different situations. Following from that, Jenny Baker will be sharing photos of her beautiful indigenous garden and telling us the story of how she began with a weedy, agapanthus infested garden and created an indigenous wonderland in just two years!

Our workshop will build on again from each of the workshops and talks we have held this year and will be particularly helpful for those of you who currently or would like to volunteer in our sales area at the KES Indigenous Nursery.

*This workshop is for Knox Environment Society members only. If you would like to become a member and attend this workshop, please visit our website: www.kes.org.au

Please try to arrive early.

When: Saturday 22nd June, 2019

Time: 12:45 for a 1pm start

Cost: Free

Where: KES Indigenous Nursery

Bookings essential! http://tix.yt/5vs

Chandlers Hill Parkcare

Monday 24th 8:30am - 11am

Environmental weed removal and rubbish pick up.

For more information: Chandlers Hill Parkcare

Friends of Koolunga Native Reserve

Thursday 27th 10 am-12 noon

Project Morning

Meet at Koolunga Reserve car park off Forest Road (Mel. 65 C11).

BYO Gloves.

For more information: Friends of Koolunga Native Reserve

July 2019

2040 Movie Night

Wednesday 3rd, 7:30pm

What practical actions can we take on climate issues? This movie is a positive vision of the future. Join us for a special opening night screening in Knox.

Award-winning director Damon Gameau (That Sugar Film) embarks on journey to explore what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them rapidly into the mainstream.

Structured as a visual letter to his 4-year-old daughter, Damon blends traditional documentary with dramatised sequences and high-end visual effects to create a vision board of how these solutions could regenerate the world for future generations.

Buy your tickets through our Fan-Force link to be part of this special event for Knox.

Cost: $23

Bookings essential: FanForce

Chandlers Hill Parkcare

Monday 1st, 8:30am - 11am

Environmental weed removal and rubbish pick up.

For more information: Chandlers Hill Parkcare

Friends of Glenfern Green Wedge

Sunday 7th, 9am

Bird Survey and Project Morning

Meet on the dam wall at Gilmour park, Upper Ferntree Gully (Melway 74E8)

For more information: Friends of Glenfern Green Wedge

KES Committee Meeting

Thursday 4th at 7:30pm

The Knox Environment Society Committee meet each month on the first Thursday.

Members may attend and see what goes on and join in discussions. (Note: General members cannot vote at Committee Meetings)

Non-members from other organisations my attend to ask for donations or present information on campaigns, products etc.

If you wish to attend a meeting and wish to present or discuss something specific, please email us at info@kes.org.au to give us time to prepare and give you a spot in our agenda.

Friends of Koolunga Native Reserve

Saturday 13th 10 am-12 noon

Project Morning

Meet at Koolunga Reserve car park off Forest Road (Mel. 65 C11).

BYO Gloves.

For more information: Friends of Koolunga Native Reserve

Chandlers Hill Parkcare

Monday 8th 8:30am - 11am

Environmental weed removal and rubbish pick up.

For more information: Chandlers Hill Parkcare

Friends of Blind Creek Billabong

Tuesday 9th, 10am - 12noon

Project Morning

Meet at Jacobus Walk on the bike track (Mel. 64 H11).

BYO Gloves.

For more information: Friends of Blind Creek Billabong

Chandlers Hill Parkcare

Monday 15th 8:30am - 11am

Environmental weed removal and rubbish pick up.

For more information: Chandlers Hill Parkcare

Friends of Old Joes Creek

Thursday 18th 9am -11am

Project Morning

Meet at gate on corner of Army Rd & Market St, Boronia (Mel. 65 B6).

For more information: Friends of Old Joes Creek

Presentation

Details to come

Corporate National Tree Day

Friday 19th, 10am - 12noon

Location: Scoresby Linear Reserve, Cnr Borg Crescent and Ferntree Gully Road, Scoresby (Melway Ref 72 E7)

RSVP ESSENTIAL: visit www.knoxbiz.com.au/nationaltreeday for more information and to register

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): CSR describes how a business commits to and becomes involved in initiatives contributing to the interests and welfare of their employees, customers, the environment and the community.

This is a great CSR opportunity for businesses to contribute to their local environment and community. The plants will provide valuable habitat and food sources for local wildlife and will build on existing habitat to extend wildlife corridors.

Chandlers Hill Parkcare

Monday 22nd 8:30am - 11am

Environmental weed removal and rubbish pick up.

For more information: Chandlers Hill Parkcare

Friends of Koolunga Native Reserve 25th Anniversary Celebration

Thursday 25th 10 am-12 noon

25th Anniversary Celebration

Details to come.

Meet at Koolunga Reserve car park off Forest Road (Mel. 65 C11).

For more information: Friends of Koolunga Native Reserve

Schools National Tree Day

Friday 26th

To register your school to host a National Tree Day event, please visit the Planet Ark's National Tree Day website.

National Tree Day

Sunday 28th, 10am - 12noon

Location: Lewis Park, Wantirna South (Melway Ref 64 B10)

What to Bring: gumboots, gloves and enthusiasm!

No RSVP necessary, just come along!

Chandlers Hill Parkcare

Monday 29th 8:30am - 11am

Environmental weed removal and rubbish pick up.

For more information: Chandlers Hill Parkcare

Cover photo by Melissa Allen: Cyathea australis - Rough Tree-fern