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August

KES Committee Meeting

Thursday August 1st 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 Glenfern Green Wedge

Sunday August 4th, 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 August 5th, 9am - 11:30am

Environmental weed removal and rubbish pick up.

For more information: Chandlers Hill Parkcare

Friends of Koolunga Native Reserve

Saturday August 10th, 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 August 12th, 9am - 11:30am

Environmental weed removal and rubbish pick up.

For more information: Chandlers Hill Parkcare

Friends of Blind Creek Billabong

Tuesday August 13th, 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 August 15th 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

Record Breaker Planting

Saturday September 17th, 10am - 12noon

Come and help the First Friends of Dandenong Creek smash all records for the group, with a final (for 2019) indigenous planting of over 4,500 plants. Combined, this will mean over 14,500 plants will have been returned to the Dandenong Creek corridor (in our patch) this year, which is the first for the group.

Free BBQ is provided.

Location: Colchester Reserve, Boronia

What to Bring: gumboots, gloves and enthusiasm!

No RSVP necessary, just come along!

VIP Workshop - KES Indigenous Nursery Expo

Saturday August 17th, 1pm

Do any of these describe you?

  • You have been thinking about volunteering at the KES Indigenous Nursery but lack confidence because you don’t know a thing about propagation.
  • You do volunteer already, but would like to try something different.
  • You don’t have enough time to volunteer but would like to try some propagation at home for your garden or veggie patch.

If any of these describe you, than this is your chance to see what it’s all about!

See the tiny seeds that our volunteers sort, clean, measure and store. Take a tour of the nursery and find out why we have so many different polyhouses. Be amazed by the amount of seed we are storing to ensure the survival of local species and genetics. Learn how to identify species and collect seed from nature or at home. Find out how to replicate our activities on a smaller scale to use at home.

This nursery EXPO will give you confidence ‘to TRY this at home” . During this workshop participants will have the opportunity to take part in nursery activities that will not only inform volunteering at the nursery, but will also give confidence to propagating at home. You will have the opportunity to learn and ask questions about how our volunteers identify different species of plants in the field, know when the seed is ripe for collection, the ideal conditions for storage of seeds, how to take and transport quality cutting material, propagation hygiene, explore propagation and potting medium and get hands on with some propagation and take home your potted cuttings and watch them grow.

*Every participant will get hands on and learn how to grow a plant from cuttings and take it home to watch it grow!

*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

**Bookings are essential as places are limited.

When: Saturday 17th of August, 2019

Time: 12:45 for a 1pm start.

Cost: Free! Spaces limited. (Members only)

Where: KES Indigenous Nursery, 1010 Burwood Hwy, Ferntree Gully

Bookings essential: http://tix.yt/-Pt

Chandlers Hill Parkcare

Monday August 19th, 9am - 11:30am

Environmental weed removal and rubbish pick up.

For more information: Chandlers Hill Parkcare

Friends of Koolunga Native Reserve

Thursday August 22nd 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 August 26th, 9am - 11:30am

Environmental weed removal and rubbish pick up.

For more information: Chandlers Hill Parkcare

September

National Wattle Day

Sunday September 1st, 10am - 12noon

Location: Bond St, Ferntree Gully

What to Bring: gumboots, gloves and enthusiasm!

No RSVP necessary, just come along!

Friends of Glenfern Green Wedge

Sunday September 1st, 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 September 2nd, 9am - 11:30am

Environmental weed removal and rubbish pick up.

For more information: Chandlers Hill Parkcare

KES Committee Meeting

Thursday September 5th, 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.

Chandlers Hill Parkcare

Monday September 9th, 9am - 11:30am

Environmental weed removal and rubbish pick up.

For more information: Chandlers Hill Parkcare

Friends of Blind Creek Billabong

Tuesday September 10th, 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 Koolunga Native Reserve

Saturday September 14th, 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 September 16th, 9am - 11:am

Environmental weed removal and rubbish pick up.

For more information: Chandlers Hill Parkcare

Friends of Old Joes Creek

Thursday September 19th 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

VIP Presentation

Thursday September 19th, 7pm

Details to come

Chandlers Hill Parkcare

Monday September 23rd, 9am - 11:30am

Environmental weed removal and rubbish pick up.

For more information: Chandlers Hill Parkcare

Friends of Koolunga Native Reserve

Thursday September 26th, 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 September 30th, 9am - 11:30am

Environmental weed removal and rubbish pick up.

For more information: Chandlers Hill Parkcare

October

KES Committee Meeting

Thursday October 3rd, 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.

KES Annual General Meeting

Saturday October 5th, 9am

Details to come

KES Nursery Working Bee

Saturday October 5th, 10am

Details to come

Friends of Glenfern Green Wedge

Sunday October 6th, 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 October 7th, 8:30am - 11am

Environmental weed removal and rubbish pick up.

For more information: Chandlers Hill Parkcare

Friends of Blind Creek Billabong

Tuesday October 8th, 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

Seniors Week Bee Hotel Workshop

Saturday October 8th,

The Seedy Ladies are hosting an “insect hotel” workshop as part of Seniors’ Week activities.

Details to come

Friends of Koolunga Native Reserve

Saturday October 12th, 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

Knox Community Gardens Celebration

Sunday October 13th, 9am-4pm

Come and the 35th Birthday of the Knox Community Gardens inc. with lots to see and do.

Market stalls, Community Stalls, Kids Activities, Information Sessions, Music and Guest Speakers

For more information: Website, Facebook Page

Chandlers Hill Parkcare

Monday October 14th, 8:30am - 11am

Environmental weed removal and rubbish pick up.

For more information: Chandlers Hill Parkcare

Friends of Old Joes Creek

Thursday October 17th 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

VIP Workshop

Thursday October 17th, 7pm

Details to come

Stringybark Festival

Sunday October 20th, 10am-4pm

Stringybark is a free community event exploring everything local, home-made, creative, sustainable and adventurous in Knox.

Come and visit us at our stall.

For more information: www.knox.vic.gov.au/stringybark

Chandlers Hill Parkcare

Monday October 21st, 8:30am - 11am

Environmental weed removal and rubbish pick up.

For more information: Chandlers Hill Parkcare

Friends of Koolunga Native Reserve

Thursday October 24th, 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

KES Spring Festival

October 26th-27th, 9am - 4pm

Details to come

Chandlers Hill Parkcare

Monday September 28th, 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