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March 2019

Knox Festival

Saturday 2nd - Sunday 3rd

Times: 10am-5pm

Where: Wally Tew Reserve, Brenock Park Drive, Ferntree Gully

Knox Festival is a free community festival with community and market stalls, delicious food trucks, all day stage entertainment, free children’s activities, thrilling rides and heaps of free interactive and creative fun for the whole family.

The KES will be holding a stall within the festival (not at the KES Indigenous Nursery which will be closed for the weekend), drop by and say hi!

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

Nursery CLOSED

Saturday 2nd - Sunday 3rd

The KES Indigenous Nursery will be closed due to the Knox Festival.

The KES will be holding a stall within the festival with limited plants available for purchase.

Clean Up Australia Day

Sunday 3rd

Bring your gloves and a hat.

  • Boronia - Koolungs Native Reserve

Hosted by the Friends of Koolunga Native Reserve and Warriors 4 Wildlife

9am - 1 pm Cnr Forest Rd and Old Forest Rd.


  • Ferntree Gully - Blind creek Trail

Hosted by the Friends of Blind Creek Billabong

10am - 12pm, Meet at the sign along the Blind Creek Trail east of Rankin Rd.


  • Ferntree Gully - Tim Neville Arboretum

Hosted by Interchange Outer East

10:30am - 12:30pm , meet at the playground pergolas.


Please visit the Clean Up Australia Day to find your local clean up event or to register your own.

Friends of Glenfern Green Wedge

Sunday 3rd 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 4th 8:30am - 11am

Environmental weed removal and rubbish pick up.

For more information: Chandlers Hill Parkcare

VIP Night Presentation - Designing with Indigenous Plants

FULLY BOOKED

Thursday 7th

Designing with Indigenous Plants

Great garden designs strike a fine balance somewhere between spatial and sensory experience, lifestyle utility and emotional connection to place. A great garden space should be a place where you feel comfortable and can find your own sense of dwelling.

Ben Crisfield-Smith is a qualified Landscape Architect experienced in residential landscape design and construction. Ben is a specialist in natural landscapes and gardens with has a passion for incorporating indigenous plants into his designs.

Come along and learn how to understand your gardens characteristics and how to design, embrace and integrate indigenous plants into your garden.

When: Thursday 7th March, 2019

Time: 6:45pm for a 7pm start

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

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

RSVP: FULLY BOOKED

Let your friends know you are coming by sharing the event on Facebook.

KES Committee Meeting

Thursday 14th at 7:30pm (DATE CHANGED)

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

*However this month we will be meeting on the 2nd 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 9th 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

Friends of Blind Creek Billabong

Wednesday 13th 1.10pm -3.10pm.

Project Morning

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

BYO Gloves.

For more information: Friends of Blind Creek Billabong

Nursery Working Bee

Wednesday 13th, 5pm - 7:30pm

Evening Working Bee to at the KES Indigenous Nursery.

Chandlers Hill Parkcare

Monday 11th 8:30am - 11am

Environmental weed removal and rubbish pick up.

For more information: Friends of Koolunga Native Reserve

Chandlers Hill Parkcare

Monday 18th 8:30am - 11am

Environmental weed removal and rubbish pick up.

For more information: Friends of Koolunga Native Reserve

Friends of Old Joes Creek

Thursday 21st 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

Friends of Koolunga Native Reserve

Thursday 28th 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

St. Joseph's & St. Bernadette's Community Fete

Saturday 30th

Times: 10am-4pm

Where: 212 Boronia Rd, Boronia VIC 3155, Australia

The KES will be holding a stall at the St. Joseph's & St. Bernadette's Community Fete.

April 2019

Chandlers Hill Parkcare

Monday 1st 8:30am - 11am

Environmental weed removal and rubbish pick up.

For more information: Chandlers Hill Parkcare

KES Committee Meeting

Thursday 4th at 7:30pm

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

*However this month we will be meeting on the 2nd 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 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

Chandlers Hill Parkcare

Monday 8th 8:30am - 11am

Environmental weed removal and rubbish pick up.

For more information: Friends of Koolunga Native Reserve

Friends of Blind Creek Billabong

Wednesday 10th 1.10pm -3.10pm.

Project Morning

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

BYO Gloves.

For more information: Friends of Blind Creek Billabong

Nursery Working Bee

Wednesday 10th, 5pm - 7:30pm

Evening Working Bee at the KES Indigenous Nursery.

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 15th 8:30am - 11am

Environmental weed removal and rubbish pick up.

For more information: Friends of Koolunga Native Reserve

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

VIP Night - Members Only

Thursday 18th

Workshop: Indigenous plants and their place suburban gardens providing habitat and happiness.

Time: 6:45 for a 7pm start

Where: KES Indigenous Nursery

Who: Members only - Don't miss out, join now!

Cost: FREE

Chandlers Hill Parkcare

Monday 22nd 8:30am - 11am

Environmental weed removal and rubbish pick up.

For more information: Friends of Koolunga Native Reserve

Friends of Koolunga Native Reserve

Thursday 25th 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 29th 8:30am - 11am

Environmental weed removal and rubbish pick up.

For more information: Friends of Koolunga Native Reserve

Autumn Festival

Saturday 27th - Sunday 28th

Details to come, but mark it on your calendars!

May 2019

Chandlers Hill Parkcare

Monday6th 8:30am - 11am

Environmental weed removal and rubbish pick up.

For more information: Chandlers Hill Parkcare

KES Committee Meeting

Thursday 2nd at 7:30pm

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

*However this month we will be meeting on the 2nd 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 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

First Friends of Dandenong Creek

Sunday 5th 11am

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

Chandlers Hill Parkcare

Monday 6th 8:30am - 11am

Environmental weed removal and rubbish pick up.

For more information: Friends of Koolunga Native Reserve

Friends of Blind Creek Billabong

Wednesday 8th 1.10pm -3.10pm.

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 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: Friends of Koolunga Native Reserve

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 20nd 8:30am - 11am

Environmental weed removal and rubbish pick up.

For more information: Friends of Koolunga Native Reserve

Friends of Koolunga Native Reserve

Thursday 23th 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: Friends of Koolunga Native Reserve

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