First Friends of Dandenong Creek

The First Friends of Dandenong Creek

The First Friends of Dandenong Creek (FFDC) was formed in May 1999 by a group of residents concerned about the state and development of the middle reaches of Dandenong Creek and surrounds between Bayswater Rd in Bayswater and Boronia Rd in Wantirna/Vermont in Melbourne's outer east.

Working with Melbourne Water, Knox and Maroondah Councils, the EPA and the Port Philip and Westernport Catchment Management Authority, the overall aim of the group is to return Dandenong Creek to its original condition as far as possible.

Aims of the FFDC:

  • Improve the quality of the water
  • Reduce litter - Control weeds
  • Re-establish indigenous flora and fauna in appropriate areas
  • Improve recreational facilities and safety along the corridor
  • Encourage local community participation in our activities
  • Foster an appreciation of the corridor’s history and environmental significance

Activities

  • Tree planting, weed control and pollution reduction
  • National Tree Day plantings and activities
  • Collect Frog Census data
  • Report pollution incidents and safety hazards to relevant authorities.
  • Maintain notice boards along the creek.

The First Friends of Dandenong Creek always have several projects going on! Please visit their website to keep up to date with what they are doing and to find out how you can help!

Please check out our Calendar to find our where the FFDC are working next!

Location

The FFDC work along the middle reaches of Dandenong Creek and surrounds between Bayswater Rd in Bayswater and Boronia Rd in Wantirna/Vermont.

Please check out our Calendar to find our where the FFDC are working next!


Contact

President: Charlie Miller

Telephone: 0417 125 677

Email: ffdc1999@gmail.com

Website: www.ffdc.org.au

Facebook: www.facebook.com/FirstFriendsofDandenongCreek

Donkey Orchid

Diuris orientis

Family friendly activities

Water quality testing

World Environment Day Planting

Pollution Monitoring

Gorgeous wildlife!