Friends of Blind Creek Billabong
The Friends of Blind Creek Billabong
Since July 2001, the Friends of Blind Creek Billabong have been planting local indigenous species, controlling weeds and cleaning up litter in Blind Creek Reserve and Agora Bushland Reserve.
All of the Reserve is part of a very important wildlife corridor which extends from Mount Dandenong through to Dandenong Creek. Birds, (large and small including Barn owls), Little Forest bats, frogs, lizards, beetles, butterflies, skippers, other insects and more all depend on the Creek Reserve and the adjoining Bushland.
The Creek Reserve and the Agora Bushland (original Valley Heathy Forest) adjoining the development property are very important for protecting the habitat of all the land we care for. Our intention is to protect this bushland for future generations.
The friends group have achieved many things over the years including campaigning to protect and save areas of bushland on a adjoining disused quarry.
The Friends Group meets on the second Tuesday of each month (excluding Jan) between 10am and 12noon and conduct the following activities depending on the time of year;
Planting local indigenous species
Cleaning up litter
Clean interpretive signage.
The Friends Group also meet several times per year for activities such as;
Clean Up Ausyralia Day
World Environment Day
World Wattle Day
National Tree Day
Please see our Calendar for details and upcoming events.
Friends of Blind Creek Billabong operate as a special interest sub-group within Knox Environment Society. Participants in the Friends group will need to be a KES Member for insurance purposes. KES membership is low cost, and you may attend one session for free before joining.
The Friends Group mostly work in the reserve along the bike track between Rankin Rd and Wattletree Rd in Ferntree Gully, however they do expand their area to between Lewis Rd and Dorset Rd, Boronia for special events such as Clean Up Australia Day.
Their regular meeting place for activities is at the end of Jacobus Walk, Ferntree Gully.
President: Fay Rimmer
Telephone: 03 9758 4802.
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