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Leaving from Jells Park we will walk past the lake and follow Diamond Creek Trail through suburbia. We will stop for morning tea at Police Paddocks Reserve and lunch at Churchill National Park before returning the same way.

Churchill National Park is an example of remnant bushland with plenty of wildlife to be seen. A long walk but not too challenging, the trail is mostly sealed and flat.

25km | Limit 15 | 25km SE Melb

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These school holidays download a Wild Families activity sheet from our website and try a new way of discovering nature with your family.

Take a Wild Families ‘Alphabet Walk’ or try your hand at being a ‘Bird Detective’ in your local area. The activity sheets also include great ideas for fun day trips to places such as Jawbone Flora and Fauna Reserve near Williamstown or Mt Macedon.

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Help NatureWatch carry out important wildlife monitoring using motion-sensing cameras. We’ll meet at Trentham, 9.30am, before travelling on to the Wombat State Forest.

A full day of activity is planned retrieving monitoring equipment and setting it up at new locations in the forest. There will be some driving on dirt tracks. Registration is required. We expect the day to finish at about 4pm.

Limit 10 | 100 km NW Melb

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Come and celebrate our 20th anniversary tree-planting weekend with Project Hindmarsh from July 7-9 at the Little Desert Nature Lodge, 16km south of Nhill.

Victorian National Parks Association members have proudly supported this major landscape restoration project since its inception. We will be planting at four sites this year – two at Jeparit and two near Dimboola.

To find out more visit the Project Hindmarsh Eventbrite page >>

Contact name: Glenn Contact phone: 0448 816 504
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Catch the 273 bus from Nunawading to the Mullum Mullum Creek Trail and the Currawong Bush Park. We’ll continue on to Westerfords Park where there are various bus options to Nunawading, the city, Greensborough and Box Hill.

16km | Limit 16 | 20km E Melb

Contact name: Geoff Contact phone: 03 9523 5559
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Stimulate your senses in this city bushland park on the Yarra River. This amble has more ups and downs than usual, but we will take it slowly to Dights Falls and the Pioneers Memorial Cairn, ending with optional coffee/ lunch on the Yarra at Studley Park Boathouse.

5km | Limit 15 | 10km N Melb

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We’re running this trip with the Friends of Mud Islands. The boat departs from Queenscliff and once on the islands we’ll be mostly beach walking, but there will also be some salt marsh scrub to get through and shallow wading.

These islands are an important bird breeding area and a feeding and roosting area for migratory waders from the Arctic. The trip may also include seeing fur seals and gannet colonies. Bookings open on June 9, no early bookings will be accepted.

5km | Limit 15 | 100km S Melb

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Join enthusiastic tree-planters and help rejuvenate and restore a municipal reserve in Bacchus Marsh.

Over the past 12 years, Grow West has worked with thousands of volunteers and hundreds of landholders, who have helped plant more than a million trees in the Upper Werribee Catchment. VNPA volunteers have been contributing to this project for many years.

This year, Moorabool Shire Council will be hosting the event at their reserve, Telford Park, which is next to the council offices in Darley, Bacchus Marsh at 88 Wittick Street.

What to bring: warm clothes, a hat, gloves and sturdy footwear. To minimise waste, please bring your own water bottle, cup, plate and cutlery for lunch.
Grow West always puts on a great day in the company of others who care about our natural environment.

Limit 100 | 70km W Melb

Register on the Grow West website >>

Parks Victoria needs immediate, long-term funding boosts

The management of Victoria’s national parks and nature conservation reserves is in serious decline and can only be rectified through a major boost in long-term funding, the Victorian National...
Mornington Peninsula National Park, Cape Schanck. Photo: Indigo Skies Photography | (2.0 Generic CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Parks Victoria needs immediate, long-term funding boosts

The management of Victoria’s national parks and nature conservation reserves is in serious decline and can only be rectified through a major boost in long-term funding, the Victorian National...
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