Calendar of Events

Events listed are usually FoBR events and all visitors are welcome and we may include other events of interest -

Keep an eye on our Facebook page here or on FoBR home page -  for any updates or necessary changes of plans

 

2018 Activities - 

Sunday 9 December from 10.30am - End of year function with Friends of Brisbane Ranges- A morning with Alfie Orameoo at Wurdi Youang

Where: Wurdi Youang (directions below)

What to bring: Please bring a plate to share for lunch. Be prepared for the outdoors – sunscreen hat etc

Who: Members are welcome to bring a friend to this end of year function

We are looking forward to seeing you at this event

 

Extra information:

Alfie Orameoo provides wonderful hands on information at Geelong's annual Reconciliation in the Park event, about indigenous foods including grasses which are being regrown on local Aboriginal owned land at Wurdi Youang, near Little River. We will have two hours with Alfie at Wurdi Youang on Sunday 9th December for the FoBR end of year event. We will also have lunch there together.

Location: 

Near the intersection of Kirks Bridge Rd and the Little River-Ripley Rd.

Turn right off Bacchus Marsh Road (C704) when heading north, into Little River Ripley road.

Wurdi Youang entrance is round the sharp right bend before you come to Kirks Bridge Road on the left. It isn't well sign posted! Look for the blue shipping container and a house.

Call Vicky if you get lost: 0402 932 207

About Wurdi Youang:

Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative obtained title to the property known as Wurdi Youang, out at Little River near the foot of the You Yangs, in August 2006 after investment by the Indigenous Land Council (ILC). The property contains important natural and cultural heritage. Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative is committed to the stewardship of this heritage and are in consultation to have it listed as an Indigenous Protected Area (IPA).

We are investigating the feasibility of creating a seed bank on the land to generate income as there are government plans to restore the Western Grasslands and a corridor between the coast and Brisbane Ranges to original state. There is also work underway to establish a native plant nursery to eventually generate an additional income stream.

 

Reminder - Membership annual fees $11 for single and $22 for families are due.

 

ANYTIME - spotters wanted!

Parks Victoria's project for pests and weeds is ongoing with mapping and monitoring so if you know of any Sallow Wattle, Gorse, African Weed Orchid, Goats, Deer, Cats in the park, please let us or the Rangers know the location and approximate number. 

Sightings can be recorded and reported in a few ways.

  • Use the Atlas of Living Australia OzAtlas app to record any species.
  • Make a note of the sighting with precise details of location (or a GPS mark) and pass it on the Lauren Cogo, who ismanaging the project (Lauren Cogo Parks Vic Project Officer; 0488 172 461; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

And of course any sightings of the target species we are aiming to protect - Brush-tailed Phascogale,  Swift Parrot, Growling Grass Frog, Diamond Firetail,  Bacchus Marsh Wattle (Acacia rostriformis), Clover Glycine (Glycine labtrobeana),  Silver Daisy Bush (Olearia pannosa subs cardiophylla)