Community invited to help clean up the bush
Wednesday 19 February, 2014
Parks Victoria is reminding residents it is illegal to dump household rubbish in a public place after a recent dumping was reported near Fryerstown last week.
Noel Muller, Ranger at Castlemaine said discovering dumped rubbish in the park was disappointing and an environmental hazard.
“The area near Fryerstown has been used infrequently over a long period of 20 years or more. The terrain is steep and has no pedestrian access to enable safe removal of rubbish, so the threat to the environment can remain for years to come.”
“The Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park is lucky not to receive much rubbish dumping, but it is present” Mr Muller said.
Parks Victoria, Friends of Kalimna Park and Golden Point Landcare Group are hosting Clean-up Australia Day events on Sunday 2nd March. Community members are invited to join in the clean up from 10 am at Kalimna Point, Kalimna Road, Castlemaine or Golden Point Road near Chewton.
Helpers are encouraged to wear sun smart clothing, wear sturdy footwear and bring along gloves.
Parks Victoria encourages the community to keep an eye out for rubbish dumping and report it to the Parks Victoria Information Centre on 13 1963, or via the EPA App “EPA Reporter”.
30 Aug 2014 8:00am-9:00am
parkrun is free, weekly, 5km timed run that is open to everyone - walkers, runners, families and dogs are all welcome! Westerfolds parkrun occurs every Saturday morning. We're based near the main carpark off the Fitzsimons Lane entrance, and the course is run entirely on sealed paths within the park.
31 Aug 2014 9:30am-10:20am
A superb loop walk that winds through woodland, wet heathland & along boardwalks. Along the way you will encounter a variety of flora including hakeas, wattles, tea-trees, mistletoe, swamp bush pea and button grass. This guided walk is run by Friends of Bunyip State Park.
1 Sep 2014 8:30am - 4 Sep 2014 5:30pm
We will take you behind the scenes on this exclusive, small group adventure as you work alongside a Parks Victoria Ranger to 'track and protect' the elusive Brush-tailed Phascogales, which are on Victoria's threatened species list. You will sample some of the region's best wines, see ancient Aboriginal rock art…
2 Sep 2014 10:00am-11:00am
Enjoy the fresh air of this beautiful park and get an insight into the park’s fascinating history, flora and fauna. This free guided walk run by Friends of Tarra Bulga National Park will lead you across the famous Corrigan Suspension Bridge which stretches through the rainforest canopy, and on either…