New Friends for Vaughan Springs
Monday 23 June, 2014
Around thirty people met for lunch and discussion at Vaughan Springs recently to mark the start of its new Friends group. Parks Victoria’s Noel Muller and Heritage Officer Catherine Bessant were also there to discuss the group’s ideas and work program.
Friend’s member Jenny Morton says they now have about 30 new members. “More are welcome, and membership is just $10 per person. We’re planning to hold working bees on Sundays at this stage. In the planting season these will be about every one or two weeks and otherwise monthly.”
The group will be helping Parks Victoria in the restoration of Vaughan Springs and to bring it back to its former glory. Projects include the restoration of the train ride, picnic facilities and buildings in the reserve. The focus of the new Friends is the enhancement and improvement of the existing features of the park rather than materially altering it or changing its nature.
The spring’s water is safe to drink, so one priority is to have the pumps properly maintained, and thus attract more visitors. The group also discussed the idea of holding regular or seasonal events at the Springs to raise money for its maintenance. It intends to apply for grants for specific plants and additional seats and tables.
The first working day of the new Friends group is on this Sunday, June 29, starting at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome to come along and help.
Contact Jenny Morton on 54734425 or email, email@example.com for more information.
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