You are here

Home > About > News and media releases > Planting Day at Police Paddocks

News

Planting Day

Planting Day

2 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Planting Day at Police Paddocks

Friday 19 July, 2013

A smoking ceremony conducted by Wurundjeri Elder Colin Hunter Jnr kicked off a recent community planting day at Dandenong Police Paddocks Reserve.  

About fifteen locals, some Parks Victoria rangers, and guest of honour Colin then got to work and planted 1000 tube stock.

Parks Victoria’s Andrew Van Vloten was part of the work crew and says it was a most enjoyable day.  

“Thisarea has special significance to the present day Wurundjeri Aboriginal community, so having a smoking ceremony gave added meaning to the day and a feeling of spiritual connection to the land.

It was great to see all age groups from the local community come and take part in this special project that will improve the local environment.”

The plantings are part of a project called the Dandenong Creek Frontage Revegetation Program, which is funded by a Melbourne Water grant and managed by Parks Victoria.

Recent Stories

Partnerships help protect the health of Wilsons Prom

Wednesday 2 September, 2015
Parks Victoria, in partnership with the Australian Deer Association, Sporting Shooters Association of Australia, and Game Management Authority, has completed…

Firewood collection on Barmah Island

Monday 31 August, 2015
The spring domestic firewood collection season will open on 1 September 2015. As of 30 June 2015, domestic firewood can…

Local parks benefit from knowledge of Dja Dja Wurrung rangers

Wednesday 26 August, 2015
A new Dja Dja Wurrung Ranger – Diarna Kerr - has joined the team at Parks Victoria. Six parks in…

New research shows Wilsons Prom marine life rivals Great Barrier Reef

Monday 24 August, 2015
Amazing marine life deep beneath the sea in Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park has been revealed thanks to new technology…

New Chief Executive for Parks Victoria

Friday 21 August, 2015
Andrew Fairley, Chairman of Parks Victoria today announced Bradley Fauteux as the new Chief Executive of Parks Victoria. Mr Fauteux…

Grand Canyon temporary closure during upgrade

Tuesday 18 August, 2015
Visitors to the Grampians National Park will be able to enjoy a stunning new experience of a favourite walk, after…

View all media releases