Friends of Westgate Park
The Friends group is made up of enthusiastic people, passionate about Westgate Park and the natural environment.
You can just turn up to our regular work days:
- every Monday and Tuesday - come for as long as you like between 8.30am and 3pm,
- every third Sunday in the month – come anytime from 9am until 4pm, or
- check out our monthly program of activities.
We can tailor the tasks to suit your interests and physical capabilities. These include:
- planting trees, shrubs, climbers, ground covers and wildflowers,
- preparing garden beds for planting by spreading mulch,
- fostering good plant growth by weeding and pruning,
- assisting in our plant nursery with potting and seed ‘cleaning’,
- collecting seeds,
- monitoring water quality in the lakes and lagoons,
- helping record species in our monthly bird surveys.
For further information from Parks Victoria contact Ranger Louis Bell on (03) 9695 9000.
Contact: Tony Flude
Phone: 0400 770 254
08 Jul 2014
A group of students with refugee backgrounds from Bendigo Senior Secondary College recently enjoyed a camp to Wilsons Promontory National Park. The trip was organised as part of a Parks Victoria program to connect diverse communities to parks and enable them to enjoy the benefits of connecting with nature. The…
1 Aug 2014 7:00pm-9:00pm
Low key, fun, club level MTB racing
5 Aug 2014 11:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday 5 August 2014 marks the 100 year anniversary of the first shot fired in the British Empire in World War I. This shot was fired from Coastal Artillery Gun Emplacement 6 at Fort Nepean on 5 August 1914 at 12:45pm, just 3 hours 45 minutes after war was declared…
6 Aug 2014
The Grey-headed Flying-fox is the largest flying-fox (also known as a fruit bat) species in Australia. Each month the Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology conduct the monthly bat count at Yarra Bend Park at dusk on the Wednesday evening closest to the risen full moon. This data is critical…
6 Aug 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…
Recent storm damage at Brimbank Park had the team busy cleaning up and removing...Recent storm damage at Brimbank Park had the team busy cleaning up and removing debris. Some of the work involved chain-sawing, and the team were about to tackle one tree when Ranger Kirraly spotted this pair of Tawny Frogmouths. Not wanting to disturb these important and beautiful new residents, the team have rescheduled the works until these locals decide to pack up and make another tree their home.View post | Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13.39
Congratulations to everyone at SkyHigh Mount Dandenong. Well deserved recognition!!Congratulations to everyone at SkyHigh Mount Dandenong. Well deserved recognition!!Timeline PhotosWe are very, very proud to announce that SkyHigh Mount Dandenong won the coveted "Consumer Vote Award" at the 2014 Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering Awards for Excellence.... Well done to all our staff and a big thank you to all our customers that voted for us we really do appreciate it.... We were also a Finalist in "Cafe Restaurant" and "Tourism Restaurant" what a great achievement..View post | Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09.43
Timeline Photos#WorldRangerDay 31st July - show support for global rangers by joining our Thunderclap Join: http://bit.ly/1Aeq4toView post | Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12.39
Timeline PhotosPeople near Hattah in the Mallee may see smoke today as DEPI and @[121390137920954:274:Parks Victoria] undertake planned burning. Where we burn depends on the weather and plans can change at short notice so please stay informed via http://www.depi.vic.gov.au/fire-and-emergencies/planned-burns/planned-burns-now-and-next-10-days or calling the Bushfire Information Line on 1800 240 667.View post | Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08.34
Join Sean Willmore - Park Ranger and Founder of Thin Green Line, Danielle Thomas...Join Sean Willmore - Park Ranger and Founder of Thin Green Line, Danielle Thomas - Park Rangers Coordinator, City of Melbourne, and our own Dr Bill Jackson - Chief Executive Officer, Parks Victoria, at tonight's Melbourne Conversations dedicated to rangers worldwide. Doors open at 5.30pm for a 6pm start at Federation Square, Deakin Edge, Melbourne. Entry is free and Brian Nankervis is MC. World Rangers Day – Celebrating Passion, Courage and Care - City of Melbournewww.thatsmelbourne.com.auMelbourne Conversations celebrates the diverse world of park rangers, at home and across the globe, with Thin Green Line Foundation's Sean Willmore.View post | Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16.35