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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 details


Contact: Tony Flude
Phone: 0400 770 254
Email: tonyflude@alphalink.com.au
Website: www.westgatepark.org

 

 

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Community celebration at Merbein Common

18 Aug 2016

Help celebrate the newly installed interpretive signs along the Merbein Link Trail at Merbein Common with a community BBQ on Sunday 28 August 2016. The signs have been developed by Parks Victoria and Friends of the Merbein Common, Merbein District Historical Society and First Peoples of Millewa-Mallee. The project is…

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10 Annual Kooyoora Wildflower Show

17 Sep 2016 9:00am - 18 Sep 2016 4:00pm

The 10 Annual Kooyoora Wildflower Show is on September 17 and 18 at the Inglewood Eucalyptus Museum. Gates open at 9am each day and close at 4pm. $5 entry for adults with children U18 free. The event includes static wildflower displays, twice daily guided bus tours to Kooyoora State Park,…

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Science In the Park - Brilliant Birds

19 Sep 2016 9:00am-10:30am

Brilliant Birds - PrimeSCI! activity for Prep - Year 2 students. Work in the field and identify our unique native birds. Record their numbers and find out if they are common or rare. Most importantly, understand their needs to survive and how they can be protected.

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Science In The Park - Dinosaurs Great & Small

19 Sep 2016 9:00am-10:30am

PrimeSCI! activity for years 3-6. Become a palaeontologist for the day! What can fossils show us about the diet of dinosaurs? Why did they have claws? Lesson includes a tour of the Victorian Polar Dinosaur display in the Coolart Homestead.

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Science In The Park - Bird Nest Box Workshop

19 Sep 2016 11:00am-12:30pm

PrimeSCI! will show you how to build a nest box for the birds of Coolart Wetlands & Homestead Reserve. Parents welcome to come along. Learn all about bird habitats and the need for nest boxes. All ages welcome!