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Replant A Forest At ‘The Island’!

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on August 23rd, 2012

29 August , 2012
4 September , 2012

Photo by Glenn Tempest (CC Licence)

Tree planting projects at The Island Reserve, Werribee Gorge will be held on 29th August and 4th September.

`The Island` is a narrow, lava-capped ridge at the junction of Myrniong Creek and the Werribee River. A large property of over 200 hectares, it was donated to Conservation Volunteers in 2006.

Although `The Island` is directly next to the Werribee Gorge State Park, it is significantly degraded and a focus of Conservation Volunteers is to restore it back to environmental health.

You can be a part of this environmentally significant project by planting hundreds of native trees, shrubs and grasses this year!

If you would like more information or would like to make a booking phone Heidi on 03 9326 8250 or email

Attracting Wildlife to Your Backyard

Posted in Events by samgreen on October 26th, 2011

9 November , 2011
12:30 pmto1:30 pm

Endangered: Regent Honeyeater.  Photo by marj k via flickr CC

How we garden makes a big difference to the health of our local environment – water conservation, growing our own chemical free food and creating wildlife habitat all help keep our environment healthy.

In this session you will learn how you and your community can create food, water, shelter and nesting sites for birds, bees, frogs, butterflies and other wildlife in your garden and local neighbourhood.

Date: Wednesday 9 November 2011, 12.30-1.30pm
Location: Reception Room, Maribyrnong Council Offices, cnr Hyde & Napier Sts Footscray

To register please visit or contact Council’s Sustainability Officer on 03 9688 0357 for more information.

Go Wading to Help Melbourne’s Freshwater Turtles

Posted in Events, Seeking by earthwatch on October 25th, 2011

17 November , 2011
8:30 amto5:00 pm
19 November , 2011
8:30 amto5:00 pm

Volunteer to protect Melbourne’s freshwater turtles – 17 & 19 Nov

Very little is known about Melbourne’s freshwater turtles and the impact that this growing city is having on their health. As one of the top predators in the food chain, a healthy turtle population points to a healthy ecosystem, and globally, freshwater turtles are in decline.

With special waterproof clothing, you’ll wade through the city’s freshwater lakes and creeks to capture turtles, assess their health and review the condition of their habitat.

Join a Turtles on the Move team
• Help scientists understand how urbanisation is affecting Melbourne’s turtles
• Discover the city’s hidden wetlands
• Do your bit for the environment

To join a one-day team for $69, call 03 9682 6828 or email or visit

Team info
Thursday, 17 November 2011
Saturday, 19 November 2011

Starts 8:30am and finishes 5pm.
Costs include lunch and transporttation to locations as well as pickup/.drop off to rendezvous location in Melbourne University

Location: each expedition visits two wetland sites in the greater Melbourne region
*Funds will go towards continuing this valuable research

Funk it for the Frontline/ & Reggae for the Rangers: Thin Green Line Fundraiser

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on April 6th, 2011

14 April , 2011
12:00 amto11:00 pm

Funk it for the Frontline/ & Reggae for the Rangers.

The Thin Green Line Foundation and Prince Bandroom proudly present a conservation fundraiser.  All profits supporting Park Rangers and the families of rangers killed on the frontline of conservation and proactive community conservation projects in Africa, Latin America and South East Asia.

With special guests BOMBAS (FULL BAND), ANGEL VOICE, MAKO and many more.

Thursday 14th April 2011 Doors 8:00pm

Tickets $25.00 + booking fee available, 03 95361168, in person at all Moshtix outlets and

The Thin Green Line at Melbourne Sustainability Drinks

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on January 25th, 2011

2 February , 2011
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

Our next Sustainability Drinks event is on Wednesday 2nd February 2011.

Sean Willmore was a Victorian park ranger, now documentary maker, festival director, author and Director of The Thin Green Line, a foundation that supports the families of Park rangers killed, and prevents further ranger deaths, on the frontline of conservation around the world.

The Thin Green Line Foundation’s mission is to share the stories of park rangers from around the world and in doing so support conservation projects and the families of rangers killed, whilst protecting wildlife, in their selfless fight for conservation globally.

Sean will talk about how to stay sane and proactive in the environmental movement based on his experiences with The Thin Green Line, with much expectation, little funding, the challenges of bureaucracy and a constant need for hope. Why should we keep going?

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday the 2nd February from 6 – 8pm. Please note that it is essential to RSVP every month. Due to the ever increasing popularity of the event, it may not be possible to accommodate people who do not RSVP.  This is not a sponsored event; i.e. you buy your own drinks, as we choose to come together in the spirit of a shared interest.

River Terrace Yarra Building
Federation Square
Melbourne VIC 3000

As space is limited it is essential to RSVP. Spaces go quickly, so respond now:

This month’s door prize is kindly donated by The Thin Green Line: fighting to preserve our planet’s tomorrow.

Water Crisis. What will it mean for you?

Posted in Events by Ferne Edwards on February 6th, 2009

Future Leaders and Melbourne Conversations invite you to join us at BMW Edge on 19 February at 6.00pm

Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Academics, environmentalists & opinion makers discuss the impact of the water crisis on costs, health, food production, gardens and our rivers.

Speakers (alphabetical order)
MR JOHN CONNOR Chief Executive, Climate Institute
PROFESSOR LEE GODDEN Director of the Centre for Resources, Energy and Environmental Law, The University of Melbourne
DR GREG MOORE Honorary Fellow and former Principal, Burnley Campus, The University of Melbourne
DR LAUREN RICKARDS Associate Partner at RMCG and Honorary Fellow, The University of Melbourne

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The city’s role in protecting River Red Gum Forests

Posted in Policies by Ferne Edwards on July 26th, 2007

This Press Release (below) from Environment Victoria’s website refers to people in the cities – including Melbourne – responsibilities to protect the river red gum forests. Read the Press Release below for more information.

Cities can play a part in saving river red gum forests
Thursday July 19, 2007: Environment Victoria today called on Melbourne, Bendigo and Ballarat to play a part in restoring Victorias mighty river red gum forests.

“Melbourne, Bendigo and Ballarat could have a big role to play in saving Victorias red gum forests. If those cities take water from the Goulburn they have an obligation to make sure the river is healthy,” said Dr Paul Sinclair Healthy Rivers Campaign Director.
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