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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

Turtles on the Move: Join a one-day research team

Posted in Research, Seeking by earthwatch on March 5th, 2012

Are Melbourne’s freshwater turtles at risk?
Join a one day research team and help answer this vital question!

Why are you needed? Very little is known about Melbourne’s fresh water turtles, and particularly 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.
What you will be dong 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. Help scientists and governments answer this pivotal question: ‘how is urbanisation impacting the survival of Melbourne’s native turtles?
Details: This expedition is open to over 18’s only with total cost being $69 which covers lunch and transport from Melbourne University. All funds will also go back into this vital research.
How to Book: Call Earthwatch on 03 9682 6828 or email

Dates: Monday 19th, 21st or 23rd March 2012

Time: 7am-6pm

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Turtles on the Move

FareShare: looking for volunteer market gardeners

Posted in Models, Seeking by Kate Archdeacon on February 29th, 2012

FareShare, formerly known as One Umbrella, is an innovative, energetic organisation, rescuing food and fighting hunger.

Since 2001 we have given away healthy, nutritious meals to the hungry and the homeless in Victoria, using food donated by businesses. By ‘rescuing’ food, we mean that it would otherwise be wasted, ending up in landfill. And in saving food from landfill, we also do our bit for the planet by helping to cut methane pollution and reducing demand for new food products. (See our environmental report prepared by Hyder Consulting.)

We are a small, not-for-profit community organisation operating on a very small budget, and with no operational funding from government. But through the tremendous passion and commitment of staff, volunteers and supporters, we continue to increase the amount of food we rescue and nutritious meals we prepare and give away to charities.

We want to establish a crew of volunteers to work in a market garden in the Oakleigh/Clayton area on Wednesdays from 9am to about 4pm. The vegies you will be cultivating and harvesting will be donated back to the FareShare kitchen. This could be each Wed, or fortnightly or monthly. Healthy exercise in the fresh open air – a great way to give back to the community!

Please email to find out more information and to get you started volunteering with FareShare.

Merri Corner Community Garden: Dig Day Out

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on June 28th, 2010

Volunteers wanted for the Sustainable Living Festival!

Posted in Seeking by Ferne Edwards on January 30th, 2009

1. Sign Up
The 2009 Sustainable Living Festival is now only just under three weeks away. There is still plenty more room for on-site volunteers and we would love to have people who have previously been involved with SLF to come on board again! If you have yet to sign up to volunteer during the Festival weekend, you can do so here: At this site you can nominate your preferences in terms of which areas you would like to be involved with and which days you are available to volunteer. Come along and enjoy the incredible experience that is volunteering for the Sustainable Living Festival – we hope to see you there!

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