May I welcome you to Friends of Lower kororoit Creek Inc. website.
If you would like to get involved with FOLKC or would like to be kept in touch with our plans and activities for the Kororoit Creek by email, join the mailing list below.
Hoping to see you 'Down the Creek' real soon.
Our first planting for this year is to take place at the Toyota Kororoit Creek Nature Reserve close to the Dohertys Road entrance.
Now that rain has come - its perfect timing to commence what should be an excellent opportunity to keep on greening our local waterway during Winter & Autumn 2015.
Hoping to see you all there to plant 250 trees n shrubs, followed by a BBQ prepared by our HBCC Conservation Dept.
Remember to bring your gumboots should the ground be most suitable by being nice & wet.
Followed by an update from our intrepid leader.
`Taking a Nap/Sleeping on the job'. Photographic evidence has come to light -no longer satisfied sleeping in the doghouse - has set up camp under a bush next to the picnic table on Kororoit Creek.
Hopefully Andrew Webster our HBCC Senior Conservation Ranger will quickly arrange removal of these items so that our `Sleepy Headed Leader' can return to his kennel.
A milestone was achieved when the 110th Bird Species was sighted yesterday in the G J Hosken Reserve beside Kororoit Creek.
The species was a `Purple-crowned Lorikeet' and more pictures of this tiny pale green lorikeet with the purple crown can be seen under the `Environment Tab - Birds'.
It is with great pride that the creek with it's numerous plantings over the last 15 years is now providing great habitat for bird species to reside and also to use as a safe corridor on their migrations.
The Hon. Greg Hunt MP (Federal Minister for Environment) visited this years National Tree Day Site in Kororoit Creek, to launch the 1,000,000 Tree Project for Melbourne's West.
Members of FOLKC came along and joined in the activities. The event took place in Harris Reserve, Marsh Street, adjacent to the Bocce Club, where Mr Hunt planted the first of the 1,000,000 trees in the National Tree Day site for plantings in 2015. All enjoyed the coffee, pastries & cakes.
All welcome to our planting on Sunday 7 June, meeting at Dohertys Road, Altona North.
Commencing at 9am, we are to plant 250 trees and ground covers below the Toyota mound. A bbq lunch will be provided.
For more information call Geoff on 0411 274 718.
Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday.
Friends of Lower Kororoit Creeek (FOLKC) Inc abn 79441 591 104