Friends of Lower Kororoit Creek Inc

Clean Up Australia Day 2021 -
If COVID stays away, then we will definitely be having a get together on Sunday 7 March 2021, meeting at Barnes Road Bridge car park. This will be our Twenty First Clean Up Australia Day event and a chance for all of us to catch up at last. I will outline the FOLKC year’s program at this event, hopefully whilst enjoying a cappuccino in one of the local cafes – If it rains then two cappuccino’s - Yeah!!
Clean Up Australia Day 2021 -
McKenzie Foods, Altona, volunteered to clean up a section of the Creek at Grieve Parade bridge on Tuesday 2 March as part of Business Clean Up Australia Day and did a fantastic jog. Thanks to all who attended. FOLKC will be holding its 20th Clean Up event on Sunday 7 March, meeting at Barnes Road Bridge car park, Barnes Road, Altona North - All welcome
Shared Trail Status - Barnes to Cherry Lake -
The final two stages of the Hobsons Bay Kororoit Creek shared trail have been designed and are now shovel ready to build – Anyone got a spare $7M? Hon Melissa Horne MP and Tim Watts MP have been briefed and the Department of Transport is aware of the project. My hope is that there may be money in the next State budget (May) for shovel ready projects to stimulate the COVID economy and help get people back to work – Fingers and toes crossed!
Shared Trail Status - Blackshaws to Bluestone Bridge -
Work on this section of trail is about to commence with the trail south of the bridge over the Creek to be the first part of the works, followed soon after by the connection of the Wyndham trail to the Bluestone Bridge. The trail structure beneath the Creek freeway bridge and the remaining trail from the freeway bridge to the bluestone bridge is somewhat more difficult and will take some time to complete. I am hoping that the trail will be open to the community by mid-2021 – Fingers crossed.
Corona Virus & FOLKC -
Friends of Lower Kororoit Creek Inc. (FOLKC) are all retired volunteers from the local community and are of an age that makes our members more vulnerable to the ravages of the insidious Covid-19. Because of this, we are effectively shutting down until further notice. Our Corporate Planting ........ [Read more...]
Clean Up Australia Day 2020 -
Congratulations and thanks for a clean up well done. Sixteen FOLKC members along with Rebecca helped clean up the Urban Forest East at the corner Grieve Parade and Blackshaws Roads in Altona north. 3.5 cubic metres rubbish was retrieved from the park, mainly rubbish lost from back of trucks using Grieve Parade. Thanks all for attending our 19th Clean Up Australia Day - Gold watches next year for our 20th!! Click on photo for full view
Clean Up Australia Day 2020 -
FOLKC will be holding its twentieth year of cleaning up along the Kororoit Creek on 1st March 2020, a wonderful record of helping the cause to clean up rubbish dumped in the local environment by inconsiderate and careless people! This year, we will be cleaning up the Urban Forest East Reserve, a site that attracts rubbish from vehicles passing beside the Reserve - unrestricted rubbish blowing off the back of these vehicles and impacting on the amenity of the area. [Read more...]
Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2019 -
Thanks to City West Water’s support, the Greening the West Project received the Premier’s Environment Award for Environmental Protection for planting in excess of one million trees in the West during 2015 – 2017. Friends of Lower Kororoit Creek Inc. (FOLKC) partnered with many state government agencies including Hobsons Bay Council as we planted in excess 7500 indigenous trees along the Kororoit Creek corridor. [Read more...]
National Tree Day 2019 -
Hobsons Bay National Tree Day 2019 on Sunday 28 July was an outstanding success with 400 + community members joining with Friends of Lower Kororoit Creek (FOLKC) to plant nearly 3000 indigenous trees, shrubs and wetland plants along the Kororoit Creek environmental corridor. [Read more...]
Clean Up Australia Day 2019 -
What an amazing turn up by FOLKC and friends on a terrible day for such an activity. Thank you all Approximately 4 cubic metres of rubbish in an hour by 18 fantastic workers and one bludger who drove around in air-conditioned comfort directing traffic!! Many many thanks everyone and a special thank you and welcome to Mimi, Lizzie, Peter and Barb. Also thanks to Laurie and Bert who represented FOLKC and BRAG at the Brooklyn Reserve
Clean Up Australia Day 2019 -
Sunday 3 March is Clean Up Australia Day and for those interested in participating the details are as below. Meeting at 9am in Dohertys Road, Altona North, approx. 200 metres east of Grieve Parade on Sunday week. The clean up will be complete at the latest by 11am from where we will proceed to Bizurk coffee shop in Millers Road, Altona, for refreshments. RSVP would be great to let café know numbers [Read more...]
National Tree Day 2019 & Park Opening -
Great News. Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (GMCT) CEO, Jacqui Weatherill, has agreed to combine National Tree Day with the official community park opening. The Planet Ark National Tree Day will be on 28 July 2019 where in excess of 2600 indigenous Trees and shrubs will be planted into the Kororoit Creek environment below the escarpment that would have housed the original Creek Course before settlement. [Read more...]

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Friends of Lower Kororoit Creek (FOLKC) was incorporated in April 2001 and held its first planting on 3rd June 2001. Since then there have been countless planting days and other working bees with more than 1,000 volunteers of all ages, planting in excess of 50,000 trees, shrubs and under-storey plants along the creek ... [See the "About & Contacts" page for more]


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