Friends of Lower Kororoit Creek Inc

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...]
Thanks -
A big thank you to Brock Tunnicliffe, City West Water, for the fantastic footage of the Kororoit Creek corridor. This footage was taken during the celebration of the 1 millionth tree planting as part of the Greening of the West project.
A letter from Hon Jill Hennessy MP -
Kororoit Creek Preservation and Maintenance Program In September, I announced a $450,000 grant that will serve to protect and preserve the precious land surrounding Kororoit Creek at the Altona Memorial Park for generations to come. This grant will be used for maintenance works for the Eastern Reserve Area of the cemetery grounds, which is full of environmentally significant native flora, as well as land of cultural significance for the Wurundjeri people who hunted, fished and camped along Kororoit Creek for thousands of years. [Read more...]
New Community Park in Altona North -
The Victorian Government's provision of $300,000 in funding for environmental works on vacant cemetery land at Altona will fast-track the opening of a memorial parkland and nature reserve on the Kororoit Creek site, said Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust CEO, Jacqui Weatherall. Pictured Jacqui Weatherill CEO of The Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust, Health and Human Services Minister the Hon Jill Hennessy and Geoff. [Read more...]
NEWSFLASH - Tree Day Planting and celebration -
NEWS FLASH Our face painting expert, Linda, will NOT be able to attend the Tree Day Planting & Celebration, sorry kids. However, as a special treat, a coffee truck will be on site during the morning supplying free hot drinks for the planters. This, along with the Free BBQ and entertainment courtesy of our raving musician, Edvardo, the planting surely will be an enormous success. According to the Weather Bureau, Sunday will be 15 degrees Celsius with a slight chance of a shower so all’s good for a pleasant planting and celebration of the Kororoit Creek environment. Looking forward to seeing you there. Cheers Geoff

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Hello FOLKC!

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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Clean Up Australia Day
Doherty Site - After planting
Flood!
Creek and Local Industry together
Much Mulch
Below Bocce - Before planting




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