Friends of Lower Kororoit Creek Inc




Kororoit Creek

Kororoit Creek has a catchment area of 190 square kilometres. Its headwaters rise in the hills around Mt Aitkin, north east of Gisborne, from where it meanders down near Sydenham West and Rockbank following the Western Highway through Deer Park and Sunshine. The Creek then passes through Ardeer, Tottenham, Brooklyn, Altona North and Altona and flows into the sea at Altona Bay.

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Kororoit Creek Facts:

• Before the 1800s, the area surrounding Kororoit Creek was mostly basalt plains grassland with native grasses and wildflowers. Not many trees survived on the young basalt clays.

• Kororoit Creek has original remnant vegetation remaining along it, and some of the ancient River Red Gums are quite special. There are also numbers of rocky outcrops where most of the most significant native vegetation persists.

• Spectacular wetlands, containing many different species of migratory birds, occur along the Creek and the amount of wildlife which can be seen during the day is surprisingly high.

• For many years the Creek was regarded as a derelict site which was overgrown with weeds and served as a dumping ground for rubbish and old car bodies.

• Since the 1980s, things have changed rapidly and by the end of the 1990s Kororoit Creek had been set aside as a significant linear park.

• Reports on recreational fishing in Kororoit Creek can be found by clicking here.

• Melbourne Water's current report on Kororoit Creek can be found here.





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]


Events Calendar

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




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