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How you can help

Our team of dedicated volunteers help protect and preserve Kingston's beautiful natural environment. 

Join in at a park near you for an enjoyable day out in the great outdoors meeting people in your community while helping make a positive difference to the environment. 

Volunteer events are held at a number of locations across Kingston throughout the year including:  

  • Bradshaw Bushland Reserve, Mordialloc
  • Kingston Heath Reserve, Heatherton
  • Mordialloc Catchment (activities are undertaken at Mordialloc Creek Reserve, Yammerbook Nature Reserve & Epsom Grassland & Wetland)
  • The Grange Reserve, Clayton South
  • Rowans Woodland, Dingley Village
  • Aspendale Foreshore, Aspendale 
  • Carrum Foreshore
  • Bonbeach and Chelsea Foreshore

See dates and meeting points for each venue below.

For further information, contact the Natural Resources Area team on (03) 9776 0403 or email info@kingston.vic.gov.au

 

National Tree Day Sunday 28 July 

Be part of enhancing Kingston’s natural environment and plant a tree on Sunday 28 July for National Tree Day 2019. Kingston City Council is hosting activities on National Tree Day at five different locations (listed below), to regenerate the area, increase biodiversity and provide habitats for local fauna. Take part and meet our friendly and knowledgeable rangers from Council's Foreshore and Natural Resource Area Teams. To register as a volunteer, please click here

On the day, you will be provided with gloves, tools, equipment for planting, watering cans and buckets.

National Tree Day is Australia’s biggest community tree-planting event. Starting in 1996, National Tree Day has seen more than three million people plant 23 million seedlings across the nation.


Information for School events

Parents can also get involved through local events that may be organised through their child's primary school. 

Schools can inquire about seedling availability, and register to collect free seedlings through Council for National Tree Day by contacting ourplace@kingston.vic.gov.au by 15 July 2019. 

 


National Tree Day Locations in Kingston

Bonbeach foreshore
10am-1pm
Meet at The Glade beach access boardwalk

Carrum foreshore
10am-1pm
Meet at Southern end of old post office lane

Edithvale Common
10am-12pm
Meeting at the Car Park located of Edithvale Road

Mordialloc Creek
10am-noon
Meeting at the footbridge, near the boat ramp, on the North side of Mordialloc Creek

Namatjira Reserve
10am-12pm
Meeting at the entrance to the reserve off Russ Street


 

Friends of Bradshaw Bushland Reserve

Working Bees run from 10am-Noon

Bradshaw Bushland Reserve located at the intersection of White Street and Nepean Highway, Mordialloc. Meeting at the reserve shed unless otherwise stated.

  • 20 July
  • 17 August
  • 21 September
  • 16 November

Friends of Kingston Heath

Working bees run from 10am-noon

Kingston Heath Reserve located off Centre Dandenong Rd in Heatherton. Meet in the Car Park located at the end of Farm Road unless otherwise stated.           

  • 4 August
  • 6 October

Friends of Mordialloc Catchment

Working Bees run from 10am-noon

  • 6 July - Yammerbook Reserve. Meet at Yammerbook Lake. Carpark off Wells Rd, Aspendale Gardens
  • 3 August - Mordialloc Creek Reserve. Meet at Jack Grut Reserve Car Park, Off Governor Road, Mordialloc
  • 7 September - Yammerbook Reserve. Meet at Yammerbook Lake. Carpark off Wells Rd, Aspendale Gardens
  • 5 October - Epsom Wetland. Meet at cnr of Jack Holt way and Jenkins St 
  • 9 November - Mordialloc Creek Reserve. Meet at Jack Grut Reserve Car Park, Off Governor Road, Mordialloc

Friends of The Grange Heathland Reserve

Working Bees run from 9am-noon

The Grange Heathland Reserve located off Osborne Avenue, Clayton South (Melway ref 79 F8). Meeting at the Notice Board located at the entrance to The Grange Heathland Reserve for all working bee dates.

  • 13 July
  • 10 August
  • 7 September
  • 12 October
  • 9 November

Friends of Rowans Woodland Reserve

Working Bees run from 10am-noon

Rowans Woodland Reserve located off Teralba Close, Dingley Village, behind the tennis, netball, and baseball facilities on the corner of Springvale and Westall Road extension. Meeting at the Notice Board located at the entrance to Rowans Woodland Reserve of Teralba Close, Dingley Village for all working bee dates.

  • 24 August
  • 26 October

Friends of Aspendale Foreshore

Working Bees run from 10am-noon

  • 6 July - Meeting at Coleman Rd.
  • 3 August - Meeting at Bayview Ave.
  • 31 August - Meeting at Parana St.
  • 5 October - Meeting at the Bonbeach Depot Nursery, southern end of Scotch Parade, Bonbeach. Next to SES.

Friends of Carrum Foreshore

Working Bees run from 10am-noon

  • 28 July - Meet at South end of Carrum Lifesaving Club, Old Post Office Lane. (National Tree Day site)
  • 22 September - Meeting at the Bonbeach Depot Nursery, southern end of Scotch Parade, Bonbeach. Next to SES.

Friends of Bonbeach/Chelsea Foreshore

Working Bees run from 10am-noon

  • 7 July - Meet at Victory Park, Chelsea (meet on the sand)
  • 28 July - Meet at The Glade, Bonbeach (National Tree Day site)
  • 1 September - Meet at Victory Park, Chelsea (meet on the sand)
  • 6 October - Meeting at the Bonbeach Depot Nursery, southern end of Scotch Parade, Bonbeach. Next to SES.