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Live Green News - WINTER 2018

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Hume City Council recognises the rich Aboriginal heritage within the municipality and acknowledges the Gunung-Willam-Balluk of the Wurundjeri as the Traditional Custodians of this land. Council embraces Aboriginal living culture as a vital part of Australia's identity and recognises, celebrates and pays respect to the existing family members of the Gunung-Willam-Balluk and to Elders past and present. Community planting events To help save paper, let us know if you would like to receive Live Green News by email only. Feedback and contributions are welcome and can be emailed to environment@hume.vic.gov.au or call 9205 2200. hume.vic.gov.au/livegreen This newsletter is printed on Revive 100% recycled paper Get together with other members of the community to make Hume's green spaces greener! BOOK NOW hume.vic.gov.au/livegreenworkshops 9205 2473 Restoring Wildlife Habitat at Blind Creek 10am – 1pm, Sunday 3 June Olive Grove, Sunbury Friends of Blind Creek will be planting at the small park on Olive Grove to restore the riparian vegetation and wildlife habitat along this southern side of the creek bank. Free lunch. Wildflowers for Malcolm Creek 10am – 1pm, Friday 8 June Malcolm Creek Featherpark Way, Craigieburn Join the community and corporate volunteers to plant another 500 tubestock to the 4000 plus seedlings already planted here. Free lunch. Rejuvenating the gardens at Ian Musgrove Reserve 1.30–3.30pm, Sunday 17 June Ian Musgrove Reserve 45 Koala Crescent, Westmeadows Spend a lovely Sunday afternoon helping to fill in the gaps in the garden beds at Ian Musgrove Reserve with the Friends of Upper Moonee Ponds Creek. Afternoon tea provided. Ah, the Serenity 10am – 1pm, Saturday 7 July Near tennis court opposite 99 Serenity Way, Craigieburn The Joy of Life Christian Ministry and Friends of Malcolm Creek and Grasslands will plant wildflowers, shrubs and groundcovers under the river red gums at Serenity Way. Free lunch. Malcolm Creek Restoration 10am – 1pm, Sunday 5 August Elsternwick Way Malcolm Creek, Craigieburn The weedy banks of Malcolm Creek are gradually being restored with dense plantings of indigenous reeds, sedges, grasses and occasional shrubs. Join the Friends of Malcolm Creek and Grasslands and The World Church of God to create more sedgy edges near Elsternwick Way. Free lunch. Emu Bottom Wetlands 10am – 1pm, Sunday 12 August Emu Bottom Wetlands 300 Racecourse Road, Sunbury Friends of Emu Bottom Wetland have been planting at the reserve for decades. This planting will focus on establishing understorey plants in an old revegetated area near the lagoon. Enter the reserve from Racecourse Road carpark and follow the flags. Free lunch. Holden Flora Reserve 10am – 1pm, Saturday 18 August Jacksons Hill Reserve Hammersmith Court, Sunbury Help the Friends of Holden Flora Reserve plant a mulched bed within the Reserve with plants big and small. Free lunch. Upper Moonee Ponds Creek 1.30–3.30pm, Sunday 26 August Scout Hall Coopers Hill Drive, Westmeadows The Friends of Upper Moonee Ponds Creek will team up with the 1st Tullapark Scout Group to plant along Moonee Ponds Creek at the back of the Scout Hall. A delicious Devonshire afternoon tea will follow.

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