City of Yarra/Merri Creek Management Committee
The objective of this event's planting along the Monash Freeway fence is to improve habitat connectivity with specific focus on the endangered Plains Grassy Woodland of which only 1% remains in tact. The park's proximity to the Yarra River observes a wide variety of bird species passing through the site. This year's activities will address the lack of ground story and improve mid-story shrubs along the freeway fence that are critical for supporting a range of pollinator and small woodland bird species, while creating a visual buffer from the busy Monash Freeway.
DATE & TIME
Sunday, 30 July 2023
10:00am to 12:00pm
undefined F.R. Smith Drive
Suitable for Children
Accessible for Disabled
Kevin Bartlett Reserve is located near the Yarra River and the area being planted this year is along the north side of the Monash Freeway. The actual event location is close to the playground, wedged between both soccer ovals as noted on the map. Car alternative options to access the site include cycling from the Main City Trail, Public transport (Tram Superstop Swan St/Yarra Boulevard) and Burnley Train Station. Ample car parks are available along the Yarra Boulevard and some parking may be available on FR Smith Drive though usually those spots are taken by early morning junior sport activities.
Wear clothing ready for 'the elements' including sturdy shoes. While some gloves will be available, we suggest bringing your own and a water bottle. BBQ 'snag-n-sauce' & 'falafel-n-flatbread' (halal) will be provided at the end of planting activities. > Registration will be via QR code at the site to meet our insurance requirements < >> Please arrive near to start time as most plants are installed in about an hour <<