I am finally delivering the 2017 calendar of events for FoEC - please see the attached document or alternatively check out information on our website/FaceBook.
In regards to our AGM; I can report that all members of the committee and appointed positions have been filled by the same volunteers who previously held the positions.
In summary - President - me; Treasurer - Stephen Northey; Secretary(ies) - Robert Urquhart and Irene Baker. Our Works Manager is Robert Burnett aka: Robstock; Web/media development and maintenance - Lisa Davis; Catering is again sitting with Jules. Waterwatch activities are also under the supervision of our 'real' scientist - Irere.
Thank you to all who attended the AGM and to the wonderful core group on the committee/organising crew.
I hope to see you all on the creek soon! And if anyone has a good rain dance, please perform it as a matter of urgency because it is getting really dry out there!
2017 Friends of Edgars Creek Activities Calendar
Sunday 23 April 2017, 1-3pm
Planting: Stream bank grassland restoration at the Livingstone Street easement area (west side of creek).
Hosted by the FOEC, Funded by Melbourne Water Community Grant (MWCG).
Meet at the Livingstone Street easement site – access from Livingstone Street, North Coburg.
Sunday 21 May 2017, 1-3pm
Planting: Shrub and grassland extension at the Caravan Park site.
Hosted by the FoEC, Funded by MWCG.
Meet behind the Big 4 caravan park - access from the end of Elizabeth St or Norfolk Court, North Coburg.
Sunday 4 June 2017, 10.00am-12.30pm.
World Environment Day Planting at the new Edgars Creek parkland wetlands: an event with Moreland City Council and other local ‘Friends’ groups; Celebrating World Environment Day.
Hosted by the Moreland City Council (MCC) (Phone Vince/Lori [MCC] on 8311 4386).
Meet at the new wetlands – access from the Coburg Basketball Stadium, Outlook Road, North Coburg.
Sunday 16 July 2017, 1-3pm
Planting: Shrub and grassland extension along the M9 easement area (west side of the creek).
Hosted by the FoEC, Funded by MWCG.
Meet at the Ronald Street footbridge area, Ronald Street, North Coburg.
Sunday 30 July 2017, 10.00am-12.30pm
National Tree Day Planting with Moreland City Council – Gooseneck escarpment area, west side of the creek along the industrial fence line (near Conga foods).
Hosted by the Moreland City Council (Phone Vince/Lori [MCC] on 8311 4386).
Meet at the Gooseneck escarpment area- access from the old Kodak bridge, Spectrum Way, North Coburg.
Sunday 20 August 2017, 1-3pm
Planting: Sheoak woodland extension and consolidation – at the top of the escarpment.
Hosted by the FoEC, Funded by Satterley Property group.
Meet at the escarpment – access by foot from the old Kodak bridge, Spectrum Way, North Coburg.
Sunday 17 September 2017, 1-3pm (“Christmas Party”)
Planting: Stream bank grassland restoration around the remnant red gum at the Silurian cliff site.
Hosted by the FoEC, Planting funded by MWCG and Christmas celebrations funded by the FoEC.
Meet at the Silurian Cliff site - access via Cnr of Spectrum Way and Red Box St (down the steps) North Coburg.
Sunday 15 October 2017, 1-3pm
Maintenance: Gooseneck site, east side of the creek – weeding and general site maintenance activities.
Hosted by the FoEC.
Meet at the Gooseneck area- access from, Spectrum Way, North Coburg (at the old Kodak bridge).
Sunday 19 November 2017, 1-3pm
Maintenance: Silurian Cliff site --- weeding and general site maintenance activities.
Hosted by FoEC.
Meet at the Silurian Cliff site – access from the corner of Spectrum Way and Snapshot Drive.
December 2017 (no activity planned at this time – see www.foec.org.au for scheduling updates)
Phone David on 0428 130 268 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Find FoEC on the web: www.foec.org.au and on Facebook (Edgars Creek - as a name). ‘Friend’ FoEC on Facebook for regular activity prompts or join our email distribution list by emailing David.
FoEC thank Melbourne Water for their continued support of our work. We were successful in our application for another Community Grant that will provide funding for our projects in 2017-18. We also owe gratitude to Moreland City Council for their ongoing support of our vision and ‘on the ground’ support.