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Natural environment community groups

A number of environmental community groups are active in the Maroondah municipality. These groups are mostly volunteers who contribute many hours to preserve and maintain the local natural environment.

Why join an environmental group?

Joining an environmental group is a great experience for those who would like to help the environment, or want to get experience in an environment related field of work. No previous experience is necessary, groups are made up of people of all ages and students can often complete compulsory work experience hours with a group  

Benefits of joining a group include:

  • Meeting a variety of interesting people and useful contacts
  • Gaining skills in article writing, drawing and or publishing (if the group has a newsletter)
  • Obtaining plant identification skills
  • Gaining additional skills from field work such as revegetation works, seed collection, plant propagation and weed control
  • Learning general ecology principles
  • Preserving invaluable flora and fauna

Local community groups 

Croydon Conservation Society Inc.  
Contact: Liz 9879 2247

Friends of Birt's Hill (Croydon Conservation Society Inc)
Contact: Sandra 9725 3829

First Friends of Dandenong Creek 
Contact: Charlie 0417 125 677

Friends of Alto Reserve Bushland
Contact: 9294 5677

Friends of Andersons Creek  
Conatct: Andrew 9879 0447

Friends of BJ Hubbard Reserve Bushland
Contact: 9294 5677

Friends of Bungalook Conservation Reserves           
Contact: Graeme 0403 229 862 

Friends of Candlebark Walk Reserve
Contact: Ian 9723 2255

Friends of FJC Rogers Reserve         
Contact: Gwen 9879 1427

Friends of Loughie's Bushland          
Contact: Carol 9870 8126

Friends of Wombolano Park  
Contact: Andy 0414 999 491

Friends of Yanggai Barring   
Contact: Pat 9723 0036

Grandfill Flora Reserve Committee of Management
Contact: Graham 9725 3996

Heathmont Bushcare  
Contact: Roger 9876 8732

Maroondah Bushlinks
Contact: Margaret 9876 3094

Mullum Mullum Bushcare Group     
Contact: Alan 9876 1319

Warranwood Reserve Committee of Management   
Contact: Margaret 9876 3094

Warrien Reserve Committee of Management           
Contact: David 9725 3163

Visit an Indigenous Nursery 

CRISP Nursery

17 Greenwood Avenue
Phone: 03 9879 3911
CRISP nursery

Candlebark Community Nursery

Cnr Hull & Taylor Roads,
Mooroolbark, .
Phone: 03 9727 0594  or  0448 011 604

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