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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 

Cheong Street Environmental Group 
Contact Ruth 0400915 057  

Croydon Conservation Society Inc.  
Contact Liz Sanzaro 9879 2247

First Friends of Dandenong Creek  
Contact Charlie Miller 0417 125 677  
Facebook @FirstFriendsOfDandenongCreek 

Friends of Bungalook Conservation Reserves  
Contact Graeme 0403 229 862  

Friends of Candlebark Walk Reserve Inc.  
Contact Marlene Gist 97230656 

Friends of Cheong Park  
Susan Bailey 9725 5881  

Friends of Eastfield Park 
Michele Stone 0416043736                        

Friends of FJC Rogers Reserve  
Contact Don Dower 9736 2309 0401611173 

Friends of Herman Pump Reserve 
Contact Ann 0402628054

Friends of Longview Reserve
Contact Del 0431 274 215 

Friends of Melview Reserve
Contact Elspeth

Friends of The Terrace  
Contact Stephen 0419 723 880

Friends of Warrien Reserve 
Contact David 9725 3163

Friends of Wombolano Park  
Contact Andy 0414 999 491 or Merrilyn Smith 0409127299  

Friends of Woodland Park 
Contact Hannah

Heathmont Bushcare 
Contact Roger 9876 6762

Hillside Drive Environmental Group 
Contact Heather 0438 319 992

Maroondah Bushlinks 
Contact Margaret 9876 3094 or Keith Roper 9723-4410  

Mullum Mullum Bushcare Group  
Meets second Saturday of the month, March-December

Warranwood Landcare Group
Contact Margaret 9876 3094 or Janette 9879 9682

Visit an Indigenous Nursery 

CRISP Nursery 

Address: 17 Greenwood Avenue, Ringwood  
Phone: 9879 3911 
Website: http//  

Candlebark Community Nursery 

Address: Cnr. Hull & Taylor Roads, Mooroolbark
Phone: 9727 0594 or 0499 021 315 


For further information on Maroondah’s environmental volunteer groups and opportunities please contact the Maroondah Bushland team via email or or call 1300 88 22 33.


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