Working bees are held at 10:00 am every Monday until 11 Dec 2023
There are three main areas for volunteers to meet:
1. In the railway reserve just north of Bungower Road or
2. At the pedestrian crossing adjacent to Oakbank Road or
3. In the railway reserve just south of Wooralla Road.
Contact Charlie Clarke 0439 999 135 for information
Facebook group page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/867747896955644/
While we do not yet have defined aims, they might include:
#To work with the MRPS to protect, preserve and enhance both the natural and built environment of the railway reserve, including flora, fauna, waterways and railway infrastructure.
# To cooperate with other organisations involved with the railway reserve.
# To ensure that alterations to the environment protect natural systems.
# Where appropriate, to work to support, oppose, or amend development proposals that impact on the natural or human environment.
Tasks that the friends group might undertake in cooperation with the MRPS:
# Develop a management plan for the railway reserve vegetation
# Apply for joint funding for the activities undertaken
# Monitor spread or otherwise of weeds and indigenous vegetation over a period of time
# Control or eradication of weeds to improve the amenity of the reserve
# Control or eradication of weeds to preserve and expand indigenous vegetation
# Prepare submissions about development proposals that impact on the natural or human environment..
# Clear litter and rubbish
# Indigenous plantings in highly degraded areas
On Saturday 2nd November 2019, by agreement of those present at the working bee on that day, the name of the Friends of the Snow Gums group was changed to Friends of Mornington Railway Reserve.
Those present were:
Jeff Yugovic, Russell Mawson, Kylie Robertson, Emma Edwards, Robert Baines, Jake Hartley, Milly Street, Lydia Street, Cathy Dowling, Joe Kovac, Suzanne Bouma, Charlie Clarke