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Friends of Damper Creek Conservation Reserve

Mount Waverley

Friends of Damper Creek Conservation Reserve Inc.

Damper Creek is an ecological corridor located on Wurrundjeri land in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne. It is maintained and constantly improved by the City of Monash, and The Friends of Damper Creek Conservation Reserve, a voluntary environmental group which actively helps replant, clean up, weed and care for the bushland.

On 26 September 1968, The Damper Creek Conservation and Development Group was formed following a proposal by the then Waverley Council that Damper Creek be barrel-drained, the land subdivided and roads connected. After much community effort and consultation, that proposal was eventually rejected by Council, and Damper Creek Reserve was created.

The incorporation of The Friends of Damper Creek Reserve followed in 1993. The Friends worked in conjunction with the City of Waverley (now City of Monash) and the then MMBW (now Melbourne Water) to begin a staged restoration of the Damper Creek watercourse. Their combined efforts have helped restore, replant and preserve this bushland reserve for future generations.

In 2020, in recognition of its unique standing as a highly valued bio-diverse area with remnant vegetation, Damper Creek Reserve was designated as a Conservation Reserve by Monash Council. The designation formally recognised the area as a significant example of relatively undisturbed and restored native bushland in Monash.

Today, Damper Creek Conservation Reserve is an abundant habitat for native wildlife, and a peaceful bushland place to visit.

2022 meetings

Wednesdays 7:30 – 9:00pm
Either at Alvie Hall Mt Waverley or via ZOOM, as advised

27 July – ZOOM – all members to be advised.

Alvie Hall is being refurbished for the following months:

24 August – By Zoom.  Members will be eMailed the link.

No general meeting in September or October 2022

23 November – Alvie Hall Mt Waverley

Please note – There will be no meetings or workings bees in December 2022 or January 2023

2022 working bees

10:00am – 12:30pm. Billy boils at 11am.
Meeting place as indicated

31 July – Working bee
FoDCCRes w/bee relocated to assist FSC & VRes with Planet Ark tube stock plantings
10am – 1pm. Sausage sizzle afterwards on site.

Working bee relocated to Fairway Reserve on Scotchmans Creek
Melway 70E5. Enter from Fairway Avenue. Registration at Scout Hall BYO masks, gloves, cups.

28 August – Weeding & maintenance – meeting place : Duckpond, bring BYO weeder, gloves and cup.
25 September – Weeding working bee – meeting place main pond
23 October – Weeding working bee – meeting place main pond
27 November – Annual BBQ (to be confirmed)