Upcoming events

Ethos Urban – Planning Seminar

Please join us for an informative morning on the 19 September with the launch of the Ethos Urban Report and a seminar as part of our Seminar Series. We will have industry experts who will discuss important subjects relating to the report from different points of view according to their backgrounds.

Urban waterways are being squeezed by the urbanization and developments along creeks and rivers. One tool to help protect our waterways is the Planning System. The Yarra Riverkeeper commissioned a report from leading urban planner Ethos Urban on how to better protect our urban waterways from inappropriate development, thanks to funding from the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation. Our seminar, delivered by leading experts, explains how the planning system works, the meaning of the special language of planning, and provides tools to help you make better submissions and challenge inappropriate development. The seminar introduces the Ethos Urban report Protecting Urban Waterways. a tool that should be in every community groups library. No community group on a waterway, or in fact on a coastline or a lake, can afford to miss this presentation. The presentation is valuable to any community group dealing with the wrong sort of development.

Please register here: Launch of Ethos Urban Report and Seminar

Location: The Chamber – Hawthorn Arts Centre

Time and Date: 19 September at 10:00 AM

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Yarra River Blitz

Our fifth Blitz was a success! We would like to take advantage of this time and invite you to the next instalment of the Yarra River Blitz on the 24 November. We have finalised a location yet, however, we would like to get in early so you can save the date!

You can register here to get  updated on the event: Yarra River Blitz November 24

We’ll keep you updated on further developments!!

 

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Yarra River Blitz – 25 August

Join the Yarra Riverkeeper Association and Cleanwater Group for our 5th Yarra River Blitz proudly supported by Melbourne Water and the Victorian Government. We’ll provide some boats, bags, gloves, and safety gear so you can BLITZ-CLEAN and LOVE YOUR RIVER and PARKLANDS!

Where: Richmond Rowing Club, 1 Boathouse Drive, Melbourne
When: Sunday 25 August 2019
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Schedule of events:
10:15 -10:30 Introduction & Safety Briefing
10:45 -12:30 Yarra River Clean-up
12:30 – 1:00 BBQ & Prizes

Getting to Richmond Rowing Club:
Bike: Main Yarra Trail
Car: Enter via Boathouse Drive, free all day parking available along Boathouse Drive
Public Transport: Flinders Street Station 5 min walk away
Bring: Layers for varying temps and the splash of your paddle, gloves, water bottle, hat, sunscreen
Provided: Some boats*, bags, safety gear, sausage sizzle @ gold coin donation

* Yarra Riverkeeper Association members get first dibs to canoes and kayaks. Join here: http://yarrariver.org.au. Keep in mind, if you don’t secure a boat, local parklands and riverbanks have troves of trash to collect!
No need to print your tickets

 

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Yarra Atlas Seminar

Come join the Yarra Riverkeeper Association on the 26 June at the Parkview Room in Camberwell in the new instalment of the Seminar Series and have an exclusive look at our Yarra Catchment Atlas! Register for the event here: Yarra Atlas Seminar

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Yarra River Blitz – 26th May

Our next Yarra River Blitz is fast approaching! Cleanwater Group and ourselves will be cleaning the river from the 17th to the 25th of May with our litter vacuum system and we would love it if you would come join us for our community clean-up event on the 26th of May at the Melbourne University Boat Club. Like our previous blitzes, this will be a water based clean-up where you can get on the water in a canoe/kayak and collect rubbish from the river beds or floating around. Get your tickets here!

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Maribyrnong River Litter Blitz 3 March 2019

Do come along Maribyrnong River Litter Blitz on the 3 March 2019 from 10AM to 1PM at the Footscray City Rowing Club.  This morning will be all about clearing our precious Maribyrnong within and along its’ banks. We’ll provide some boats, bags, gloves, and safety gear so you can LOVE YOUR RIVER! 

The Maribyrnong River Litter Blitz is part of the Yarra Riverkeepers Litter Blitz.

 In April 2018, in collaboration with Melbourne Water and Cleanwater Group, five tonnes of litter and polystyrene contaminated soil were vacuumed and removed from the Yarra reed bed system. The 5-day blitz culminated in a community event which drew over 200 attendees from across Melbourne who collected a further 450 kg of rubbish from the river. The Blitz attracted a lot of media attention including extensive coverage on the second season of ‘War on Waste’. Following the success of the pilot, the Yarra Riverkeeper will run an additional 5 blitzes within the lower Yarra and Maribyrnong Rivers over the next two years.

We will be having a gold coin donation sausage sizzle at the end of the event!

Please register HERE.

Proudly support by Melbourne Water and the Victorian Government.

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Yarra River Blitz Coming up 25 November!

In April 2018, in collaboration with Melbourne Water and Cleanwater Group, five tonnes of litter and polystyrene contaminated soil were vacuumed and removed from the Yarra reed bed system. The 5-day blitz culminated in a community event which drew over 200 attendees from across Melbourne who collected a further 450 kg of rubbish from the river. The Blitz attracted a lot of media attention including extensive coverage on the second season of ‘War on Waste’. Following the success of the pilot and due to a successful Bay Fund application, the Yarra Riverkeeper Association will run an additional 6 blitzes within the lower Yarra and Maribyrnong Rivers over the next two years.

The first blitz starts on the 12th of November with the community event scheduled on Sunday, 25 November. This morning will be all about clearing our precious Yarra within and along its banks. We’ll provide the boats, bags, gloves, and safety gear so you can LOVE YOUR RIVER! 

We will be having a gold coin donation sausage sizzle at the end of the event!

For more information please go to the Eventbrite link.

 

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Events for November!

We have 3 very exciting events coming up in November!

All About Plastic

On Thursday, 8 November we’re hosting the ‘All About Plastic Seminar’ at the Salon in the Abbotsford Convent at 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford. Joining us will be Peter Goad and Dr Ross Headifen for an informative morning at the Abbotsford Convent, talking all things plastic. For more information please follow the Eventbrite link to register. Bring all your friends and family for a fun and informative morning! Link: All About Plastic 

Annual General Meeting

Our second event is happening on Wednesday, 14 November. The Yarra Riverkeeper Association will be having an Annual General Meeting to discuss some exciting new changes to the Constitution. Invitations have been sent out, check your email for more information!

Yarra River Blitz

Last but certainly not least, Sunday, 25 November the Yarra Riverkeeper Association is hosting the Yarra River Blitz! Join the Riverkeeper Association for a fun morning! For more information follow the link to Eventbrite and register your friends and family! Link: Yarra River Blitz

Schedule of events:

  • 10:15 -10:30 Introduction & Safety Briefing on Herring Island
  • 10:30 -12:00 Yarra river and reed clean-up
  • 12:00 – 1:00 BBQ & prizes, depart Herring Island
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