Posted on January 22nd, 2020
Please join our Education Officer Nicole Kowalczyk to celebrate the capstone of her Litter and Flows Project!
Join the Yarra Riverkeeper Association, Cleanwater Group and the RMIT Litter Tracker Team to gain insight into the presence, source, and fate of plastics in the Yarra River. In this seminar, we’ll share the findings of three years of Yarra litter research and will discuss the implications of plastic for this freshwater ecosystem. Dr Kavitha Chinathamby will then zoom in on the fate of plastic bottles in the Yarra River. We’ll follow the journey of bottles containing GPS trackers released in various creeks and rivers and improve our understanding of how litter moves from our suburbs to our beaches, bays and the ocean.
Sign up here: Tracking Litter Seminar
We acknowledge the Victorian Government Port Phillip Bay Fund for supporting this project.
Posted on November 26th, 2019
What a ride these Blitzes have been! It is bittersweet to come to end of an era with out last Yarra River Blitz on the 2 February. Now, we know we are getting in early but it is the final Blitz in the project and it will be fantastic and full of surprises.
We will be located at the Richmond Rowing Club. Please sign up on this link: Final Yarra River Blitz
The Yarra Riverkeeper team will keep you posted of any updates and surprises along the way. Hope to see many of you there!
Posted on October 13th, 2019
Join us for our next Blitz which will take place on the beautiful Maribyrnong on 24 November at the Footscray Rowing Club. As always, we will provide all the necessary equipment for our volunteers’ safety. Please register for the Blitz here: https://bit.ly/32eO9D4
Do note that Yarra Riverkeeper Association members have the benefit of being able to book a kayak or canoe for the day of the event. If you would like to reserve a vessel it is easy to become a member here: Become a YRK Member
The end of day activities will include a gold coin donation sausage sizzle so bring your coins and your appetite!
Do not hesitate to email the YRK if you have any questions! We are looking forward to seeing you there.
Register for the event here: Maribyrnong River Blitz
Posted on October 12th, 2019
Please join us at the Annual General Meeting for the Yarra Riverkeeper Association at the Salon in the Abbotsford Convent on the 17 October from 6 pm to 9 pm. From 6 pm to 6:45 pm we will be serving beer from the Urban Alley Brewery at Cam’s Cafe in the Convent.
Make your vote count and decide on whether the proposed amendments should be approved. We are looking forward to seeing some familiar faces on the day. We will be joined on the day by Head Brewer of Urban Alley Shaya Rubinstein who will be the guest speaker for the meeting.
Please sign up for the AGM on Eventbrite: Yarra Riverkeeper Association AGM 2019
Posted on September 19th, 2019
The Yarra Riverkeeper Association is ready to spring into Spring! Join us at the “Spring into Gardening” event hosted by the City of Stonnington. During the day, there will be a variety of activities for every age as well as an opportunity to engage with the Yarra Riverkeeper Staff! We’ll see you there on 13 October from 11 AM to 3 PM.
Come down and either become a member of getting information about our future events and also register for the event here: Spring into Gardening
Posted on September 10th, 2019
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
Posted on August 28th, 2019
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!!
Posted on July 15th, 2019
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