Upcoming events

Rowers Yarra River Clean-up – June 17th 2018

Rowers, join forces to clean-up the Yarra River in this inaugural ‘Rowers Yarra River Clean-up’ event. Join us at either Hawthorn or Power House Rowing Clubs for a morning where we give back to our precious Yarra River.

The sessions will kick off with brief presentations by Yarra Riverkeeper representatives (9:00 – 9:30am). We’ll then get our hands dirty along the banks of the Yarra (9:30-11:30). At Power House you’ll also have the opportunity to hop on a kayak, generously provided by Sea Kayak Australia (first come – first served), and clean the reed beds around Herring Island. The clean-ups will be followed by morning tea and a sausage sizzle, and drinks will be available at bar prices.

Bags, litter grabbers and some gloves will be provided on the day. Please BYO water bottle and gloves if you have them.

We look forward to seeing you there!

REGISTER HERE: https://bit.ly/2JP2lwK

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2017 Annual General Meeting

Do come along to our AGM on Thursday 26 October at 7pm at the Darebin Parklands, Gleeson Centre, at the end of Separation Street. Learn about what is happening with the Yarra Strategic Plan and the community consultation that is currently underway. The plan is our chance to shape the future of the Yarra for the next 50 years. All the details are on Eventbrite. Please book and I do look forward to seeing you there.

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Third Burnley Harbour clean-up

Following the success of first two clean-ups at Burnley, the Yarra Riverkeeper Association is organising a third clean-up between the river and Burnley Harbour on Sunday 4 June from 10am to 1pm. We hope you can come along. Details and bookings here

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Yarra River Action Plan Community Forum, 6pm, 5 April, Abbotsford Convent

Two years ago, we called you together to develop a community vision for
the Yarra. Now we are calling you together again to take that vision to the
next stage. The Yarra and its green corridor has come to a turning point.
As Melbourne’s population heads towards 8 million in 2050, pressure is
mounting on one of the city’s most precious natural assets.
Our river deserves modern governance driven by a long-term vision that
is founded on community involvement, a clear strategy that is regularly
reviewed, targets, ongoing monitoring and regular reporting.
Much progress has been in the two years since our first forum. In February,
this year the government announced a Yarra River Action Plan. This
provides the policy foundations for the drafting of a Yarra River (Willip-gin
Birrarung murron) Protection Bill. This Action Plan includes the preparation
of a community vision for our river and a detailed Yarra Strategic Plan.
Community participation will be central to the preparation of both
instruments.
Join Environmental Justice Australia and the Yarra Riverkeeper to develop
the community vision for the Yarra.
Registration: yarraforum2.eventbrite.com.au
When: 6pm to 8pm
Date: 5 April 2017
Place: The Linen Room
Abbotsford Convent
1 St Heliers Street
Abbotsford

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