We are making the leap into landscape regeneration in a bid to improve the health of your Yarra, its ecosystems and the important ecology that it supports.

The management of our landscapes can determine whether they contribute to or combat the impacts of climate change. On the verge of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030) we have been developing a ‘Regeneration Guide’. This Guide outlines the locations of our work, our philosophy in implementing regeneration along the banks of your Yarra, and how we intend to achieve this.

Through the approach of regeneration, we want a Yarra that can provide robust ecological processes that support all living things, big and small. What does robust mean? It’s the ability for ecological processes to be self-sustaining and not require much, if any, human intervention to function. Regeneration will allow the landscape to supply services that cannot be effectively replicated or replaced by human technology, such as photosynthesis, and incorporating more carbon into natural cycles.

Regeneration is an outcome that we cannot afford to ignore. It is an action that is vital to minimising, and beginning to reverse, our negative effects on the environment and the planet. It will allow for productive landscapes of rich biodiversity, functionality, lots of life and ecosystems that are healthy and renewed.

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That's a little bit of the why... but how can regeneration be achieved?

Now that you have more of an understanding about why regeneration is so important, we want to share with you a little bit of how we plan to do this for your Yarra.

We’re planting trees, we’re weeding, we’re looking at areas along the Yarra Corridor and assessing how we can help give the landscape what it needs.

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Help Define the Future of Your Yarra

Regeneration is not a fast, short-term approach, it will take time. To kickstart this process, we have identified two areas along the Yarra, Kew Billabong and Abbotsford, for the initial stages of regeneration works.

We are adding two more sites and would like to hear your thoughts on areas of the Yarra that should be considered.

We want to hear from you!

Please join us in this exciting and ambitious new project, and let us know your thoughts by either:

  • Adding suggested sites to this map – click here for help on how to add sites
  • Filling out our online form (below), or
  • Sending an email to info@yarrariver.org.au

 

Let us know your thoughts

  • Email
  • Phone Number
  • Do you live by the Yarra or one of its tributaries?
  • What are your concerns for the health of the Yarra River's landscape and ecology?
  • Are you part of any community groups along the Yarra?
  • How familiar are you with the concept of regeneration?
  • Please list any sites that you would like to be part of the regeneration project (You can also drop the coordinates of the sites on this google map: https://www.google.com.au/maps/d/u/1/edit?mid=1TIAMUlJdqjYG1OT3lgghn31R1HPRRb5O&usp=sharing)
  • What outcomes would you like for the Yarra in the next 2 years?
  • Please let us know any additional comments
  • Upload any supporting documents you would like to share. You can upload a screenshot / photo of any suggested sites here
    Accepted file types: jpg, pdf, png, word.
  • Would you like to be kept updated about the regeneration project?
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

 

 

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