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Management of the Reserves
Frankston City Council (FCC) manages the 43 hectares of natural reserves lining the Creek. This comprises a mixture of Crown Land and land owned by FCC . There are also a few small parcels of land on the flood plain owned and managed by Melbourne Water.
KCA voluntary activities include:
• Planting, watering and mulching of plants during the planting season
• Collection of seed and cuttings at appropriate times
• Trail maintenance
• Erosion control and prevention
• Some Fire Prevention
• Clean Up Days
Most of the work is manual, but relatively light. Necessary tools are supplied, but you do need to wear suitable attire, especially footwear and sun protection please. Children are always welcome, but do need to be supervised by an adult. Our work sites are in reserves and therefore are not serviced by fresh water or toilets; please bear this in mind when planning to attend a working bee.
Covid-Safe Working Bees
Working bees are held along the creek reserve, but frequency is very much determined by community participation. In addition to the work carried out by members and volunteers, special working bees may also involve local community groups. In the past, these have included schools, Green Army and corporate groups.
Reserves Working Bees Details:
Please confirm in advance. Dates and times are occasionally subject to change.
1. Southern Group – Beach St – Mile Bridge
When: 1st Sunday of month: 9 am – 12. (Not January)
Meet: At the creek footbridge at Fiocchi Ave,
Frankston (opposite Officeworks).
Contact: Minio 0414816912
Dates, location, times are occasionally subject to change.
Reserve Volunteers Needed!
Thanks so much to our lovely volunteers! Members of our Fiocchi Avenue working bee group have literally been with us for decades. Thanks Minio and the team! We are hoping to attract some younger volunteers. One day we would like to be able to ‘pass the baton’ knowing that the reserves will continue to be tended with care.
We do not currently have an active working bee in the northern or central sections of the reserve. If you think you would like to coordinate a small group or lend a helping hand, we would love to hear from you. Common tasks include planting, weeding, mulching.
Volunteering is a great way to make new friends and meet your neighbours. Spending time in the lovely reserves also brings its own rewards – fresh air, exercise and a sense of well being and accomplishment.
If you would like to help, please let us know:
We would love to have you on board!
4. Clean Up Days
Two clean up days are usually held each year:
Clean Up Australia Day, (1st Sunday in March) and November Clean Up Day
Clean up days are usually held on Sunday mornings – rubbish is removed from the creek and surrounding areas.