Our Current Schedule


Join Us!
You don't have to be a FOSF member to join in - the weeds can't tell members from non-members.  And although we may have up to 6 "weeding parties" a month, there is no commitment to doing all of them if you join.  Just pick an event and come along with us to as many "parties" as you like. 

Mark these important dates on your calendar:

Dates for your diary - Weeding Parties
 
We work together selectively and gently removing weeds from the forest - plants which should not be there and which (if left unchecked) crowd out native flora. We usually have 5 - 15 members at our half-day weeding "parties" and non-members are encouraged to join us as well ! Everyone is welcome.
Please note: There will not be any work parties held on days of severe weather warning or total fire ban days for the Central District.

For Project days please bring water, gloves and protective clothing, also something to eat and drink at tea break. Bring drilling and filling gear, mattocks, hand saws, pliers (to pull roots), secateurs and herbicide dabbers. We usually have spare tools with us for people who don't have their own.

Wandering Wednesday Weeders 

Due to the difficulty in finding suitable sites three to four months ahead of time, the Wednesday Weeders will decide where to work on a monthly basis. The work will consist mainly of follow-up hand weeding, usually at sites too small for a large group.

If you wish to be included in "The Wandering Wednesday Weeders ", regularly or occasionally, please send your email address to Vivien at m.freshwater@bigpond.com  . She will then let you know in advance where the work site will be scheduled.


Note these 2nd Wednesdays in your diary,  9:30-12:30 :
 

24 June 2017

12 July 2017

9 August 2017 

13 September 2017
 
 
 
Tuesday Mob 
  
The Tuesday Mob do heavier weeding, usually removing woody weeds with mattocks and saws, or drilling and filling weed trees with herbicide. We work from 09:00 every Tuesday morning for three to four hours and always have a tasty tea break. The venues for the Tuesday sessions vary from week to week.  To obtain details, please feel free to email Don at donvrac@gmail.com or Bill at bincoll@melbpc.org.au
 
  
Saturday Schedule

 

Saturday 17 June – Lyrebird Dawn Survey – 6 AM Meet at Grant’s Picnic Ground shelter (Melway map 74 K 4) Bring compass, watch, pencil and torch. Wear warm clothing. Parks Victoria staff will provide a delicious hot breakfast after the survey.
 
Saturday 24 June- Committee Meeting - 11.30 am. See previous minutes for venue.
 
Saturday 24 June - Project Afternoon - 1.30 pm. Old Melbourne High Site - Meet at the entrance gate to Woodfull Track (Ridge Track) (Melway Map 75 D 5) – General weeding, also planting.
Saturday 1st July – Lyrebird Dawn Survey – 6 AM   Same as 24 June
 
Saturday 15th July – Lyrebird Dawn Survey – 6 AM   Same as 24 June
 
Saturday 22 July - Project Afternoon - 1.30 pm. Yanakie Site – Meet at the junction of welch Track and Coles Ridge Track via Old Monbulk Road (very steep) or Glen Harrow Heights Road (Melway Map 75 H 9)  General weeding.
 
Saturday 26 August- Committee Meeting - 11.30 am. See previous minutes for venue.
 
Saturday 26 August - Project Afternoon - 1.30 pm. O’Donohue’s Picnic Ground – Meet at the Picnic Ground  (Melway Map 75 G 3)  Weeding in the regeneration area, small hollies.