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First Aid Training - 17 July 2021

All bushwalkers, particularly leaders, are encouraged to undertake first aid training.

Melbourne Bushwalkers has arranged for a course to be delivered by Australian Red Cross, 23-47 Villiers St, Nth Melbourne. Details of the course are shown in the Preview.

Applications to attend are open to all Melbourne Bushwalkers members and members of other clubs affiliated with Bushwalking Victoria. The HLTAID003 course is designed to develop your basic first aid skills and learn how to respond in any emergency.

Enquiries and bookings can be directed to firstaid@mbw.org.au


ID: 331;
Source: David Cash

Fedwalks 2021 – Licola, Friday 12 - Monday 15 November

"Our annual Federation Walks event is able to go ahead this year after last year's cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event is open to all members of Bushwalking Victoria.

Planning (take two!) is well underway for the Fedwalks 2021 event at Licola and the surrounding area in Gippsland. The walks and maps are currently being drawn and reccied. A new FedWalks Event website is being developed and should be live by the end of April, so watch this space for an update next month. The organising committee visited Licola Village recently to organise the finer details of the weekend and confirm the requirements for hosting a COVID-19 safe event.

Entertainment is being booked, catering menus are being finalised and the registration portal, TryBooking, will be ready for registrations to open on Sunday 1 August 2021.

Keep informed by liking the FedWalks 2021 Facebook Page, as we’ll be showcasing the walks and the activities leading up to the event."


ID: 330;
Source: Bushwalking Victoria

Kakadu & Litchfield Nat Parks (NT) in August. Expressions of Interest

TABLETOP TRACK ( NT) 14-18 August 2021
Medium; 39km
Leader: Ian Langford

Itinerary
A circuit walking beginning at Walker Creek and going via Florence Falls, Greenant Creek and Wangi Falls. The main attractions are waterfalls and swimming pools. The escarpment of the Tabletop Plateau forms a natural barrier to Saltwater Crocodiles and creeks there are a Designated Swimming Area.

See Preview for more details.

JARRANGBARNMI (KOOLPIN GORGE) to TWIN FALLS LOOP 20 Aug - 1 Sept, 2021
Medium; 81km
Leader Ian Langford

Itinerary
A return walk from Koolpin Gorge to Twin Falls. Week 1: Follow Koolpin Gorge, a place of attractive views and swimming pools that extends four kilometres. From the end of the gorge follow Koolpin Creek and its tributaries then cross a divide to Twin Falls Creek. Follow Twin Falls Creek downstream through rock and sandy terrain to Amphitheatre Falls which falls 20 metres into a gorge. Continue downstream to Twin Falls, a series of cascades with the last drop 80 metres. Return to Koolpin Gorge. Return to Darwin. Distances between campsites are 6-8 km.

See Preview for more details.


ID: 329;
Source: Ian Langford

MBW to Fund Tree Planting as part of 80th Anniversary

To commemorate Melbourne Bushwalkers 80th Anniversary the Club’s committee has decided to plant 500 trees as a long-term legacy for the club. You can purchase 1 or more native trees by donating to our dedicated 80th Anniversary tree planting GoFundMe page. The funds will be used for the 500 native trees and tree guards. Each tree is $8.15 and the club will be contributing 50% of the cost.
(page link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/melbourne-bushwalkers-80th-anniversary )

Fifteen Trees has been selected as an independent, social enterprise company with established networks with Landcare, community groups and plant nurseries. Fifteen Trees has organised the planting of over 180,000 trees around Australia since its establishment in July 2009.

See the September newsletter for more details.


ID: 318;
Source: President