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Survey - Plenty River Trail Planning

The Victorian Government is investing in Plenty Gorge Park, through providing a link in the Plenty River Trail, upgrading Hawkstowe Picnic Area and uplifting Nioka Bush Camp. The new Plenty River Trail will be on the western side of the Plenty River, at Plenty Gorge Park. The park lies approximately 20kms north of Melbourne between Bundoora and Doreen. The trail will also link in with key entry points in the park and may include shorter loops.

Planning is underway for the new Plenty River Trail that will deliver the missing link in between University Hill (Bundoora) in the south and Doreen in the north. It will also link to the new Mernda and Hawkstowe railway stations and enhance community access into Plenty Gorge Park.

If you would like to have an input to the process visit the Plenty River Trail website for further information and a survey form "... accepting ideas and feedback for the first round of engagement until Sunday 15 December."

ID: 319;
Source: Engage Victoria

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: )

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

First Aid Training - 2021

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

The First Aid Training organised by Melbourne Bushwalkers for Saturday 24 October 2020 will now be held in the first-Quarter 2021, subject to COVIT-19 restrictions. Full details of dates and course content will be advised as soon as available.

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

ID: 313;
Source: David Cash

Rescheduled: Base Camp - Snake Island, 14-17 Nov

Dates: 14th - 17th November

Depart PORT WELSHPOOL at 11:00 am Saturday 14th November by charter boat for the island.
The cost is $120 pp and payable to the boatman on the day. The trip is approx 30 minutes.
The accommodation is free - we can use the Cattlemen's Association dorms or camp.
We will be picked up on Tuesday 17th November at 11 am, giving us time to find a country pub on the way home.
This is ideal for members who are new to base camping. The day walks will vary in length, there will be opportunities for ocean dips, and the atmosphere is always convivial.

Please contact SUSAN MAUGHAN, for more information-

ID: 307;
Source: Susan Maughan