Let’s Act for the Yarra

A new report highlights the problems facing the Yarra River and calls for a Yarra River Protection Act to address them. Summary The report, Let’s Act for the Yarra, co-produced by Environmental Justice Australia and the Yarra Riverkeepers Association, finds that the key problems faced by the river include poor water quality, overdevelopment of the…

Mullum Mullum Festival

The Mullum Mullum festival is a great, and long lived, community celebration of this catchment in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. The 15th Mullum Mullum Festival is on 20 & 21 and 27 & 28 April 2013, with the official  Opening Day Festivities on Sunday 21 April 2013 For details of walks, talks, presentation and the…

Jess’s Wetland Walk for Tootgarook Swamp

The following comes from the Southern Peninsula Indigenous Flora and Fauna Association. Many of you are aware of the current community actions to protect the ecologically important Tootgarook Swamp (wetland) from development and preserve it for future generations. This brings us to me, Jessica Durrant, long-time local resident, environmental activist and huge Tootgarook Swamp supporter…

The Comfort of Water – A River Pilgrimage

a new book by Maya Ward PLEASE NOTE: Castlemaine launch, July 23, 2011. This will be held at Lot 19. Janet Phillips will be launching the event, mamas kitchen will be serving exquisite hungarian food for vegans gluten intolerants and meat lovers, and papas bar will provide refreshments 3pm on Saturday 23rd of July, in…

Backcountry film festival

Backcountry film festival Showing in Melbourne, next week April 12 The Backcountry Film Festival has been going since 2005 and aims to showcase films which clebrate the winter outdoors. April 12 Films start at 8pm. Please feel free to arrive earlier to grab a drink. At 303 (303 High street, Northcote), tram stop #32 on…

a long walk along the Bay

Over a week in November 2009, four of us walked the eastern shore of Port Phillip Bay, from Sorrento to Port Melbourne. We called the journey Port Phillip Rising, and it was an attempt to raise awareness about the reality of climate change, the need to get mobilised and demand action from our governments, and…