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Volunteer group of the week: Friends of Bannockburn Bush

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Wednesday, 26 April 2017 - 12:45pm

Council would like to recognise the volunteers of Friends of Bannockburn Bush in the lead up to Volunteer Week (8 – 14 May).

Friends of Bannockburn Bush (FOBB) was founded in 1993.

FOBB protects the native flora and fauna of the Bannockburn Bush Reserve and provides community education around FOBB values.

The team’s knowledge, efforts and passion for the area’s preservation and care, have resulted in many positive activities, projects and collaborations worthy of recognition.

The group has placed bollards on the tracks, cleaned out rubbish, removed weeds, promoted the natural values of the reserve, conducted revegetation works and educated residents. They also hold an annual Yellow Gum Flowering Festival and write regular updates in the local newsletter—further testament to their dedication.

Members work hard to encourage responsible activities such as the Park Run event, walking, cycling, horse riding, scouting, field trips to collect local data and more.

FOBB is currently developing a map and field guide to the flora and fauna—their efforts for the Reserve are unparalleled.  

In just the past year alone, Kate and Stuart McCallum have organised two Clean Up Australia Day events, two National Tree Planting days, a ‘Big Day Out in the Bush’ mountain bike riding event and many revegetation working bees. Stuart has been a member of FOBB for more than 20 years!

This is only a small part of what FOBB has done, and continues to do for Bannockburn, and Council is very grateful. 

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Wednesday, 26 April 2017 - 12:42pm


Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.