We all share a deep connection with the natural environment and are motivated to protect biodiversity. Where an environment has been polluted and degraded, we want to help it be rehabilitated and protected.
Westgate Park is an outstanding local example of the successful rehabilitation by volunteers of an urban environment once mined for sand, degraded by industrial processes and rubbish, into a beautiful park re-vegetated with local indigenous plants. The park now attracts many visiting and resident wildlife species to the complex biological communities which have formed there.
ACF Community Macnamara invite you to come along and meet the volunteers at Westgate Biodiversity for a morning planting activity, followed by a 3.5-kilometre tour of Westgate Park. A BYO picnic is being held in the park afterwards.
It is a great opportunity to spend some time at a very significant location within our community and to connect with like minded people!
If you are unable to attend all activities it's ok. RSVP and we’ll be in touch to confirm attendance to individual activities, provide maps and any other important information for the day😊
Activity 1 - Volunteer planting @ 9:30 am.
9:30 am Meet the volunteers from Westgate Biodiversity & ACF Community Macnamara, followed by an introduction to the planting activity and safety briefing.
10:00 am Planting activity with Westgate Biodiversity volunteers.
Activity 2 - Tour of Westgate Park with Westgate Biodiversity volunteers @ 11:30 am.
11:30 am Meet Westgate Biodiversity & ACF Community Macnamara volunteers, followed by an introduction to the park and safety briefing.
12:00 pm A 1.5 hour guided tour of the park - the walk is approximately 3.5km.
Activity 3 - Picnic in the park @ 1:30 pm.
1:30 - 2:30 pm Time to relax in the beautiful park.
BYO lunch or share plate, picnic blanket and refreshments. An opportunity to get to know each other better, talk about our vision, how ACF Community groups work and upcoming actions.
Water, sunscreen, insect repellent provided.
Getting there by bus
The Sunday bus service #235 runs every hour. Alight at the terminus on Wharf Road, Port Melbourne. Cross the railway line and follow the sign to the BBQ area.
Getting there by car
Enter Westgate Park at the Todd Road car park (which is next to Salt Water Lake). Google Maps GPS coordinates -37.831470, 144.911610.
The BBQ area is a 75-meter walk from the car park along the Bay Trail in the general direction of the Yarra River.
Meet at the Westgate Park BBQ area which is a 75-metre walk from the car park or a 10-minute walk from terminus on Wharf Road, Port Melbourne. Google Maps GPS coordinates -37.830779, 144.910360
ACF Community Macnamara is part of a network of independently organised, volunteer-run groups in the ACF community. ACF will pass on your contact details to the host for the purpose of running the event.