Our community is the custodian of the skills, resources and commitment we need to care for our environment. We achieve our goals by leveraging this community strength wherever our community is – among residents, visitors, workers…even friends we’ve never met.
We do this through flexible planning and activities, around a strong core team and in partnership with government, statutory bodies and supporting organisations.
Our mission is to help restore ecological function and climate resilience to this highly degraded and altered part of Melbourne’s most important waterway.
We aim to help our floodplains community embrace custodianship of country along the lower western Birrarung Yarra, through simple, powerful actions in their daily lives.
We aim to honour its ancient and complex heritage:
- its geological significance at the eastern edge of Victoria’s Great Western Basalt Plain.
- its place in the lands of its traditional owners the Wurundjeri-willlam people of the Kulin Nation; and
- its place at the heart of Melbourne’s pastoral and industrial beginnings, its contemporary life and a healthy future, benefiting residents and wildlife alike.
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Help transform the Yarra River in Abbotsford into a thriving river corridor