About Us
The Friends of Damper Creek Reserve has approximately 80 financial members, of these about half are active members with an average attendance of 20 people at working bees. The Friends produce a monthly newsletter "Damper Creek Doings", have monthly meetings on the 4th Wednesday of the month (in Alvie Hall, corner Alvie Road and High Street Road, Mt Waverley) followed by a working bee on the following Sunday.  Damper Creek Doings has a circulation of over 100 readers.

The Friends of Damper Creek celebrated its 50th anniversary on 30.10.2018.

Other Friends Groups who are actively involved in protecting, maintaining and improving bushland reserves throughout urban areas of Melbourne, Australia can be found here: Other Groups

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 2063
Mt. Waverley
Vic 3149

We have prepared a brochure outlining the features of the reserve. Download a pdf version.

 >>>>  NEXT GENERAL MEETING  <<<<  Wednesday 25 Sep 2019    Alvie Hall  7.30pm
 Guest Speaker :   Lucas Skelton, Manager Horticulture Services, Monash City Council - Green Shoots program - Urban Diversity and Bushland Protection

>>>>   NEXT  WORKING  BEE  <<<<   Sunday 29 Sep 2019 :    
Venue:  Alice Street Bridge 
Meet at:  10 am   Alice Street Bridge                                  

Calendar 2019 (updated  8.9.19)

Programme for 2019

Meetings 7.30pm - 9 pm (Wed)
Venue - Alvie Hall
(Supper after)
Working Bee 10am - 12.30pm (Sun)
Meeting Place as indicated
(Billy boils at 11am)
27 Feb -   Public meeting to discuss inappropriate building developments and the implementation of Amendment C125 to protect Creek Abuttal.

Guests invited to respond to questions are: Matt Fregon MP Mt Waverley, Cr Rebecca Paterson Mt Waverley Ward, Natasha Swan Manager City Development MCCouncil
3 Mar -  Clean-up Australia day.  Meet at Park Rd, Carpark.  The Clean Up will cover both the north and east branches.
27 Mar - Guest Speaker   Dr Greg Moore: The Value of Trees (Burnley Agricultural College) 31 Mar  Weeding and Clean up  - Meet at  Stephensons Rd carpark
24 Apr - (Business meeting)-  28 April - Preparation for May Planting.  Meet at rear of Park Rd Houses
22 May - Anna Mezetti, MCCouncil & Daniel, Bush crew:  Gardens for Wildlife 26 May - Community Planting Day.   Meet at: Park Rd  entrance to Damper Creek reserve
26 Jun  - Business meeting 30 Jun - Park Rd carpark (in-fill planting Park Rd)
24 Jul -  Guest Speaker: Lindy Lumsden : Bats, Fascinating Creatures of the night  (Arthur Rylah Institute) 28 Jul - FODCR relocated for National Tree Planting Day (Planet Ark). Meet 10am Scotchmans Creek (see location directions above)
28 Aug  -  AGM  1 Sep - Clean up & weeding of east branch at Bowling Club.  Meeting Place : Bowling Club Carpark Alvie Rd
25 Sep - Guest Speaker: Lucas Skelton, Manager Horticulture Services, Monash City Council - “Green Shoots program “ - Urban Diversity and Bushland Protection 29 Sep - Weeding and clean up.  Meet at Mushroom Rock, Alice St bridge   
23 Oct -  Business Meeting 27 Oct - Clean up.  Meet at  West end of Golf Ave 
27 Nov - Business General and preparation for the end of year BBQ.  Speaker: Campbell Miles - An expeditionary cruise to Alaska, British Columbia and Haida Gwai - September 2018 1 Dec - Xmas BBQ Meeting Place : In reserve at end of Richard Rd  12noon