Riddells Creek is 50km NW of Melbourne, where the flat basalt plains meet the foothills and forest of the Macedon Range. Grassland, heathy dry forest, riparian woodland and herb-rich foothill forest give rise to amazing flora and fauna biodiversity and magnificent wildflower displays.
Riddells Creek Landcare is here is to enjoy our bushland and creeks and protect them for future generations. We...
Get out and enjoy the gorgeous place where we live!
Protect Barrm Birrm as a community asset
Put together Information about the bushland of Riddells Creek
Share what we know about our local environment, through our blog, community walks, and special events
Connect members to support for improving their properties and being more active in conservation - go here right now!
Organise on-ground works like planting, rubbish removal, weeding, mainly in Barrm Birrm
Speak up for the bush in our community and to government
What does "Barrm Birrm" mean?
Barrm means 'root of the Yam Daisy' and Birrm means 'many of'.
Ross Colliver - 0411 226 519
Bernadette Power - 0417 322 971
Jacquey Booth - 5428 6605
Joining us is easy - send us your email and we'll put you on the email list and get back to you for your details. Then show up for what catches your interest.
"The more people get out and enjoy
the bush, the more they understand it and want to care for it."
From humble beginnings...
In 2003, while having lunch at a Greening of Riddell working bee in Wybejong Park, an idea was discussed about forming a group to look at working to protect bushland in the Gap Road/Sandy Creek Road area.
It took a year but the two people became three and these three people got together and started to get an ABN, a bank account, and organise insurance. We soon realised there were many areas of bushland in and around Riddells Creek, and many things that we wanted to do, and there was no point limiting ourselves to the Gap Road/Sandy Creek Road area.
In 2005 Riddells Creek Landcare was formally launched with its first activity ... a 'Community Walk Through the Bush'. We were hoping for 5-10 people to turn up. When 70 people turned up we were more than pleasantly surprised. Following the success of the first walk, we arranged three more walks in 2005, each with a similar turn-out.
Riddells Creek Landcare has about 30 'working bee' members, and another 30 who follow our news about the many environmental activities happening in this area. We have won numerous grants, produced the book "Macedon Range Flora", killed hundreds of weedy trees in our surrounding bushland, helping (with other groups) to put about $1million worth of solar panels on local houses. We're part of Jacksons Creek EcoNetwork, to speak out on environmental issues. And we are having lots of fun (our main goal)!