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Clean Up Australia Day is when Riddells Creek Landcare volunteers clean up what the thoughtless drop, and what the bloody-minded drive deep into the bush to get rid of out of sight. It's ugly work, but someone has to do it, and we do it in a beautiful place, in good company.

Come along!

Start at


12th March

Start at

10, till 12.

Meet at

Junction of Royal Parade and Gap Road

Queries to

Ross Colliver, 0411 226 519

December Events curated by the Shire

Hit the link below to see details of fabulous events across Macedon Ranges, including Clover Glycine survey (a rare and pretty pea in Bald Hill reserve), a Bird Blitz update, and event to Build Canopy Rope Bridge for possums in Hanging Rock, an up-date on soft plastic recycling, a news item about walks with primary school kids in Daly Nature Reserve, Gisborne, and a Small Property Grazing Course.


Through December

For more information

Integrated weed management on rural properties webinar

Getting to know your weeds and then understanding that there are a range of control techniques and strategic practices. Learn that the target of any weed management is about by using the suitable control at the correct time with the appropriate follow up limiting spread and importantly limit re-infestation.

With Jason McAinch (03) 5422 0333

Webinar details will be emailed out 48 and 1 hour before the event to all registered participants.



Tuesday 15 November





Get details here

Nassella Identification and Control Workshop

Join Macedon Ranges Shire's Roadside Conservation Officer, Josh Gomez to learn how to identify and control Mexican Feather Grass.



Saturday 26 November


10.00 am - 12.00pm


Gisborne Community Hall, 8 Hamilton Street, Gisborne, 3437

Book in below

FrogID Week

FrogID Week is an annual snapshot of frog species across Australia, and this year FrogID week will run from 11-20 November. Each year, thousands of people take part by recording frog calls with the free FrogID app and help measure the health and distribution of frogs across Australia.

From croaks and barks, to whistles and bleats, every frog species makes a unique sound. Using the free FrogID app, you can record the frogs calling around you and help us count Australia’s frogs.

In 2021, over 37,000 frog calls were recorded, and with your help in 2022, a better picture can be created of Australia’s unique amphibians.


11 Nov to 20 November


Your backyard and your creek

Find out more

Managing Chilean Needlegrass Workshop

Local research agronomist, Charles Grech, will discuss solutions for the effective control of Chilean Needlegrass using both chemical and other management methods across both small and broad scale infestations. Charles has undertaken research in the control of Chilean Needlegrass and his expertise will enable him to answer your questions. This workshop will include a talk at the Darraweit Hall, then move to a nearby location to see and discuss in situ.


Workshop Date

13th November




Darraweit Hall, Darraweit Guim


Organise tickets from link below

Flora Walk - What's on your roadside?

Ever wondered how to tell the difference between indigenous plants and introduced weeds along roadsides. Want to learn more about the significant vegetation we are lucky to have in the Macedon Ranges? Join Council’s roadside conservation officer for a walk in some of councils most biodiverse roads.

Newham and District Landcare have loved up their roadsides for decades now, and it shows. Go check out their wonderful native flora, and appreciate the long hard grind of caring for public places.



Saturday 15 October


10.00 am

Starts at

Hennerbergs Road, Newham

To book in, contact


Geordie Scott-Walker is the lead ecologist on the MRSC flora survey of Barrm Birrm. We will walk across the hillside, to see how the country changes form the damp gullies to the drier spurs. After our walk, over a cup of tea, Geordie will tell us how he goes about a formal flora survey, and what he thinks is distinctive about Barrm Birrm in the context of the Macedon region.



Sunday 16 October 2022


10:00am - 12:00pm


Park on the verge, Riddells Creek Studio, 288 Gap Road. We'll walk in from there.


For more, speak to Ross Colliver, 0411 226 519

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