Getting the track clear.

Warmer spring weather is the perfect time to put on your gloves and sturdy boots and join us at our working bees.

BYO gloves and hat.  We provide tools and morning tea.

Meeting point changes from time to time to its best to touch base beforehand by contacting either Jan at or Alex at

Dates for the next working bees:

Tree planting commenced on the Hill on Sunday 9th August when 70 trees and shrubs were planted along Smith’s creek.  Funding for this was provided by the Federal Government.  Planting sites were augured prior to the day, holes back filled with native potting mix, plants also well-watered to ensure a good “take off”.  Stakes and guards provided protection from local wallabies.  Follow up dates are:  Thursday 20th August and September 10th ( 1:30pm till 3:00pm) Sunday 30th September (10:00am till midday) All activities on the Hill including working bees will be undertaken according to and as set out in the following link:

For more information, please contact Margie on 0409 216251 or by email to

Planting August 8 2020

Planting August 8 2020

A well earned morning tea.

Weeding around plants.

After brush cutting and raking out the debris on Smith Creek

So why not become a volunteer?

• It’s fun and good exercise and you get to meet people and make friends
• Learn more about native plants and wild life
• Help save a piece of Daylesford’s history
• Do something for the environment
AND besides we always serve good coffee and cake at working bees and events!!!

The Friends profile is forever being enhanced by the different skills each member brings. As a group we are open to different ideas and relish creativity. You may have a skill you would like to offer and it does not need to be of the manual labour variety. Maybe you are a whizz with a camera and would like to create a wild flower album, perhaps history is your interest, maybe website maintenance. We don’t know until you tell us so please email to or check us out on Facebook.

The team gather at the April Working Bee.

A working bee cuppa

‘Liz and Judy doing their bit cutting and painting broom and gorse with Vigilant’


Ivon Watt, a whizz with a brush-cutter who has single handedly made sure that gorse and broom along the entire Smiths creek corridor has been cut down.


Vale Murray Winter, aka Muzza. A great weed warrior!