Friends Of South Surrey Park News – November 2011

On the last Sunday in October five intrepid volunteers braved a cold, wet and windy start to plant about 330 grasses and tussocks into very wet soil to extend the existing creekside plantation near Union Road.

This Sunday 27 November we’ll return to the Union Road end of the Park for our final Sunday of the year, a general weed, prune and tidy up. Wear suitable clothes including sturdy water resistant footwear, gardening gloves and sunhat, bring a raincoat in case of forecast rain, and stay afterwards for free drinks, bickies and a chat.

As usual Tuesday Toilers have been busy removing uteloads of weeds and rubbish plus planting more grasses, tussocks and groundcovers at various sites: about 130 seedlings below Union Road, a similar number on the Riversdale Road bank, and 80 below the Scout Hall.

Join us around 10 am any Tuesday near the pond below Union Road before we move to that day’s worksite. Afterwards we generally lunch at Café Biscotti, backing onto the Park at 929 Riversdale Road, so even if you can’t join us in the morning, you’re welcome for a gossip over some food or drink around midday.

Our last Tuesday of 2011 will be 20 December which means only four opportunities left to join the Tuesday toilers. We’ll probably have a special lunch on either 13 or 20 December - contact any Tuesday toiler to confirm details.

We’ll probably start work again on Tuesday 7 February and Sunday 29 April, and our 2012 Annual General Meeting will be held at Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 24 April. Stay tuned for a new look newsletter to herald the new year.


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