ParkCare Patch - Farrer Ridge ParkCare Work Activity

Farrer Ridge ParkCare is a group of volunteers who meet once a month at the Athlon Parks Depot off Athllon Drive (just up the hill from the Athllon/ Sulwood drive roundabout).


Volunteers have been working on Farrer Ridge Nature Park, since 1989 and welcome new volunteers into their team.




Meet at Athllon Depot, usually on first Sunday of the month, but note some changes this year.

Summer start 8:30 am, rest, 10 am-12 noon.


Feb 4         

April 8           April 8- 10 am, and note that Easter is on April 1st. Planting any seedlings in prepared site, using strong plant guards, and coir weed-mats. Check planting along erosion control area. Fix any plant guards.


May 6            May 6- 10 am: Check if the seedlings need watering. Weed removal near south-eastern dams.


June 3           June 3-  10 am: Clear more woody weeds and Verbascum.


July 1            July 1-  10 am: Assess & remove weeds in area. Any track maintenance.


Aug 5            Aug 5- 10 am: Weed removal on assessed sites, and check any woody weeds in gullies. Check erosion sites.


Sept 9           Sept 9-  (Note Fathers’ Day is 2rd Sept) 10 am: Weed assessment, and removal.


Sept 23         Sept 23- Spring Wildflower guided Walk. Indigenous plant use.


Oct 7             Oct 7-  10 am: GPS any special plant sites: Check orchid sites. Weed removal.


Nov 4            Nov 4- 10 am: Assess woody weeds at back of Farrer houses. Weed removal.


Dec 2             Dec 2- 8:30 am Continue weed control especially any bushfire fuel management.



Schedule Summary

This activity has the following schedule

Date Start Time End Time
Sunday, June 03, 2018 10:00 AM 12:00 PM
Sunday, July 01, 2018 10:00 AM 12:00 PM
Sunday, September 09, 2018 10:00 AM 12:00 PM
Sunday, October 07, 2018 10:00 AM 12:00 PM
Sunday, November 04, 2018 10:00 AM 12:00 PM
Sunday, December 02, 2018 8:30 AM 11:00 AM