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-'''Friends of South Surrey Park''' is active in '''South Surrey Park''' in Surrey Hills, Melbourne.+{| align="right" border="1"
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 +'''Friends of South Surrey Park''' is active in [[Wikipedia:South Surrey Park, Melbourne|South Surrey Park]] in Surrey Hills, Melbourne, working in conjunction with Boroondara Council on:
* progressively replanting the park with indigenous native species * progressively replanting the park with indigenous native species
* providing habitat for native animals such as birds and possums * providing habitat for native animals such as birds and possums
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* removal of exotic weeds * removal of exotic weeds
* restoration of the Back Creek water way, in conjuction with Melbourne Water * restoration of the Back Creek water way, in conjuction with Melbourne Water
 +* providing information about the park and group activities on a notice board situated near the high footbridge across Back Creek.
-South Surrey Park is follows the course of Back Creek from Union Road in the north to [[Riversdale Road, Melbourne|Riversdale]] in the South. There are well graded walking paths throughout the park, and a children's playground adjacent to Verdun Street.+South Surrey Park follows the course of Back Creek from Union Road in the north to Riversdale Road, Melbourne in the South. There are well graded walking paths throughout the park, and a children's playground adjacent to Verdun Street.
 + 
 +Back Creek is an open water course through the park. This is unusual in Boroondara - most other water courses have been put into underground drains.
==History of South Surrey Park== ==History of South Surrey Park==
The park was formed on land owned by Mr W. Kleinert, a coachbuilder and blacksmith of 34 Union Road. The park was formed on land owned by Mr W. Kleinert, a coachbuilder and blacksmith of 34 Union Road.
-A footbridge across the creek in the park was opened with ceremony in [[1937]] by the Governor of Victoria, Sir Winston Duggan. The footbridge partially collapsed in the 1990's and was rebuilt using only some new material, giving it a mish-mash appearance today.+A footbridge across the creek in the park was opened with ceremony in 1937 by the Governor of Victoria, Sir Winston Duggan. The footbridge partially collapsed in the 1990's and was rebuilt using only some new material, giving it a mish-mash appearance for many years. The bridge was fully rebuilt by Boroondara Council in 2007.
 + 
 +==Working bees==
 +===Sunday 29 July 2007===
 +Planting near Riversdale Road on the east side of Back Creek on National Tree day. The free BBQ was provided by Boroondara Council.
 +<Gallery>
 +Image:2007-07-29 FSSP working bee 01.jpg
 +Image:2007-07-29 FSSP working bee 02.jpg
 +Image:2007-07-29 FSSP working bee 03.jpg
 +Image:2007-07-29 FSSP working bee 04.jpg
 +</Gallery>
 +[[Friends of South Surrey Park/Working bee Sunday July 29 2007|More photos and details.]].
 + 
 +===Sunday 27 June 2010===
 +Planting native grasses, herbs and small shrubs at the footbridge below Anderson Street.
 + 
 +* [http://picasaweb.google.com/peterc.150/20100627SouthSurreyParkPlanting# Photos]
 + 
 +===Sunday 29 August 2010===
 +Planting native grasses, herbs and small shrubs behind the Riversdale Road shops.
 + 
 +* [http://picasaweb.google.com.au/peterc.150/20100829SouthSurreyParkWorkingBee?feat=directlink Photos]
 + 
 +==See also==
 +* [[Delta Street]]
==External links== ==External links==
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*[http://www.users.bigpond.net.au/breen/fobc/ Friends of Back Creek] *[http://www.users.bigpond.net.au/breen/fobc/ Friends of Back Creek]
*[http://southsurreypark.blogspot.com/ South Surrey Park Blog, Melbourne, Australia] *[http://southsurreypark.blogspot.com/ South Surrey Park Blog, Melbourne, Australia]
 +*[[Wikipedia:South Surrey Park, Melbourne|South Surrey Park]], Wikipedia
[[Category:Melbourne]] [[Category:Melbourne]]
 +[[Category: Community action]]

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Friends of South Surrey Park is active in South Surrey Park in Surrey Hills, Melbourne, working in conjunction with Boroondara Council on:

  • progressively replanting the park with indigenous native species
  • providing habitat for native animals such as birds and possums
  • providing timber seating and other amenities in the park
  • monitoring aquatic insect life in Back Creek that flows through the park intermittently.
  • removal of exotic weeds
  • restoration of the Back Creek water way, in conjuction with Melbourne Water
  • providing information about the park and group activities on a notice board situated near the high footbridge across Back Creek.

South Surrey Park follows the course of Back Creek from Union Road in the north to Riversdale Road, Melbourne in the South. There are well graded walking paths throughout the park, and a children's playground adjacent to Verdun Street.

Back Creek is an open water course through the park. This is unusual in Boroondara - most other water courses have been put into underground drains.

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[edit] History of South Surrey Park

The park was formed on land owned by Mr W. Kleinert, a coachbuilder and blacksmith of 34 Union Road.

A footbridge across the creek in the park was opened with ceremony in 1937 by the Governor of Victoria, Sir Winston Duggan. The footbridge partially collapsed in the 1990's and was rebuilt using only some new material, giving it a mish-mash appearance for many years. The bridge was fully rebuilt by Boroondara Council in 2007.

[edit] Working bees

[edit] Sunday 29 July 2007

Planting near Riversdale Road on the east side of Back Creek on National Tree day. The free BBQ was provided by Boroondara Council.

More photos and details..

[edit] Sunday 27 June 2010

Planting native grasses, herbs and small shrubs at the footbridge below Anderson Street.

[edit] Sunday 29 August 2010

Planting native grasses, herbs and small shrubs behind the Riversdale Road shops.

[edit] See also

[edit] External links

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