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Yarra Pygmy Perch
Vulnerable & Threatened




The Friends of Waurn Ponds Creek gather together to
* conserve our native plants, birds and fish;
* create a corridor of green to link our southern suburbs &
* connect our local community by working together.

We have a great group of people who help out.

Planting trees is fun for all

Massive Clean Up

Sunday, Nov 20

We continue to clean up.



Waurn Ponds Creek rises on the slopes of Mt Moriac and flows eastwards for 20kms through agriculture and urban land until it joins the Barwon river in the marshes at the southern end of Belmont common.
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Massive Clean Up

Sunday, Nov 06

After the rain we have a lot to do.







our creek



A pictorial history of the Friends of Waurn Ponds Creek that captures the work and the fun that we all share.


Waurn Ponds Creek is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna.

birds       plants        other guys


Our 2016 National Tree Day snake!





'Friends' gather together to propagate plants from seeds, plant trees, shrubs & grasses, maintain the plants, clean up around the creek & have fun.

We support Clean Up Australia Day, World Environment Day and National Tree Plant Day.





What's on in 2016 - Find out here





The Friends of Waurn Ponds Creek has been an active group of community volunteers since 2002.

In February 2002 the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority funded a fish survey and found a variety of fish including the Yarra Pygmy Perch, a threatened species, still living in the creek. Find out more...





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fish survey


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A range of interesting information can be found on this page.














We were present at






The Waurn Ponds Creek Bridge was built in 1868 by the Barrabool Shire. Find out more...









As we worked towards achieving our goals
We Won An Award