Mt Evelyn Recreation Reserve Planting Day

This Thursday, October 19, Mt Evelyn Environment Protection and Progress Association (MEEPPA) will be hosting a planting day at the Mt Evelyn Recreation Reserve. Working alongside the Shire, MEEPPA aim to plant 1,300 plants, provided through a grant from Melbourne Water. Everyone is welcome to come along and help with planting which will start at…

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Grave concerns for Powerful Owl family

There are concerns for the Recreation Reserve Powerful Owls as the last few years they have been unsuccessful in raising young. There have been positive signs from the Powerful Owls, with a nesting site chosen by the couple, and the hope is that in the next month the young will make their first appearance. However…

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Devastating Destruction

Last week it was discovered that parts of environment in the Mt Evelyn Owl Land Reserve, along Hereford Rd, had been destroyed. Many mature and healthy trees have been removed, ground has been compacted by heavy machinery and areas of native ground coverage has been cleared, much to the dismay of many locals and Mt…

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MEEPPA celebrates 10 years of Melbourne Water grants

The Mount Evelyn Environmental Protection and Progress Association (MEEPPA) is celebrating 10 years as a recipient of Melbourne Water’s Community Grants program. Melbourne Water has provided MEEPPA with grants of $130,000 to assist with planting nearly 7,000 native plants over 10 years as well as weed control along Olinda Creek from York Rd, down Tramway…

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Red Back Spider infestation across Mt Evelyn

Climatic conditions particularly at the start of March as well as extremely humid to wet conditions in February have led to an intense infestation of Red Back Spiders (Therididae- Latrodectus hasseltii) in many areas but especially Mount Evelyn. MEEPPA in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce and several business owners/managers requested urgent assistance from the…

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Looking after Mt Evelyn

MEEPPA is the Shires oldest community group, celebrating our 100th year as a Progress Association in 2010. Our name has changed over the years, starting out as EPA, Evelyn Progress Association, becoming MEPA in 1919 after our town became known as Mount Evelyn, and finally in 1974 we formally became Mt Evelyn Environment Protection and…

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