There are a number of local Conservation Bushland sites that provide protection for our precious native plants and animals. Darebin is home to more than 179 species of significant plants and animals.
The Bushland Management Team work to protect and enhance remnant local native and indigenous vegetation.
Key Conservation Areas Include:Merri Creek
Cherry Street Reserve
Forensic Drive Reserve
Central Creek Grasslands Reserve
In 2000 the Open Space Strategy Review identified 39 Conservation Bushland Sites in Darebin. This is 24 per cent of the total open space in the municipality.
Protecting Our Native Animals
Residents are encouraged to protect our native plants and animals.
Key threats include:Weeds
Pest Animals including rabbits, foxes, dogs and cats in the wrong places
Human activity including loss of habitat and car use
How You Can HelpPlant native and indigenous plants
Minimise use of garden chemicals and pesticides
Keep cats inside and only let dogs off the lead in specified areas
Ph: (03) 8470 8888