We are a not-for-profit community organisation formed in 2004 by a group of citizens who love the Yarra River, and care for its future. Our aim is to protect and restore the Yarra River and its tributaries, from source to mouth, for current and future generations. We are a member of the growing and successful international Waterkeeper movement of community groups around the world caring for their local waterways.
We tell the river’s “story”, highlighting its wonders and its challenges. We monitor its health and activities affecting it. We run educational events, river tours and give informative presentations to schools, community groups, the authorities and businesses. We work closely with numerous government bodies and NGO’s and advocate directly and through the news media for river care.
We are grateful for the funding and support of Melbourne Water, EPA, Parks Vic, Ruffin-Falkiner Trust, Environment Victoria, Waterkeeper Alliance, City of Yarra, Shire of Nillumbik, Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Management Authority, John Holland and, of course, our dedicated members.