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Parklea gets behind community events

Parklea is supporting two community events in March, The Parklea Pakenham & District Agricultural Show on Saturday 16 March and a Friends of Cardinia Creek clean-up day on Sunday 3 March.

This year will be the ninth year Parklea has supported the Pakenham Show, one of Cardinia Shire’s oldest and largest community events. With Parklea celebrating 50  years in the community this year, being part of the 2024 event feels extra special.

“The show is a wonderful day out with free fun for the whole family,” said Mr Mills.

“The show has a long, rich history and Parklea is proud to keep the tradition of bringing the country to the suburbs alive with our continuing support.”

Activities to suit every community member

Attractions will include goats, sheep, dogs (Sunday), poultry, art, craft, giant vegetable competitions, multicultural dance exhibitions, African drumming, art workshops, rides, face painting, a petting zoo and much more.

The Parklea Pakenham Show has a proud history of celebration among the community and offers families the chance to get together and enjoy the achievements of the region and have some fun.

Join the volunteer Cardinia Creek clean-up crew

Parklea is also supportive of the environmental work carried out by the Friends of Cardinia Creek.

The active group of volunteers works towards maintaining a healthy ecosystem at Cardinia Creek Sanctuary in Beaconsfield and Berwick, removing noxious weeds to encourage natural regeneration.

They encourage other volunteers to join them on Sunday 3 March to help with this important environmental work from 2pm until 4pm. Meet at Cardinia Street, Berwick, near the art gallery.

Volunteers will pick up discarded rubbish such as bottles, cans, paper and plastic in the Cardinia Creek Reserve and along Beaconsfield-Emerald Road.

Residents can register their interest via email at:

Night walks to explore nature after dark

The friends group also organises regular night walks. The January nocturnal adventure was led by Cardinia Shire’s Natural Resources Manager Rob Jones.

Mr Mills and his family were among those who enjoyed the January walk through Akoonah Park.

“The evening was perfect and we saw bats, including sugar gliders and Rob talked about eucalypts and other trees and plants indigenous to the area,” Mr Mills said.

“The kids had torches and loved exploring the bush after dark.”

For more information on night walks and other Friends of Cardinia Creek activities follow them on Facebook.