National Tree Day


Community planting of the Grace Burn Reserve’ (between 45 & 47 Farnham Rd, Healesville)


This neglected reserve has been virtually rediscovered by our Grace Burn Project facilitator, Karen Garth,who organised a re-vegetation event for the nationally recognised Tree Day.Read more

Healesville Platypus Evening

Join Healesville Environment Watch Inc to learn all about the platypus of Healesville! Karen, our Grace Burn Project facilitator, will lead a survey for platypus in the Watts River, followed by presentations from Melbourne Water, Healesville Sanctuary & community groups. A special short film produced by Healesville Primary School students will also be shown. Dinner and supper will be provided.  Read more →

HEWI celebrates of 20 years revegetation

This year’s waterways restoration was along Wirrup Yaluk (Blackfish Creek) where our group had first planted in 1998 at the invitation of Yarra Ranges Shire and Melbourne Water. Two years later, Susi Weber and her Year 3 students from Healesville Primary School offered to assist our volunteers, with TAFE conservation and land management students also joining the growing team of… Read more →


The next trail for this bi yearly event from Healesville Environment Watch Inc (HEWI) will begin in Toolangi and finish at Wirrawilla. This community walk will be led by Evelyn Feller on Sunday May 22, meeting at the Forest Discovery Centre by 10am where we learn more about the future of the new management of this valuable community resource. Read more →

An Afternoon of Free Films

HEWI invites you to share and discuss a stimulating double bill on current issues “The Case for Optimism on Climate Change”is a new TED Talk from Al Gore,presented withthe same humour and humanity that he conveyed in ‘An Inconvenient Truth’. This short presentation uses up-to-the-minute examples from around the globe and conveys Gore’s reasons for optimism that the world can… Read more →