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Birrarung River Cruise

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Come along to celebrate the life force of the Birrarung River on this very special river cruise. Spend time experiencing this beautiful, resilient river first-hand. Listen to stories from people intimately connected to the river - Wurunderjeri Elder Uncle Dave Wandin, Birrarung Council member Erin O'Donnell, Yarra Riverkeeper Charlotte Sterrett, and Skye Haldane from the City of Melbourne's Greenline. Learn how Burndap Birrarung burndap umarko 'What's good for the Yarra is good for all - is restoring the river to full health. All proceeds from the cruise will go directly to fund the work of the Yarra Riverkeeper Association to advocate for river health and protection. This event includes a lovely morning tea.

This event is part of the inaugural Birrarung Riverfest, a month-long community celebration of our beautiful and resilient river starting on World Rivers' Day. Together with more than a dozen organisations, the festival provides an opportunity to connect to each other and the river's life force and reimagine the river's future. Engage your 'head, heart and hands' and be inspired to advocate for and care for your Birrarung River and all her critters!

There are 20 events to plan your Birrarung adventure, from art exhibitions, storytelling, river clean-ups, and camping, to cultural walks, platypus monitoring, pollution patrols, and even a book launch. To find out more:

This event and the festival take place on the unceded land and waters of the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people of the Kulin Nation. Festival organisers (the Yarra Riverkeeper Association and all partners) pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge their care of Country since time began.

This event is sponsored by Melbourne River Cruises:

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