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Mount Evelyn Environmental Protection & Progress Association

Mt Evelyn Environment Protection and Progress Association (MEEPPA) started in 1909 as the Mt Evelyn Progress Association. Previously it was known as the Evelyn Progress Association.

Since then MEEPPA has grown and turned its focus towards looking after the environment as well as helping Mt Evelyn progress.

We have continuously monitored, promoted and protected the unique water resources that form part of our beautiful environment. We have continued to seek improvements to the use of Olinda Creek for nearly a century – and our work is not finished yet.

We appreciate and protect our rich Flora and Fauna seek to educate the wider community in our efforts.

Mount Evelyn is the home of the Powerful Owl and we are the Custodians of the ‘Owl Land Reserve’ to the north of the town, one of only two to be set aside exclusively for owls in the world (to this date). We administer this in partnership with Local Government as well as seeking Corporate Sponsorship such as SP Ausnet and Johnson Tiles.

We represent residents, where possible, on standing committees, initiated by the Shire of Yarra Ranges.

We are a non sectarian, non aligned and fully independent Association with membership open to anyone who agrees to abide by the articles of the association.


Local Fauna & Flora database

We are working on setting up a data collection system where observation data of Fauna and Flora can be entered.

Data could include sighting details such as location, GPS info, photographic evidence or descriptions.

It will form a central location for Fauna and Flora observation data for Mount Evelyn.

If you have data you would like to include, we love to hear from fellow nature lovers!

Send you data through via the sightings forms.

Our Projects

Throughout the years MEEPPA has been involved with a variety of amazing projects. This includes various plantings, sculptures, night walks, talks, festivals, helping out at community events and much more.
At present we have a few planting projects on the go where we connect with locals schools. If your school would like to be involved please get in contact with us.

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Get Involved

We are all volunteers who love Mount Evelyn and want to celebrate and protect the beautiful area we live in.

Community involvement is something we treasure greatly, if you can lend a hand or would like to know more about what we're doing, please let us know.