Booked out
Sat 19 Mar
10:30 am – 12:00 pm


Bellbird Picnic Area, Yarra Bend Park
Yarra Bend Park, Kew VIC, Australia

A person with long hair in a ponytail floats in a kayak in the middle of a river. There is a bridge in the distance at the top of the image and trees either side
Meet the Riverkeeper

Open Nature: Meet the Riverkeeper Kayak Tour Past Event

Presented by Open House Melbourne

Presented by Yarra Riverkeeper Association, Paddle Victoria, Open House Melbourne

The Yarra Riverkeeper gives a human voice to the river, speaking for the protection and restoration of its tributaries, from source to mouth. A new Riverkeeper, Charlotte Sterrett was recently appointed, and this kayak tour will introduce participants to her vision for the body of water. The tour will incorporate a walk on country with Wemba Wemba-Wergaia man Dean Stewart.


Charlotte Sterrett

As the Yarra Riverkeeper, Charlotte brings her many talents working with diverse stakeholders to advocate for the Yarra/Birrarung to be healthy, protected, and loved. Part of her motivation for being the Yarra Riverkeeper is to encourage people to be more connected to the river and respect it as a living entity with its own rights.

Dean Stewart

Dean Stewart is a Wemba Wemba-Wergaia man of Victoria, passionate about custodian ecology. Dean contributes over 25 years of experience creating and conducting award-wining cultural education, conservation, tourism and Indigenous employment programs and projects. Dean advises Melbourne Water, Parks Victoria, Koorie Heritage Trust, University of Melbourne, Royal Botanical Gardens and Budij Bim tours. He also consults in revegetation projects with councils including the City of Stonnington, City of Port Phillip, Nillumbik Shire Council and Hobsons Bay City Council.