UPPER Merri Landcare will host a community meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, for Hidden Valley residents interested in being part of a new environmental volunteer group.

The meeting is designed to gauge interest in forming an environmental volunteer group, what environmental activities interest residents, and what environmental and land management issues raise concerns.

Activities that could be organised include wildflower walks, night walk spotlighting, and community tree planting, while environmental issues that raise concerns could include illegal firewood collection and dumping of rubbish.

While the group will focus on the public land areas and other reserves in Hidden Valley, private landholders can also be involved to help better manage their land.

The name and the focus of the new group will also be decided by the residents of Hidden Valley who want to be involved.

The meeting is planned for 6.30pm Wednesday, October 4, at the Hidden Valley Resort.

For more information and to confirm attendance, contact Upper Merri Landcare facilitator Chris Cobern on 0413 855 490 or chriscobern@mcmc.org.au.