Pat Jeffery is dedicated to preserving the heritage of Churchill Island, and has been Highly Commended at our 2017 Best Friend Awards.
The Friends of Westgate Park have transformed their special patch of city bush into a vibrant park filled with life. Their story is just one of many we cover in this edition of our newsletter FriendsNet.
If you know a Friends volunteer who has made an outstanding contribution to protecting a nature reserve, waterway or place of cultural heritage now is the time to nominate them for one of this year's Best Friend Award.
Read about the extroardinary story of how Friends brought the Organ Pipes National Park back to life, the fight to save Sunbury's Jacksons Creek Valley and how the Green Army is helping out on Wirilda Track.
Jacksons Creek Valley is home to rare Aboriginal Ceremonial Rings and protects environmentally significant species and woodland. That's why the local community is fighting for its protection from development.