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.
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.
In this edition of FriendsNET we have a great story about Friends Groups in Indonesia, another about the value of parks in the UK and Scotland, and what to do about feral cats.
We held our 2016 Best Friend Award Ceremony in November, with Victoria's environment minister speaking very positively about the told Friends groups play in caring for our protected areas.
In this edition of FriendsNet we take a look at the value of preserving our parks. Did you know tourists spend $1.4 billion a year visiting Victoria's parks? We also look at the relationship between Mountain Pygmy-possums and the Bogong Moth, and report back on a 'fungi foray with the Friends of South Surrey.