Our December 2017 newsletter includes a wrap-up of our Best Friend Award winners and takes a look at a new mentoring forum we are planning with the Yarra Riverkeeper Association.
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.
Reports & Submissions
Constitutions can be fraught things, though they don’t need to be. They need to answer some important questions about an organisation and our current situation requires that we reconsider and decide these core questions.
We are pleased that the Strengthening Parks review is being undertaken and hope the results will lead to substantial improvements to the operation and future of parks in this state, particularly those managed by Parks Victoria.
The new biodiversity strategy, Protecting Victoria's Environment – Biodiversity 2036, is to be commended for its ambition to reverse the continued loss of biodiversity in Victoria, as well as for recognising the historic and contemporary actions that are the cause.