Back Row L-R Secretary – Margaret Hunter (Friends of Braeside Park/Edithvale Seaford Wetlands (FESWI); Laura Mumaw (Gardens for Wildlife (Victoria); Judith Baldacchino (Friends of Edwards Point); Nadine Gaskell (Gardens for Wildlife (Victoria); Lap Chieu (First Friends of Dandenong Creek); Andrew Lucas (Friends of Yarra Valley); Chanaka Ruwandeniya (First Friends of Dandenong Creek/Effect the Change) Front Row L - R Judy [...]
A good crowd of 22 people attended the 2019 Annual General meeting and elected a new and enlarged committee. In opening the meeting Convenor Paul Strickland joked “in a Trumpian manner” that it was one of the best attended such meetings VEFN has ever had. The meeting adopted the Committee’s Activity report which outlined a very busy year for the [...]
We were on the steps of Victorian Parliament with Shane Howard and some 40 other groups to call on the Government to provide greater support for the Sate's special places. VEFN Convenor said (among other things) that "too often volunteers are picking up the slack when Governments fall short."
Join the VNPA, VEFN and other environment groups on Thursday 28 November in Melbourne to demand real action for nature! It is very clear from the current state of Victoria’s environment that bold action is needed by the Andrews Government to protect the places and wildlife we love – our National Parks, forests, rivers, beaches, oceans, native plants and animals. As [...]
Parks Victoria is developing a state-wide Land Management Strategy "to guide and inform future planning and decision-making across the parks estate.” VEFN’s submission noted that while the document is described as mainly for internal use, it is proposed to underpin decision-making. It should therefore be applied transparently, that is, it must be accessible to the community so Parks Victoria is accountable. [...]
Nature Stewards is an introductory environmental program that has 10 class sessions and 4 outdoor field sessions, offering an opportunity to explore local natural areas. This 10-week program is being run in Manningham Council, City of Melbourne, and City of Melton this Spring from the 3rd October to 16th December (location dates may vary slightly). The program spans introductions to [...]