You are here

Home > About > News and media releases > Friends and Volunteers ready to lend a hand

News

Friends and Volunteers ready to lend a hand

Tuesday 26 November, 2013

Parks Victoria hosted a barbecue this week to thank the large number of Friends and Volunteer groups for the significant contributions they have made in assisting Latrobe and Central Gippsland park management area during 2013.

Parks Victoria Ranger in Charge Andy Gillham highlighted that there are 11 formal groups operating within the Latrobe area alone. Our friends groups contribute to some 10,000 volunteer hours to conservation programs in our parks. We are extremely lucky to have such a range of dedicated community groups to work with.

"A barbecue is just a small way of us showing our appreciation and to acknowledge the enormous effort and contribution the following groups have made to the health and aesthetics of our parks and reserves-

• Friends of Baw Baw National Park

• Friends of Morwell National Park

• Friends of Tarra Bulga National Park

• Friends of Mt Worth State Park

• Friends of Tyers Park

• Mt St Gwinear Ski Patrol

• Friends of Lyrebird Forest Walk

• Friends of Crossover Regional Park

• Friends of Glen Nayook

• Friends of Traralgon South Flora & Fauna Reserve

"The activities the groups engage in are quite varied ranging from tree plantings, clearing of tracks, working in the visitor centres or assisting in the development of new walking tracks".

"We are extremely grateful for their tireless support and involvement with our ongoing park management activities, which supports us to deliver healthy parks for healthier communities", concluded Mr Gillham.

For further information, please contact Parks Victoria on 13 1963.



Media enquiries

Melanie McVey-DiLazzaro
0459 818 451

Parks Victoria media centre

Recent Stories

Inspired volunteers start new Maroondah Reservoir Friends Group

Tuesday 24 May, 2016
Maroondah Reservoir Park is home to a brand new friends group after a group of young volunteers got inspired during…

Bridge closure - Cobrawonga Island

Monday 23 May, 2016
The access bridge at Cobrawonga Island in the Proposed Murray River Park has been closed in the interests of public…

Successful firearm prosecution

Thursday 19 May, 2016
Parks Victoria has successfully prosecuted a Traralgon man in the Sale Magistrates Court for an incident of possessing a firearm…

Paying the price for illegal rubbish dumping

Thursday 19 May, 2016
A Heyfield man has been fined for dumping rubbish in the Glenmaggie Nature Conservation Reserve, between Heyfield and Seaton, earlier…

Firewood collection area to close near Robinvale

Tuesday 17 May, 2016
Parks Victoria says the designated domestic firewood collection area at Piambi - Dead River Track near Robinvale will close at…

Call to protect Lake Colac treasures

Monday 9 May, 2016
Parks Victoria is urging residents and visitors to protect their local heritage as water levels in Lake Colac and surrounding…

View all media releases