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Regional Achievement and Community Awards

Monday 21 July, 2014

Nominations for the 2014 Regional Achievement and Community Awards are open until Wednesday 23 July.

Parks Victoria is encouraging nominations for the Parks Victoria Environmental Sustainability Award. This category acknowledges individuals, groups and organisations that show a proven passion and dedication towards improving the environment and human well-being in regional and rural areas.

This Award recognises those who aim to improve our patterns of consumption and environmental behaviour and understand that individual and community health are reliant on a healthy parks system.

For more information or to obtain a nomination information brochure visit www.awardsaustralia.com or call the Awards office on 9720 2277.

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Westerfolds parkrun

25 Oct 2014 8:00am-9:00am

parkrun is free, weekly, 5km timed run that is open to everyone - walkers, runners, families and dogs are all welcome! Westerfolds parkrun occurs every Saturday morning. We're based near the main carpark off the Fitzsimons Lane entrance, and the course is run entirely on sealed paths within the park.

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Australian Rhododendron Society 2014 Convention

25 Oct 2014 9:00am - 26 Oct 2014 4:00pm

This year’s ARS National Conference focuses on the pressing topic of Rhododendron conservation in this time of steeply accelerating forest loss, climate change and human population.

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Ranger Guided Bird Walk - Mount Alexander Regional Park

25 Oct 2014 12:30pm-1:30pm

A walk through the ex koala reserve identifying and recording birds around us To celebrate Bird Week 2014, join a Parks Victoria ranger on a free guided bird watching walk through Mount Alexander Regional Park. The ranger will take you through the ex koala reserve to help identify and record…

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Ranger Guided Bird Walk - Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park

26 Oct 2014 9:30am-10:30am

To celebrate Bird Week 2014, join a Parks Victoria ranger on a free guided bird watching walk through Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park. The ranger will guide you along the Loddon River to identify and record the park's bird species. All experience levels and ages are welcome – from novice…