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Friends of Churchill Island

Established in 1980, Friends of Churchill Island (FOCIS) is active in raising funds and providing an opportunity for people interested in the historical significance and the exquisite natural beauty of Churchill Island to get involved and to make a difference.

FOCIS works along side the Phillip Island Nature Park (PINP) which manages and maintains Churchill Island as one of its premier attractions and helps to guide PINP in the preservation of all historical aspects of the Island.


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Dog walking restrictions help save endangered Hooded Plovers

21 Sep 2015

Parks Victoria is increasing ranger patrols and reminding visitors to the Mornington Peninsula National Park to abide by dog restrictions to help protect endangered Hooded Plovers throughout their breeding season, which extends from September to March each year. “The Hooded Plover population at the Mornington Peninsula National Park is one…

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What's on at Albert Park

1 Jul 2015 12:00am - 30 Jun 2016 12:00am

A wide variety of events are held at Albert Park throughout the year. Events range from fun runs and sporting tournaments to other community events. See the full calendar here.

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Yowie XC MTB Marathon (33, 66, 99km)

10 Oct 2015 7:00am-4:00pm

XC MTB marathon of various distances, using MTB trails throughout the park, Kurrajong and Stockyards.

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Neds Corner Station open day and book launch

10 Oct 2015 10:00am-4:00pm

Join Trust for Nature for a day of activities and the launch of a new book detailing the unique history and significant environmental values of Neds Corner Station, Trust for Nature‘s largest conservation property, located in the Mallee region of Victoria next to Murray Sunset National Park. There will also…

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Grassy woodland campout

10 Oct 2015 3:00pm - 11 Oct 2015 12:00pm

Join Trust for Nature for a woodland campout on a private conservation property next to Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park, where we‘ll enjoy lots of exciting activities including star gazing, an early morning bird walk, and an informative talk and walk on Sunday looking at an endangered wetland community. Stay overnight…