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Forrest Horse Riding Club Inc

This group is associated with the Great Otway National Park.

Address: 46 Station St, Forrest VIC 3236
Contact: Secretary: Jo Simms
Phone: 0417527789
Email: simmswalker@bigpond.com
Website: www.athra.com.au

Friends of Albacutya

This group is associated with Lake Albacutya Park.

Contact: Parks Victoria Ranger Mark Mellington
Phone: (03) 5395 7221

Friends of Baluk Willam Nature Conservation Reserve

The group meet in the Baluk Willam NCR carpark on Courtneys Road (Melway ref: 84 E7) on the 4th Sunday of every month at 9.00am to 1.00 pm. They undertake a variety of activites from planting to building fences. Bring sturdy footwear and gloves.

Contact: Parks Victoria Ranger Bernie Van Lith
Phone: (03) 9709 8300
Website: home.vicnet.net.au/~fobw/

Friends of Baw Baw National Park

Contact Parks Victoria Ranger Andy Gillham on (03) 5165 2254 for more information.

Address: 698 Willow Grove Road, Tanjil South 3825
Contact: Eileen Laidlaw
Phone: (03) 5160 1312
Email: eileenlaidlaw@vic.australis.com.au

Friends of Bay of Islands Coastal Park

Contact: Parks Victoria Ranger Rhiannon Burns
Phone: (03) 5558 6333

Friends of Beware Reef

Contact: Parks Victoria Ranger
Phone: 13 1963

Friends of Bogong

The group are associated with the Alpine National Park.

Address: PO Box 422, Mount Beauty, 3699
Contact: Parks Ranger Iris Curran
Phone: (03) 5754 4693
Email: icurran@parks.vic.gov.au
Website: www.friendsofbogong.org.au

Friends of Braeside Park

The group meet at Braeside Park in Dingley (Melway ref: 88 D8) on the 1st Saturday, 1st Monday, 3rd Wednesday and 3rd Sunday of each month from 10.00 am to 12.00 pm. They propagate native plants for revegetation work at Braeside Park. Morning tea is provided.

Address: PO Box 608, Braeside 3195
Contact: Parks Victoria Ranger Des Lucas
Phone: (03) 9265 7300
Email: information@braesideparkfriends.org.au
Website: www.braesideparkfriends.org.au

Friends of Brisbane Ranges Inc

Address: Anakie Post Office, Anakie 3213
Contact: Carole Bartholomew
Phone: 0418125836
Email: friends_br@yahoo.com.au
Website: www.fobr.org.au

Friends of Buchan Caves Inc

For information from Parks Victoria, contact Ranger Dale Calnin.

Address: PO Box 2277 , Mount Waverley 3149
Contact: Peter Robertson
Phone: 03 5162 1900
Email: pdrobertson1@hotmail.com
Website: home.pacific.net.au/~gnb/fobc-bf/

Friends of Bunyip State Park

Friends of Bunyip State Park meet on the first Saturday of each month from 9.00 am to 12.30 pm at Bunyip State Park, Gembrook (Melway ref: 512 S5). Please contact Parks Victoria Ranger Andrew Musgrove (03) 5967 8000 for details of meeting place. Activities include construction and maintenance of walking tracks within Bunyip State Park with flora and fauna activities held on a bi-monthly basis. Bring morning tea and gardening gloves.

Address: 406 Belgrave-Gembrook Rd Emerald VIC 3782
Contact: Ian Vaskess
Phone: (03) 5968 2235
Email: catandian@netspace.net.au

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.

Website: friendsofchurchillisland.org.au

Friends of Colby Drive

Friends of Colby Drive work in a small area containing important habitat for threatened species with diverse remnant native vegetation and habitat heritage values. Activities include Water Watch (includes children), weed removal and revegetation. Associated with the Dandenong Ranges National Park.

Contact: Parks Victoria Ranger Julia Pickwick
Phone: (03) 9757 7777

Friends of Collins Settlement Historic Site

This group meet on the third Friday of every month at 1.30 pm to revegetate and control weeds at Collins Historic Site. Contact Parks Victoria Ranger Brian Thomas on (03) 5931 4000.

Address: 32 Carslake Ave, Blairgowrie 3942
Contact: Richard Cotter
Phone: (03) 5988 0773
Email: recotter@gmail.com

Friends of Coolart

Contact: Parks Victoria Ranger Brian Thomas
Phone: (03) 5931 4000

Friends of Daangean (Devilbend)

The group meet on the last Sunday of the month from 9:30-12:30. They undertake hand weeding and have an annual planting day. Contact Parks Victoria Ranger Sam Pollard on 13 1963.

Contact: Jamie Edgerton
Phone: (03) 5978 8021
Email: jedgertonoz@gmail.com

Friends of Dandenong Ranges National Park

The group meet in the Dandenong Ranges National Park at the Ferntree Gully Picnic Ground, top end of car park (Melway: 74 H5), on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10.00 am to 2.30 pm (one hour lunch). They undertake revegetation and weed removal. Bring gloves and weed tools.

Contact: Parks Victoria Ranger Julia Pickwick
Phone: (03) 9757 7777

Friends of Dandenong Valley Parklands Inc

The group hold an Indigenous Botanic Garden Working Bee which includes some weed removal and provides a great opportunity to sharpen native flora indentification skills. Bring gardening gloves, hat, morning tea and drinking water. Contact Parks Victoria Ranger Vanessa Bluett on (03) 8544 1555. Friends of Dandenong Valley Parklands are also active in Jells Park, Shepherds Bush, Nortons Park, Bushy Park Wetlands and Koomba Park.

Address: 95 Shepherd Rd, Glen Waverley 3150
Contact: Bryan Loft
Phone: (03) 9561 2381
Website: dandenongvalleyfriends.org.au/

Friends of Dartmouth

This group is associated with the Alpine National Park.

Contact: Parks Victoria Ranger David Foster
Phone: (03) 5159 0600

Friends of Diamond Bay

The group meet on the first Friday of each month from 9.00 am at Diamond Bay, Mornington Peninsula National Park. They undertake weeding, revegetation and erosion control. Bring working clothes, secateurs and spade.

Contact: Parks Victoria Ranger Max Wood
Phone: (03) 5986 9100

Friends of Edwards Point

Contact at Parks Victoria is Ranger Cat James, ph. 03 5215 5101. This group is associated with Edwards Point Wildlife Reserve.

Address: PO Box 1009, St Leonards, Vic 3223
Contact: Karin Shepherd
Email: friends.edwardspoint@gmail.com

Friends of Errinundra National Park

Contact: Parks Victoria Ranger David Butterworth
Phone: (02) 6459 0500

Friends of Ferny Creek Inc.

The group work to improve habitat in the headwaters of Ferny Creek and Mast Gully Creek. Work includes weed removal and revegetation. They meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 2pm-4:30pm. Contact at Parks Victoria is Ranger Trevor McIntosh, ph. (03) 9757 7777.

Address: PO Box 52, Ferny Creek 3786
Contact: Jenny Adam
Phone: (03) 97551402
Email: jadam@netspace.net.au
Website: home.vicnet.net.au/~ferny/

Friends of Flinders Coastline

The group is associated with the Mornington Peninsula National Park.

Contact: Parks Victoria Ranger Darren Mitchell
Phone: (03) 5986 9100

Friends of French Island

The group meets on the second Saturday of each month (prior notice is necessary to arrange for transport) from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm. Activities vary, and can include cleaning up the beach, planting and weeding as well as observational work such as bird and koala counts and flora surveys. For information from Parks Victoria, contact Ranger Mick Douglas on (03) 5980 1294.

Address: 10 Orrong Avenue, Frankston 3199
Contact: Francis Garner (President)
Phone: (03) 9766 1009

Friends of George Tindale Garden

The group meet on the 2nd and 4th Saturday and Tuesday of each month at 9.30 am to 12.00 pm in the George Tindale Garden. They prune the garden's hydrangea collection and undertake general garden maintenance. Bring drinks, morning tea, secateurs and garden gloves. Contact at Parks Victoria is Ranger Mark Krause, ph (03) 9760 1506.

Address: Sherbrooke Road, Sherbrooke (Melway: 75 J2)
Contact: Rod Cantrill
Phone: (03) 9763 6745

Friends of Glen Nayook

The Friends of Glen Nayook was formed in early 2004. The group aims to bring together people with an interest in the Glen Nayook reserve and to assist in the protection of its flora and fauna and provide support for and foster public awareness of the reserve. This group is associated with Nayook Bushland Reserve.

Contact: Parks Victoria Ranger Shane Atkins
Phone: (03) 5172 2111
Website: friendsofglennayook.wordpress.com

Friends of Grampians-Gariwerd Inc

Address: C/- PO Box 18, Halls Gap 3381
Contact: Parks Victoria Ranger Jacinta Williamson
Phone: (03) 5361 4000
Website: www.foggs-online.org

Friends of Great Otway National Park

Contact: Parks Victoria Ranger Gary Summers
Phone: (03) 5237 2502

Friends of Greenwich Bay

Contact: Maria McGuane
Email: greenwichbay@yahoo.com.au

Friends of Herring Island

Friends of Herring Island meet on the first Sunday of each month. Visit www.herringisland.org for conservation day dates and times. Bring along a trowel, small spade or small mattock for planting. Planting is undertaken in June, July and August and weeding and general maintenance is undertaken from September until May. Contact at Parks Victoria is Ranger Julian Stockbridge, ph. (03) 9426 4666.

Address: 7 Shamrock Street, Richmond 3121
Contact: Damian Curtain
Phone: (03) 9428 8620
Email: barker_sv@yahoo.nospamhere.com.au
Website: www.herringisland.org

Friends of Hoddles Creek

For information from Parks Victoria, contact Ranger Greg Young on 03 5967 800. This group is associated with Bunyip State Park.

Contact: Ray or Jennifer
Phone: (03) 5967 4594
Website: www.provender.com.au/fohc/

Friends of Inverleigh Nature Conservation Reserve

The Friends of the Inverleigh Nature Conservation Reserve are holding their annual clean up collection day on Sunday 16 June 2013 at 1.00pm. Meet at the noticeboard at the Teesdale end of the main road. Areas of focus may include Black Dam, the main road and noticeboard surrounds. Its easy work, kids are welcome and you can stay for as long as you want or can manage. Suitable footwear and clothing essential. The group will provide vests, maps, bags, some gloves and refreshments on arrival. The day will be postponed to the following week if the weather is bad (consistent rain or big wind).

Contact: David Bruce
Phone: 03 5281 5195
Email: Dbruce5@ford.com

Friends of Jawbone Marine Sanctuary Care Group

Contact: Parks Victoria Ranger Emily Matheson
Phone: (03) 9393 9222
Email: jawbonemarinesanctuary@gmail.com
Website: www.jawbone.org.au

Friends of Kalorama Park

This group cares for remnant garden areas associated with one of the first European settlements to the area in the 1850's.

Contact: Parks Victoria Ranger Judith Turnham
Phone: (03) 9757 7777

Friends of Karkarook Park

Address: PO Box 608 Braeside 3195
Contact: Parks Victoria Ranger Ernie De Marchi
Phone: (03) 9265 7300

Friends of Kings Billabong

Contact: Parks Victoria Ranger Bruce Summerfield
Phone: 13 1963

Friends of Kooyoora

Contact: Wendy Murphy (Secretary)
Phone: 0417338578
Email: gropergully@activ8.net.au
Website: www.kooyoorafriends.org.au

Friends of Kurth Kiln

The Friends of Kurth Kiln Group's stated aim is: "To preserve and maintain the Kiln site and to promote greater awareness of its historic and cultural significance". This active group hold an annual festival as well as regular events and working bees. Visit their website for more information.

Contact: Alfred Klink
Phone: (03) 5967 4201
Email: alfred.ursula@bigpond.com
Website: friendsofkurthkiln.org.au

Friends of Lake Hindmarsh

This group is associated with the Little Desert National Park.

Contact: Parks Victoria Ranger Max McLean
Phone: (03) 5387 1260

Friends of Langwarrin Flora and Fauna Reserve

The group meet on the first Sunday of every month at the carpark on Mcllelend Drive and undertake weed control and revegetation. Contact at Parks Victoria is Ranger Hayden Regan, ph (03) 5986 9100

Address: 1/6 St Johns Avenue, Frankston 3199
Contact: Leon Costermans
Phone: (03) 9783 5015
Email: lcost@bigpond.com

Friends of Little Desert NP

Contact: Parks Victoria Ranger Malcolm Pye
Phone: (03) 5389 0200

Friends of Mallacoota Inc.

This group is associated with the Croajingolong National Park.

Address: C/- Post Office Mallacoota 3892
Contact: Gail Sands
Phone: (03) 5158 0219
Email: sands.gail.f@edumail.vic.gov.au

Friends of Merri Creek

This group is associated with Cragieburn and Cooper Street Grassland NCR.

Address: PO Box 93 Moreland 3058
Contact: Parks Victoria Ranger Tamara Karner
Phone: (03) 9389 8633
Email: merricreek@bigpond.com
Website: www.vicnet.net.au/~fomc

Friends of Metung

For information from Parks Victoria contact Ranger Nathan Browne on (03) 5152 0600. This group is associated with the Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park.

Address: PO Box 255, Metung VIC 3904
Contact: The Secretary
Email: friendsofmetung@gmail.com

Friends of Moggs Creek

For information from Parks Victoria, contact Ranger Suzannah McCoy on (03) 5263 4250. This group is associated with the Great Otway National Park.

Contact: John Dangerfield
Phone: (03) 5289 6644

Friends of Morwell National Park

For information from Parks Victoria, contact Ranger Bronwyn Grass on (03) 5172 2502.

Address: PO Box 19, Churchill 3842
Contact: Ken Harris
Email: kennedyh@iinet.com.au
Website: www.morwellnp.pangaean.net

Friends of Mount Arapiles-Tooan SP

For information, contact Parks Victoria Ranger Peter Hawker on ph 03 5387 1260.

Address: PO Box 20, NATIMUK 3409
Contact: Louise Shepherd

Friends of Mount Lawson State Park

Contact: Parks Victoria Ranger Scott Thomson
Phone: (02) 6071 5301

Friends of Mount Worth State Park

Contact: Parks Victoria Ranger Craig Campbell
Phone: (03) 5172 2111

Friends of Mud Islands

The group meet on the fourth Sunday of every month from 9.30 am to 4.00 pm at Mud Islands Wildlife Reserve (Melways Key Map: page 16). They remove weeds and undertake revegetation, sign maintenance, sea grass monitoring, litter collection and annual bird counting. Bookings must be made before 8.00 pm on the Wednesday prior to the trip. Wear suitable clothing and footwear for outdoor activities and bring mosquito repellent, sun hat, food and drink.

Address: PO Box 2010, Geelong 3220
Contact: Parks Victoria Ranger Lachlan Jackson
Phone: (03) 5215 5100
Website: home.vicnet.net.au/%7Efomi/

Friends of Mushroom Reef

Contact: Parks Victoria Ranger Darren Mitchell
Phone: (03) 5986 9100

Friends of Nyerimilang

Contact: Parks Victoria Ranger Matthew Holland:
Phone: (03) 5152 0600

Friends of Ocean Grove Nature Reserve

For information from Parks Victoria, contact Ranger Stuart Willsher on (03) 5215 5100.

Address: PO Box 313, OCEAN GROVE 3226
Contact: Barry Lingham
Phone: (03) 5255 4291
Email: lingham@tpg.com.au

Friends of Organ Pipes National Park

Contact at Parks Victoria is Ranger Rodney Hill, ph. (03) 9449 6500.

Address: 185 The Boulevard, IVANHOE EAST 3079
Contact: Terry Lane
Phone: (03) 9364 3587
Email: terry2653@hotmail.com
Website: www.friendsoforganpipes.org

Friends of Pirianda Gardens

Contact: Parks Victoria Ranger John Curtis
Phone: (03) 9760 1507

Friends of Point Addis Marine National Park

For information from Parks Victoria contact Ranger Levi Lovett on (03) 5220 2002.

Address: 3 Point Addis Road, Bells Beach 3228
Contact: Bronwyn Spark
Phone: (03) 5263 2224
Email: bronwynspark@gmail.com

Friends of Point Gellibrand

The group is involved with planting, weeding, and cleaning up of the garden beds around Point Gellibrand and Shelley Beach

Contact: Parks Victoria Ranger Robert Hemsworth
Phone: (03) 9393 9222

Friends of Point Nepean National Park

The Friends of Point Nepean meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 1.30pm - 4.30pm at the Quarantine Station, Point Nepean National Park. The group now incorporates the former Friends of the Quarantine Station. Activities include maintenance of the historic forts and cemetery, walking track maintenance, weeding and revegetation, as well as assisting with the management of the Quarantine Station movable heritage and archives collection.

Contact: Point Nepean Information Centre
Phone: (03) 5984 6014

Friends of Sale Wetlands Inc

For information from Parks Victoria contact Ranger Andrew Schulz on (03) 5143 8200.

Address: PO Box 1202, Sale VIC 3850
Phone: (03) 5144 6754

Friends of Sassafras Creek Inc.

This group works along the Sassafras Creek Reserve, a linear area comprising pockets of threatened species such as 200 year old tree ferns. Friends of Sassafras Creek also conduct an annual Lyrebird Survey during winter. Associated venue - Dandenong Ranges National Park. Contact at Parks Victoria is Ranger Simon Marangio, ph (03) 9757 7777.

Address: PO Box 20, SASSAFRAS 3787
Contact: Jane Hollands
Phone: (03) 9755 1154
Email: foscreek@gmail.com
Website: www.fosc.org.au/

Friends of Shepherds Bush Community Garden

Contact: Parks Victoria Ranger Vanessa Bluett
Phone: (03) 8544 1555
Website: sites.google.com/site/shepherdsbushcommunitygarden/

Friends of Sherbrooke Forest Inc.

The group meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 9.30 am (except January and February) and the fourth Saturday of each month at 11.30 am (except December). Both days run for 3 hours. Activities include restoring natural habitats within Sherbrooke forest and weed removal. Bring gloves, secateurs and a cup. Contact at Parks Victoria is Ranger Trevor McIntosh, ph (03) 9757 7777. Associated with the Dandenong Ranges National Park.

Address: PO Box 277, Belgrave 3160
Email: bincoll@melbpc.org.au
Website: www.vicnet.net.au/~donvrac

Friends of Singleton Reserve

Singleton Reserve is a small but visible reserve and this group undertakes replanting and weed removal to protect rare orchids and butterflies. Associated with the Dandenong Ranges National Park.

Contact: Parks Victoria Ranger Julia Pickwick
Phone: (03) 9757 7777

Friends of Tarra-Bulga National Park

Contact: Parks Victoria Ranger Craig Campbell
Phone: (03) 5172 2508
Email: friendsoftarrabulga@gmail.com
Website: www.friendsoftarrabulga.org.au

Friends of Tower Hill

For information from Parks Victoria contact Ranger Ben Hammond, on (03) 5561 9971

Address: PO Box 109, Koroit 3282
Contact: Tony and Marg Revell
Phone: (03) 5565 8445

Friends of Tyers Park

Contact at Parks Victoria is Ranger Craig Jeffs, ph (03) 5172 2111.

Address: 310 Walhalla Road, Tyers 3844
Contact: Jim Stranger
Phone: (03) 5191 8312
Email: Strangers1@westnet.com.au

Friends of Warrandyte State Park

The group meet each Thursday morning from 10.00 am to 12.30 pm at Warrandyte State Park Office, Pound Road, Warrandyte (Melway ref: 23 D10). This is a very active propagating group, performing all nursery management activities, including seed collection and plant identification. Local native plants grown in the nursery are used to revegetate and restore the Warrandyte State Park and Yarra River. Bring rubber gloves. Morning tea provided. For information from Parks Victoria, contact Ranger Jodie Godfrey, ph. (03) 9844 2659.

Address: PO Box 220, Warrandyte 3113
Contact: Lyndy Gilbert
Website: www.fowsp.org.au

Friends of Wattle Park

Address: 95 Shepherd Road, Glen Waverley 3150
Contact: Howard Hodgens (President)
Phone: (03) 9833 4732
Email: hmhodge@netspace.net.au

Friends of Werribee Park

The Friends of Werribee Park (FOWP) supports an altruistic environment for volunteers enabling the development of skills and knowledge for individual growth supporting our quest for excellence and optimum effectiveness at Werribee Park. FOWP members are committed to each other and to the best interests of Werribee Park and are valued for their contribution. The Friends of Werribee Park (FOWP) is constituted to: support and assist Werribee Park management and staff in their pursuit of providing a world class tourism venue at Werribee Mansion and surrounds assist in the maintenance and development of all facets of Werribee Park ensure that the heritage and historic values of Werribee Park are preserved ensure that the natural flora and fauna and the developed grounds of Werribee Park are protected and preserved provide education and information to the community about the role and importance of Werribee Park to Victoria’s cultural heritage. For more information from Parks Victoria, contact the Werribee Park Volunteer Liaison Officer, Helen Hopkins on (03) 8734 5171.

Address: 320 K Road, Werribee VIC 3030
Contact: Sue Thompson (Secretary)
Email: friendsofwerribeepark@gmail.com

Friends of Westgate Park

The Friends group is made up of enthusiastic people, passionate about Westgate Park and the natural environment. You can just turn up to our regular work days: every Monday and Tuesday - come for as long as you like between 8.30am and 3pm, every third Sunday in the month – come anytime from 9am until 4pm, or check out our monthly program of activities. We can tailor the tasks to suit your interests and physical capabilities. These include: planting trees, shrubs, climbers, ground covers and wildflowers, preparing garden beds for planting by spreading mulch, fostering good plant growth by weeding and pruning, assisting in our plant nursery with potting and seed ‘cleaning’, collecting seeds, monitoring water quality in the lakes and lagoons, helping record species in our monthly bird surveys. For further information from Parks Victoria contact Ranger Louis Bell on (03) 9695 9000.

Contact: Tony Flude
Phone: 0400 770 254
Email: tonyflude@alphalink.com.au
Website: www.westgatepark.org

Friends of Williamstown Wetland Inc

Associated venue - Jawbone Flora and Fauna Reserve.

Contact: Parks Victoria Ranger Edena Critch
Phone: (03) 9393 9258

Friends of Wonnangatta Valley

For information from Parks Victoria, contact Ranger Richard Laurier on (03) 5139 7709. This group is associated with the Alpine National Park.

Contact: Wally Mortimer - President
Phone: (03) 5727 3269

Friends of Wonthaggi Heathland and Coastal Reserve

For information from Parks Victoria, contact Ranger Monica Muranyi on (03) 5672 1066. This group is also associated with the State Coal Mine - Wonthaggi.

Address: C/- PO Box 305, Wonthaggi 3995
Contact: Geoff Glare

Friends of Woodlands Historic Park Inc.

Address: PO Box 43, GLENROY 3046
Contact: Parks Victoria Ranger Rodney Hill
Phone: (03) 9449 6500
Email: fowhp@yahoo.com.au

Friends of Wyperfeld National Park

Address: 6B North Court, Highett, 3190
Contact: Liz Preston
Phone: 0431 593141
Email: friendsofwyperfeldnp@yahoo.com.au

Friends of Yatmerone

This group is associated with Bay of Islands Coastal Park.

Contact: Parks Victoria Ranger Darren Shiell
Phone: (03) 5561 9971

Friends of Zig Zag

This area forms the southwest section of the Selby Conservation Reserve with an interface between four different vegetation classes. Associated park - Dandenong Ranges National Park.

Contact: Parks Victoria Ranger Julia Pickwick
Phone: (03) 9757 7777

Friends of the Bluff

For information from Parks Victoria contact Ranger Lachlan Jackson on (03) 5215 5100. This group is associated with the Barwon Bluff Marine Sanctuary.

Address: 4 Noble Street, Barwon Heads 3227
Contact: Jon Duthie

Friends of the Clover Arboretum

For information from Parks Victoria, contact Ranger Kevin Cosgriff on (03) 5754 4693. This group is associated with the Alpine National Park.

Address: PO Box 124, Tawonga South VIC 3698
Contact: Penny Cummings
Phone: (03) 5754 1332
Email: jcummings@netspace.net.au

Friends of the Cobberas

This group is associated with the Alpine National Park.

Address: c/- PO Box 206, Omeo 3898
Contact: Parks Victoria Ranger Michael Dower
Phone: (03) 5139 7751
Email: info@friendscobberas.com.au
Website: www.friendscobberas.com.au

Friends of the Eastern Otways Inc

For information from Parks Victoria contact Ranger Carlie Bronk on (03) 5220 2028. This group is associated with the Great Otway National Park.

Address: PO Box 160, AIREYS INLET 3231
Contact: Margaret MacDonald
Phone: 03 5289 6326
Email: margmac@iprimus.com.au

Friends of the Eltham Copper Butterfly

Contact at Parks Victoria on 13 1963 The group is associated with the Yarra Valley Parklands - Sweeneys Flat.

Address: 26 Eucalyptus Rd Eltham Vic 3095
Phone: 03 8415 0935

Friends of the Gippsland Lakes

Contact: Parks Victoria Ranger Yas Aly
Phone: (03) 5156 0400
Website: www.FOGL.org.au

Friends of the Gorge

The group meet at the park office on the last Saturday of the month and work from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm in various locations throughout Plenty Gorge Park. The park office is located at 40 Gordons Road South Morang (Melway ref: 183 H8). The group contribute to the preservation and enhancement of the natural environment through tree planting, nest box programs, weeding and variety of other activities.

Contact: Parks Victoria Ranger Mick Francis
Phone: (03) 9407 9900

Friends of the Great South West Walk Inc

This group is associated with the Lower Glenelg National Park.

Address: PO Box 192, PORTLAND 3305
Contact: Parks Victoria Ranger Peter Hill
Phone: (03) 5522 5008
Website: www.greatsouthwestwalk.com

Friends of the History Gardens

Volunteer in the horticultural gardens and at the onsite community nursery every Tuesday from 9am to 1pm and on the first Sunday of each month from 1pm to 4pm. Please bring gardening gloves, personal protection equipment and personal refreshments. Associated with Pipemakers Park (Maribyrnong River).

Contact: Parks Victoria Ranger Lisa Freeman
Phone: (03) 9334 0500

Friends of the Hooded Plover

Contact at Parks Victoria is Ranger Martin Downs, (03) 5986 9100. This group is associated with the Mornington Peninsula National Park.

Contact: Val Ford
Email: hploversmornpen@gmail.com

Friends of the Macedon Ranges Inc.

The group meets bimonthly and assists with tree planting, general maintenance works and participates in wildflower walks throughout the Macedon area. The group is associated with Macedon Regional Park. Contact Parks Victoria Macedon office on 13 1963.

Email: macedonrangesfriends@gmail.com
Website: sites.google.com/site/macedonrangesfriends

Friends of the Mallee Fowl

For information from Parks Victoria contact Ranger Alan Braithwaite on (03) 5022 4313. This group is associated with the Little Desert National Park.

Address: Little Desert Lodge, WAIL 3414
Contact: Wimpy Reicheldt
Phone: 03 5391 5232

Friends of the Marine Discovery Centre

Address: PO Box 127, Queenscliff 3225
Contact: Parks Victoria Ranger Stephen Tuohy
Phone: (03) 5215 5100
Email: membership@friendsofmdc.org
Website: www.friendsofmdc.org/index.htm

Friends of the Merri Marine Sanctuary

Contact: Parks Victoria Ranger Ben Hammond
Phone: (03) 5561 9971
Website: www.facebook.com/FriendsOfMerriMarineSanctuary

Friends of the National Rhododendron Garden

Contact: Glenn Maskell
Phone: (03) 9757 7333

Friends of the Oriental Claims

Address: c/- Day Avenue OMEO 3898
Contact: Parks Victoria Ranger Michael Dower
Phone: (03) 5139 7751

Friends of the Peter Francis Points Arboretum

This group is associated with the Grampians National Park.

Contact: Parks Victoria Ranger Brian McKinnon
Phone: 03 5554 2304
Website: www.thepoints.org.au/friends.html

Friends of the Pines Flora & Fauna Reserve

The group meet at Excelsior Carpark on the third Sunday of each month. Activities include weed control and revegetation. Contact at Parks Victoria is Ranger David Hasnip, (03) 5984 6000.

Address: 16 Tecoma Avenue, Frankston 3199
Contact: Gillian Collins
Phone: (03) 9782 5116
Email: gillianuu@yahoo.com.au

Friends of the Prom Inc.

The Friends of the Prom Inc. (FOTP) is a group of volunteers with a shared love of Wilsons Promontory National Park. Our aim is to assist park staff with preservation and upkeep of one of Victoria's oldest and largest National Parks. The Friends hold six activities weekends a year, and an annual luncheon. Some of our activities include tree planting, track maintenance, beach combing and weed removal. Saturday's are normally our work days and Sunday we relax with a walk, swim, surf, or spend the time enjoying the Prom's natural beauty. Members receive six newsletters a year containing reports on our activities with dates and details of future activities. The conservation work we undertake includes activities suitable for young and old, and visitors often attend our weekends - usually introduced by a member. We also welcome overseas visitors interested to learn about Australia's natural environment, and meet Australian conservationists. We are a friendly and informal group who welcome new members to assist us in the conservation of one of Australia's most spectacular National Parks.

Contact: Parks Victoria Ranger Cathy Longmore
Phone: (03) 5680 9555
Website: www.friendsoftheprom.org.au

Friends of the State Coal Mine

The group meet every day, all year round from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm at East Area Mine, Garden Street, Wonthaggi (Map: 512 R 12). Activities include underground tour guide, retail sales and general maintenance. Bring old clothes and lunch. Contact Braxton Laine for further details.

Contact: Parks Victoria Ranger Braxton Laine
Phone: (03) 5672 3053

Friends of the Trestle Bridge

The group's activities care for the Monbulk Creek and lower Clematis Creek Valley environment and habitat and the area surrounding the historic 1899 vintage Puffing Billy Railway Trestle Bridge. Contact Parks Victoria Ranger Trevor McIntosh, (03) 9757 7777. Associated with the Dandenong Ranges National Park.

Address: 85 Belgrave-Gembrook Road, Selby 3159
Contact: Vicki Boyle
Phone: (03) 9756 7810
Email: selbyboyle@dodo.com.ay

Friends of the Wildlife Reserves Inc.

Address: c/- La Trobe University Melbourne (Bundoora) Campas, Bundoora 3086
Contact: The Secretary

Friends of the Yarra

The group meet every Wednesday and the second Sunday of the month from 10am-3pm. Activities aim to return the bushland at Galetea Point (Melway ref: 2D, D7) to its natural state. Contact at Parks Victoria is Ranger Kate Churven, (03) 9488 3999.

Contact: Judy Rutherford
Phone: (03) 9347 2252

Friends of the Yarra Valley Parklands

Plant propagation group meets each Wednesday morning. Work day - planting, weeding etc. usually the last Sunday of each month. Contact ranger or website for details. Contact at Parks Victoria is Ranger Campbell Beardsell, (03) 9955 0800.

Contact: Graham Patterson
Phone: (03) 9432 0163
Email: info@yvfriends.org.au
Website: www.yvfriends.org.au

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Rubbish Roundup along Glenelg River Estuary

29 Sep 2014

A combined force of Parks Victoria, the Glenelg Hopkins CMA, Nelson Coast-care, Conservation Volunteers Australia and some keen locals have run a river rubbish offensive with great results. The team cleaned up the river foreshore from the mouth of the Glenelg River to the Nelson township last month, and are…

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Special Olympics National Games

20 Oct 2014 4:00pm - 24 Oct 2014 5:00pm

The 10 Special Olympics National Games (SONG) is the flagship event for Special Olympics Australia and will be held in Melbourne from October 20 to 24 predominantly at venues at Albert Park. It provides an opportunity for athletes with intellectual disabilities from around Australia in ages ranging from 9 through…

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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…