Friends groups A-Z listing
This group is associated with Hattah-Kulkyne National Park.
|Contact:||Parks Victoria Yapeet Office|
|Phone:||(03) 5395 7221|
Monthly meetings - first Wednesday of every month at Raleigh Road Activity Centre, 54 Raleigh Road Maribyrnong (the old RSL building) starting at 7:30pm. Planting and revegetation maintenance days - Wednesday mornings at various points along the Maribyrnong River and associated parklands (including Brimbank Park), from 10:00am. Meet at the Warwick Court car park (Melways Reference 27 J4). Our website is updated regularly with event and planting details. Contact Parks Victoria Ranger - phone (03) 9334 0500.
|Address:||PO Box 266, Ascot Vale VIC 3032|
|Contact:||Judy Ingram, President|
|Phone:||(03) 9367 2562|
Contact at Parks Victoria is Ranger Reece Taranto on (03) 9782 7777.
|Address:||PO Box 7356, Beaumaris 3193|
|Contact:||Ray Lewis, President|
|Phone:||0408 308 768|
Activities include snorkelling, Reefwatch, seagrass and rock reef monitoring, developing information and interpretative signs, conducting educational walks, habitat mapping and underwater photography.
|Contact:||Parks Victoria Ranger Emily Matheson|
|Phone:||(03) 9393 9222|
Marine Care is involved in marine debris surveys, marine plant and animal surveys, sea grass monitoring, pest plant and animal removal and community education.
|Contact:||Parks Victoria Ranger Brooke Connor|
|Phone:||0422 705 768|
The group meet on the 1st Monday and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm at Le Page Homestead, Hawkstowe Picnic Area, Gordons Road South Morang (Melway ref: 183 J7). The group is involved with the restoration and extension of the historic farmhouse garden, including the propagation of cottage plants. Bring morning tea, lunch and gardening gloves.
|Contact:||Parks Victoria Ranger Ross Mugavin|
|Phone:||(03) 9407 9900|
This small group involves the community to help develop ideas to protect and enhance this wildlife corridor. Associated with the Dandenong Ranges National Park.
|Contact:||Parks Victoria Ranger Judith Turnham|
|Phone:||(03) 9757 7777|
Contact at Parks Victoria is Ranger Judi Turnham, ph. (03) 9757 7777. Group is associated with the Dandenong Ranges National Park.
|Address:||PO Box 7, Montrose 3765|
|Phone:||(03) 9723 4700|
02 Jul 2014
Come and celebrate NAIDOC Week at Barmah Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation is inviting the community to celebrate NAIDOC Week (7 – 14 July) at the Dharnya Centre within Barmah National Park on Wednesday 9th July. Yorta Yorta Nation is organising the community celebration in collaboration with Parks Victoria, Viney…
27 Jul 2014 9:30am-1:30pm
Friends of Dandenong Valley Parklands invite you to join them in planting shrubs under the trees in Shepherds Bush next to Nortons Park. BBQ lunch provided. Families welcome.
5 Aug 2014 11:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday 5 August 2014 marks the 100 year anniversary of the first shot fired in the British Empire in World War I. This shot was fired from Coastal Artillery Gun Emplacement 6 at Fort Nepean on 5 August 1914 at 12:45pm, just 3 hours 45 minutes after war was declared…
6 Aug 2014
The Grey-headed Flying-fox is the largest flying-fox (also known as a fruit bat) species in Australia. Each month the Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology conduct the monthly bat count at Yarra Bend Park at dusk on the Wednesday evening closest to the risen full moon. This data is critical…
6 Aug 2014 10:00am-11:00am
Enjoy the fresh air of this beautiful park and get an insight into the park’s fascinating history, flora and fauna. This free guided walk run by Friends of Tarra Bulga National Park will lead you across the famous Corrigan Suspension Bridge which stretches through the rainforest canopy, and on either…
The snow continued to fall on Mt St Gwinear, Baw Baw National Park, over the wee...The snow continued to fall on Mt St Gwinear, Baw Baw National Park, over the weekend. Pictured are Ranger Craig Campbell in the new winter office and new addition to the team Ranger Snowman!View post | Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09.36
Elephants at The Royal Melbourne Zoo were the unexpected beneficiaries when a tr...Elephants at The Royal Melbourne Zoo were the unexpected beneficiaries when a truck carrying apples lost its load last Thursday and spilled off the road and onto the Main Yarra Trail. Unable to get machinery onto the trail, about 22 Parks Victoria staff spent most of the day removing the apples and other debris. They managed to retrieve about 30 boxes of apples which were put onto a barge and floated down the Yarra River to Burnley Harbour, then loaded onto a truck and delivered to Melbourne Zoo as a special treat for the Zoo’s elephants. Parks Victoria’s Ranger in Charge Dave Moore, who had spent most of Thursday collecting apples, was delighted to pay a visit to the Zoo to see the elephants enjoying their unexpected windfall. Photo credits: Elephant with apple by David Caird courtesy of the Herald Sun Other images courtesy of Melbourne Zoo.View post | Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11.51
Parks Victoria’s major upgrade to St Georges Lake dam is well underway, with 200...Parks Victoria’s major upgrade to St Georges Lake dam is well underway, with 200 mega litres of water drained from the lake since late June to allow for the safe reconstruction of the dam wall. A zoologist employed to monitor wildlife at the site tracked a number of water rats evacuating the area over the last few weeks since the drawdown commenced. The animals have found new temporary homes in surrounding creeks and waterways. Visitors are encouraged to stay away from the lake bed for their own safety. To find out more about the project: http://bit.ly/1nhwx2iView post | Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16.02
The cold snap hitting Victoria saw snow blanketing Mt William and other parts of...The cold snap hitting Victoria saw snow blanketing Mt William and other parts of the Grampians National Park today. Many thanks to our dedicated team of rangers who braved the cold to get these photos. Stay warm!View post | Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16.25
Update: Trail now clear, will re-open 3.30-8.30pm then close overnight for CityL...Update: Trail now clear, will re-open 3.30-8.30pm then close overnight for CityLink to complete clean up & reopen 6.30am Friday. The Main Yarra Trail from Burnley Harbour to Punt Road was closed this morning when a truck crashed and spilt its load of apples with quite a lot of debris landing on the trail. Due to the location, the site must be cleared by hand and the debris loaded onto a litter barge for transport. There are 20 Parks Victoria staff working and Citylink have provided four people to assist. Work is progressing well. We hope to get it reopened this afternoon in time for the evening peak.View post | Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11.37