FriendsNET_106_March_2019 In this edition you will find many articles of interest; Oxfam changes course for 2019 Trailwalker route saving fragile mountain trails. Victoria's poor report card on biodiversity. Bird feeding at Grants Picnic Ground to cease. DELWP Climate Change Adaptation grants closing soon. ResourceSmart Schools Awards closing soon. Future of Victoria's Forests: Have your say. Volunteering Australia's Federal Budget proposals. [...]
FriendsNET_105_December_2018.01 In this edition you will find many articles of interest; Oxfam 2019 Trailwalker route puts fragile mountain trails at risk. Parks Victoria reborn through new Parks Act. Parks Victoria obligated to consult with Friends groups. A new Statement of Obligations formalises requirements for timely community consultation and engagement. DELWP Biodiversity report card. DELWP publishes Evaluation report and their response. Victorian Labour [...]
Back Row L-R Secretary – Margaret Hunter (Friends of Braeside Park/Edithvale Seaford Wetlands (FESWI); Laura Mumaw (Gardens for Wildlife (Victoria); Judith Baldacchino (Friends of Edwards Point); Nadine Gaskell (Gardens for Wildlife (Victoria); Lap Chieu (First Friends of Dandenong Creek); Andrew Lucas (Friends of Yarra Valley); Chanaka Ruwandeniya (First Friends of Dandenong Creek/Effect the Change) Front Row [...]
A good crowd of 22 people attended the 2019 Annual General meeting and elected a new and enlarged committee. In opening the meeting Convenor Paul Strickland joked “in a Trumpian manner” that it was one of the best attended such meetings VEFN has ever had. The meeting adopted the Committee’s Activity report which outlined a very [...]
Join the VNPA, VEFN and other environment groups on Thursday 28 November in Melbourne to demand real action for nature! It is very clear from the current state of Victoria’s environment that bold action is needed by the Andrews Government to protect the places and wildlife we love – our National Parks, forests, rivers, beaches, oceans, native [...]
FriendsNET #104 September 2018 is now available. In this edition, you will find: Best Friend Award ceremony 2018; VEFN AGM to be held on Saturday 27 October; VEFN 2018 Victorian Election Position Statement; Election Position statements by Environment Victoria; Yarra Riverkeeper & VNPA; Reports on regional workshops; Friends of Terrick Terrick National Park free weekend of [...]
In this edition of FriendsNet, read about VEFN's new Constitution; nominate for the 2018 Best Friend Awards; Victorian Mallefowl recovery Group and new grants available and other stories.
Our December 2017 newsletter includes a wrap-up of our Best Friend Award winners and takes a look at a new mentoring forum we are planning with the Yarra Riverkeeper Association.
The Friends of Westgate Park have transformed their special patch of city bush into a vibrant park filled with life. Their story is just one of many we cover in this edition of our newsletter FriendsNet.