Use the Friends Finder below to find Friends groups in the East Metropolitan area.

Abbotsford Riverbankers
Our mission is to help transform this degraded, weed-infested ribbon of riverland into a healthy riparian corridor as part of Melbourne’s most important river system.
Anna Ridgway
0435 038 152
anna@abbotsfordriverbankers.org.au
https://www.abbotsfordriverbankers.org.au
https://www.facebook.com/AbbotsfordRiverbankers

Antonio Park, Friends Of
Luke Naismith
9872 3790

Back Creek, Friends Of
Robert Brierley
9836 3779
Brierley-robert@hotmail.com
http://www.friendsofbackcreek.org/

Back to Nettleton
Nettleton Park is an oasis in Glen Iris, situated at the confluence of Gardiners Creek (KooyongKoot) and Back Creek the western end of the park
Ruth Scharley
0408 515 168
back2nettletonfriends@gmail.com
https://www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/nettleton-park

Blackburn & District Tree Preservation Society
Ann Clayton
9878 6585
badepf@gmail.com
https://bdtps.wordpress.com/

Blackburn Lake Sanctuary Advisory Committee
P Dempsey
9878 6829
pdempsey@netspace.net.au
http://blackburnlakesanctuary.org/

Braeside Park, Friends of 
The Friends of Braeside Park is made up of interested members of the local community whom volunteer time and help support Parks Victoria staff @ Braeside Park in Dingley/Braeside, Victoria.
Margaret Hunter
0417 323 460 or 9265 7300
information@braesideparkfriends.org.au
http://www.braesideparkfriends.org.au/

Bungalook Conservation Reserves, Friends of
The Bungalook Conservation Reserves in Kilsyth cover 18-hectare and are considered nationally-significant with very high biodiversity, including two plant species not known from anywhere else.
Dr Graeme Lorimer
0403 229 862
graeme@meg.org.au
secretary@meg.org.au
https://meg.org.au/events/bungalook

Cardinia Creek Sanctuary, Friends of
Our objective is to restore our patch to provide habitats for native animals, birds, bugs, aquatic life etc.. the more hands the faster we can achieve and maintain our goals.
Jeanette Erhlic
0410 317 071
jeanette.ehrlich9@gmail.com
https://www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/directory_record/4115/friends_of_cardinia_creek_sanctuary
https://www.facebook.com/friendsofcardiniacreeksanctuary/

Cootamundra Walk Advisory Committee
Margaret Witherspoon
9878 5998
WWMW@bigpond.com

Croydon Conservation Society
CCS works hard to protect and conserve the important things about the lovely Maroondah area; things like heritage buildings, canopy trees and wildlife.
Ken Whitney
9879 2247
rusticrise@bigpond.com
www.croydonconservation.org.au
https://www.facebook.com/CroydonConservationSociety

Damper Creek Bushland Reserve, Friends of
Helen Clements
helencleme@gmail.com
http://www.friendsofdampercreek.org.au/

Dandenong Valley Parklands, Friends Of
We are a community group that works to conserve and protect the natural environment of the Dandenong Valley parklands at Koomba Park, Bushy Park Wetlands, Nortons Park, Shepherds Bush, Jells Park, Chesterfield Farm and Corhanwarrabul Wetlands.
David Lumb
0438 630 938
dandenongvalleyfriends@gmail.com
http://www.dandenongvalleyfriends.org.au/

Edwarde’s Lake, Friends of (FOEL) Guardians
The Friends of Edwardes Lake Guardians are a local group in Reservoir, Victoria, who protect and defend the waterway of Edwardes Lake and Edgars Creek Wetlands by caring for it by conducting litter collections and weeding.
Kate Jost
0401 752 344
friendsofedwardeslake@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/groups/foelguardians

First Friends of Dandenong Creek
We work to enhance the creeks that sustain life in our area including Dandenong Creek’s tributaries between the Liverpool Road Retarding Basin in Boronia and the Boronia Road bridge, Wantirna.
Anthony Bigelow
ffdc1999@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/FirstFriendsofDandenongCreek
www.ffdc.org.au

Frog Hollow, Friends of
Stephen Hallett
0419 104124
shallett@netspace.net.au
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2537975930

Gardiner’s Creek Valley, Friends of
Trevor
https://gardinerscreek.org.au/
https://www.instagram.com/gardiners.creek/

Glass Creek Parklands, Friends of
Betty
9859 5958

Greenlink Box Hill
0479 121 653
greenlinkboxhill@gmail.com
https://greenlinkboxhill.org/

Hundred Acres, Friends Of
Doreane Burgoine
9876 3652

Karkarook Park, Friends of
Friends of Karkarook Park Inc is a volunteer organisation based in Karkarook Park Heatherton Victoria.
John Lissenburg
Phone Braeside Park 9265 7300
fokp_1999@hotmail.com
https://www.friendsofkarkarookpark.org/home
https://www.facebook.com/Friends-of-Karkarook-Park-125524011401636

Knox Environment Society
The Knox Environment Society (KES) is a membership-based organisation of like-minded individuals that have a concern for the environment.
Richard Faragher
0425 832 482
info@kes.org.au
https://www.kes.org.au/home
https://www.facebook.com/knoxenvironmentsociety/

Koomba Park, Friends Of
William Renfrey
9511 5350, fax 9560 5904

KooyongKoot Alliance
To shed light on the importance of Gardiners Creek (KooyongKoot) as a significant tributary of the Yarra River.
Graham Ross
www.yarrariver.org.au/yarra/kooyongkoot-alliance/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/kooyongkootalliance

Loughies Bushland, Friends Of
Carol Clark
9870 8126

Lysterfield Park And Churchill NP, Friends of
Tony Forster
9796 8161
forster@ozonline.com.au

Mt Evelyn Aqueduct, Friends of
Rick Weickhardt
9736 2189
http://tinyurl.com/3bjzscx

Mullum Mullum Creek Bushcare Group
Alan Strachan
9876 1319
alanstrachan@bigpond.com.au
http://mullumbushcare.blogspot.com

Rewilding Stonington
Rewilding Stonnington is a local group dedicated to reintroducing indigenous and endemic plants to Stonnington; to raise public awareness and connect with the pre-colonial heritage of our local Council area.
Nadine Samaha
0412 500 288
rewildingstonnington@gmail.com
https://www.stonnington.vic.gov.au/Community/Find-a-community-group/Rewilding-Stonnington
Rewilding Stonnington | Facebook

Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne, Friends of
Ashley Michaileros
9486 7678
http://tinyurl.com/3ehlwjh

Scotchmans Creek and Valley Reserve, Friends of
Our Friends group consists of local residents who volunteer to help maintain and enhance the reserves along Scotchmans Creek and Valley Reserve.
Sally Walker
0477 006 774
secretary@scotchmanscreekfriends.org.au
http://www.scotchmanscreekfriends.org.au/
https://www.facebook.com/fscvr

South Surrey Park, Friends of
General information and wildlife sightings in and near South Surrey Park, situated in the Melbourne suburb of Surrey Hills.
Ursula Povey
9836 6149
southsurreypark@gmail.com
http://www.southsurreypark.org
https://www.facebook.com/southsurreypark

Wattle Park, Friends Of
Howard Hodgens
98334732

Wilson Botanic Park, Friends of
Secretary
9767 5726
http://tinyurl.com/3nu7qyy