When myself and Jodie from the Friends of Kororoit Creek attended the VEFN AGM in 2022, we rocked up not only because we were keen to attend but also because we had a project that seemed daunting and insurmountable and we were seeking guidance. We piped up at the end of the meeting and asked the room [...]
Thank you to everyone who came along to our AGM last Saturday. We are pleased to announce that Anthony Bigelow from First Friends of Dandenong Creek has stepped forward to be our new Convenor with Laura Mumaw as Deputy Convenor. There are still opportunities to join the committee if you wish to participate or know of [...]
In July 2022, Parks Victoria and the VEFN conducted two workshops (face-to-face and online) to address the concerns of Friend Groups with the Parks Victoria Volunteer Manual. The workshops were facilitated and enabled everyone to put forward their experiences in a constructive manner with time in the face-to-face workshop to put forward solutions and ideas [...]
A deep dive into environmental volunteering in Victoria with and for youth. https://youtu.be/DZnV_v84rMc What a jam-packed webinar! We covered: research into volunteer engagement including how to recruit, keep and motivate young people with VEFN Project Officer, Lucinda Cameron; inspiring stories from Sam Russell and team from the Urban Guerillas and their journey to help the [...]
FriendsNET#116 May 2022 has finally arrived! Download the latest edition here. In this edition you will find a number of articles of interest: From the Convenor's corner including VEFN's Strategic Plan. Support for environment languishes in Victorian Budget 2022-23. VEFN's alliance with Nature Stewards. VEFN's efforts to improve Parks Victoria's Volunteering Manual. Biodiversity Across the Borders conference. World's [...]
There’s a lot of work happening behind the scenes at the VEFN. Here’s a quick update of our Annual General Meeting and our planned activities for 2022. Our AGM was held on the 27th November last year and the following people were elected: Laura Mumaw (Gardens for Wildlife Victoria) - Convenor Anthony Bigelow (First Friends of [...]
FriendsNET_115_November_2021.03 In this edition you will find many articles of interest; Nina Earl is Best Friend 2021. Friends of Terrick Terrick NP win $20,000 Minister’s Award. First Friends of Dandenong Creek win Premier’s Sustainability Award. Parks Victoria & volunteers. Fight of the Brolga- wind farms, Brolga or both? Echidnas: ecosystem engineers. The end is coming for [...]
FriendsNET_114_August_2021.01 In this edition you will find many articles of interest; Message from VEFN's Convenor. Vale Don Marsh 1934 - 2021 Win for Altona's Ajax Road grassland. Friends of Cornish Hill - I care for Landcare event. New VEAC inquiry And other stories and news of interest.
FriendsNET_113_May_2021.03 In this edition you will find many articles of interest; Victorian Landcare Grants 2021 open for application. Best Friend Awards 2021 nominations open. Victorian Government continues to stall on VEAC Central West recommendations. Win for Westernport Bay. World Environment Day on June 5th. And other stories and news of interest.
FriendsNET_112_Dec_2020.01 (1) In this edition you will find many articles of interest; Best Friend Awards 2020. Ribbons of History - environmental volunteer groups fight to save roadside trees. Saving Lake Knox from developers. Victorian Environment Budget 2020-21. Black Summer devastates wildlife Friends of Buchan Caves lights the way. And other stories and news of interest.