A deep dive into environmental volunteering in Victoria with and for youth. 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 environment [...]
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.
FriendsNET_111_June_2020 In this edition you will find many articles of interest; Mineral exploration expands in Wombat State Forest Biodiversity Bushfire Recovery Grants close 20 July. VAGO report on Victoria's failure to protect grasslands. Inquiry into Ecosystems Decline in Victoria - submissions due 31 July. 2020 Victorian Junior Landcare & Biodiversity Grants close 31 July Coronavirus pandemic [...]
FriendsNET_110_April_2020.02 In this edition you will find many articles of interest; Environmental volunteers networking event in Ballarat. COVID-19 & environmental volunteering. Greater Gariwerd Landscape Management Plan. COVID-19: An opportunity for environmental justice? Coastcare grants close 7 May. WIRES grants close 30 April. Call for video content on Victoria's native grasslands And other stories and news of [...]
FriendsNET_109_December_2019.02 In this edition you will find many articles of interest; VEFN 2019 AGM report. Volunteer grants now open. Apply by mid-February 2020. Logging of native forest in Victoria to cease by 2030. DELWP maps environmental volunteering in Victoria. VEFN at Rally for Nature. Arthur Rylah Institute sets up Terrestrial Quarterly Update service. And other stories [...]