Committee 2021/22

2022-04-01T16:50:16+11:00News|

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 [...]

Advocacy in Action

2022-04-01T16:36:51+11:00News, Reports, Submissions, Uncategorized|

Advocacy in Action: Parks Victoria Volunteer Manual Behind the scenes, VEFN committee members have been working on your behalf to address key issues in the Parks Victoria Volunteer Manual which was released in April 2021. Many Friend groups raised concerns about the additional administrative burden placed on volunteers with the requirement to [...]

2021 Best Friends Awards

2021-12-20T08:59:57+11:00Best Friend Award, News|

Celebrating 30 years of the Best Friend Award This year we celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the Best Friend Award and congratulated our Best Friend Award winner for 2021, Nina Earl from Friends of Bradshaw Bushland Reserve, who exemplifies the attributes of our Best Friends with a long term and sustained commitment to environmental volunteering. [...]

Edwards Point Movie

2020-07-08T11:23:48+10:00News|

Here is a great little movie introduction to Edwards Point Reserve on the Bellarine Peninsula - Friends of Edwards Point are members of VEFN - which gives a great introduction to one of our "hidden gems". https://youtu.be/UGvJ4Q--fGo

2020 Best Friends Awards

2021-02-01T20:36:44+11:00Best Friend Award, News|

Over 60 people attended the first ever internet presentation of the Best Friends Award (BFA) on October 3rd 2020. It was the 29th year of the Award, which celebrates the many individuals who contribute substantial effort over many decades, to making Victoria’s special places even more so. Ninety five Best Friends Awards have been made [...]

Meet the 2020 Committee

2019-12-19T14:59:22+11:00FriendsNet, News, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

2019 AGM

2019-12-19T14:45:08+11:00FriendsNet, News|

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 [...]

Rally for Nature

2019-12-01T17:15:12+11:00News|

We were on the steps of Victorian Parliament with Shane Howard and some 40 other groups to call on the Government to provide greater support for the Sate's special places. VEFN Convenor said (among other things) that "too often volunteers are picking up the slack when Governments fall short."

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