Get involved

Friends Groups are invited to join the Victorian Environment Friends Network.

Membership provides many benefits:

  • Email information on a number of issues of interest, e.g. grants
  • Listing on our website
  • A sense of community with other friends groups.
  • Emailed copies of our newsletter

Download the membership form here:

Membership Form

Meet Our Team

Laura Mumaw
Laura MumawConvenor; Board Member, Gardens for Wildlife Victoria
Laura has many years experience in nature conservation and community engagement, including as a former Zoos Victoria CEO. She is now a researcher at RMIT University, focusing on nature stewardship, urban nature and how cities can improve their social and ecological wellbeing.

Laura is active in Gardens for Wildlife Victoria and its efforts to develop community-government partnerships in each of Victoria’s councils and shires that engage residents in caring for the native plants and animals in their gardens as part of a landscape-focused effort. BSc (Biology); MSc (Fisheries); PhD (Interdisciplinary Conservation)

Paul Strickland
Paul StricklandDeputy Convenor; Vice President, Friends of Mt Worth State Park
Paul has many years experience in media, community development and State Government and University bureaucracy. He is now a “lifestyle” farmer producing essential oils in from European and native plants, with extensive re-vegetation on the property.

He is active in Friends of Mt Worth State Park (currently Deputy President), Mt Worth and District Landcare, Darnum CFA, Baw Baw Sustainability Network and Vision Australia Warragul Radio. BA (Media Studies); Post Grad Information Systems.

Margaret Hunter
Margaret HunterSecretary
BA (La Trobe) Integration and Teacher Aide (Monash) OSHC (Swinburne)
Margaret has been involved in environment groups for over ten years. Current involvement with Friends groups in Braeside Park/Edithvale Seaford Wetlands. I have an interest in planning issues, walks, community engagement, grants and succession planning/strategy.
I am passionate about the local environment, and am available to support groups in their activities. Previous involvement in Point Nepean National Park and education activities – a passion I continue today. My favourite place to visit is Braeside Park heathlands.