Archive:   FriendsNET (Network of "Friends Of" Groups)

Last Updated  13/11/11



Latest FriendsNET newsletter and events calendar

(17/8/11 - E)  A great, long list of events and activities, upcoming awards and information, PLUS the latest newsletter from this energetic group. Not to be missed.

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FriendsNet Newsletter, Events And Report On The VEFN Grantville Conference

(11/12/09 - E) Latest from the Victorian Environmental Friends Network 

Click here to access the most recent issue of FriendsNET newsletter, events and information, along with a summary of the recent Grantville Conference. 



Latest FriendsNet Newsletter #71

(29/6/10 - E)  Working with local government... 

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All The Latest From FriendsNET - Friends Of, That Is

(21/6/09 - E)  Latest FriendsNET newsletter, results of the Kookaburra Awards, as well as info on the VEFN Conference 

Click here for FriendsNET newsletter (Special Post-Fires Issue), click here for the Kookaburra Awards results, and click here for information about the VEFN September Conference. 



Latest Issue of FriendsNet Newsletter PLUS Stacks Of Things You Can Be Part Of To Help Our Environment

(16/12/08 - E)  Brilliant read, lots to do and to top it off, nominations are now open for VEFN "Best Friend" Awards 2009


FriendsNET is the quarterly newsletter from the Victorian Environment Friends Network [VEFN]. 


Special early mention is made of next year's Biennial Conference to be held from 11 to 13 September 2009 at Grantville - an important event Friends will not want to miss it!


There is also information on this year's prestigious 'Best Friend' Award recipients, and how to nominate for 2009.  

Note: if you wish to receive email updates from VEFN, send them an email on


Other News 'snippets' (please be welcome to advise future contributions):

Annual Clean Up Australia Day Sunday 1 March 2009.

Alpine Bog Restoration Weekend this year is being held on the long weekend 7-9 March 2009.  Contact VNPA (03) 9347 5188.

Friends of Bogong are celebrating their 25th anniversary on the weekend 21-22 March 2009.  Past and prospective 'friends' most welcome.  Contact Rod Novak on (03) 9561 2407.

Victorian Environment Friends Network 'Best Friend' nominations close 31 March 2009.

Friends of Little Desert NP have their Annual Activity on the weekend 9 &10 May 2009.  Contact Donna Collidge (03) 9428 5863.

Friends of Wyperfeld NP are celebrating 100 years as a Park on the long weekend 6-8 June 2009.  Contact Karen Fuller 0438 812 618.

Annual Grow West Planting Day (Bacchus Marsh) Sunday 19 July 2009.  Contact VNPA (03) 9347 5188.

Twelfth Hindmarsh Landcare Biolink Treeplanting Weekend (Nhill) on the weekend 15 &16 August 2009.  Contact VNPA (03) 9347 5188.

Victorian Environment Friends Network Biennial Conference (Grantville) 11-13 September 2009.

Friends of Terrick Terrick NP have their Annual Activity Weekend 2-4 October 2009.   Contact Fred Belli (03) 5455 7410.

Victorian Malleefowl Recovery Group Training Weekend (Wyperfeld) 10 &11 October 2009.  Contact Ann Stokie (03) 5229 8648.


Other events are listed on individual Friends Group web-sites, many of which are listed at


Norman Wettenall Foundation Grants
Support projects that enhance and maintain the diversity of the Australian environment. Amounts up to $20,000 can be achieved.
Applications close 22 December 2008. More info: Contact: Beth Mellick (03) 5472 1316

Victorian Volunteer Small Grants
Open dates: ongoing - this program is open for applications on an ongoing basis
These Dept of Planning and Community Development grants are available to encourage local community organisations to attract new volunteers from diverse backgrounds and create new volunteering opportunities.
Eligibility: community not-for-profit organisations that involve volunteers at a local level.
Funding range of grant: up to $5,000
Program guidelines & application forms:



The "Friends Of" Network News and Events Bulletin (August to November, 2008)

(10/6/08 - E)  An amazing array of things to do, places to go PLUS a newsletter - lip-smacking stuff from FriendsNET

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The "Friends Of" Network News and Events Bulletin (June - September, 2008)

(9/6/08 - E)  Some news, some events, some calls for help - can you be a 'friend of'?  Don't miss checking this out...

Here are the titles of items featured by FriendsNET.  Click here for details.


Learn How To Make The Law Work For You - Environmentally Speaking!

(3/3/08 - E)  Environment Defenders' Office and Victorian Environmental Friends Network will host an Introduction To Environmental Law workshop (titled "Tilting At Windmills?") Saturday April 19.  Limited numbers.

Fabulous idea and an opportunity to gain valuable legal insights that could help you be more effective.  Don't miss this one.  Click here for details.



Latest FriendsNET Newsletter

(9/12/07 - E)  Friends Of... Everywhere

The last edition of the FriendsNET newsletter for 2007 includes a report on events at the 12th Biennial Friends Conference held in September.  Click here for details on the newsletter, the Conference report, and a paper on constitutions and incorporation.



Victorian Environmental Friends Network Newsletter - The "Friends Of" Network

(6/9/07 - E)  Become a 'friend', become part of a Statewide movement committed to a better environment

Learn about this wonderful network, how it works and its activities, by taking a look at its interesting and enlightening August newsletter.   There are also details of how you can contact VEFN.  Click here to go there, or visit their website at



Upcoming Environmental Events, Opportunities and News From FriendsNET

(6/9/07 - E)  A range of excellent and interesting things you can do to help our environment - go to it!

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