Friends of Mt Worth State Park

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Friends of Mt Worth State Park is an incorporated group dedicated to maintaining the environment of the Park and enhancing its accessibility to the community.

On Thursday 28 November to demand real action for nature!

Join the Victorian National Parks Association, Environment Victoria, Victorian Environment Friends Network and other environment groups in Melbourne on Thursday 28 November.

It is very clear from the current state of Victoria’s environment that bold action is needed by the Andrews Government to protect the places and wildlife we love – our National Parks, forests, rivers, beaches, oceans, native plants and animals.

As biodiversity continues to rapidly decline, habitats become more stressed, species become more threatened, and the climate crisis escalates, we can’t waste any more time.

So let’s get together to show our community’s grave concern and urge for more action by the Andrews Government to address these urgent problems.

On Thursday 28 November, just before the fifth anniversary of the election of the Andrews Government, environment and community groups from across Victoria will rally together to demand bold action to protect Nature for Life.

Date: Thursday 28 November
Time: 12pm–2pm
Place: Parliament steps, Spring St, Melbourne
Followed by: BYO picnic in Treasury Gardens

We want to deliver a positive message of what can and should be done in this term of government to protect nature.

To make this happen, we need everyone to bring a banner, sign, puppet or other craft work to represent the special place you think deserves better protection from the government.

RSVP at the event page, set up by our friends at the Victorian National Parks Association >>  

Lions donate to Friends

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Lions Trafalgar President Tony Hayes recently delivered a $200 cheque from the Trail Run proceeds to our President Merrin Butler. Trail Run funds will be going to the refurbishment of the main Moonlight Creek Trail. Thanks Lions!

Annual Lyrebird Count – Sunday July 7

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Dawn over Mt Worth 29th of June, could be the sort of thing you could enjoy at the Friends Annual Lyrebird count coming up. We will start at the Moonlight Creek Picnic area at 6.45 and then survey Lyrebird calls as dawn rises. Bring very warm gear, a torch and a compass (if you have one). Using a “triangulation” technique we are able to identify individual birds to compare with numbers in previous years. We recorded a small increase between our first count in 2017 and the second in 2018, and hope that we will get a similar result this year. Contact us through the “contact” page on our website or message through Facebook if you would like to join us.

Giant Gippsland Earthworm – learn more

The Giant Gippsland Earthworm is only found in moist sites in Gippsland, nowhere else is the world! The Mt Worth Satet Park is the only public land in Victoria where the GGE is found.

You could learn more by listening to this “Look at Me” podcastGGE

Warragul Toyolta, still moving with us…

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Athletics Victoria, supporting recreational running.

Thanks for another year of support!

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Bendigo Community Bank Drouin Joins the Run

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