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Become a Friend of the Gippsland Lakes

The Friends of the Gippsland Lakes will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Thursday 13 December with guest speakers Alan Broughton and Damian Britnell talking about Restoring Waterways and the Gunaikurnai Joint Mangaement Plan respectively. The Friends of the Gippsland Lakes began 13 years ago and provides an avenue for interested persons to participate in […]

FoGL Submission on Inquiry into Control of Invasive Animals on Crown Land

FOGL calls on the Government to act to protect our National Parks and public land for their natural values and biodiversity. Recreational hunting has no place in our National Parks. FoGL Submission on Inquiry into Control of Invasive Animals on Crown Land

FOGL Submission to the Victorian Legislative Council

It appears to FOGL that under the current regime we are destroying critical habitat and putting our precious biodiversity at risk under the misguided and unfounded assumption that doing so will protect private property, when overwhelmingly the scientific evidence indicates burning the bush will NOT achieve this protection. This seems seriously flawed and will lead […]

Plans to Protect and Rehabilitate the Silt Jetties into the Future

FOGL members gathered along the Silt Jetties recently to hear from Parks Victoria’s Sean Phillipson, Manager for Regional Delivery, about plans to protect and rehabilitate this special part of the Gippsland Lakes. As a stakeholder having had major projects along the Silt Jetties for ten years, FOGL was involved in workshops regarding their future held […]

McGee’s Gully Walk

FoGL new Committee

The new FoGL Committee; Trevor Caldwell Acting President, Nancy McMurray Acting Secretary, Marian Matcham Treasurer, Anne Schmidlii committee, Don Ripper committee, Adele Rosmalen committee, Geoff Podger committee. Friends of Gippsland Lakes Parks & Reserves is now on Facebook, keep up to date regularly with events and activities online. This is a great tool to get […]

Macleod Morass Canoe Paddle Friday 11 November

Parks Victoria Ranger in Charge of the Bairnsdale area Jeremy Tscharke expressed how pleased he was with the turn out, and was amazed by the knowledge and enthusiasm of the guide Jim Reside. The Macleod Morass is an exciting and diverse freshwater environment. Community field trips such as this one help the public to better […]