To ensure safe travel for four-wheel drive visitors, Parks Victoria, Mansfield Alpine Four-Wheel Drive Club and Wangaratta Four Wheel Drive Club reunited with a sense of partnership and teamwork for the annual track clearing weekend held over the recent long weekend in the Western Alps section of the Alpine National Park.
To ensure visitors and the community can enjoy the iconic and naturally formed Mitchell River Silt Jetties at Eagle Point on the Gippsland Lakes for generations to come, this month Parks Victoria is undertaking erosion prevention works.
For the month of November, the local community and visitors are invited to a free pop-up installation of artefacts recovered from shipwrecks along the infamous Shipwreck Coast at the historic Rocket Shed building in Port Campbell.
Parks Victoria has undertaken a successful conservation program designed to contribute to habitat restoration and predator management in the Mount Mittamatite Regional Park and Flora Reserve and is one step closer to eradicating feral goats as a result of a recent aerial control program.
As part of a crackdown on illegal tree felling and removal within parks and reserves, last month Parks Victoria Authorised Officers and Victoria Police seized equipment and will lay charges for offences around the Kyneton and Castlemaine areas.
For four months from Monday 28 October, sections of Murray Sunset, Hattah-Kulkyne and Wyperfeld national parks will be temporarily closed at times while park conservation programs are underway.
Works are on schedule for the Port Campbell Creek Pedestrian Bridge as the project enters the next critical phase in the construction program with the commencement of installing the piles that will support the bridge structure today.
Local students and visitors to Wyperfeld National Park are benefitting from an education program taking place in the park which sees the pupils spending one day a week out of the classroom doing practical tasks in nature and improving accessibility to the area.
Parks Victoria is inviting interested community members to apply for a position on the new Warby-Ovens National Park Advisory Group to actively contribute to park management decisions.
A wetland habitat for birds at Serendip Sanctuary has been rejuvenated following a $27,000 contribution from Lara District Community Bank and the Lions Club of Lara.