Parks Victoria Community Ranger, Hsar Ju has been awarded the prestigious David Aldous Young Professional of the Year Award for his outstanding contribution to the Parks and Leisure industry.
Along the coast of Yallock-Bulluk Marine and Coastal Park, stretching from San Remo to Inverloch, the waves are unearthing precious relics that have lain buried in the rock for millions of years.
Australia’s first dementia-friendly forest and sensory trail is now open in Ballarat’s Woowookarung Regional Park, offering a gentle and inclusive way to see, smell, touch and hear nature.
Parks Victoria uses innovative methods to increase the Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo population in Victoria's north west.
Unique cave systems and rare native species in Mt Napier State Park have been protected from the ravages of feral goats thanks to a year of control work by Parks Victoria.
Victorians are spoilt for choice when it comes to outdoor activities and people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities should be able to access the benefits of nature. Parks Victoria has a wide range of facilities to help people of all abilities enjoy our parks, something which three mates in Western Port recently learnt.
The cultural landscapes in the northwest of Victoria are ancient, fragile, and rich in Aboriginal values. These values include vast burial grounds that are succumbing to the impacts of human activity and, imported pest species like rabbits, pigs, and, cattle have caused soil disturbance and exposed Ancestral Remains to harm.
The hard work of assessing the storm damage continues as rangers tackle the huge amount of fallen trees and debris left behind in parks by last month’s severe weather. While some select parks and walking tracks have re-opened in the Dandenong Ranges, Yarra Valley Ranges, Macedon Ranges and Gippsland, many remain closed for public safety.
Conservation programs to protect native animals in Wilsons Promontory National Park are continuing, with recent efforts showing promising results.
The community is invited to have their say on draft designs for a new playscape and upgraded walking and running track at Wattle Park in Burwood, to be developed by Parks Victoria.