We hope you enjoy learning about the attractions and history of our beautiful urban lake and forest park.

Click on this link to see the membership form and events calendar for 2021  

Next Event - October HBCC Friends Event - Members will be informed of details

  • Covid restrictions may apply
  • Note: the event may be cancelled if it is a Total Fire Ban day.

   Last Event:  cancelled due to Covid restrictions

 23rd Annual General Meeting Report
A well-attended Zoom AGM was held on September 28th.
 It was very pleasing that four new members stepped up to take places on the Committee.
 Presentations were made to foundation Life-Members Ron Bowman and Mary Burbidge who both retired after 24 years of serving on the Committee.
  The 2021-22 Committee Members are:
     President: Gaye Witney
     Treasurer: Manny Gaugain
     Secretary:  Ingrid Dodd
     Minute Secretary: Wendy Brooke
     Publicity Officer: Barbara Heggen
     Committee (Social Media): Gaida Saulitis
     Committee: Mluk Nehme
     Committee: Matt Shaw
     Committee: Greg Hancock

 A new Project: Let's keep cats out of the Park
  We have received a grant from HBCC to do a project to raise awareness about the problems caused by cats in the park. This will involve a Poster competition  for local school children in 2020 and display of the posters.
Note: this project has been extended into 2022 because of the school closures in 2020.

See our Latest Newsletter: Here 

FoNL has been active for over 23 years!!

Look on the Archives page for the results of our 2018 photographic competition.

2021 Working Bee Calendar     

  • Feb 9: Walk ,talk and gawk - bird and plant life
  • March 7: Clean-up Australia Day (9.30 -11.30)
  • April 11: Conservation activity
  • May 9: Planting Activity - Mothers' Day
  • June 13: Planting Activity
  • July 11: Planting Activity
  • August 8: Conservation Activity
  • September 12: Conservation Activity
  • October: End of year HBCC event
  • November 14: Conservation Activity
  • December: End of Year Get Together for members

Updated Resource Booklet - 

          Birds of Newport Lakes

An up-dated copy (now also covering 2020 sightings)is available at our working bees and there is a copy at the Newport Lakes Native Nursery for park visitors to consult if they have seen a bird they can't identify.


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