We hope you enjoy some of the past news and activities of Friends of Newport Lakes.

In 2018 FoNL had been active for 21 years and celebrated with a party in the park!!

Congratulations to all the winners in our 2018 photographic competition.

Open Section
First prize:  Gepff Swanton (with Superb Fairy Wrens)
Second prize: Kirsten Broere
equal Third prize: Geoff Swanton; Steven Walsh
Highly recommended: Rex Brown
                                     Ingrid Dodd


Junior section
First prize:  Alex Gatt (with a most unusual "Drone view")
Second prize:  Noah Cheswick
Third prize:  Eva Duke
Encouragement:  Amos Sudiana
:                            Alyssa Hanson
                             Autumn-Grace Gliddons

                            Jemima Fincke

2016 News

Spring 2016 Newsletter

Check it out here.

Sustainability Expo at Louis Joel Centre - October 2016

Committee members, Mary Burbidge and Jenny Allen, gave a presentation on From Quarry to Tranquil Oasis on Thursday 13/10/16. 

Bird Sightings

  • November 2016 - Most of the water birds seem to have gone north but a Bird Life Australia Beginners Outing held in the Park on Saturday morning 26 Nov saw lots of interesting bush birds. The most exciting was Common Bronzewing, not recorded in the park since 2009 and another park list first for Mary Burbidge, # 132
  • October 2016 - Another new bird, aOlive-backed Oriole was heard and seen in the park on 7/10/16. It has been reported once before, in 2009, but was a first for Mary Burbidge, # 131.

2016 AGM - August 2016

Our AGM was held on Tuesday August 16 prefaced by an interesting presentation Adam Sapiano, snake catcher and owner of Reptiles Victoria. Retiring members, Christine and Geoff, were thanked for their contribution. 


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