Please bear in mind that changes may need to be made, and some dates couldn’t be settled before going to print. Changes will be emailed to those who have provided us with a current address and also put up on the website. But please also ring the listed contact person to find when it is on and to let them know you are coming.

MAY Tuesday 27th at 12 noon: We are having a joint tree planting at Zumsteins with the Stawell Secondary College. Katherine Dyson has arranged for our ‘Healthy Parks Healthy Peoples’ grant money to be shifted to works at Zumsteins, since the McKenzie Falls area was so badly burnt. Contact or further information from Wendy Bedggood phone 53825830 or 0429932065 or Katherine Dyson 53614063 or 0428553040

JUNE 6 – 9 Long Weekend Fauna survey. This replaces the activities which were planned for the Australia Day weekend and had to be cancelled because of the fires They are adjusting their activities in the light of the fire damage. The Field Naturalists Fauna Survey Group have asked if any FOGGs members would like to participate. The aim is to ascertain the presence of the endangered Squirrel Glider at sites with historical records and provide species lists (and relative abundance where possible) of nocturnal mammals and owls in poorly-surveyed areas. If you are interested in participating please contact Margo by email or Wendy by phone.

JUNE Wednesday 11th 4 to 6 pm Mural Room Halls Gap Parks Office. Presentation by Glen Rudolph and other DEPI staff on the background and decision making around ecological and fuel reduction burns. Contact Wendy Bedggood 53825830 or 0429932065.

Also, Project Platypus Plantout at Pomonal Saturday 5th of July.


The celebration of 30 years of the GNP, and of FOGG will be held in September. The postponement is due to the workload on park staff after the fires.