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Many historic huts in the Alpine region owe much of their longevity to the generous efforts of volunteers from the Victorian High Country Huts Association, 4WD Victoria and the local community. The teams involved are delighted to use original techniques and materials wherever possible, to ensure the huts are restored authentically. The groups of volunteers have been busy clearing grounds,...
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Parks Victoria
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We’re celebrating all the wonderful science and research work that is being done with our partners and volunteers in parks across the state. Applications are now open for the 2017 Nancy Millis Science in Parks Award that recognises outstanding projects that foster excellence in applied science and benefit park management. We’d love to hear from eligible groups and individuals. [
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Oriental Claims Historic Area is a great place to stop if you are driving through the Omeo region in East Gippsland. The area was once one of the richest alluvial deposits of gold in Victoria and attracted miners from all over the world. Mining took place for around 50 years in the late 1800s which significantly modified the landscape. Seasonal Ranger Meg Humphrys says she’s pleased to see how...
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If you're camping this weekend NEVER leave a campfire unattended.

If it's cool to touch, it's safe to leave.
If you’re coming to the Southern 80 ski race on the Murray River at Echuca this weekend it’s going to be a hot one, with a top temperature of 40 predicted for Saturday.

We want everyone to have a great time and stay safe. If you’re camping, ask yourself if you really need a campfire. In this heat we encourage campers to use alternatives such as gas cookers and solar lights.

Also remember...
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Applications are invited for Fire Operations Officer positions across regional Victoria.
Going camping? Remember to check the Fire Danger Rating and know your fire risk.
Expressions of interest are invited to join our Campground Host program during the Easter school holiday period at over 12 different parks across Victoria.
Experience some of the best camping spots we have while providing a valuable service to our visitors.
Volunteering is open to anyone over the age of 18 and full training and support is provided.
Coastal or inland? The choice is...
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Parks Victoria - Campground host volunteer program
The Werribee Park Parterre is looking marvellous with a burst of red Canna Lilies.

The use of Cannas for the first time in over 30 years lends an old fashioned touch to parterre. These versatile plants also make the display more resilient to weather extremes and provide a longer display period.

Thanks to our Werribee volunteers for propagating the Cannas and to Ranger Adam Smith for the...
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Today we celebrate World Wetlands Day.

Victoria has lots of great wetlands including the beautiful Sale Common Nature Conservation Reserve pictured here.

Join us for a free ranger guided tour at Sale Common on Saturday 11 February 10.00 am – 12.30 pm to learn about this wetland wonder and its incredible bird life.

For more information and to book your place go to [ Link...
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Parks Victoria's Volunteer Track Ranger Program in the Alpine and Mount Buffalo National Parks was another roaring success over the Christmas period. Volunteers spent four days hiking across some of Victoria's most scenic tracks, providing help and information to fellow hikers, as well as gathering useful information for local staff.

You can find out more about this unique volunteer...
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Today is a day of TOTAL FIRE BAN across the state. Fire Danger Ratings are EXTREME for North East, SEVERE for Mallee, Northern Country, Wimmera Northern Country, North Central, Central, West & South Gippsland, East Gippsland, and Very High for South West district. We're on deck in the State Control Centre and monitoring this page! Stay tuned for updates and keep an eye on
Congratulations to our former colleague Graham Parkes who has been awarded a Public Service Medal in the 2017 Australia Day Honours for his outstanding contribution to the Victorian community.

He began working for the Victorian National Parks Service as a park assistant in 1973, later becoming the Ranger in Charge of the Grampians National Park in 1994 and was District Manager for South...
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You never know who you’ll meet on the Great Ocean Road!

The Twelve Apostles in Port Campbell National Park is always a popular destination for the Chinese Lunar New Year holidays. The Year of Rooster begins on Saturday 28 January, coinciding with the Australia Day weekend so there’ll be lots of people out enjoying all the sights.

Why not visit the nearby Bay of Islands Coastal Park as...
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Be there as a new race is born.

Watch some of the world's best cyclists race around the Australian Formula 1™ Grand Prix Track at Albert Park this Australia Day.

The park will be closed to vehicles 5am - 4pm on 26 January but pedestrian access to the park remains.
We love seeing happy Junior Rangers!
Don't forget there's still more fun to be had before the school holidays end.

Lysterfield Park, Upper Yarra Reservoir, Coolart Wetlands and The Pines Flora and Fauna Reserve are all looking for curious kids to become Wildlife Detectives. Book at
Feeling the heat? Come along and enjoy Expedition Pass Reservoir near Castlemaine. It's a great spot for the family to enjoy a swim in the cool waters. .

The reservoir is no longer used as a water supply and is now popular for swimming, canoeing and picnicking. You'll find it off Golden Point Road, about 3km from Chewton.

Be sure to leave your four-legged friends at home as dogs are not...
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