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

 Following the AGM in August, there is a new Committee line-up. Go to About Friends of Newport Lakes page for details.

   Click on this link to see the events calendar for 2019   resources/WorkingBeeCalendarfor2019.pdf

Next Event

  • Sunday  April 14 at 10 am
    Conservation Activity
  • Come along and do your bit  to get the park into shape for winter planting.
    Bring the family. Dogs welcome in dog areas
  • See Brochure
    Note: the event will be cancelled if it is a Total Fire Ban day.

 Last Event  Clean Up Australia Day

Despite hot weather, enthusiatic helpers gathered up bags of rubbish. Mostly it was in the carpark and around the picnic areas. Fortunately people seem to be more thoughtful in the bushland areas. The largest item removed was a big wooden ramp -well done to those who carried it.

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Member, Dave Davies, has contributed an interesting article on the geology of the park.
Click on the Link in the Writings Page to read it.

See our Latest Newletter Here

FoNL has been active for over 21 years!!

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

2019 Working Bee Calendar     

  • Feb 10: Walk ,talk and gawk - bird and plant life
  • March 3: Clean-up Australia Day (9.30 -11.30)
  • April 14: Conservation activity
  • May 12: Planting Activity - Mothers' Day
  • June 9: Planting Activity
  • July 14: Planting Activity
  • August 11: Pruning Activity
  • September 8: Conservation Activity
  • October: End of year HBCC event
  • November 10: Conservation Activity
  • December: End of Year Get Together for members

Updated Resource Booklet - 

          Birds of Newport Lakes

An up-dated copy (now also covering 2018 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.

Update on Night-life Project:

FoNL Member Carolyn Dean has taken on the task of placing the night camera in the park. Thanks Carolyn and good luck with it. Carolyn is also going to document the presence of cats in the park at night.


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