Welcome to the Website of the

Friends of Newport Lakes

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

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Important Notice about FoNL Events
If there is a Total Fire Ban in place in our area on the day of a planned event, the Event will be Cancelled.
We will try to let people know beforehand.

Next event: Weeding and Mulching         
 Meet in the car park at 10.00 am on Sunday 13 April 2014 if you would like to join in. Non-members as well as Members are welcome at our monthly events.

News Items:

Our Clean-up Australia Day event went well with 28 participants collecting a trailer load of rubbish from around the park.

New bird sign installed: A beautiful new sign has just been installed near the stepping stones.This sign was funded by the Friends of Newport Lakes and gives information about the feeding habits of birds so that visitors will understand that feeding artificial food to the birds is not good for them. The sign was designed by Justin Goodall in consultation with FoNL and HBCC andwas installed by HBCC.

Night-life Project: FoNL received a grant from Hobson's Bay Community Fund to purchase a special camera to try to document what small nocturnal animals live in the park. This project has started and we hope for exciting results.

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