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  March 3rd at 9.30 am
    Clean up Australia Day - special day and special time
  • Come along and do your bit  to get the park spick and span. 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  Fauna and Flora walk

Ranger, Andrew Webster, educated and entertained an enthusiastic gathering of members and interested others with his vast knowledge all aspects of the NL Park.

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.

FoNL has been active for over 21 years!!

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

2018 Working Bee Calendar

The dates for the 2018 Working Bees have been confirmed and details are available here.       

  • Feb 11: Walk ,talk and gawk - bird and plant life
  • March 4: Clean-up Australia Day (9.30 -11.30)
  • April 8: Conservation activity
  • May 13: Planting Activity - Mothers' Day
  • June 10: Planting Activity
  • July 8: Planting Activity
  • August 12: Pruning Activity
  • September 9: Conservation Activity
  • October: End of year HBCC event
  • November 11: 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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