Posted on

News, Conservation and Engagement

Engage Victoria is the Victorian Government’s online consultation platform. You can join the conversation on Wilsons Promontory Revitalisation to protect the Prom’s unique environment and biodiversity, and to shape visitor experiences for future generations. Consultation closes 15 May.

When completed, the new Murray River Adventure Trail – a long-distance walking, cycling and water-based trail – will stretch from Lake Hume to Mildura. The State Government has invested $10.3 million. Parks Victoria will undertake cultural heritage and environmental assessments. The initial section of the project is expected to be completed in 2024.

Citizen science plays a critical role in protecting threatened species, including through the Conservation Regulator’s Forest Protection Survey Program. This program protects animals, plants and habitats that are threatened or of high conservation value in areas of state forest that are scheduled to be harvested.

Outdoors Victoria’s two-day annual conference offers learning opportunities for outdoor educators, teachers and outdoor adventure activity providers too. Bookings close 18 May.

Parks Victoria is challenging walkers to explore 18 lesser-known parks with their ‘Your Autumn Unseen Places Nature Challenge’. With each visit, you can enter a prize draw to win a nature experience. This promotion closes 31 May.

The new Trail Hiking Australia website has been launched. It will appeal to all outdoor adventurers, featuring over 3,200 trails across Australia to hike, walk, run or ride.

The Victorian Government has released a new feature on the Get Active Victoria website to assist Victorians to find places close to home where they can exercise – Places | Get Active Victoria. There are more than 500 trails, parks, exercise stations and playgrounds listed.

Images: Engage Victoria; Forest Protection Survey Program; Parks Victoria; Get Active Victoria