Other local conservation/ environment groups

Maroondah Bushlinks

Bushlinks is the umbrella group for all volunteers who work in their own local reserve, enhancing weeding and nurturing indigenous plants in our municipality. It has broad membership for all “friends of ” groups, and also connections with groups doing similar work in neighbouring municipalities. The most effective way to connect with these likeminded local people is to sign up for the Yahoo group.

If you want to become a member email Maroondah Bushlinks at [email protected] requesting an invitation and a note telling them who you are and why you want to join the group, and an invitation will be sent to you via Yahoo!.

Candlebark community nursery

Candlebark Community Nursery is a self supporting non-profit organisation dedicated to helping local people improve the natural environment.
We offer a wide range of attractive, low cost, native plants grown from seed collected from the Maroondah, Yarra Ranges and Manningham areas.

[email protected] 

Website http://www.candlebark.org.au/

CRISP (Community of Ringwood Indigenous Species Plant) Nursery is a not for profit community group, established by volunteers with the support of council in 1993. We grow local native plants for use in revegetation projects and home gardens. By preserving local species of plants and raising awareness of the natural environment, we are helping sustain the biodiversity of Maroondah for future generations. Can be found in Greenwood Avenue on the East side before Federation Estate

[email protected]

Website http://www.crispnursery.org.au/

Knox Environment Society

  1. To foster within the community interest in the Knox environment.
  2. To provide opportunities for local environmentalists to meet and exchange ideas.
  3. To undertake such projects, studies and activities as will further the interests of conservation and natural history.


Montrose Environment group

Montrose Environmental Group was formed in 1971 by a group of local residents who wanted to preserve the special character and features of the Montrose community. Since then the group has been active in preserving and protecting the community of Montrose and neighbouring localities such as Kalorama and Kilsyth South.


Environment East Gippsland

Environment East Gippsland Inc. is the longest running community forest group working solely for the protection of Victoria’s last and largest area of ancient forest and surrounding natural environment.

EEG has been working to protect East Gippsland’s natural areas and wildlife for over 20 years. As a locally based group we play a vital role in information gathering on the local logging industry and badgering our ‘forest managers’.

Environment East Gippsland

My Environment

Healsville Forest Action group recently formed to protect the Leadbeaters possum habitat in Toolangi forest

my environment

Victorian National Parks Association

A group interested in nature conservation,  quality of all parks – forest, alpine, sea coast etc. Opportunities to get involved, walking groups etc. http://www.vnpa.org.au

SWIFFT     is a combined initiative between the community, conservation, education and government sectors.

SWIFFT is freely available to anyone in the community who has an interest in nature conservation or threatened species. SWIFFT actively encourages contributions from members of the community, conservationists, field naturalists, farmers, land carers, researchers, scientists, management agencies and environmental consultants.

Website http://www.swifft.net.au/