Friends Groups of Bushland and Foreshore Reserves
Friends Groups are community members who volunteer their time to protect and enhance biodiversity values in their local bushland or foreshore reserve.
Friends Groups hold working bees throughout the year, usually for a few hours each month, where volunteers get involved in range of activities including weeding, mulching, planting and litter collection. Participating in a working bee requires no previous experience. The Shire works in partnership with Friends Groups, providing support at working bees, tools, training, advice and all equipment.
Watch this video to meet some of our volunteers and find out why they love being a part of the Peninsula's Friends Group Network.
Interested in joining a Friends Group or a working bee?
Fill in the Friends Group Enquiry Form below and our Natural Systems Volunteers Officer will be in touch, or you can call the Natural Systems Team on 1300 850 600.
Find a Friends Group near you
With over 60 Friends Groups across the Mornington Peninsula, there's bound to be a group near you! To find your local Friends Group, enter your address into the search bar on the top left corner of the interactive map:
Friends Group Network Newsletter
To stay in touch with what's happening across the Friends Group Network download a copy of our latest newsletter.
Download: Friends Group Newsletter - Autumn 2022(PDF, 4MB)
Download: Friends Group Newsletter - Summer 2022(PDF, 3MB)
Download: Friends Group Newsletter - Spring 2021(PDF, 3MB)
Download: Friends Group Newsletter - Winter 2021(PDF, 3MB)
Friends Group Manual
If you would like to learn more about Friends Groups on the Peninsula and what they do, download our Mornington Peninsula Friends Group Manual.
Download: Mornington Peninsula Friends Group Manual(PDF, 8MB)