In this edition of Park Watch, we’re celebrating VNPA’s 70th anniversary, with a look back at what we’ve achieved and the challenges that lie ahead.

But that’s not the only anniversary celebration: the Great Victorian Fish Count is turning 20, it’s 10 years since the creation of Victoria’s marine national parks and sanctuaries – a timely reminder to up our game on marine protection – and we’re celebrating 10 years of Citizen Science wildlife monitoring in Bunyip State Park.

Our Executive Director Matt Ruchel provides an overview of this month’s state election, declaring nature needs leadership.

We have updates on the Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing, the future health of Western Port Bay’s community and nature, and exciting plans to record oral histories to help protect, preserve and even restore Victoria’s giant kelp forests.

And as always we have a range of other articles covering the most important issues concerning our national parks and other natural areas across our state.

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