The Friends of Eastern Otways (Great Otway National Park) is a local group auspiced by Parks Victoria www.parkweb.vic.gov.au. ANGAIR hosts a webpage for the group that provides detailed information about the activities of the group, including the short abstract below.
The Friends of Eastern Otways are people who share an interest in the natural environment and who would like to learn more about the Great Otway National Park and its flora and fauna. The Friends are committed to protecting the Park for all to appreciate and enjoy, working in partnership with the Department of Sustainability and Environment, and Parks Victoria. The Friends are involved in a variety of environmental projects each year:
- Protection of flora and fauna biodiversity through removal of environmental weeds and planting indigenous species where appropriate.
- Monitoring flora and fauna within the Park through surveys, spotlighting activities and the use of remote cameras.
- Developing community awareness of values of the Great Otway National Park through walks in various areas.
- Developing community awareness of the national park system through visiting other nearby parks.