Formed in late 2001 the FOGVB have worked to restore the natural bushland, improve visitor facilities and educate and involve the community.
Glenfern Valley Bushlands comprises 40 hectares or 100 acres, 35 km east of Melbourne. It is bounded on the south by Glenfern Road, on the west by New Road, the north boundary is Ferny Creek and the eastern boundary is ‘Depot Track’. The land falls gently from south to north, with Grassy Forest and Herb Rich Foothill Forest on high ground to Riparian Forest at the creek line. It is in the Southern Fall Bioregion, and contains a large area of remnant vegetation. This land is now Crown Land under management by Department of Environment & Primary Industries and the Shire of Yarra Ranges. It is being rehabilitated by Friends of Glenfern Valley Bushlands – a volunteer group of interested local people who weed and plant in the park on a monthly basis. This land is now used for passive recreation – walking, bird watching, etc.