A Brief History of the FOTP
Following the successful foundation of similar groups at Wyperfeld and Organ Pipes, the Friends of the Prom was launched by the Victorian National Parks Association, with encouragement from the then National Parks service at a meeting at Tidal River on the weekend of 17 - 18 November 1979. More than 50 members were signed up and their first task was a rubbish cleanup of Darby and Norman Beaches. FOTP celebrated our 25th birthday in 2004 and have grown to a membership of over 200.
In 1992 we were granted exemption from paying park entry fees for our working weekends, and in 1995 we became an incorporated association to enable us to apply for financial grants for more ambitious projects.