You are invited to an exciting natural capital accounting project results day and farm walk at the Archies Creek property of Ric and Mez Oldham, ‘Kemano Park’ on Monday March 6th, 10-1pm.
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The Coronet Ratepayers and Residents Association received a Grant from the Bass Coast Shire Council for the Naming and Smoking Ceremony for their newly named small lake - Wang toolome parnung. (Duck Waterhole)
This small lake is situated north of Norsemens road along the coast track between Coronet Bay and Corinella. The lake is a combination of a historic freshwater spring and an area that now additionally filters storm water runoff. This occurs by the filtering of the water through the native reeds before settling in the lake and then flowing into Western Port Bay.
The CRRA are grateful to the Bunurong Elders from the Bunurong Land Council for their consideration and naming of the previously unnamed small lake.
This body of water is managed by Melbourne Water, and the CRRA appreciate work done by Melbourne Water to support and officially gazette the name.
The Grant will enable the group to raise awareness of this newly named lake and the fauna and flora that surrounds it. The “Naming Day” Sunday March 12, will be a Community gathering day to celebrate this special area. Indigenous plantings will occur along with highlighting and learning about the fauna and flora of the area.
The “Vulnerable to extinction” species - the Swamp Antechinus, lives at the edge of Wang toolome parnung alongside many other native species including the Eastern Long Neck Turtle. A variety of native birds including roosting and migratory birds visit and live in the area. A walk with a Birdlife Bass representative in 2021 highlighted 44 species of birds along 500 metres of the coast track beside Wang toolome parnung. It is truly a special place.
We look forward to seeing you at the Naming Ceremony on site at the beach end of Norsemens road, Coronet Bay Sunday March 12th at 11am. Food and coffee trucks will be there for refreshments.
BirdLife Australia will be hosting an information stall at the Mouth of the Powlett River on the 17th of December from 10am onwards.
The aim of the event is to educate and engage with people who enjoy visiting the Mouth of the Powlett about our beloved Hooded Plovers. Most importantly, we want to share with the community how to protect these threatened species, especially dog walkers. There will be giveaways for all attendees, and a free dog lead if you bring your dog along!
The Mouth of the Powlett is at the end of Mouth of Powlett Road, click here to view the map
(Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management or Horticulture)
Full-time trainee position available.
Are you passionate about the environment? Working with the Bass Coast Landcare Network you will become part of a team responsible for education, advice and implementation of sustainable land and farm management.
Passionate Trainees are needed to undertake bush regeneration, nursery work, revegetation, weed control and mapping work. As well as enthusiasm and communications skills you will need skills, or a strong interest, in natural resource management and working with farming communities and volunteer groups. Click below to read more.
You are invited to Bass Coast Landcare Network’s Annual General Meeting on November 19th from 10am.
This year the AGM will be held at the Gurdies Winery, the Gurdies. Morning tea and lunch will be provided, so please make sure you provide any dietary requirements when registering.
We will have Carolyn Hall, CEO of the Mulloon Institute as our guest speaker. The topic is “Resilient Landscapes for a Sustainable Future” https://themullooninstitute.org/our-team
Click here for further details and to register.
The Bass Coast Landcare Network in partnership with Melbourne Water are hosting this exciting field day featuring expert representatives from the Mulloon Institute.
A new tour series, ‘Looking at the Landscape with Landcare’ is about to begin, designed to explore and connect us with the unique and valued landscapes of Bass Coast, giving insights into their history, and the people who care for them, protect and conserve them.
It’s not every day that you can get a look over the fence at local farms as well as public sites or hear firsthand from the people doing the work on ground to protect and conserve them. By connecting with your local landscape and people, we want to get you inspired to look after your local environment with Bass Coast Landcare Network and our local Landcare Groups.
First up on Friday 28th of October is a look at some of the work going on across Phillip Island. Phillip Island Landcare Group has put together an itinerary for a fantastic full day bus tour that will share the long-term management and development of some well-known sites and some new ones, as well as a look at some local farms doing great work to restore landscapes and protect remnant vegetation.
Agriculture Victoria’s Beef and Sheep Networks invite you to attend a webinar on the challenges of storing, measuring, and monitoring soil carbon on livestock farms.
Key speaker Emeritus Professor of Soil Science at the University of Melbourne, Robert White, will join us to share his knowledge on soil carbon for landowners and the science around soil sequestration.
Professor White has extensive experience in soil science both at a national and international level having worked in the CSIRO, universities, and private industry.
Date: Thursday 6 October, 7-8 pm
Location: Online via Zoom
Registration: Register for this free webinar online here
More information: Please contact Jane Court (Agriculture Victoria)
Mobile: 0436 606 742
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