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.
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