I (Sophie) had the opportunity to attend a traditional burning workshop ‘Wiyn-murrup yangarramela - fire spirit comes back’ at Bakers Lane Reserve, Teesdale on 4 April, where Aboriginal fire practices were demonstrated side by side CFA burning practices. The day was led by the Waddawurrung, the CCMA and the Golden Plains Shire and supported by local Aboriginal people who’ve been visiting and learning from elders up in Cape York, where they have been able to maintain their fire practices post colonisation.
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Due to habitat destruction, salt works have become important habitat for migratory shorebirds around the world.
When Moolap salt works was still operating, it supported up to 11,000 shorebirds a year and met the criteria to be considered an internationally significant wetland.
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The K5 virus release and strategies for effective rabbit control will be hot topics at a Rabbit Control Field Day on Sunday 26 February at Marcus Hill Hall, Marcus Hill.
Headlining the Field Day will be Tim Bloomfield, from the Victorian Rabbit Action Network, with 4 decades experience in tackling rabbits he has learnt the tried and true recipe for rabbit control. “The rabbits grazing habits decide which plants survive and which plants never get a chance. This day arms you with tools to beat rabbits now and for decades to come”, said Tim.
The FeralScan community pest animal monitoring and mapping program has received the Minister’s award for a cleaner environment in the field of research and science excellence.
NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) research officer and IA CRC FeralScan program manager Peter West, was humbled to receive the award on behalf of all the program partners, stakeholders and users.
“Thanks to the strong support from our stakeholders, communities and individuals all around Australia the FeralScan program has collated more than 65,000 new community records about pest animals, and has been used by over 25,000 Australians.
For more information, see http://eepurl.com/crfwMD
|Wed Jun 28 @ 9:30AM - 01:00PM|
Mannerim Memorial Working Bee (Swan Bay Rd) - pls call Sophie 0457 333 727
|Sun Jul 02 @10:00AM - 01:00PM|
Bellarine Blitz - Mason's Farm (2011 Bellarine Hwy, Marcus Hill) RSVP for catering to facilitator
|Fri Jul 07 @10:30AM - 01:30PM|
School Holiday Community Planting Day #1 (Mannerim Memorial, Swan Bay Road) - RSVP by Thurs 6th to Sophie (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Wed Jul 12 @ 7:30PM - 09:30PM|
BLG Information Meeting - Quinn Olliver PhD research "Blue Carbon"
|Sun Jul 16 @10:30AM - 01:30PM|
National Tree Day - Planting (Mannerim Memorial, Swan Bay Road) RSVP by Fri 14th (email@example.com)
Please help by donating to the Bellarine Landcare Group
Our wonderful Indigenous Nursery is a joint initiative between Bellarine Landcare Group and Bellarine Secondary College. Each year the nursery produces thousands of seedlings, indigenous to the Bellarine, for purchase by Landcare members and for major revegetation projects. Read more about the nursery.
Our facilitators are often out and about - they can be contacted most easily by email:
In early 2015 we called landholders to a meeting about rabbit eradication. As a result of the wonderful turn-up at our first meeting, the BLG is now developing a Bellarine-wide Rabbit Eradication Program. If you are interested in this, please contact our facilitator.
See the maps of NRM activities in our region
To access the interactive map, you will need to go to the following website: http://www.ccmaknowledgebase.vic.gov.au/nrmpp/cb_pages/disclaimer.php
The map is incomplete for the Peninsula but growing - some regions have already entered a considerable amount fo information and can now use their maps for planning and monitoring activities.