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Looking for an outdoor activity this Sunday 13 August which makes a contribution to your local community? Join in a Bellarine Landcare Planting day from 10 am - 1:30 pm at 84 Arrigo Drive, Wallington. LUNCH provided. RSVP facilitator@bellarinelandcare.org.au
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Congratulations to our awesome environmental guardian, Beth Ross! Beth was recognised at a dinner hosted by the Corangamite Catchment Managment at Barwon Park last Friday night. Check out this Utube clip where Beth and other stalwarts talk about their work. Beth contributes to many different groups, including Bellarine Landcare Group, especially our Nursery, Friends of Ocean Grove Nature Reserve, Friends of Edwards Point, to name a few. Beth we love your work! : )
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Looking for something to do this School Holiday? Join us for community planting days at the Mannerim Memorial, Fri 7 July and Sunday 16 July, 10:30 - 1:30pm. BBQ Lunch provided. RSVP Sophie 0457 333 727 or facilitator@bellarinelandcare.org.au 😊🌲🌳👍
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One of the reasons i love a blitz is because we never know what we will find. This baby Manna Gum will be an interesting specimen. It shows the importance of the guard removal we did. Lynne and Jim have planted so many 1000's of trees that they can b excused for not checking in with them all. Thank you to the 16 people who did a fabulous amount of work and thanks to Jim and Lynne for sharing their amazing property and hospitality.
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You are welcome to the next Bellarine Blitz! - this Sunday 2 July, 10am - 1 pm at MasonsFarm, 2011 Bellarine Highway, Marcus Hill. Projects- planting, removing tree guards and checking out the extensive revegetation which has been done over the past 8 years along Yarram Creek. Lunch provided.RSVP Sophie 0457333727 / facilitator@bellarinelandcare.org.au
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Thanks to everyone who turned out to help plant the Ryan's plants for wildlife! We got in 500 trees, shrubs and ground covers. Well done team! 💚💚🙃
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Bellarine Landcare with Melissa Ryan and Shaun Ryan.
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Bellarine Landcare added 4 new photos.
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Very excited about tomorrow's blitz. My first visit was last week end. Sooo much nature and great to be working with great guardians. If u didnt get to rsvp talk with Sophie or I will share my sausage roll with you!
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Awesome work Mannerim Memorial team! Sleepers installed successfully!
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Hi all, just a reminder that tonights weed and walk will b at the earlier 5pm winter time. Apologies but the gremlins r preventing us from changing the calendar on our website. Cheers Beth
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BLG News

Mannerim Memorial Indigenous Garden - A Community Project

Mannerim Memorial Hall, on Swan Bay Road, adjoining the Bellarine Rail Trail, commissioned in 1923, was built to commemorate those who served and died for their country and their community in WW1.

Mannerim Soldiers Memorial Hall c1928 - HOLMES collection 3

The Hall was used for dances, social occasions, meetings and indoor sports such as Badminton up until the 1970s. It was a symbol of a cohesive and vibrant community, determined that life would go on despite the sacrifices.  Bellarine Landcare Group has been working with the site’s trustees and the community to revive the memorial site to a place where the community can once more gather, reflect, and to enjoy a peaceful indigenous garden.

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Fire Spirit comes back!

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.

fire  burning

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Moolap Salt Works – Key Facts

BACKGROUND
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.

Moolap birds

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Rabbit Field Day – Sunday 26 February

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.

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Forthcoming Events

Thu Aug 24 @ 9:30AM - 11:30PM
Friends of Ocean Grove Nature Reserve
Tue Aug 29 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Friends of Pt Richard working bee.
Tue Sep 05 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Friends of Pt Richard working bee.
Fri Sep 08 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Landcare Week Revegetation Day
Tue Sep 12 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Friends of Pt Richard working bee.
Wed Sep 13 @ 7:30PM - 09:30PM
BLG Information Meeting - Vicki Perrett 'Geelong Sustainability and its One Planet Living Principles'
Tue Sep 19 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Friends of Pt Richard working bee.

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Our Indigenous Nursery

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.

Newsletters

See our latest newsletter, register to receive our newsletters or, better still,  join the BLG.

Facilitators

Our facilitators are often out and about - they can be contacted most easily by email:

facilitators@bellarinelandcare.org.au

Our Rabbit Program

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.

NRM Planning Portal 

See the maps of NRM activities in our region

NRMPPTo 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.

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