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Great work, butts are a scourge on our wildlife from ingestion to toxin absorption.
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Half the Platypus in the world are female, all are threatened. Recent Danish research may have shown that Platypus, like birds, may have quantum intelligence that allows them to see magnetic fields. P...
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Sydney, Australia, is a global city, blessed to still have areas of remnant natural bushland scattered throughout its suburbs. When Captain Cook first sailed into Botany Bay in 1770, the biodiversity would have been spectacular and even to this day there is a far greater diversity of plant species within the city boundaries than exist in the entire United Kingdom. Some incredible wildlife still occurs here too. The problem is that bushland areas are extremely sensitive to invasive weeds and can ...
by August 3, 2020
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"I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery - air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, 'this is what it is to be happy.' " Our addtion to Capture your connection competition. #landcareweek2020
by July 25, 2019
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A holistic approach to environmental education: How to foster ongoing environmental stewardship in the community.        Bellarine Catchment Network engages the wider Bellarine Peninsula community through a variety of programs and opportunities that facilitate re-engagement and behavioural change. Their goal is to continue delivering integrated community driven projects that protect and enhance the environmental values of the Bellarine. ...
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by February 24, 2020
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Sydney, Australia, is a global city, blessed to still have areas of remnant natural bushland scattered throughout its suburbs. When Captain Cook first sailed into Botany Bay in 1770, the biodiversity would have been spectacular and even to this day there is a far greater diversity of plant species within the city boundaries than exist in the entire United Kingdom. Some incredible wildlife still occurs here too. The problem is that bushland areas are extremely sensitive to invasive weeds and can ...
by January 8, 2020
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Alby Wooler and a group of friends formed the Capricorn Coast Landcare Group in 1987. Alby was also the person who launched the Junior Landcare programme in 1997 in local schools around the area; a programme that has since spread not only nationally, but also globally. In 2005 he received the Queensland Individual Landcare Award, and was runner up in the National Individual Landcare Award. In the same year he was voted Livingstone Shire Council Citizen of the Year, as well as receiving the Queen...
by February 18, 2020
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Over forty years ago, the Innisfail State High School Grade 12 class Student Council came up with the idea to plant a rainforest revegetation plot in the school grounds.  In subsequent years, encouraged by a young biology teacher, the plot was maintained and increased.  Then in 2006 came Category 5 Cyclone Larry, with severe damage to trees throughout the area.  Within school grounds, the powers-that-be decided trees were a hazard and many other schoolyards around our area were denuded, as t...
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by February 24, 2020
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  Against all odds...a Sea Turtle Survival Story ...
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The Rio Tinto Indigineous Land Management Award is presented to an outstanding indigenous community group or individual that is working towards improving land use or enhancing or protecting an area on behalf of the community. Sally Moylan, ACT Sally’s background and cultural values translate to her work environment in challenging situations, where she is not afraid to speak up from a position of knowledge and integrity....
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By David Littleproud MP, Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources David Littleproud MP. ...
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By Peter Brenton, Atlas of Living Australia A sighting of the blue-banded bee uploaded to the ALA by Anthony Katon in NSW. ...
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Core samples taken in 2018 comparing (from L to R) the aerated, control and SoilKee strips. For the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority (WGCMA), helping improve farm productivity while reducing the impact on the environment is a key part of natural resource management. ...
by January 8, 2020
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Alby Wooler and a group of friends formed the Capricorn Coast Landcare Group in 1987. Alby was also the person who launched the Junior Landcare programme in 1997 in local schools around the area; a programme that has since spread not only nationally, but also globally. In 2005 he received the Queensland Individual Landcare Award, and was runner up in the National Individual Landcare Award. In the same year he was voted Livingstone Shire Council Citizen of the Year, as well as receiving the Queen...
by February 5, 2020
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Andrea Lindsay is one of 40 wonderful volunteers who propagate indigenous plants for revegetation at the Bellarine Secondary College & Bellarine Landcare Group Nursery .... Andrea is pictured here with the Nursery Coordinator, Fiona Love. ...
by February 6, 2020
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After 30 years of caring for our own patch of Australia; clearing boxthorn & lantana; planting windbreaks with local native trees raised from seed in conjunction with Greening Australia & our kids local State School; destocking applicable areas for native vine scrub regeneration & water retention; changing our stock troughs to suit all forms of wildlife (plus cattle & horses) we decided to invite Land For Wildlife out to see if they thought we were doing all the right things before we advertised...
by February 25, 2020
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MCCL Partners with HBOC to undertake ongoing seasonal surveys of bird species. Martindale in NSW, and particularly Medhurst Bridge in Martindale, is a renowned hotspot for bird watchers. Well-known as a particular habitat for the Painted Honeyeater in NSW each summer, local residents keenly watch for the first birdos to arrive in mid-late September each year. This annual migration flows sporadic sightings throughout the annual cycle of bird migration. Often seen on the verge of the narrow one...
by March 24, 2020
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The Ramsar Convention is the only international treaty devoted to conserving a single ecosystem type across the planet - Wetlands. 157 nations work together to care for 2,300 Ramsar wetland sites across the world and 6 of them occur within the Bellarine Peninsula and western Port Phillip Bay. Raising awareness of these precious habitats is a priority for the Bellarine Catchment Network in 2020 and our established schools program provides the ideal outreach for this message.   ...
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by October 22, 2020
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The Geelong region is home to picturesque coastal and country areas which form distinctive landscapes and habitats for people, plants and animals. Keeping these areas free of litter is important to everyone, and our region fortunately benefits from many active volunteer groups and organisations whose focus is keeping our natural areas litter free and healthy. Many residents volunteer their time to participate in clean-ups and citizen science projects which seek to understand the type and source ...
by October 22, 2020
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  The Pt Lillias Peninsula is a stunning Ramsar site adjacent to the Avalon Coastal Reserve and provides significant habitat for migratory birds. The beautiful site is heavily impacted by marine litter which pollutes the area and risks negatively affecting wildlife. BCN’s project ‘Caring For Our Point’ aims to highlight the littering issue through a behaviour change campaign which will hopefully improve visitor stewardship of the site. ...
by October 22, 2020
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As part of the Victoria Nature Festival and the Day By The Bay Festival, Bellarine Catchment Network presented a Virtual Beachcomb to show people how to easily identify some common beach artefacts found on bay beaches. This event was steamed live and a recording can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utEllPZia7E&t=7s  Bellarine Catchment Network have also created a poster that is free for anybody to use at home, at school or when they are on the beach. This poster features some...
by August 6, 2020
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If you go walking along your local beach or open space you are likely to find cigarette butts. Although the majority of a cigarette is burnt away, the filter that is left is actually made of plastic.  This means that every cigarette butt that is not ‘binned’ and left as litter, ends up washing down our streets, into drains and then our waterways where they eventually end up in Corio and Port Phillip Bay.  These butts are easily mistaken for food by our marine wildlife, causing them serious harm....
by July 30, 2020
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  Port Phillip Bay is full of diverse and beautiful life and is a rich source of fresh food including fish, squid, mussels and crustaceans. Our bay is important for the local fishing industry and is also enjoyable, attractive and important to recreational fishers. Fishing is a great way that we can enjoy fresh food, bring families and friends together, feel part of a community, get outdoors, appreciate nature, find some peace and quiet or simply enjoy the challenge of the catch. Despite these...
by July 28, 2020
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If you go walking along your local beach or open space you are likely to find cigarette butts. Although the majority of a cigarette is burnt away, the filter that is left is actually made of plastic.  This means that every cigarette butt that is not ‘binned’ and left as litter, ends up washing down our streets, into drains and then our waterways where they eventually end up in Corio and Port Phillip Bay.  These butts are easily mistaken for food by our marine wildlife, causing them serious harm....
by May 20, 2020
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The Ocean Grove Coastcare Group in conjunction with Bellarine Catchment Network recently completed stage 2 of the Ocean Grove Governors Place Coastal Alkaline Scrub rehabilitation project. This project funded by the City of Greater Geelong and titled ‘Street to Sand’ has had significant community groups and land manager collaboration. An area that had been overlooked for ...
by February 24, 2020
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by February 14, 2020
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Bellarine Carchment Network teamed up with Wreck to Reef Swim. Approx 2000 single use plastic cups were diverted from landfill, 300 reusable coffee cups were used, with 90% of participants using the cups and Aquascope activity was held for the kids. A great event and enviro outcome.
by December 17, 2019
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The Clifton Springs Curlewis area is a hidden gem in Geelong, filled with stunning waters, sandy beaches and iconic views. To protect all this beauty, a new Coastcare Group has formed to conserve the values of this section of coastline for future generations. The Clifton Springs Curlewis Coastcare Group held first meeting during December 2019 and elected an interim volunteer committee of management. Over 2000 Coastcare groups currently exist in Australia with the aim to protect and conserve t...