Monthly Archives: December 2016

Loving our Lakes on foot

The Gippsland Lakes are an incredible asset for our region, and apart from their national and international environmental significance, they have high economic and recreational value. As residents and visitors to the Lakes, we love to make the most of them, and while that often means heading out in the boat, being on the water

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Lakes birds added to threatened species list

Two of the Gippsland Lakes’ significant shorebirds, the Eastern Curlew and the Curlew Sandpiper have been recommended to be added to the Flora and Fauna Guarantee threatened species list. The Eastern Curlew is the world’s largest shorebird, and uses its large bill to search for crabs, its largest food source in Australia. The Curlew Sandpiper

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Bengworden’s quiet revolution

Agriculture is one of the biggest industries around the Gippsland Lakes, and plays a large part in the health of these significant waterways. Jenny Robertson of Gracemere Merinos, a wool operation at Bengworden, says decisions made on-farm can have a direct impact on the Lakes. In recent years, the Robertson’s and other farmers in the

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A life on the Lakes

Ross Gilsenen can’t imagine his world without the Gippsland Lakes. A lifetime of living and working on them has provided an intimate understanding of the local waterways. Born in 1933, Ross has always lived in Paynesville, and was a commercial fisherman on the Lakes for more than 50 years. His father Don was a fish

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