Category Archives: Gippsland Lakes

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Gippsland Lakes Annual Report highlights action across the region

The 2016/17 Gippsland Lakes Annual Report is now available highlighting key works, achievements and investment into the Ramsar Listed Gippsland Lakes. Gippsland Coordinating Committee Co-Chair, Dr Peter Veenker, said the report provided a snapshot of works completed over the last 12 months. “Twenty-three partner organisations have worked on projects across the Gippsland Lakes,” said Dr

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Funding Recipients

Gippsland Lakes Community Grants close soon

Gippsland Lakes Community Grants for groups to complete projects that will help improve the health of the Lakes close at 9am on Wednesday, 16 May. According to Gippsland Lakes Coordinating Committee Co-Chair, Peter Jennings, the grants provide an opportunity for community groups to seek funding for projects that will help tackle key priorities for the

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Gillian and Robert Morpeth at North Arm boat ramp near Bullock Island

More than 150 flock to Great Pelican Count!

More than 150 people at 81 sites on land, in kayaks and on boats participated in the very first Gippsland Lakes Great Pelican Count. Count organizer BirdLife Australia Project Manager in East Gippsland, Deb Sullivan, said she was thrilled with number of participants involved in the citizen science project. “There were 444 pelicans counted across

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Blonde Bay tour

Foxes – one of the worst

Foxes are an introduced predator that take a massive toll on native and migratory water birds of the Gippsland lakes. The fox is listed in the World Conservation Union’s list of the 100 worst invasive species. The economic impact of foxes in Australia has been estimated at around $227.5 million per year. This includes $17.5

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Members of the Heyfield wetlands committee on site

$285K available for environmental improvement grants on the Lakes

Gippsland Lakes Community Grants are now open for groups to complete projects that will help improve the health of the Lakes. According to Gippsland Lakes Coordinating Committee Co-Chair, Peter Veenker, the grants provide an opportunity for community groups to seek funding for projects that will help tackle key priorities for the Gippsland Lakes. “There is

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