Category Archives: Media Release

1 Greening Australia Keeping Place Schools Day

Kids rule at the Keeping Place.

Almost 90 school children from Nicholson and Swan Reach primary schools were treated to a day of environment, fun and culture at the Keeping Place in Bairnsdale last week. According to Greening Australia Project Manager, Marty Potts, the day was part of a schools’ program aimed at connecting local school children to the Gippsland Lakes,

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1 Group shot looking out

Restoring Eagle Point Reserve

Five thousand carefully selected native plants are growing in a local nursery to help in the restoration effort at Eagle Point Reserve. Tom Crook, Gippsland Plains Conservation Management Network (GPCMN) Facilitator, said the 40-hectare site adjoining the silt jetties faces several threats, but the most serious are linked to human behaviour. “Unfortunately, there has been

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MV Rodney Start royal spoonbills and cormorants

Watering gates help protect the Heart

New water control gates at the south eastern end of Heart Morass will allow water into and out of the wetland helping to improve the health of the wetland and provide improved habitat for the animals that call it home. West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority’s Project Delivery Team Leader, Matt Bowler, said the gates would

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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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