Ron Paynter

Taking the long view

WHEN Ron Paynter throws a line into the Gippsland Lakes, he wants to know that he hasn’t done anything to harm the world-renowned aquatic ecosystem. With decades of memories from holidays around the Lakes, Ron has an emotional connection that makes his geographic link all the more important. Little Moe River and Bear Creek run

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Perry Bridge wetland (located between the Lower Avon and Perry Rivers).

Benefits to flow downstream

A range of projects in the Perry River Catchment are underway to reduce nutrients and sediments flowing downstream; helping improve water quality in the Gippsland Lakes. The Maffra and District Landcare Network received Gippsland Lakes Community Grant funding to work with landholders on fencing, revegetation and weed control as well as addressing erosion hot spots

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Flynns Creek Marshall Dean and Dan Cook

Buffering the Lakes

A vegetation corridor along Flynns Creek from the Eastern Strzeleckis down to the Latrobe River might not only provide wildlife easy passage through farm land but will also help filter water that ultimately reaches the Gippsland Lakes. Flynns Creek, located between Rosedale and Traralgon, flows through farm land in a northerly direction to the Latrobe

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Fairy Tern Chick

The reTERN of the birds! Migratory species flock to the Lakes

When you spend time on the Gippsland Lakes this October and November, you will be sharing the shore with masses of birds that have returned to the area after their spring migrations. Some will have travelled from as far afield as Siberia or China, where they have prepared for their flight throughout our winter, feasting

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Parks Victoria Macleod Morass (29)

Ibis – please don’t let me be misunderstood!

About 3,500 Ibis are currently nesting at Macleod Morass, creating a cocoon of chaos around their incredibly cute, fluffy chicks, as they go about the daily business of ensuring their successful path to adulthood. BirdLife Australia’s Project Officer for East Gippsland, Deb Sullivan, is working hard on a project with her team to monitor the

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