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Connect with nature this National Tree Day

Gippsland residents have the chance to connect with nature and help improve the health of the Gippsland Lakes this National Tree Day, Sunday 29 July. Organised by the Maffra and Districts Landcare Network the community tree planting event will take place at Perry Bridge with more than 5,000 native plants to go in the ground. Event

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Dowd Morass aerial

Salinity investigated at Dowd Morass

Dowd Morass forms part of the lower Latrobe wetlands – an amazing wetland complex that is home to native water birds and a stopping point for migratory shore birds. It’s attractiveness to wildlife is due in large part to the trees, plants and food the habitat provides. The swamp paper bark trees are an important

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John and Alan Friends of Beware Reef

Getting friendly with marine life in the Gippsland Lakes

A community grant to the Friends of Beware Reef is uncovering just what lies beneath the surface of the Gippsland Lakes. According to member Alan Wilkins, the idea behind the project was to give members of the public access to see what lives in the Gippsland Lakes, without having to dive down and see it

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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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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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