Partnering with local businesses, community groups, speakers and sustainable living experts, the Festival of the Lakes on Saturday, 4 April promises to be a day filled with fun, education, and inspiration.
The event organised by the Gippsland Lakes Coordinating Committee (GLCC) through funding from the Victorian State Government, aims to provide an outlet to celebrate the fantastic environmental work around the Gippsland Lakes.
GLCC Co-Chair, Peter Jennings OAM, said the committee recognises that there are so many amazing people dedicating their work and personal lives to creating a better Gippsland Lakes.
“We’re extremely lucky to have people like this in the community and it is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate everything they have achieved and learn more from them,” said Peter.
“From the Friends of Beware Reef who have dived throughout the Gippsland Lakes helping prevent the spread of marine pests right through to Marty Potts who has worked tirelessly with Greening Australia to help protect and improve the fringing wetlands of the Gippsland Lakes.
“The day will include a speaker program held in the rotunda near the footbridge at Lakes Entrance. Speakers include Sean Phillipson from East Gippsland CMA talking about seagrass and seagrass monitoring, Tammy Logan from Gippsland Unwrapped speaking about personal action, Matt Montemurro from the Marine Mammal Foundation about their research in the Burrunan dolphin and much more.
“We’ll also have some market stalls, Nicky Moffat playing music and children’s activities.
“We’re adding new attractions to the day all the time, so the best way to follow what’s going on is to visit the Love our Lakes website lovourlakes.net.au or follow us on Facebook @LoveourGippslandLakes.”
The Festival of the Lakes is sharing the weekend with The Gippsland Lakes Great Pelican Count hosted by Birdlife Australia which will be held on Sunday, 5 April 2020.
The event will be held near the footbridge and Rotunda on the Lakes Entrance Foreshore from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm on Saturday, 4 April 2020.
This project is funded by the Victorian State Government for the health of the Gippsland Lakes.