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Festival of the Lakes postponed

Festival of the Lakes at Lakes Entrance during April has been postponed due to risks around COVID 19 after rapidly changing events over the last week. Gippsland Lakes Coordinating Committee Chair, Peter Jennings OAM, said while they were disappointed to be postponing the event, he was heartened by the response to the event. “It’s clear

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Huge line up at Festival of the Lakes

 The dynamic and fascinating Gippsland Lakes environment will be explored at a one-day event at the Lakes Entrance foreshore on Saturday, 4 April 2020.  The Festival of the Lakes 2020 presented by the Gippsland Lakes Coordinating Committee and partners will include expert presenters and stallholders covering topics from personal action and responsibility through to discoveries of rare species in and around the

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Register for the Great Pelican Count

  The third annual Gippsland Lakes Great Pelican Count will be held at 11.30 am to 12 noon on Sunday, 5 April at locations all around the Gippsland Lakes.   According to Deb Sullivan, Birdlife Australia Project Officer in East Gippsland, nearly 200 people participated in Victoria’s first Great Pelican Count in April 2019.  “We’re hoping

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Big day planned for Festival of the Lakes

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

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Injured pelican released back into the Lakes

A pelican with suspected chemical burns has been released back into the Gippsland Lakes after a community effort to save its life. BirdLife Australia’s Project Manager, Deb Sullivan, said the injured pelican was first spotted toward the end of November near a fish cleaning station. “She looked like she had been through a bushfire,” said

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