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Calling citizen scientists to join GLaWAC for the Pelican Count

The Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation (GLaWAC) are participating in the annual Great Pelican Count at Sperm Whale Head on Sunday 7 April, and the invitation is open to interested members of the public to join GLaWAC aboard the Lady Jodie and help count Pelicans. GLaWAC’s Gippsland Lakes Coordinating Committee (GLCC) Coordinator, Andy Booth

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Seacombe Landing habitat restoration underway

More than 1,500 indigenous trees and shrubs have been planted and tree guards placed around the larger plants to protect them from deer and rabbits at Seacombe Landing.  These restoration works have been funded by the Victorian State Government through the Gippsland Lakes Coordinating Committee (GLCC). The works are part of a suite of new

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Our Pelicans need you

The second annual Gippsland Lakes Great Pelican Count will be held at 11.30am to 12noon on Sunday, 7 April and locations all around the Gippsland Lakes. According to Deb Sullivan, Birdlife Australia Project Officer in East Gippsland nearly 150 people participated in Victoria’s first Great Pelican Count in April 2018. “We’re hoping our 2019 count

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Be on the look out – Northern Pacific Seastar

After four years since its first sighting, voracious predator the Northern Pacific seastar has been found in the Gippsland Lakes by a community member prawning at Wattle Point. Principal Officer Invasive Marine Species from Agriculture Victoria, Dr Richard Stafford-Bell, explained that the key features of the northern Pacific seastar are its five-pointed arms with upturned

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Twilight trips – a great way to see the Lakes

More than two hundred guests have learnt more about the Gippsland Lakes and their environment through the twilight boat trips hosted as part of the Love our Lakes project. The trips, funded by the Victorian State Government, have run from the Port of Sale to Flooding Creek and from Post Office Jetty in Lakes Entrance.

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