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GORSE GRANTS AVAILABLE! Another yellow flowered Nemisis of biodiversity and agriculture - along with Broom - is Gorse or Furze (Ulux europaeus). Gorse was introduced to the Bellarine as hedging 180 years ago and has the ability to infest areas making them impenetrable thickets – excellent habitat for rabbits! The Landcare Group has long had its sights on encouraging and supporting the control of the Gorse. Persistence is the key, as seeds of this shrub are long-lived, existing in the soil for up to 50 years after the parent plant has been removed. And there can be as many as 100 million seeds per ha in the soil! So, treatment must be on-going. The Landcare Group recently applied for and received $6,500 from the Gorse Task Force to support private landholders committed to ongoing control of the weed in cases where they need advice and financial support in the way to undertake the work. We are keen to hear from any landholders who have gorse, are committed to its removal, but would like to receive a bit of a help along with the job. Getting rid of Gorse is definitely achievable. As with Flax-leaf Broom, you can cut and paint it with herbicide, spay the whole plant, or with large areas, mulch with a Groomer, and spray the regrowth. Just got to remember to come back every year! For great information about Gorse management: http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/agriculture/pests-diseases-and-weeds/weeds/a-z-of-weeds/gorse If you are interested in this Grant please contact the Facilitator, Sophie Small on 0457 333 727.
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Looking for an outdoor activity this Sunday 13 August which makes a contribution to your local community? Join in a Bellarine Landcare Planting day from 10 am - 1:30 pm at 84 Arrigo Drive, Wallington. LUNCH provided. RSVP facilitator@bellarinelandcare.org.au
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30 years of Landcare in Corangamite: Faces of Landcare project. Celebrating this significant milestone, achieving 30 years of a volunteer movement, provides ...
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Looking for something to do this School Holiday? Join us for community planting days at the Mannerim Memorial, Fri 7 July and Sunday 16 July, 10:30 - 1:30pm. BBQ Lunch provided. RSVP Sophie 0457 333 727 or facilitator@bellarinelandcare.org.au 😊🌲🌳👍
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One of the reasons i love a blitz is because we never know what we will find. This baby Manna Gum will be an interesting specimen. It shows the importance of the guard removal we did. Lynne and Jim have planted so many 1000's of trees that they can b excused for not checking in with them all. Thank you to the 16 people who did a fabulous amount of work and thanks to Jim and Lynne for sharing their amazing property and hospitality.
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The Bellarine Rail Trail - Your Feedback!

We would like to hear your thoughts on the Rail Trail...  It will take just 5 minutes to complete this survey and will help improve our project

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PPVFQFP

Bellarine Landcare Group has a new project in conjunction with Bellarine Community Health and our Rail Trail partners to consult and create a health and wellbeing trail along the Rail trail, radiating from Drysdale station to Curlewis Rd and to Swan Bay Rd.

We think there are improvements to the Trail which would make it more interesting and accessible for users. We have some funding from Bellarine Community Health to improve distance markers, develop information signs and place some seating along the Trail.

PRIZE TO BE WON!!! Contributors who fill out the survey and leave contact details will go into the running to win your choice of 25 indigenous plants from the Bellarine Secondary and Bellarine Landcare Group Nursery in Drysdale! (Drawn 26/9/17)

We really appreciate your time:  

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PPVFQFP

Kate Lockhart, Bellarine Landcare Group Vice-President

 

 

Mannerim Memorial Indigenous Garden - A Community Project

Mannerim Memorial Hall, on Swan Bay Road, adjoining the Bellarine Rail Trail, commissioned in 1923, was built to commemorate those who served and died for their country and their community in WW1.

Mannerim Soldiers Memorial Hall c1928 - HOLMES collection 3

The Hall was used for dances, social occasions, meetings and indoor sports such as Badminton up until the 1970s. It was a symbol of a cohesive and vibrant community, determined that life would go on despite the sacrifices.  Bellarine Landcare Group has been working with the site’s trustees and the community to revive the memorial site to a place where the community can once more gather, reflect, and to enjoy a peaceful indigenous garden.

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Fire Spirit comes back!

I (Sophie) had the opportunity to attend a traditional burning workshop ‘Wiyn-murrup yangarramela - fire spirit comes back’ at Bakers Lane Reserve, Teesdale on  4 April, where Aboriginal fire practices were demonstrated side by side CFA burning practices. The day was led by the Waddawurrung, the CCMA and the Golden Plains Shire and supported by local Aboriginal people who’ve been visiting and learning from elders up in Cape York, where they have been able to maintain their fire practices post colonisation.

fire  burning

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Moolap Salt Works – Key Facts

BACKGROUND
Due to habitat destruction, salt works have become important habitat for migratory shorebirds around the world.
When Moolap salt works was still operating, it supported up to 11,000 shorebirds a year and met the criteria to be considered an internationally significant wetland.

Moolap birds

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Forthcoming Events

Tue Sep 26 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Friends of Pt Richard working bee.
Thu Sep 28 @ 9:30AM - 11:30PM
Friends of Ocean Grove Nature Reserve
Tue Oct 03 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Friends of Pt Richard working bee.
Tue Oct 10 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Friends of Pt Richard working bee.
Wed Oct 11 @ 7:30PM - 09:30PM
BLG Information Meeting - Robert Bender, Organ Pipes & Ivanhoe Bat Box Projects
Tue Oct 17 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Friends of Pt Richard working bee.
Tue Oct 24 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Friends of Pt Richard working bee.

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Our Indigenous Nursery

Our wonderful Indigenous Nursery is a joint initiative between Bellarine Landcare Group and Bellarine Secondary College.  Each year the nursery produces thousands of seedlings, indigenous to the Bellarine, for purchase by Landcare members and for major revegetation projects. Read more about the nursery.

Newsletters

See our latest newsletter, register to receive our newsletters or, better still,  join the BLG.

Facilitators

Our facilitators are often out and about - they can be contacted most easily by email:

facilitators@bellarinelandcare.org.au

Our Rabbit Program

In early 2015 we called landholders to a meeting about rabbit eradication. As a result of the wonderful turn-up at our first meeting, the BLG is now developing a Bellarine-wide Rabbit Eradication Program. If you are interested in this, please contact our facilitator.

NRM Planning Portal 

See the maps of NRM activities in our region

NRMPPTo access the interactive map, you will need to go to the following website: http://www.ccmaknowledgebase.vic.gov.au/nrmpp/cb_pages/disclaimer.php

The map is incomplete for the Peninsula but growing - some regions have already entered a considerable amount fo information and can now use their maps for planning and monitoring activities.

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