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Coastal Walkabout App

We have recently launched a new project entitled “Coastal Walkabout”.  We are keen to introduce it to you. We hope you will find it useful and that you will use it as an asset in your research and community involvement/engagement strategy. Many of you have contributed images toward the APP and the website. Many thanks! Coastal Walkabout is an open access, dynamic, citizen science
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Blue Groper

Hi All,                                                                                                                                        I thought you may all be interested and excited to learn that the maturing Blue Groper filmed by Jarrod Boord at the recent fish count at Barwon Bluff Marine Sanctuary (1/12/13) is a Western Blue Groper, Achoerodus gouldii. The species was confirmed for the first time as being present n Victroia in 2011 and is now a protected fish in Victoria, along
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Great Australian Fish Count

Great Victorian Fish Count 2013 Report (2) Thought you may enjoy this little clip form the recent GVFC at the Barwon Bluff Marine Sanctuary in Barwon Heads SUPPORTED BY Friends of the Bluff and Parks Victoria.Thanks all for a great day.A copy of the summary report from the day is also attached for your information. Best wishes, Mark http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ol3YKrkYwwI&sns=em PS:  Select HD and turn
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Welcome to our summer edition of Park Watch

Welcome to Park Watch


Keep Barwon Heads plastic bag free- Jute Bags available

Hi Everyone, Barwon Heads Plastic Bag Free Jute Bag is now available for sale only $5. Why not fill with local produce and give as a Christmas gift.                                                                                                                           Email us at sustain@bhartsgarden.com or call me on 0417518685 to arrange delivery or pick up. Regards Faye


COGG Environment Strategy

Have Your Say …. The COGG draft Env strategy is available for comment til the end of Jan – anyone interest in developing a FoB response contact Mark or Jon http://www.geelongaustralia.com.au/council/yoursay/consult/item/8d0cae103b24f87.aspx


Letter from Kelly O’Shanassy

Dear FOB Members, It’s a state of emergency! The state Coalition Government has opened up Victoria for brown coal mining, toll roads, logging and corporate profit at the expense of our environment. It’s been one disastrous decision after another by the Coalition Government. They’ve turned their back on clean energy. They’ve slashed and burned Victoria’s progressive Climate Change Act. And now they want to carve
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News from CEO Kelly O’Shanassy and Campaigns Director Mark Wakeham

Dear FOB Members , Thank you so much for standing with us to safeguard our precious environment in 2013. The only way we can protect our environment is by working together. So thank you for your wonderful support! 2013 has been a year of enormous challenges, with many of our hard-won environmental protections under attack. But thanks to you, it’s also been a year
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Port Phillip Bay and Yarra River – NEW WEBSITE

In case you haven’t heard from another source, I am very pleased to advise that on Sunday 1 December  the Victorian Government launched the http://www.cleaneryarrabay.vic.gov.au/ As you may know, this  website aims to be a water quality information one-stop-shop for those wanting to use the Port Phillip Bay and Yarra River waters recreationally, report an environmental incident or are seeking to get involved in
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HOODED PLOVER CHICKS

BirdLife Australia is looking for volunteers who have some free time over the holidays to help protect Hooded Plover chicks on local beaches. If you can spare two – three hours a day to spend on the beach talking with beach users, raising awareness & reminding dog walkers to leash their dogs, please contact us! Now is the time we need you most! We
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