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Electrical Drop-off day – Saturday 31st May 2014

An item from the useful ReThink Your Rubbish newsletter from the City of Greater Geelong.  This newsletter and other waste and recycling information available at: http://www.geelongaustralia.com.au/council/reports/article/item/8cb96334370b7cf.aspx Free electrical drop off day What do you do with the old toaster or kettle once it’s broken? These items can’t be recycled through your kerbside recycling bin. Often small electrical appliances are put into the garbage bin.
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Sharing The Love 2014

Sharing the Love flier Dear Marine Friends, Back in May 2012 many of us got together as a group of marine focused community groups in Barwon Heads for a weekend called “Sharing the Love”. This was an opportunity to share information, make connections,  and make plans to work together. It was a very successful weekend with many strong relationships forged that are still active.
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North Pacific Seastars – Pocket Guide

12782 PV Seastars pocket guide The attached PV guide to ID of one of Victoria’s most serious marine pests the Northern Pacific Seastar may be of interest.  


Whale Watch Coordinator

Dear fellow whale watchers, Just a quick email before the whale season commences to let you know that I will be away on extended leave from 17 April until 21 July. In my absence Amanda Bush will be filling in for me as whale sightings coordinator for DEPI in Barwon South West region and Logans Beach volunteer whale watch project. If you have sightings
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Moonah Morning @ Breamlea

BC Flyer 3May 2014 To fellow lovers of Moonah and all things environmental, Breamlea CoastCare is inviting you to a  ”Moonah Morning”. Please see attached Flyer with details of Speakers and planned activity. We hope to see you here. Breamlea Coastcare  


Marine & Freshwater Discovery Centre Volunteer Information Session

Volunteer Information Session Date: Saturday 28 June 2014 11am to 1pm Venue: DPI Queenscliff Centre 2A Bellarine Hwy Queenscliff (Melways Map 500 D1). RSVP: Thursday 26 June 2014 to 5258 3344 or to marine.discovery@depi.vic.gov.au This session will provide you with details of our training program, volunteer expectations and duties. Please see attached common questions. For further information about the Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre
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Mapping Plants & Making Pizza Workshop

Dear Members of Barwon Heads Sustainability Group, Barwon Community Arts Garden, Ocean Grove Coastcare and Friends of the Bluff, You are invited to our inaugural Mapping Plants, Making Pizza  workshop on Saturday 24th May from 3-6pm at the Barwon Heads Community Arts Garden. At the Mapping Plants, Making Pizza workshop, apart from enjoying some lovely wood-fired pizza, we will be demonstrating how to use a Habitat Quality Assessment Tool to measure the
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WILD MELBOURNE BLOG (Mud Island)

Hi All, Back in February a group of community volunteers visited Mud Islands in the Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park to take part in some marine monitoring, as a part of the Two Bays program in Port Phillip. Cathy Cavallo’s linked Wild Melbourne blog article provides a great reflection of what we saw, did, and discussed,  and I encourage those of you that
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Hands off Parks

On Saturday 2nd of November at Wilsons Prom, over 1200 people helped us make a spectacular sign on the beach spelling out ‘HANDS OFF PARKS!’ with glittering torchlight ‘stars’. It was a wonderful occasion, as you will know if you were there! And we couldn’t have done it without the wonderful contributions from our supporters, volunteers and partners.Check out this great video of the
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Jon Duthie in Talking Heads

You might be interested to read this article from Friends of the Bluff  el Presidente Jon Duthie as featured in the esteemed Barwon Heads publication Talking Heads.  Page 6 It includes some poignant reflections of the importance of place, and also links to FoB online resources. Enjoy. Regards, Mark