McGee’s Gully Walk

Posted on Wednesday 3 June 2015

Gully Walk flyer

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FoGL’s Bosworth Rd. Bridge submission

Posted on Wednesday 20 May 2015

Friends of the Gippsland Lakes, Parks & Reserves (FoGL) has serious concerns in relation to the impact the proposed Bosworth Road bypass would have on the Macleod Morass Reserve and its significant ecology and wildlife…

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Shoreline geomorphology and fringing vegetation of the Gippsland Lakes

Posted on Sunday 19 April 2015

This review has covered the existing literature, both from published sources and from unpublished consultants’ reports, on the form and evolution of the Gippsland Lakes, the variety of vegetation that fringes the Lakes’ shorelines, and the way both have changed since European colonization of the Gippsland region. The next step in the first stage of the broader study, Fringing vegetation and its geomorphological importance for the Gippsland Lakes shoreline, is to undertake a detailed survey of different parts of the shoreline in order to:

  • Describe shoreline geomorphology at a wide range of sites around the Gippsland Lakes
  • Characterize the fringing (water-dependent) vegetation at these sites
  • Assess the ecological value of this vegetation
  • Account, where possible, for any changes in shorelines or in vegetation since European colonization
  • Determine any relationship between lake or river-water salinity and shoreline geomorphology and fringing vegetation
  • Determine whether a freshwater subsidy is responsible for fringing vegetation occurring along the more saline shorelines, from which it would be otherwise be excluded by high salinity
  • Determine whether Common Reed collected from saline sites is more salt-tolerant than plants collected from fresher sites.

The second stage, Genetic identification of salt-tolerant strains of Phragmites australis (Common Reed) for use in revegetation projects around the Gippsland Lakes, will determine whether there is a genetic basis to any difference in the salt-tolerance of different strains of Common Reed and the extent to which clones from different sites are genetically related.

The two studies, taken together, will be used to provide more detailed advice on possible revegetation strategies for the shoreline of the Gippsland Lakes and the lower parts of the rivers that flow into it.

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FoGL submission to the Regional Coastal Plan

Posted on Saturday 18 April 2015

“FoGL emphasizes that environmental health and biodiversity underpin everything else.”

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FoGL Silt Jetties brochure

Posted on Saturday 18 April 2015

We need to tread carefully on this easily destroyed environment.

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FoGL Submission to the Inspector General for Emergency Management on Current Prescribed Burning Practices

Posted on Wednesday 18 March 2015

Concluding Comments: “FoGL stresses a fire ecology strategy needs to be developed and implemented that protects and enhances our biodiversity and is based on the best-available scientific evidence.” … ” We feel that a public awareness campaign needs to be mounted that challenges, with scientific evidence, the belief that planned burns protect communities and do no harm to wildlife and biodiversity.”

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FoGL new Committee

Posted on Wednesday 19 November 2014

    The new FoGL Committee;

  • Trevor Caldwell Acting President,
  • Nancy McMurray Acting Secretary,
  • Marian Matcham Treasurer,
  • Anne Schmidlii committee,
  • Don Ripper committee,
  • Adele Rosmalen committee,
  • Geoff Podger committee.

Friends of Gippsland Lakes Parks & Reserves is now on Facebook, keep up to date regularly with events and activities online.

This is a great tool to get information out there quickly.

If Any member or other organisation would like to post something on our page to get members involved please contact the Secretary.

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