The Year Ahead

  • AGM Sunday 12th August 12-4 at Nyerimilang – bbq lunch, meeting, guided walk – come along,
  • planting at the Silt Jetties 5th August,
  • planting at Macleods Morass and elsewhere,

Years Past

2011-12

  • Hog Deer Monitoring Project, Boole Poole
  • extensive survey work in conjunction with the Department of Sustainability and Environment and Forestech,
  • Feral pig monitoring, Boole Poole,
  • camera monitoring,
  • successful grant funding,
  • Parks Victoria Healthy Parks Healthy People Grant to be used to purchase feral pig bait hopper,
  • Coast Action Coastcare Macleod Morass revegetation project,
  • unsuccessful grant funding application (exclosure plots and infrared camera monitoring of Hog Deer),
  • submissions to;
    • Parks Victoria re Silt Jetties Rd. closure (last, most vulnerable section),
  • well-attended Christmas get-together at the home of the Dalgleish’s of Metung,
  • fascinating guided Night Walk at Burnt Bridge, Lake Tyers,
  • representation on the Macleod Morass Working Group,
  • assistance to Habitat Network East Gippsland in organising Biodiversity forum on the health of the Gippsland Lakes,
  • quarterly liaison meetings with Parks Victoria,
  • membership of the Victorian National Parks Association,
  • attendance at the ‘Choices for Living’ Expo in Bairnsdale,
  • attendance at the GEGAC Cultural Camp on Boole Poole,
  • several new members,
  • informative newsletters,

2010-2011

  • AGM Wednesday 11 August, Guest Speaker: Peter Veenker, Chairperson of the EGCMA,
  • Hog Deer management monitoring, exclusion zones,
  • continued organizational assistance and on-ground works for the Metung Bushland Reserve project,
  • planting on the Silt Jetties and elsewhere,
  • visit to Strathfieldsaye to learn how organic farming can assist the health of the Lakes,
  • informative newsletters.

2009-2010

    Our achievements:

  • AGM Wednesday 5 August, Guest Speaker: Alan Broughton, Vice President Organic Agriculture Association
  • Weed Spotter training in September,
  • Art Exhibition “Around the Edge with FOGL” in conjunction with East Gippsland Art Gallery and local artists; site-specific and gallery works across a range of mediums that relate and respond to various site visits with artists, the public and Guest Speakers,
  • continued organizational assistance and on-ground works for the Metung Bushland Reserve project,
  • planting on the Silt Jetties and elsewhere,
  • ‘open day’ on Boole Poole; guided walks,
  • spotlight walk at Nyerimilang Park,
  • contributions to the Macleod Morass Working group,
  • new members,
  • informative newsletters,
  • stuff I have forgotten.

2008-2009

  • leading role in organising Habitat Network East Gippsland’s Community Forum “Gippsland Lakes – Managing Change” (which has resulted in community representation on the Gippsland Lakes Catchment Task Force),
  • interpretive signage for Silvershot on Boole Poole,
  • representations to local Political Leaders, letters of support for other Groups’ causes,
  • submissions to;
    • Green Paper: Land and Biodiversity at a time of climate change,
    • Hog Deer Management Strategy,
    • East Gippsland Shire’s Environmental Strategy,
  • several planting events on the Mitchell River Silt Jetties,
  • funding received for and manufacture of improved branding materials,
  • well-attended Christmas get-together with a free tour on the Sea-Safari,
  • Culture in the Catchment canoe tour,
  • organizational assistance to Friends of Metung in managing Metung Bushland Reserve project,
  • formalized our partnership role with Parks Victoria,
  • representation on the Macleod Morass Working Group,
  • several new members,
  • informative newsletters,
  • etc.