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Silt Jetties Working Bee Saturday 6th November

A joint Friends of the Gippsland Lakes Parks and Reserves (FoGL) and Eagle Point Paynesville Landcare Coastcare Group Working Bee will be held on Saturday 6th November from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm.

The location of the Working Bee are the four paddocks on the South arm of the Silt Jetties where FOGL members have been involved over recent yeas. The plantings are progressing well and maintenance is now a priority. Checking plants, weeding and removing/replacing tree guards will be the major tasks to be undertaken.

A spade or mattock and a mallet would be useful tools to bring, along with gloves and if required a thermos for a cuppa.

The site is just past the end of the bitumen on Silt Jetties Road and a FOGL sign will be on display. Any time between the designated hours that you have available to contribute would be appreciated.

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If you require any further information contact Trevor Caldwell – mobile 0417261204 or email

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Metung Bushland Reserve Working Bee

Went well on a lovely sunny day.

A good turnout of Metung people and some from further afield put in a few hours to plant all the plants and install a park table and signage. Parks Victoria staff Nat and Rob provided their assistance and most of the equipment.

An infestation of agapanthus was also removed.

Images here


Annual General Meeting

Wednesday 11 August
Bairnsdale Bowls Club
Dine: 6pm
Guest Speaker: 7pm
Peter Veenker, Chairperson of the East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority.
This will be an opportunity to hear about the work of the current Authority and in the future with the new Gippsland-wide organisation.

Meeting: 7.30pm

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Around the Edge with FOGL at EGAG

With the assistance of the Friends of the Gippsland Lakes Parks and Reserves (FOGL) the East Gippsland Art Gallery (EGAG) presented a major exhibition titled Around the Edge with FOGL in May.

The edge, Tambo Bluff - Lisa RobertsEstablished local artists working in a range of media were invited to participate in a gallery-based exhibition with works that reflect their inspiration and response to the various environments surrounding the Gippsland Lakes.

Some artists were invited to create specific works at sites identified by FOGL.

Around the Edge with FOGL offered the community an alternative vision of the Lakes and the surrounding Parks and Reserves. It also raised the awareness of the work performed by FOGL and the challenges confronting them.

Funding provided by Parks Victoria from their Healthy Parks, Healthy People funds.

Bill Cotter reading

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Spotlight Walk Sat03Apr 6.45pm Nyerimilang

Join the Friends of the Gippsland Lakes Parks and Reserves (FoGL) and Parks Victoria on a guided spotlight walk through the bush at Nyerimilang on Easter Saturday evening 3rd April 7pm-9pm.

See (possibly) Possums, Sugar-Gliders, Bats, Wombats, Wallabies and roosting birds. Hear from our knowledgeable guides the secrets of the night environment.

Meet at the Nyerimilang Heritage Park car park, Nyerimilang Rd. (via Kalimna West Rd) at 6.45pm. Min. age 4 years old. BYO drink, long sleeved shirt, insect repellent, walking shoes etc..

Free, gold coin donation to FoGL welcome.

Go here to learn more about Nyerimilang Heritage Park.

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Boole Poole Open Day Sunday 15 November 10.00am-3.00pm

Ever wondered what lies over the water from Metung?

Be FOGL’s guest on Sunday 15 November, 2009 when, along with Parks Victoria we invite you to experience the natural beauty of the Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park with its varying habitat from saltmarsh and wetlands to Banksia Woodland.overthere

This is a day for walkers and cyclists alike.

For those without a boat the day starts with a ferry service from the Metung boat ramp at Shaving Point Metung on the Lakes Explorer or on Sampson, Gippsland Lakes Barge Service barge across to Silvershot between 10am-11am. Of course you may choose to arrive in your own watercraft.

Get over to Silvershot early to enjoy the sausage sizzle!

Matt Holland Parks Victoria Ranger will lead cyclists on an extended tour of the Park. This ride includes hills and sand so an appropriate level of fitness is required.

Invited Speakers such as renowned Botanist Bill Peel will guide a walk highlighting the natural assets and cultural heritage of the Park. The Guided Walk will commence at 11.30am.

Join the Guided Walk and learn about the amazing and varied life in the Park and the significance of the place to the Tatungoloong people. Discuss the influences, including climate change, that impact on this ‘bellwether’ zone.

Walks of varying lengths will be managed by a minibus that will shuttle back and forth for part of the distance.

To view a map highlighting walks and distances go here »

Visitors should note that fresh water is not available on Boole Poole, therefore adequate supplies should be taken. Similarly, public toilets are unavailable so come prepared! (there are toilets at Shaving Point for those caught short).

Bring: camera, water, snacks, insect repellant, sun screen. Wear: hat, good walking shoes. If cycling, bring: your bicycle, helmet and protective clothing.

The return transport is organised on Sampson and the Lakes Explorer between 2pm-3pm although Lakes Explorer will operate between times if needed.

Phone David 51562175.

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National Tree Day Planting Sunday 2 August

FOGL members will again be involved in planting on Crown Land south side of the Mitchell River on the Silt Jetties.
Go >> here for all the details