McGees Gully Update

Posted on Thursday 4 February 2016

FOGL has been working for the past several months with other Community groups on plans to further rehabilitation works begun by EGSC and EG Water on McGees Gully in Bairnsdale. McGees Gully has an interesting history and McGees Gully Creek is an important waterway which runs from town into McLeods Morass.

The project, if approved and funded, would include a Shared Path and new signage highlighting the history of McGees Gully and the native flora and fauna found in the area, providing East Gippsland residents and visitors with a very interesting path along McGees Gully down to the Morass.

Last Friday FOGL representatives Anne Schmidli and Bill Cotter met with Frank McShane from EG Water, Anthony Nelson from EGSC and Bill Gamble from Mitchell River Rotary at the EG Water pumping station to discuss progress on the plans.


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Rotamah Island Bird Observatory working bee December 2015

Posted on Sunday 20 December 2015

FOGL recently joined members of Rotamah Island Bird Observatory Inc for a working bee at the old bird observatory homestead.  Several members arrived on Friday afternoon and others throughout Saturday.


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Mathieson’s Paddock

Posted on Friday 26 June 2015

milk carton guards were not beating the browsers – a refresh with stronger guards on Sunday 21 June

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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This review has covered the existing literature, both from published sources and from unpublished consultants’ reports, on the form and evolution of the Gippsland Lakes, the variety of vegetation that fringes the Lakes’ shorelines, and the way both have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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