Next meeting is the AGM - Sunday 7 January, 11am  

Wonthaggi Lifesaving Club.  All welcome.

Weather Forecast

Buath Gurru Grass Flowering Season [Nov]

The weather is warm, and it is often raining. Buliyong (bats) are catching insects in flight. Balayang, the Creation Being, is also referred to as the bat.

Kangaroo Grass is flowering.

Male Common Brown butterflies are flying. Coranderrk (Victorian Christmas Bush) is coming into flower.

The Orion constellation is setting in the western sky around sunrise.

Seven Seasons of the Kulin People

Artist - Karina H McInnes
Source - Museum Victoria

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Working Bee 11 Feb 2017

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An ethusiastic group of 16 volunteers met for the first working bee of 2017 and removed woody weeds (mirror bush, sweet pittosporum and pine tree seedlings) from areas around the Wonthaggi Surf Life Saving Club where indigenous trees and shrubs had previously been planted.

Click on the title to read more and see the photos.

  


The smaller seedlings were hand pulled whereas the larger ones needed to be cut and poisoned. 

Sea spurge seedlings were also removed from the dunes to the east of the WSLC clubhouse through to the end of Undertow Bay. Our sea spurge removal project has been very successful in this area. Six large bags of litter were also collected during the morning and sorted into recyclables and rubbish. 

Once again the weather was very kind to us. Many thanks to the volunteers who undertook this essential maintenance work to help preserve the Cape Paterson foreshore environment.
See below for photos from the mornings activity.

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CPRRA Members

Membership is open to "residents of Cape Paterson or ratepayers of the Bass Coast Shire owning property in Cape Paterson" (Constitution ยง4.3).

To join, simply download the Membership Application by clicking here and follow the directions.

You can download the Rules of Association by clicking here

CPRRA is a not-for-profit
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Whale Watch

There are many whales seen in our area but few sightings are formally recorded - so there is no evidence of these. So, if you see a whale, please:

- Take a photo and/or note the fin and tail shape, plus any markings

- Note the time/day/location

Then e-mail this info to our local Whale Watcher by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Our Hoodies

    Hooded PloversWe have two valuable Hooded Plover breeding sites at Undertow Bay and 2nd Surf Beach.  Hoodies are endangered species with breeding success currently very low.  To protect them you must:

      - Read and follow signage

      - Only observe them from a distance of 80-100m

      - Keep your dog on a lead and well away from the birds.

          To find out more about our Hoodies, click here