CAPE PATERSON

RESIDENTS AND RATEPAYERS ASSOCIATION

 

The next working bee will be a CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAY EVENT on Sunday 1st March 2020 at 10.30am.  

Meet at Birt Park above the boat ramp.    ALL WELCOME

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Biderap Dry Season [Jan-Feb]

Hot, dry weather. High temperatures and low rainfall.  Female Common Brown butterflies are flying.

Bowat (tussock-grass) is long and dry.

The Southern Cross is high in the south at sunrise.

Seven Seasons of the Kulin People

Artist - Karina H McInnes
Source - Museum Victoria

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Working Bee 8 February 2020

FrontFor the first working Bee for 2020 we joined forces with the Friends of Harmers Haven to continue the eradication of Sea Spurge from the foreshore at Harmers Haven. Sea Spurge is an invasive weed that is colonising the dunes and causing problems, particularly for shore nesting birds such as the Hooded Plover as it changes the nature of the dune incline and reduces the nesting area for the birds along the top of the beach.

 

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Friends of Harmers Haven have received a Coastcare grant to continue sea spurge eradication from Wreck Ck west towards Coal Point. This extends the work CPRRA have undertaken over the last 8 years to remove Sea Spurge from the coast between Cape Paterson and Harmers Haven and we were very happy to support this very worthwhile project.

Contractors were employed last spring to spray the thickest areas of sea spurge infestation on the face of the primary dunes and also where it has encroached into the secondary dune system. The task for the 30 volunteers was to hand pull Spurge that had survived the spraying and to remove any seedlings that had emerged in recent months.

The group worked diligently during the morning and took great care to not disturb the Hooded Plovers nesting in the area. It was most interesting, though a little sad, to see the large Leatherback turtle and Shy albatross that had made Harmers their final resting place

Many thanks to those working behind the scenes who provided scrumptious morning refreshments and lunch at the end of a very successful working bee.

 

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CPRRA Members

Membership is open to any person who supports the purposes of the Association is eligible for membership, provided they are:
a) a resident of Cape Paterson; or,
b) a ratepayer of the Bass Coast Shire owning property in Cape Paterson; or,.
c) support the purpose of the Association.

To join, simply fill in the Membership Application on the left and pay the membership fees.

You can download the Rules of Association by clicking here

CPRRA is a not-for-profit
incorporated association

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