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Iuk Eel Season [Mar]

Hot winds cease and temperatures cool.  Iuk (eels) are fat and ready to harvest.

Binap (Manna Gum) is flowering.

Days and nights are of equal length.

Lo-An Tuka, the Hunter, is the star Canopus, seen almost due south at sunset.

Seven Seasons of the Kulin People

Artist - Karina H McInnes
Source - Museum Victoria

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Cape Paterson Residents & Ratepayers Association

cp1 star 100For the past few years, the CPRRA has been securing government grants to improve the Foreshore Reserve around the Wonthaggi Life Saving Club (WLSC) - see star on image on the right.

The objectives of these projects may be summarised as follows:

  1. Rehabilitate and revegetate the small creek that runs down beside the WLSC clubhouse and, in particular, stop the creek from overflowing into the club area when it rains hard.
  2. Take down the large pine trees which have dominated the area - these are not native to Cape and prevent the native vegetation from growing underneath them because of the oils they release into the soil.
  3. Plant an appropriate variety of native species to beautify the area and, critically, provide food and cover for native birds and animals and so encourage their return to the area.

Details of all projects can be seen via the projects listed in the Main Menu on the left.



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The membership fee is $15/person. For applicants between 15 and 18 years or over 70 the membership fee is optional. Donations always welcome! Please pay your membership fee either: by bank transfer, identifying yourself in the “Remitter” field to: BSB: 633 000 A/C No: 1309 56113 Remitter: your “surname-initials” Or, by cheque payable to “Cape Paterson Residents & Ratepayers Association”, and posted to: The Secretary, Cape Paterson Residents & Ratepayers Association, PO Box 280 Wonthaggi VIC 3995
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Click on the SUBMIT button below to send you membership application. You will receive an email copy. NOTE: By clicking on the submit button you: 1. Confirm that this is the equivalent of signing this membership form 2. Confirm support of the CPRRA’s purpose, being “... to protect and enhance the current and future liveability and biodiversity of Cape Paterson” 3. Agree to comply with the CPRRA’s Rules of Association which can be downloaded from the CPRRA members box at our website:


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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