The next working bee will be held on Saturday 10 August 2019

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Weather Forecast

Guling Orchid Season [Aug]

Cold weather is coming to an end. Guling (orchids) are flowering.

Ae-noke (caterpillars) of Common Brown butterfly feed on grasses at night.

Muyan (Silver Wattles) are flowering.

Bulen-bulen (Superb Lyrebird) males perform the last of their courtship displays.

The star Arcturus is seen on the northwestern horizon soon after sunset.

Gurrborra (Koalas) begin mating. Males bellow at night.

Seven Seasons of the Kulin People

Artist - Karina H McInnes
Source - Museum Victoria

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2012 Foreshore Restoration Grant

2012cvcc100The CPRRA has been awarded a $16,300 DSE Coastcare Victoria Community Grant to continue the environmental restoration of the Cape Paterson Foreshore Reserve. 

During 2012, a series of working bees will remove invasive and noxious weeds from the coastal dune area and revegetate with indigenous plants.  Click on the title to find out how you can help.


Grant partners200aThe project will remove invasive and noxious weeds from the coastal dune area and revegetate with indigenous plants. Weeds of national significance which are a particular threat to our dune ecosystem include Angled onion, Bluebell creeper, Boneseed, Cape Ivy, Dolichos pea, English Ivy, Mirror Bush and Pittosporum.

This work will involve some contracted labour for chainsawing/chipping and poisoning and volunteer hours hand pulling, cutting, poisoning and clearing. There will also be several community planting days to revegetate the dune area with locally grown indigenous species, and encourage community groups to collaborate and share their manpower and expertise. 

In addition, the project will continue the education and knowledge sharing within the community on noxious weed identification and eradication, as well as on indigenous plants as alternatives to common garden weeds.

This grant enables the continuation of the highly successful revegetation efforts which the Cape community has been undertaking for many years. Interpretive signage will link the new site with earlier community revegetation projects around Cape Paterson.

Project Plan

As agreed at the last AGM, a total of 10 sites will be targetted under this grant.

Note that, for this project, the contractors will do the chainsawing and removal before we go on-site ... so all we need to do is the light work, being a bit of manual weeding and planting.  The site numbers are in the graphic below.


 Working Bee Plan and Progress

Note: If the status in the table below shows completed, click on it to see the webpage from that working bee.  See graphic above for the location of the site numbers referenced in the table below.

When What Status
10-Mar Site 1: WLSC access - Previous site around the clubhouse - maintenance required cut/paint/chipping + identify infill planting required. Completed
14-Apr Site 6: Along Surf Beach Rd - work involves cutting down or frilling (poisoning the plant and leave it standing) pittosporum and mirror bush, painting and then removing. Completed

Site 3: Above the WLSC – Planted 400 to create an attractive setting
Site 4: WLSC Car park - planted with some 450 plants


Site 4: WLSC Car park - finish planting with some 400 plants
Site 10: 2nd Surf car park - plant with 400 plants

14-Jul Site 1: WLSC access – plant with some 200 plants
Site 5: Birt Park near the caravan park - plant with some 50 plants
11-Aug Site: 7: Heathland opposite Market Place - now suffering from a spread of Tea Tree +.  Contractors will have already removed large tea treea. Simply cut the invasive plants at their base and then lay them on the ground.  Most are still small and can be done by hand. Completed
8-Sep Site: 7: As above Completed
13-Oct Site 5: Woody weed removal  Completed
10-Nov Site 1, 2: Infill planting with 100 plants and maintenance  Completed

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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 §4.3).

To join, simply fill-i the Membership Applicationon the left and pay the membership fees.

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