CAPE PATERSON

RESIDENTS AND RATEPAYERS ASSOCIATION

 

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

Meet at 9am at the Wonthaggi Lifesaving Club.  ALL WELCOME.

 

Weather Forecast

Waring Wombat Season [Apr-Jul]

Cool, rainy days follow misty mornings. The time of highest rainfall and lowest temperatures.  Waring (wombats) emerge to bask and graze in the sunshine.

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

Hearts of Kombadik (Soft Tree-ferns) are the major food when no fruits are available.

Days are short and nights are long.

The constellation of Sagittarius rises in the southeast after sunset, indicating the mid point of cold weather.

Seven Seasons of the Kulin People

Artist - Karina H McInnes
Source - Museum Victoria

 

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Working Bee 12-May-2012

wb04a-100On a cold and windy Saturday 12-May-2012, 20 community volunteers gathered to do some serious work on both our 2012 projects:

- continuing the restoration of the Foreshore Reserve; and,

- working to continue containing the sea spurge invading our beaches.

Click on the title to read more ...

 

2012-sites2502012 Environment Restoration SitesThe Environmental Restoration effort focussed on planting out Sites 3 and 4, as identified on the image right - click on the image to see a larger version.

Site 3 - Lookout above WLSC

Site 3 is where a new lookout has been installed by Council, well it was supposed to happened in 2009 ... but things take time.  While the site was clear, it did have some weeds which were sprayed a few days before we planted.

We planted some 400 plants here, about half what we intended, because of a mix-up in the plant types required.  So, we had to settle on just outlining the reveg areas.

You can see the result in the Before and After photos below.  We will secure about another 200 correct plant species and go back another day to infill plant the area.

Site3-120512Site3 "Before" Site3-120512-afterSite3 "After"

 Site 4 - Car-park above WLSC

As this carpark was fringed with both Pittosporum and Mirror bush, we had contracted wth some professionals to get rid of these woody weeds.  This had then been followed by other contractors spraying the remaining weeds around the car-park. 

So our work involved planting native species on the western edge of the car park.  We put in some 250 plants but still need to plant about another 400, so this work we will scheduled into a future working bee.

You can see the before/after photos below, but they don't really do the work justice as most of the plants went into the bank and gully behind the first line of trees.

1Site-4-NW-BeforeSite 4 "Before"

2Site-4-NW-AfterSite 4 "After"

3Site-4-NW-After-ACleared and planted gully on western edge of Site 4

 

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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.

You can download the Rules of Association by clicking here

CPRRA is a not-for-profit
incorporated association