The next working bee will be held on Saturday 9 November 2019

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Weather Forecast

Poorneet Tadpole Season [Sep-Oct]

Temperatures are rising but the rain continues. Pied Currawongs call loudly and often.

Flax-lilies are flowering.

The flowering of plants such as Myrnong, (Yam Daisy), indicates the tubers are ready for eating.

Bulen-bulen (Superb Lyrebird) males have finished displaying.

Days and nights are of equal length.

Seven Seasons of the Kulin People

Artist - Karina H McInnes
Source - Museum Victoria

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2010-11 Coastcare Community Project

The 2010-11 project combined community volunteer labour with a $22K DSE Coastcare grant to leverage some $60K of equivalent expenditure.

The work is centred on six locations (see gold stars on image at right) in the central portion of the Cape Paterson Foreshore Reserve.


Project partners are CPRRA, WLSC, BCSC and DSE Coastcare (see image below right)

    It is funded from the Coastcare Victoria Community Grants Program, a partnership between the Victorian and Australian Governments.

    CPWG-Signage-2011-300x400-10Signage InstalledThe project objectives are:

    • Removal of 19 mature pine trees
    • Conduct training for volunteers in weed identification involving local experts.
    • Conduct community education on eradicating noxious weeds from residential gardens. Distribute pamphlets on weed identification and indigenous plants.
    • Erect educational signage at the site. Encourage the community to become involved and educated about the natural values.
    • Community weeding days to control weed infestation
    • Revegetation with indigenous plants sourced from local nursery

    A series of 12 working bees have been undertaken, supported by resources from the Council and from tree removal specialists for the cutting down of large pine trees.

    You can see more about the completed working bees by clicking on the 'completed' dates below:


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      1. 8-May-2010 - Completed
      2. 22-May-2010 - Completed
      3. 19-Jun-2010 - Completed
      4. 17-Jul-2010 - Completed
      5. 14-Aug-2010 - Completed
      6. 11-Sep-2010 - Completed
      7. 8-Oct-2010 - Completed
      8. 9-Apr-2011 - Completed
      9. 14-May-2011 - Completed
      10. 11-Jun-2011 - Completed
      11. 9-Jul--2011 - Completed
      12. 13-Aug-2011 - 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.

        You can download the Rules of Association by clicking here

        CPRRA is a not-for-profit
        incorporated association