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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First spray of Sea Spurge

spray-track100As part of the CPRRA "Purge the Sea Spurge' grant project, spraying has been carried out by professional contractors on the area between Bay and Second Surf Beach.  Click on the image left to see an enlarged version that shows the area covered.

 

 

second-surf-250The major infestations was around the path that leads from Second Surf car park - the area worked by hand during the first working bee.  Click on the image right to see an enlarged version.

 

This is part of a planned three rounds of spraying this marine weed - one now in autumn, a second round in spring (to hit any seeds sprouting) and possibly a third next autumn (to clean-up).  However, our program of controlling Sea Spurge will need to continue for several more years.

 

Sea Spurge (euphorbia paralias)Sea Spurge (euphorbia paralias)To read more click here about the Sea Spurge Grant and the first working bee.

 

REMEMBER: The sap is toxic and can give an unpleasant dermatitis - so only handle it if you are wearing gloves.

 

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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