CAPE PATERSON

RESIDENTS AND RATEPAYERS ASSOCIATION

 

Working bees are held on the second Saturday of the month. The next working bee will be on - SATURDAY 9 February 2019.

Meet at 9am at the Wonthaggi Lifesaving Club.  All welcome.

 

Weather Forecast

Kangaroo-apple Season [Dec]

Changeable, thundery weather.  Bundjil (Wedge-tailed Eagles) are breeding. Bunjil, the Creation Being, is also referred to as the 'eaglehawk'.

Fruits appear on Kangaroo- apple bushes. Bali (Cherry Ballart) is fruiting.

Dhuling (Goannas) are active.  Buliyong (bats) are catching insects in flight.

Days are long and nights are short.

Seven Seasons of the Kulin People

Artist - Karina H McInnes
Source - Museum Victoria

 

 

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FoWH Rifle Range Wetland Project

This project - entitledĀ  "Wetlands Watch Them Grow" - is located on the old rifle range at the end of Reed Crescent in Wonthaggi - see star on image to the right.

  • Project participants included, in aplhabetical order: Bass Coast Shire Council, Cape Paterson Coastal Plains Landcare, Friends of Wonthaggi Heathland & Coastal Reserve, Greening Aust, Parks Victoria and Wonthaggi Seedbank.
  • This project won the 2007 Victorian Coastal Award - Water Quality.
  • Funding for the project came from grants from the Commonwealth Games Tree Planting Scheme and Commonweatlh Water Grants and Envirofund

Led by FoWH, itĀ  commenced in spring 2005, with the aim of the project was to create a wetland on what was once a degraded piece of public land that had been grazed by stock for the last 100 years. Eight community groups have been actively involved in the project, planting 7000 trees and 12 000 wetland plants to date. Once the wetland is operational, the next stage of the project will be to incorporate into the reserve walking tracks, interpretive signage, a bird hide and a car park.

Prior to this project, stock had direct access to the waterway, so terminating grazing had a direct improvement on the site's water quality. Downstream locations are reaping the ecological benefits of this improved water quality.


 

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If you want to help restore our local bushland, or if you have any questions, you can contact us by email by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

FoWH Members

Membership is open to those who share our aims.

You can join simply by filling ing the Membership Application left and paying the membership fee.

FoWHCR is a not-for-profit
incorporated association

 

FoWH Executive

President: Geoff Glare
Treasurer: Gary Martyn
Secretary
:  Anne Looney

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