Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Coastal Ecology and Management Workshop

A free weekend workshop for coastal volunteers, at the Surf Lifesaving Clubhouse at Sandy Point, April 9th. & 10th.
(Sandy Point is on Waratah Bay, approx 45 km from Inverloch & 25 km from Foster)
Feedback from previous workshops has been all positive - don't miss the opportunity to attend this year!
Includes the following topics (list not yet complete):
  • Southern Australia’s unique marine environment
  • Saltmarsh – its importance and management
  • Beach-nesting birds and waders
  • Coastal weeds - identification and control
  • Geology of the South Gippsland coast
  • Fox control to protect beach-nesting birds and small mammals
  • Volunteers monitoring seagrass in Corner Inlet
Registration is now invited from members of volunteer coastal community groups and others interested in coastal management. Places limited. Presenters list not yet finalised, but will include:
  • Assoc Professor Paul Boon, Victoria University
  • Prof. Neville Rosengren, LaTrobe University
  • Mark Rodrigue, Parks Victoria
  • Birds Australia
  • DSE staff
  • South Gippsland Environmental Education & Interpretation Education Officer

Presented by South Gippsland Environmental Education & Interpretation and
Enquiries: Coastcare facilitator Bruce Atkin: 51 839116; 0429 842142 or reply to this email To Register: email

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