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Fruit Fly control ! Teachers – an education must !

This message is for everyone, but a must for Schools!  CCS is hosting an evening meeting, during School Holiday time after Easter. We have gained the expertise of an educator about fruit fly. This threat is already among us unfortunately, with the potential to extensively ruin produce; from back yard fruit tree and vegie growers […]

March 15, 2018 · Liz Sanzaro · No Comments
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VALE Whilma Hewlett

Croydon has just lost one of our most connected and enthusiastic community members and one of our own committee.  Whilma Hewlett. Whilma grew up in Bayswater , the proud daughter of a Solider who lost an arm at war, but who came home and built a house for his family and continued to support them. […]

March 1, 2018 · Liz Sanzaro · No Comments
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A Blue Billed Duck loses local habitat?

If you weren’t aware CCS has it’s own FB page. It is a closed group, so you need to ask us to join, we really want to see more of our members using this if possible. We have just posted on FB the Video related to this issue. It comes from friendly groups around Knox […]

February 15, 2018 · Liz Sanzaro · No Comments
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Spinulosa Newsletter

from Montrose Environment Group this edition features the years of conservation effort made by both Graeme Lorimer and Ruth Jackson. Spinulosa Feb 2018 newsletter

February 15, 2018 · Liz Sanzaro · One Comment
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support two planning amendments

CCS encourages you to visit this site Transition Towns local Maroondah group and add your name. Two new amendments to Maroondahs Planning Scheme C96 and C97 have come about since a VCAT hearing concerning a multi-dwelling application in Lawrence grove abutting Railway Avenue in Ringwood East recently. The original Maroondah plan could have allowed […]

January 23, 2018 · Liz Sanzaro · No Comments
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where environment meets art

Ruth Jackson, is a local well known Botanical Illustrator. For many years now she has worked as an environmental activist using her magnificent life like paintings to engage with people about our precious environment. Her original watercolours are to be on exhibition at Federation Estate in Greenwood Avenue Ringwood. We encourage you to either attend […]

January 11, 2018 · Liz Sanzaro · No Comments
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While the cat is away etc ……………..

How cowardly of the person(s) responsible for a major Dandenong creek pollution event to wait until Melbourne is busy celebrating cup day to decide to discharge an enormous quantity of toxic effluent into Dandenong creek. The pictures show how horribly the fish and eels have died, with what looks like blistering on their skin. One […]

November 17, 2017 · Liz Sanzaro · One Comment
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STOP news… Plastic in the environment

Just today, Boomerang Alliance sent news that Victoria’s Premier Daniel Andrews, yesterday committed to banning one-use plastic shopping bags. There is a discussion paper available on line here Once you have read through, there is a questionnaire here You have until 25th January to respond. CCS suggests we do it now while the […]

October 19, 2017 · Liz Sanzaro · No Comments
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newsletter from Montrose Environment Group..MEG

Spinulosa 2017 August

October 12, 2017 · Liz Sanzaro · 2 Comments
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Congratulations to Knox Environment Society

Recently KES , in partnership with Knox Council, have been acknowledged with an Award for Excellence from the Local Government Professional association. Together they have developed a program called Gardens For Wildlife. It began small in 2005 providing assistance and plants for residents who wanted to encourage wildlife into their gardens. Only 4 % of […]

October 1, 2017 · Liz Sanzaro · No Comments
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