Archive for the ‘General’ Category

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 https://engage.vic.gov.au/application/files/3215/0827/4648/FINAL_as_at_17102017_-_Reducing_the_impacts_of_plastics_on_the_Victorian_environment_-_join_the_discussion.pdf Once you have read through, there is a questionnaire here http://www.engage.vic.gov.au/waste/plastic-pollution 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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Paid up Members please log into members area to see our tree map so far and see if you can help

September 14, 2017 · Liz Sanzaro · 2 Comments
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Eyes open this Spring

Can you help in adding information about rare or endangered plants? Springtime is the time to observe, as new life “springs” up. Maroondah Council has contracted the expertise of Dr Graeme Lorimer, a local specialist environmental scientist to undertake two studies focusing on habitat and ecology. This will become the data from which Council is […]

August 30, 2017 · Liz Sanzaro · No Comments
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Ban the Bag (plastic)

CCS has just sent this email to Daniel Andrews, Lily D’Ambrosio  and Matthew Guy.  See below Hello Daniel, for the past 30+ years we have been advocating for no plastic bags with the full support of our local Conservation group. Through our community runs a tributary to Dandenong creek. It used to be called Croydon […]

June 2, 2017 · Liz Sanzaro · One Comment
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Living Links

News today: The launch of transforming the Dandenong Creek corridor into a World Class urban living link. Victorian Government has granted $1M to enhance the corridor between Bayswater North and Dandenong, to ensure habitat for a threatened fish species, enhance flora & fauna and improve water quality. Work will begin soon over the next 3.5 […]

April 28, 2017 · Liz Sanzaro · One Comment
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Plastic in fish?

please click on link and sign to support container reduction in our waterways. Other States have taken on board this scheme, now it is our turn! http://www.boomerangalliance.org.au/vic?utm_campaign=vic_petition_3&utm_medium=email&utm_source=boomerangalliance

February 28, 2017 · Liz Sanzaro · No Comments
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Port Phillip bay water quality

The EPA has sent us a message below “We’re trialling a free SMS service which provides notifications when a ‘POOR’ water quality forecast is issued for Port Phillip Bay beaches. These notifications will allow Victorians to make informed decisions about swimming at beaches during the Beach Report season.” click on the last link to access the method […]

February 2, 2017 · Liz Sanzaro · No Comments
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