Reposted from @mp_koalas

Come tree planting with us this Saturday! It’s a fun day out for the whole family and we have 1300 plants to plant on a beautiful property in Merricks! Many hands make light work, so if you can spare a few hours, please register at www.mpkoalas.org.au 🐨🌳💚
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Reposted from landcaremaincreek 🌳Our next plantiong day is in Flinders.
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👩‍🌾 Help us create habitat for the countless animals that call this property home. Planting shelter belts will increase our wildlife corridors.
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⏰ 9.45am SUNDAY 21st AUGUST
📍 47 Keys Road, Flinders
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😊 We’d love to see you there.
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⛏ All tools supplied
🧤 Bring gloves and weather appropriate clothing, closed toe footwear
🧃BYO refreshments
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Reposted from @the.crew.at.daangean Thank you for your kind words Maxine and for your stunning artwork. Your dedication over the last couple of years to be able to provide this gift to everyone that visits the reserve has been simply amazing. ♥️

"Daangean, Devilbend Natural Features Reserve ☀️

I'd like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land- the Bunurong/ Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation, their elders past, present and emerging of which Daangean, Devilbend Natural Features Reserve is located on and where I was lucky enough to paint this mural.

 This mural has been created as a part of the Grassland Murnong project. A volunteer run project to re-vegetate an area of the reserve to restore it to native grasslands 🌱

 The mural centres a beautiful first nations woman looking out over the Murnong plains. It celebrates the strong continuing connection the Bunurong/ Boon Wurrung people have to the land and the care they have given to this part of the country for thousands of years and still continue to today 🧡

 Around the sides of the tank features the Australasian Bittern, an endangered native bird that has been found around this part of the reserve. The hope is that with the re-vegetation of the land it will become a home that the Australasian Bittern population can thrive again.

The biggest thankyou to Hansi Wegner! Hansi tirelessly volunteers so much of his time to the care of this reserve and engaging the community in it. Thank you so much for initiating, organising and being a constant support throughout the creation of the mural 🧡
Thank you to the Bunurong land council for their guidance over the artwork and project 🧡 Thank you to the all the volunteers that spend their time helping to look after and restore this piece of paradise 🧡 Thank you so much to all of the friends, family and locals (now friends) who have come and helped, had a chat and visited over the time 🧡 This mural is special to my heart. It was the first mural I was able to paint outside of my family's house. It's taken me a long time to finish it.
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Reposted from @mp_koalas

Happy @nationaltreeday !!! What a massive day planting 1300 trees and shrubs in two locations. We planted 500 plants at the @arthursseateagle and another 800 plants in Merricks Beach. The photos are all from Arthurs Seat (Merricks Beach post to follow)! Thanks to the amazing Eagle staff for all your help this morning and thanks to the 50 volunteers who made light work of this project! All volunteers received free rides on the Eagle which made for great photos. 🙂

Including events run by @landcaremaincreek, Merricks Coolart Landcare, @sunshinereserve, The Briars, Hastings Foreshore and others, more than 5,000 trees and shrubs were planted across the Peninsula this weekend! Imagine National Tree Day was every weekend…
Well done and a massive thank you to everyone who planted this weekend!

@bendigocb_balnarringdistrict
@15.trees
@onetreeplanted
@ifawaustralia
@landcarevic
@ourpeninsula
@conservation_collective
@australianwildlifesociety
@warranbrooke
@tapwines
@balnarringraces
@melbournewater
@wildadventuresmelbourne
@firehouse51brewing
@peninsulabushworks
#koalahabitatrestoration #koalaconservation
#saveourkoalas
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Reposted from @communitybankbalnarring

What a great morning planting trees with the Merricks-Coolart Catchment Landcare Group.

Thank you to everyone who turned up to support the great work being done. We can’t wait to watch these trees grow and be a wonderful home for our local wildlife.

We were happy to be able to reward everyone with a BBQ lunch and thank you to the Balnarring Lions Club for cooking the sausages to perfection!

#communitybankbalnarringanddistrict #supportingyourlocalcommunity #communitysupport
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#lmpl
#mplandcare
#mornpenlandcare
#landcarevictoria
#landcareaustralia
#biolinks
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Reposted from @communitybankbalnarring

Greg and Murray on @rppfm yesterday talking about the Merricks-Coolart Catchment Group and the great work they are doing?

👂 Listen to the full interview!
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Visiting potential properties for the Balcombe Moorooduc Biolink. Anton was pretty happy about the condition of bushland on this beautiful property on Bulldog Creek Rd.

#lmpl
#mplandcare
#mornpenlandcare
#landcarevictoria
#landcareaustralia
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Reposted from @du_powls

Wanted: dead possums!

In light of our sad discovery of detecting rodenticides in Powerful Owls, the Deakin Uni Powerful Owl ResearchTeam in collab with Melbourne Uni are now collecting dead Common Ringtail and Common Brushtail Possums in Victoria for toxicology research (i.e. rodenticide poisoning) - and we need your help!

If you come across any relatively intact dead possums, including road kill, and are able to collect it, please let us know! Samples need to be labeled with date and location and stored in a freezer until we can collect it from you 🙂

This research has obtained all required permits and ethics.

Brushtail possum photo: John White
Ringtail Possum photo: Nick Carter
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#mplandcare
#mornpenlandcare
#landcarevictoria
#landcareaustralia
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Join the indefatigable Merricks Coolart Catchment Landcare folks this Saturday 30 July to help plant out an area in Balnarring that has had pine trees removed. Grab your gloves and your hamilton planters and rock up.

Relax at the end of your efforts at 12pm with a bbq put on by the local community bank.

#mplandcare
#mornpenlandcare
#landcarevictoria
#landcareaustralia
#bendigobankbalnarring
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Reposted from @communitybankbalnarring For National Tree Day this year The Merricks-Coolart Catchment Landcare Group will be undertaking a Tree planting day on Saturday 30th July with a BBQ to top it off and reward the hard workers (and anyone who pops by)

We are very pleased to supporting the day by providing the BBQ so make sure you come down and see what’s going on.

Not obligation to plant any trees or stay all morning, but who can resist a BBQ 😋

RSVP to

#balnarringanddistrictcommunitybank #communitysupport #supportingyourlocalcommunity
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Linking the Mornington Peninsula Landscape (LMPL)

Linking the Mornington Peninsula Landscape (LMPL) reconnects fragmented remnants of indigenous vegetation to create wildlife corridors (biolinks) on the Mornington Peninsula. LMPL assists Mornington Peninsula Landcare groups and landholders to develop collaborative local biolink plans for catchments across the Peninsula. These plans focus on works required to achieve the biolink on private properties, but also consider public land in the biolink area. The landcare groups and landholders then use the plans to apply for funding to engage contractors to undertake the works, and to undertake works themselves with voluntary landholder and landcare member labour.


At December 2022, over $570,000 from 11 grants had been awarded to undertake works on 69 biolink properties covering 166 ha funded works.

 

Designed as a 5-year project, LMPL is being undertaken in 10 different regions on the Mornington Peninsula.

In 2022 (Year 5) biolink plans are being developed for the Balcombe-Moorooduc Landcare area and the Devilbend-Hastings Landcare area

In 2021 (Year 4) biolink plans were produced for the Merricks Coolart Landcare area and the Manton & Stony Creeks Landcare area.

In 2017 (Year 3) biolink plans were produced for the Red Hill South Landcare area and Dunns Creek Landcare area.

In 2014-15 (Year 2) biolink plans were developed for Watson Creek Landcare area (northern Peninsula – Baxter, Somerville, Frankston South), and Sheepwash Creek Landcare area (Red Hill, Dromana South).

In 2015-2016 (Year 1) biolink plans were developed for Main Creek Landcare area and Southwest Mornington Peninsula Landcare area.

In 2014, a pilot biolink was developed for the Tuerong-Mooroduc area, near Devilbend Reserve.

 

LMPL is a project of the Mornington Peninsula Landcare Network, in partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation League.