2pm, Sunday 29 May
It’s whale watching time again. Watershed Victoria is launching Winter Whale Watch 2011. At the launch you will be able to find out more about last year’s sightings, how to identify different whale species and where are the best whale viewing locations in South Gippsland.
You can phone/sms your sightings to the Whale Watch hotline: 0438 646 677
email completed form to the email address at the bottom of the form
The shearwater, or muttonbird chicks are leaving!
Watershed volunteers are getting organised over the next few weeks (Easter onwards) to protect the young shearwater birds leaving the Bass Coast for their annual migration to the Arctic (read more in Bulletin No11 on the Watershed website).
Training for monitoring around the plant and between Wonthaggi and Kilcunda Saturday 23rd April 2011. Meet at the Lower Powlett carpark at 6.30pm. Bring warm cloths, torches and good humor. Further details ring 0413 902571.
To read Watershed’s media release click here
You may have seen the large notice on pages 28-29 of this week’s Sentinel Times with information about the Phillip Island Nature Park Open Day on 27 March.
Many interesting activities have been organised. Of particular interest to Watershed members are the Shearwaters at Sunset event at 6.30pm and the two sessions about Little Penguins at Sea (11am and 4pm). The shearwaters will shortly be departing on their annual migration and the lights and structures of the desalination plant are particularly hazardous for young birds.
It should also be interesting to find out about where penguins are feeding in relation to the desal.
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‘We’re still here!’ Christmas picnic celebration
WHEN: Saturday 11 December from 5.30pm
WHERE: Mouth of the Powlett River.
WHAT TO BRING: Bring a picnic, musical instrument…
DRESS CODE: Colourful attire
We have had a amazing few weeks with the Brumby Government under intense scrutiny over the financing of the desal fiasco.
This is a crucial time, coming up to the state election - Parliament is sitting and politicians are listening.
Join us and bring your outrage at the money we will be paying for the next 30 years to fund a wasteful energy guzzling project which even Labor insiders are now questioning.
Listen to speeches on canning the desal contract.
See Timmie the giant desal tap, all the way from Gippsland!
More info 0407 811 778 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you can’t come, you could contact your MP and the Premier email@example.com (03) 9651 5000 calling for scrapping the desal plant and replacing it with sustainable cheaper alternatives.
Further details as to where to drop off forms if you see something and fill one in will follow shortly
Form to record Whale sighting. Download
Document to help you recognise and identify whale species. Download
Please click on the poster and print off copies to distribute to those you think might be interested