ANGAIR receives occasional information from outside bodies that may be of interest to members – notification of future, planned conservation activities, updates from conservation organizations, extracts from other newsletters, etc.
Surf Coast Shire Grant
ANGAIR has been fortunate to receive a grant under the Surf Coast Shire’s Small Grant Program. This grant is for the purchase of additional microscopes to be used by both the Microscope and Propagation groups. The newly formed Microscope Group meets monthly, and has proved to be very popular. ANGAIR intends to include some microscope work in the program we currently run at the Anglesea Primary School.
Restoring Manna Gum Forests in the Otways
ANGAIR has been asked to help with restoring the Manna Gum forests around the Conservation Ecology Otway area at Cape Otway. We offered plants, but they have many so we decided to help them plant their 72,000 trees. This will take place 14 & 15 June.
Lizzie and Shane Corke, co-founders of the Great Ocean Ecolodge. have offered us free camping on their land, and an invitation to all ANGAIR Members. An alternative will be to stay in Bimbi Park. It will be fun. So please think about it and put the date in you diaries. We will provide more information when it comes to hand.
Surf Coast Shire Weeds Brochure
The Surf Coast Shire has recently published a foldout brochure entitled Top 20 weeds – Anglesea to Eastern View. This is available on line at www.surfcoast.vic.gov.au, and also in hard copy from the Shire or ANGAIR.
Geelong Field Naturalists Club Lecture
"Vegetation dynamics of a long unburned coastal woodland. Changes 1971 to 2012" is the topic for the Geelong Field Naturalists Club’s Dick Southcombe Wider Geelong Flora Lecture on Tuesday, 11 March at 7.30 p.m. Ben Zeeman will be the speaker, and the lecture will be held at the Friends Room, Geelong Botanic Gardens, entrance at the intersection of Holt Road and Eastern Park Circuit.
From the AGM 21 February 2014 … Helen Tutt
FROM THE PRESIDENT’S REPORT:
Costa Georgiadis, recently used the terms Local and Legacy, words that certainly apply to ANGAIR:
The Highlights of 2013
Committee of Management for 2014 – Elected Friday, 21 February 2014.