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World Environment Day, Tuesday, June 5

About 50 people joined with the Friends of Eastern Otways to celebrate World Environment Day on the Anglesea Heath at Camp Road. The Friends have a Caring for our Country Community Action Grant to remove environmental weeds from the area and to generally improve flora and fauna biodiversity.

We were thrilled that so many accepted the invitation from Alcoa and the Friends to participate in celebrating this special day.

We were especially pleased to welcome the Year 2 students from Anglesea Primary School who were very excited to participate.

Students with letters

The children listened carefully to Peter Hay, the Park’s Vic Ranger, as he explained how they could participate safely.

Peter talking to students

And then it was time for the children to attack the Coast Wattle with help from the Friends, ANGAIR, Alcoa employees and Parks Vic Staff.

Children attacking Coast Wattle

Attacking Coast Wattle

Yes we did find some Boneseed:

Two children with Boneseed

Two more children with Boneseed

DSE, Parks Vic Fire Rangers and CVA worked nearby:

DSE, Parks Vic and CVA

Otways Community Conservation Network funded a most enjoyable lunch prepared by YMCA.



It was a great team effort and lots of fun.

Team effort

Margaret MacDonald