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#  Open Space Strategy workshop with Friends Groups

#  This Saturday – Dig into bandicoot territory!

Victory: VCAT rejects The Great Wall of Frankston

#  A lifetime of love for the charismatic narwhal 

#  Have your say on the development strategy for the Port of Hastings

#  BERG Winter Newsletter, 2024 

#  News from theMornington Railway Reserve 

#  Devilbend Foundation May Newsletter 

#  Mornington Peninsula Landcare Network Newsletter – July 2024

#  Latest offerings from FriendsNET – July 15 and 16

#  How investing in green buildings, including cheaper home loans, is a win for banks, people and our planet 

#  Pine Ave Dog Park Friends Group June working-bee report

# Our frog saunas could help save endangered species from the devastating chytrid fungus 

#  How to recycle even more things in Australia 

# An invitation to a talk on the future of Frankston

#  Big batteries are solving a longstanding problem with solar power in California. Can they do the same for Australia?

#  The June edition of Park Watch 

#  More news from the Friends of the Mornington Railway Reserve – June 2004

#  How to build a circular economy 

#  Webinar: Parks for Life 6-7pm, Tuesday 25 June 

# MP Landcare Network – Newsletter June 2024 

#  News from the Railway Reserve Group, June 2024

#  Beleura Cliff Path Working Bee, June 2024 

#  Australia wants to become a renewable energy superpower. Can it?

#  MEA July Meeting – July 11th at 7pm via Zoom.

#  Should we worry about wasting renewable energy? Here’s why spilling excess power is expected and efficient

#  Tracking Western Australia’s flatback turtles to aid conservation 

#  Vanadium a key part of Future Made in Australia policy – if senate can be convinced to back it 

 #  Why can some plastics be recycled but others can’t 

#  You might have missed: fossil echidnapus, bigger is better for proboscis monkeys and more

#  Seaweed carbon sink power revealed 

#  New way of making steel with electricity

#  Will government investment make green hydrogen a reality in Australia?

#  VCAT permits first tower of the Great Wall of Frankston

#  May Newsletter for environmental volunteers and landcarers 

#  Mills Beach Friends Group May Working Bee

#  Australian research to assess impact of firefighting chemicals on aquatic ecosystems 

#  Pine Ave Dog Park Friends Group May Working Bee

#  Two thirds of us support banning pet cats from roaming. A ban would save millions of native animals – and billions of dollars! 

#  New stable grid-size battery to be developed in South Australia 

#  Could bilbies return home after a century?

#  Join VEFN for free – limited time offer !

#  They’re still tearing through old habitat trees in the Yarra Ranges National Park

# New process results in near complete destruction of -PFAS chemicals 

#  Mornington Peninsula Landcare Network May Newsletter 2024

#  Holden proving ground – missed opportunity 

#  Beleura Cliff  Path working bee, May 2024 

#  Small reactors don’t add up as a viable energy source 

 

MEA Objectives are:

  • Work to protect existing positive qualities of the natural and human environment, including flora, fauna, the foreshore, the public and private land, the sea bead, waterways and the structures of historical significance.
  • work to ensure the environment enhances rather than damages natural systems.
  • where appropriate work to suport, oppose or amend development proposals which impact the natural or human environment.
  • continue the campaign to defend the foreshore – our initial objective.
  • cooperate or affiliate with other organisations with similar goals.

 

What MEA does:

  • Works with our friends groups to protect and increase indigenous vegetation.
  • Coordinates a local Clean Up Australia Day campaign.
  • Educates students and the public through restoration projects, monitoring nest boxes and encouraging awareness and participation.
  • Undertakes Waterwatch water quality monitoring in local creeks, waterways and the sea.
  • Promotes removal of rubbish from beaches, storm water drains and roads.
  • Supports the conservation of historic buildings and precincts.
  • Increases awareness through newsletters, local media, our website, letters to the Governments and friends groups.
  • Works with local community networks.
  • Represents members’ interests with the Shire and other government agencies.
  • Representation on Shire focus groups regarding Mornington harbour and surrounds to protect against environmental damage through infrastructure expansion.
  • Advocates on peninsula development proposals including State plans for vegetation, green wedge and fire protection.

FRIENDS GROUPS

Our affiliated friends groups are volunteers. Groups have monthly working bees which include plant propagation, seeding, planting and weeding followed by morning tea.