Phillip Island,
11
September
2015
|
05:04
Australia/Melbourne

New friends for Scenic Estate

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Bass Coast Shire Council has established a Friends of Scenic Estate Group to help take care of the new conservation reserve.

Thirteen community members attended a recent gathering in Cowes and agreed to a model of operation, auspiced by Phillip Island Conservation Reserve.

John Eddy was appointed as the Friends Group co-ordinator and a sub-committee of four people was formed to assist the coordinator with the Group establishment, including developing a five year work plan.

The Group discussed undertaking activities such as weeds management, seed collection, rubbish collection and revegetation works.

Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Kimberley Brown, thanked the newly formed Group for volunteering their time to help care for the Reserve.

“Council staff support our volunteer groups, but if it weren’t for our volunteers, it would be difficult to undertake all the work they do,” Cr Brown said.

“It’s fantastic to see a group dedicated to our newest conservation reserve and we can trust Scenic Estate is in good hands!”

For more information about Council’s environmental volunteer groups, please visit www.basscoast.vic.gov.au/envirovolunteers.