About Us

Our Organisation

our team

 

MCRP (Marine Care Ricketts Point Inc) is a volunteer group concerned with the well-being of the Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary. We engage and work with our local community to enjoy and care for this beautiful natural environment.

 

We have a combined wealth of experience and knowledge, and love to share this and this amazing unique environment with everyone. All welcome.

We work in cooperation with the sanctuary manager, Parks Victoria, as well as Bayside Council, and many other government and non-government organisations.  Our organisation was formed at its inaugural AGM on 21 January 2003.

Members are interested in environmental and marine issues, such as mapping the sanctuary, surveying and monitoring marine life, education of young and old, surveillance and compliance, beach cleaning, inter-organisational activity, and the natural and human history of the area….. as well as simply enjoying this unique spot. We are a friendly group who are always open to new members.

Our Aims

To foster species diversity conservation of the Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary through:

  • the regeneration of the once-abundant plant and animal life of the sanctuary
  • the protection and preservation of the natural environment of the sanctuary, its features and its indigenous flora and fauna
  • educating and informing the community about the role and values of the sanctuary
  • community involvement and enjoyment of the sanctuary in accordance with the above aims
  • the advancement of knowledge of marine life and its environment

Our Committee 2018

President                          Beth Jensen; email elizabethjjensen@outlook.com M 0419 354 998
Treasurer                          Kevin McDonnell
Secretary                          Anna Daniels; email anna.daniels16@gmail.com M 0402 209 409
Membership Officer          Amy Stace-Smith

Other committee members

Hazel Stanworth, Beach Patrol Coordinator; email  3193@beachpatrol.com.au
Val Royale
Ken Blackman
Asher Judah

Additional contact – Snorkel Coordinator, David Langmead, email dlangmea@bigpond.net.au M 0418 389 212

Our Rules

See HERE

Our Annual Reports

2017 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report


Guest Speaker for April – Chris Smyth

Chris Smyth is an independent environmental consultant with a major focus on marine and coastal research and writing. Chris was the Marine and Coastal Coordinator at the Victorian National Park Association (VNPA) from 2015-2017, including stints as VNPA’s Executive Director and Program Manager. Up until October 2012, Chris was the Healthy Oceans Campaigner at the
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Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary

Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary (RPMS) is located in Port Phillip Bay 20 kilometres (12 miles) south east of the Melbourne CBD. It was created in November 2002 by the Victoria Government. It is 115 hectares in size, stretching 3 kilometres along the coastline between Table Rock Point in Beaumaris and Quiet Corner in Black Rock,
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