News & Campaigns

We will keep you updated here with all news of marine and ocean matters, as well as ongoing campaigns!

Our highly respected, long-term MCRP member Ray Lewis OAM, has published an ongoing series of Mailers to keep us up-to-date with many aspects of the marine environment related to and involved with the Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary. Many thanks to Ray for his tireless passion and generosity in keeping us all informed. Some of the Mailers are below – just click on the links to read.

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Environmental Volunteering Survey Summary of Key Findings

This survey revealed that we have a large group of highly active and committed Victorians passionate about their contribution to the environment through volunteering.  While there is an overall high level of satisfaction from our current environmental volunteers, they were able to let us know how they can be better supported. Please read a summary
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MCRP Mailer No 61 – August

MCRP mailer 61

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MCRP Mailer No 60 – June

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MCRP Mailer No 59 – April

MCRP Mailer 59

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Helping Volunteers Monitor Victoria’s Rich Marine Parks

DELWP has developed an app to help volunteers monitor the health of our Marine Parks, including Ricketts Point. For those members who take photos and videos of our marine life, this is a great step forward. The new Sea Search app allows volunteers to better monitor our unique marine life, by helping them identify what they are
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Meeting to Develop Project Ideas

Do you have an idea for a project for MCRP? Members are invited to come along to a special meeting on Tuesday 20th March – 7.30 to  8.30pm at Beaumaris Seniors Centre, 84 Reserve Road, Beaumaris (building behind library) – to brainstorm ideas.

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Oceans of Plastic –  Plastics Pollution

By 2050 there will be more plastic in the earth’s oceans than weight of fish! (World Economic Forum, 2016) Plastics are so ubiquitous that we don’t even notice them.  Plastic bags, bottles, nappies, balloons, cigarette butts – very little manages to get into recycling.  They blow around, end up down drains, and invariably end up
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Oceans of Plastic, by French filmmaker Vincent Perazio

Very short notice sorry. It was just brought to my attention that the ABC is repeating a Four Corners show they played last Monday. It is on plastics in the oceans and is it going anywhere? Quite interesting. For those that missed it and would like to see it here is another chance. (Although it
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Draft Port Phillip Bay Environmental Management Plan – we need your help!

To help us to finalise the draft Port Phillip Bay Environmental Management Plan, you are invited to attend our community workshop:   Monday 28 November, Beaumaris Yacht Club, 7pm start (with light supper available) and session ends 8.30pm This workshop will introduce the draft Plan, the goals that will guide action and investment over the
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Tackling marine debris & litter at the source – workshop invitations!

You are invited to participate in an exciting project to tackle marine debris & litter at the source. As a leading expert in addressing the marine debris issue, Tangaroa Blue Foundation is coordinating Source Reduction Plan workshops in seven council regions around Port Phillip Bay in 2017 (see more details below). Cleaning up areas like beaches, waterways,
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