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.




Rock Revetment at Black Rock Not Going Ahead

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), through its Coastal Programs priority setting process, has determined not to fund the construction of the proposed rock revetment at Black Rock in 2019/20. DELWP advised that project planning, including community engagement activities relating to this project, will recommence once funding is secured for the project.
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Guest Speaker for December – Simon Branigan

On Tuesday 18 December, Simon Branigan, Marine Restoration Co-ordinator with The Nature Conservancy, will present on a number of projects concerning the ecological health of Port Phillip Bay. Holding a Master of Environmental Management, Simon is particularly passionate about marine and coastal restoration – a passion informed by growing up fishing, diving and surfing throughout Australia
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Members invited for a Special Snorkel at Brighton Beach

Prior to the launch of our official Summer Snorkelling Program, we will be holding a special snorkel – away from the Sanctuary – on Saturday 10th November (weather permitting). If you are interested in attending, please meet us at 8.45am at the Brighton Life Saving Club, The Esplanade, (Opposite Dendy St), Brighton  (Melways Map 67
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Guest Speaker for October – Nicole Mertens

On Tuesday, 16th October Nicole Mertens, ReefWatch Project Officer, Victorian National Parks Association will present on how ReefWatch projects are helping to understand the challenges our Bay faces – from re-establishing long lost oyster reefs to using nudibranchs as indicators of climate change. Nicole is a budding next-gen expert on the health of southern Australia’s reefs. As
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Reminder – Our October Beach Clean Is This Saturday!

When: Saturday, 6 October, 11 am Where:  Beaumaris Life Saving Club, Ricketts Point Look out for our MCRP flag on the beach. 

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MCRP Mailer No 62 – October

MCRP Mailer 62

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Try The New Jellyfish App

This free app provides info on jellyfish identification, reported sightings & first aid treatment. Click here.

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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

MCRP mailer 60

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