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.

 

 

 

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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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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