Mandurah Environment & Heritage Group

 

Mandurah Children's Festival

Our popular mascot Dudley Dolphin will be attending the Children’s Festival on Mandurah’s Eastern Foreshore on Sunday 29th October from 10.00am – 3.00pm.
We will also be providing fun activities for children of all ages, including beach combing, sand castles and different shells to further discover our beaches. All our activities are free!
For more information please visit www.mandurahchildrensfestival.com.au
We are looking for volunteers to help us at the festival. If you’d like to participate please contact us.
Or drop by our stall/activity area and introduce yourself if you’d like to know more about our group.
 


 News from the Mandurah Tree Advocates

We celebrated National Tree Day on 30th July. Well-known environmentalist and expert nest provider Joe Tonga called into the Mandurah Tree Advocates stall at Marlee Reserve and while saying hello to Stacey and Barbara complimented them on our display presentation and focus on bush animals.

We are pleased to announce our next presentation 

If you'd like to attend, RSVP to bjsdoongin@gmail.com    


 

Thank you to Grill'd Mandurah for supporting us during the month of July!

 

 Thank you to the customers of Grill'd who put their Local Matters token into the Mandurah Environment & Heritage Group jar.

We got the most tokens in July and look forward to receiving our $300 cheque from Grill'd.

This money will help us to fund our activities and will enable us to keep our membership fee at zero!

 


  

We refused single-use plastic during PLASTIC FREE JULY

The Mandurah Dolphin Girl Guides partnered with Dudley Dolphin and the Mandurah Environment & Heritage Group to promote Plastic Free July.
 The Girl Guides learned about the effects that single-use plastics are having on the environment and designed posters for local businesses to display during the month of July.

The following businesses put away their plastic straws for the whole of July and promoted our "NO STRAW PLEASE!" campaign:
The Brighton Hotel, Novara Northside Lunch Bar, Park Road Lunch Bar, Samadhi Café, Something Raw Café and Tree of Life Café.

Are you ready to take the challenge all year round? Some of the easy things we can do are to use reuseable shopping bags for groceries, take a reuseable water bottle when you head out for the day, and ask your local business to fill your travel mug for takeaway coffees instead of using the "disposable" plastic-lined cups.

There are so many ways we can reduce our consumption of single use plastic.
For more ideas and to take the Plastic Free Challenge visit www.plasticfreejuly.org


 

 Thank you to our volunteers who help at our events

 We successfully presented several enjoyable activities for all ages at the Stretch Festival and at the launch of the Frasers Landing Water Park in May. Check out the Stretch photos on Dudley Dolphin's facebook page and the Frasers Landing video here.

 Thank you to the City of Mandurah and to the Rotary Club of Mandurah for sponsoring these events.
 
We are looking for volunteers to help us with our forthcoming activities, including Plastic Free July.
 Please email us for information.
 

 

 Restoration plants are on the UP at Yalgorup National Park

 Many thanks to award-winning ecologist Dr Katinka Ruthrof for her riveting and informative talk to the Mandurah Tree Advocates on 20th March.

Please click here to see a PDF of Katinka's slides

 Katinka's weed killer recipe for those of us who don't like glyphosate: 3.7L white vinegar, half a cup of salt and a couple of squirts of liquid detergent!


Encouraging reponsibility on the waterways

 Eyes on the Water Peel was one of our first projects and is still going strong. There are a couple of different ways that people can report speeding boats or any other marine incident:
 
1. Fill out this form and return it to the address on the form. If the person making the report takes note of the offending vessel’s registration number and other details like date, time, speed etc. and is also willing to go to court, then the Department of Transport can take action. This action will most likely be in the way of a Boating Caution.
If these details are not recorded then they can still send in the form so that the problem can be addressed in a broader way, like signage or increasing patrols in that area.
 
2. In the case of a person witnessing what they think to be a dangerous or potentially dangerous activity then they also have the option to call the 24hr Water Police number 9442 8600. This will get the next available patrol out to their area.


 Our popular mascot Dudley Dolphin

Did you see Dudley Dolphin running in mascot race at the Rotary Duck Race and Family Fun Day on Easter Saturday? 

If not, please click on the video below.  Dudley Dolphin says: "I'm better at swimming than running!"

For information about Dudley Dolphin & the Dolphin Buddy Club for kids please visit www.dudleydolphin.myclub.org.au


 Annual General Meeting

Our AGM was held on 5th December 2016. Please click here for our Annual Report.

Many thanks to our guest speaker Krista Nicholson who gave an engaging presentation about the Mandurah Dolphin Research Project.

We have a new committee: