Civic Reception for World Environment Day Friday 5th June 2015

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Posted by Mrs McCrum | Posted in community event, Environment, Garden, Grants, Indiginous Plants | Posted on June 8, 2015

On the evening of Friday 5th of June I was invited to a Civic Reception for World Environment Day hosted by the City of Casey and the Mayor, Cr. Mick Morland in recognition of the community’s involvement in the conservation and improvement of our environment.  It was a very informative evening where local community groups could share and celebrate their involvement in looking after the environment.  Malcolm Legg was the guest speaker.  He is an ecologist who works primarily around the Mornington Peninsula surveying fauna species and working with councils to re-populate habitats.  Malcolm was a wealth of information about fauna and threatened species including the Helmeted Honey eater and the loss of its natural environment.  A large proportion of our native animals are being killed by feral cats and introduced birds are threatening the habitats of our native birds.  The big message from the evening is that everyone can make a difference and if you have a cat, keep it inside or in a secure cat enclosure and away from our bird life and native animals.  We can all assist our local environment by getting involved in replanting activities and planting indigenous plants in our own gardens to encourage native birds. Enjoy your time in the environment! Mrs. McCrum.

 

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