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Taking care of Magees Gully

Taking care of Magees Gully

Passionate individuals from the com-munity joined local agencies recently to discuss a shared commitment to the conservation of Magees Gully.
Magees Gully, nestled in the heart of Bairnsdale, flows into Macleod Morass near the Bairnsdale Livestock Ex-change, forming part of the Gippsland Lakes Ramsar listed waterway. This environment is a crucial habitat for en-dangered waterbirds and wildlife.
The rain must have received the invi-tation to the community event too, as it poured down just as 32 people gathered to walk through the gully and talk about the area’s future.
Representatives from many local com-munity groups attended including local Landcare groups, Friends of Gippsland Lakes, BirdLife, joining several agen-cies including East Gippsland Shire Council, East Gippsland Water, East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority, Trust for Nature and Parks Victoria.
After seeking shelter inside, the group shared many ideas for environmental improvement to the waterway, including weed control and water quality testing.

IMAGE: Community members and agencies joined forces to talk about environmental improvement to Magees Gully. (PS)

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