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Cowes Coastcare Group

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Cowes Coastcare Group was established in Feb 2022.

Our Initial project is to eradicate Sea spurge on Cowes foreshore. Our 1st year has been very successful with the help of great community volunteers. Achieving this goal of eradication will take ongoing follow up over a number of years .

Our plan is to also branch out into other weed species with involvement and education of community and replanting as needed.

Coordinator contacts are: Heather Liney 0414880146; Marilyn Shaw 0400176096

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Our Projects

Sea Spurge

Sea Spurge is a weed that inhabits sand dunes across Phillip Island. Cowes Coastcare Group has recently focused on removing this weed. Below are photos from a working bee where we removed sea spurge from Cowes' sand dunes (Left: before; Right: after). 

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A close up of sea spurge

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Sea spurge working bee day

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Get Involved

Our 6 working bees are from February to Nov usually of a Sunday 10-12 am

We welcome you to join our group. All ages are welcome. Annual membership is $10.

For membership enquiries contact:

Name: Heather Liney or Marilyn Shaw

Email: heather_liney@yahoo.com.au

maz4shaw@gmail.com

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