Mordialloc Beaumaris Conservation League – Minutes – 4th February 2015

Communities for Nature Funding

In contrast to Kingston foreshore residents who have had inserted into Kingston’s coastal Management Plan that “Council will cease planting the tree species, Coast Banksia and Black She-oak, on the foreshore to reduce any future impact on private bay views” two Somers groups have received funding for a program designed to “support local environmental projects that protect and support native plants and animals.” A display of photos was on display telling the story of five years of hard work undertaken by the Friends restoring the Coastal Banksia Woodland and remnant dune scrub of the Reserve.  (Somers Paper Nautilus, Issue 55, Nov 2014 – Jan 2015)

Climate Change

Miami South Beach is being inundated by rising sea.  After a brief heavy downpour water could not escape, so sewers backed up and filled the roads.  This was during an annual fine art festival, Art Basel, when Holywood stars and wealthy individuals visit Miami.  Harold Wanless, Professor at the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Miami stated “The ocean has risen…..Much of the region is just 1.5 metres above sea level.” (Age 21, 2014)

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