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MEEPPA and FWRQR representatives have just placed a camera in Quinn Reserve in the Horseshoe Falls Area to monitor native wildlife movements. We are hoping that this will yield some interesting results!! Watch this space!!

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Tramway road Conservation Area almost totally Destroyed. Preliminary Report: Fourteen Years of volunteer work and thousands of dollars raised through independent grants has all but disappeared within 30 minutes last Thursday evening as winds estimated to be in excess of 130 km/h as well as a possible tornado has all but wiped out 40 to…

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Our fauna researcher and project leader for Bandicoot Watch, Thomas produced this introductory video for MEEPPA’s Long-Nosed Bandicoot work please check it out.

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After 8 long months of placing camera traps in bushland near the town we are delighted to say we have successfully recorded our first Long-Nosed Bandicoots under MEEPPA’s own Bandicoot Watch Program founded and overseen by zoology student Thomas Hennessy. This is the second sighting of the species in Mount Evelyn after the last government…

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MEEPPA’S monitoring program for Mount Evelyn’s Long-Nosed Bandicoots restarted again today after a short-term hiatus. MEEPPA member Thomas placed a few camera traps in some regenerated bushland in the hopes of recording footage of the Long-Nosed Bandicoot this has been done after council surveys found a live bandicoot on camera trap footage near the Aqueduct…

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Congratulations to MEEPPA member Tom Hennessy for receiving an Australia day recognition award. Tom initially came to MEEPPA as a school student but has since joined as a full member and is studying for a Degree in Zoology. He has undertaken his own captive breeding program for Squirrel Gliders and is currently helping with revegetation…

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On Tuesday MEEPPA members Thomas and Peter were conducting habitat restoration on some native bushland and took note of some peculiar diggings in the ground these were created by the foraging of the Long Nosed Bandicoot a small species in the same family as the more well known Bilby. Bandicoots have suffered tremendous declines since…

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To celebrates Mount Evelyn’s environmental diversity, the latest environmental art sculpture has started to be installed down at Mt Evelyn Picnic and Recreation Reserve on Tramway Rd. With one of the original chestnut trees succumbing to termites, Mayor Tony Stevenson has been working with MEEPPA and Australian chainsaw champion Rob Bast to create a celebration…

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Congratulations Robyn Speering of MEEPPA on being named ‘Environmentalist of the Year’ at the Yarra Ranges Australia Day Awards 2019. As well as performing the executive role as Treasurer Robyn is always involved in the hands on core activities of MEEPPA from revegetation to bringing environmental and inappropriate developments before Council and the wider community,…

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It’s been very hot today. 41°C here in Mount Evelyn is decidedly uncomfortable. Fortunately we humans can disappear into our air conditioned homes and chill out until the heat subsides. Our wildlife are not so fortunate. They have nowhere cool to hide, so it is very important that we provide them with some relief. Leave…

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