Wednesday, 11 September 2013 09:57

Friends of Cabbage Tree Bay

We're looking for Volunteers

 Manly Council in partnership with Fisheries NSW has established a volunteer group for Cabbage Tree Bay No Take Aquatic Reserve. 

The purpose of the group is to: -

  • educate visitors about the biodiversity of Cabbage Tree Bay and the importance of preserving and protecting this biodiversity,
  • increase public awareness of conservation issues within the reserve, and 
  • provide visitor information services which encourages appreciation of the reserves values. 
  • There are two levels of membership to the group. Sign up to be a Friend’ of Cabbage Tree Bay by simply providing your email address. As a Friend you’ll receive electronic newsletters and be kept informed about the Bay and the group’s activities and events. 

     

    Alternatively you can sign up to be a Friends’ of Cabbage Tree Bay ‘Volunteer’. 

    Volunteers are required to commit to minimum 2.5 hour shift per month on a Saturday or Sunday, throughout the year. Activities undertaken by the volunteers includes interacting with members of the public, educating visitors about the biodiversity of Cabbage Tree Bay and the importance of preserving and protecting this biodiversity, attend Enrichment Program morning teas to learn more about this amazing marine environment with expert speakers in their field, participate in a couple of Manly Council and Manly Environment Centre events to promote of activities of FOCTB volunteers, along with the the opportunity to enjoy social events with other volunteers. Volunteers must be prepared to commit to the above required hours, at locations around Cabbage Tree Bay as well as attendance at the required training sessions.

    I want to Sign up to volunteer - What should I do next? 

    Contact Manly Environment Centre Project Officer - Robynne Millward to arrange an interview. Once you have had your interview and completed your application form, if successful, you will then undergo a Volunteer Induction with Manly Council and be required to complete training about the reserve and the best ways to share information with visitors.

     

    The first group of volunteers started at Cabbage Tree Bay in early December 2012. 

    Friends of Cabbage Bay Volunteer Group won the Keep Australia Beautiful NSW Award for Community Actions & Partnerships in the Sustainable Cities Awards 2014.

    Thank you for your interest in Cabbage Tree Bay No Take Aquatic Reserve!

    For further information on becoming a ‘Friends of Cabbage Tree Bay’ volunteer 

    Contact: Robynne Millward: robynne.millward@manly.nsw.gov.au

    www.facebook.com/foctb

     

     

    Event:  ‘Day at the Bay’

    Where: Cabbage Tree Bay No Take Aquatic Reserve, Shelly Beach, Manly

    When:  Sunday 21st April 2013

    Time:  10am – 4pm

    Join us for a fun and informative day at Sydney’s only ‘No Take Aquatic Reserve’. The Manly Environment Centre is inviting children, parents and friends to Shelly Beach on Sunday, April 21st, 10.00am - 4.00pm to celebrate our marine environment in Cabbage Tree Bay No Take Aquatic Reserve.  The launch will start with a smoking ceremony. Budding artists can create a poster portraying the colourful marine life of Cabbage Tree Bay. Join in on guided walks, marine talks, snorkelling tours, ‘Splash for Species’ (BYO snorkel and mask), Stand up Paddle and live music. Become ‘A Friend of Cabbage Tree Bay’ or join up to volunteer. Two Hands Project will run a quick beach cleanup with a chance to win a double Kayak Hire.

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    Become a Manly Environment Centre Volunteer

    With a dedicated army of unpaid volunteers, we work in partnership with local residents and Manly Council. The emphasis is on teamwork and cooperation. We want our home and the world to be clean, green and vibrant. This is a unique opportunity for those looking for practical experience in the environmental industry. MEC is recognised by the Department of Education, national and international universities, Northside Community Connect, Northern Beaches Business Education Network Inc and Professional Pathways Australia.

    What do MEC volunteers do?

    The duties of MEC volunteers are consistent with the functions of the MEC, i.e. information and resources, environmental education, advocacy, research, and events. Some of the duties and tasks carried out by volunteers in the MEC are ongoing. These tasks require permanent volunteers throughout the year; this includes duties related to information and resources, and administration duties. Other duties come up periodically, or on an as needed basis: this includes assistance with education projects or event preparation. These specific projects may be for a fixed period only. Some volunteers assist with many different projects in their time as a volunteer at the MEC. Discover new skills, gain experience, meet new people and volunteer in a rewarding, flexible environment!

    For more information, or to register as a volunteer email: mec@manly.nsw.gov.au

    Volunteering... is good for your CV!
    Volunteering... is good for your soul!
    Volunteering... makes a difference!

    A Guringai Festival Event - June 25th – July 15th

    To celebrate Guringai Festival 2013, a collaborative project was conceived between Manly Community Centre; Lotte Conradi, community creative; Manly Environment Centre; Warringah Council along with Northern Beaches Aboriginal community members to engage community groups and individuals.

    Stay in touch with the Manly Environment Centre.

     

     

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    Manly’s 2013 ‘Bike Life Festival’

    The Manly Environment Centre is celebrating NSW Bike Week 2013 (14 - 22 September) with a ‘Bike Life Festival’ from 10.00am – 4.00pm, Sunday, 22 September at Lagoon Park, Manly, east side of Pittwater Road, Queenscliff.

    An official launch event for the ‘Bike Life Festival’, hosted by the Mayor of Manly, Jean Hay AM, will get underway from 11.00am (22 September).

    The ‘Bike Life Festival’ is a fun, interactive, all-inclusive community event celebrating 112 years of Cycling in Manly.

    The fun will begin with a ‘Retro Ride’ leaving from Manly Art Gallery & Museum, on West Esplanade Reserve close to Manly Ferry Wharf at 10.00am – proceeding to the Bike Life Festival.

    Dress retro or vintage for this ride. Prizes will be awarded for the ‘Best Dressed’ - adult and child; and ‘Best Dressed Bike’ – adult and child.

    A free refreshment voucher will be given to all riders who participate in the Retro Ride, to redeem at the Festival. 

     Other activities include bike related stall holders; free bike safety inspections and helmet fittings, bike maintenance workshops; artists painting ‘en plein air’; bike games and prizes including Cycling Safety Kits.; live entertainment powered by pedal-power with a highlight of the program - locals Uncle Jed performing – currently in the running of ‘Australia’s Got Talent’; BBQ, coffee, mobile Mexican cantina, and much more.

    Two new events! Cyclo-cross competitions will be held for adults and children; bike mechanics compete head to head against novices in a ‘Fix-a-Flat’ Competition – find who is the fastest person to change a flat tyre – final showdown blindfold.

    BYO bike & pump to enter this fun event. 

    Jump on your bike and join us at the Bike Life Festival!

    Download the Poster here

    Download the Music Guide here

    Bike Festival Map Here

     

    Chance to  WIN

              A Focus Raven Rookie 20” Mountain Bike & Specialized Helmet valued at over $389 (children’s draw) or

              A Polygon Town 3 – Beach Cruiser, Shimano Nexus 3 speed & Specialized Hemet valued at over $800! (Adult draw)

              Runner- up prizes include: Cycling Safety Kits – including a Specialized Hemet, D-lock, bell. Prizes to be drawn on    entertainment stage at 3.15pm.

    Move Mindfully in Manly.

     

    Check out the ‘Bike Rack Wraps’ yarn bombs around town!

    This is what has been sighted around town so far, including Bike Racks Wrapped by;

    • Lotte Conradi
    • Anika Edsberg
    • Angela Van Boxtel
    • Sophie Laidlaw
    • Tina Fox

     

    BR3

    BR2

    BR4

    BR1

     

     

     

    Contact Robynne Millward - robynne.millward@manly.nsw.gov.au

    Address:

    Manly Environment Centre,
    41 Belgrave Street,
    Manly NSW 2095,
    Australia.

    Tel: +61 (0)2 9976 2842

    GLOBAL ISSUES

    AIR
    BIODIVERSITY
    BUSH
    CARTOONS
    CHEMICALS
    COASTAL MANAGEMENT
    COMPOSTING
    COURSES, SEMINARS
    ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATIONS (EMR)
    ENERGY
    ENVIRONMENT GENERAL
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    GLOBALISATION
    GOLF COURSES
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    GREEN HOUSE
    HEALTH
    HERITAGE
    INCINERATION
    LAGOONS
    LIVING GREEN
    MANLY ENVIRONMENT CENTRE
    MARINE
    NOISE
    NORTH HEAD SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT (AIR)  
    NORTH HEAD SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT (WATER)
    NUCLEAR
    OLYMPICS
    ORGANIC/ PERMACULTURE
    PACKAGING
    POPULATION
    RECYCLING/ PRESS CUTTINGS
    STICKERS & POSTCARDS
    TOURISM
    TRANSPORT
    URBAN DEVELOPMENT
    WATER
    WHAT’S ON
     POPULAR TOPICS

    BUTTS
    CDL – CONTAINER DEPOSIT LEGISLATION
    ENERGY EFF HOUSING / CLIMATE CHANGE
    GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOODS
    LITTER
    MANLY HERITAGE INFO (see Teaching Resources Section)
    NAPPIES
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    If you are interested in undertaking an environmental internship with the Manly Environment Centre, please email us at mec@manly.nsw.gov.au with a brief cover letter and an attached CV.

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