MCRP | ACTIVELY | Engage with conservation of Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary

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A volunteer group concerned with the well-being of the Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary. Engaging and working with local community to enjoy and care for this beautiful natural environment.

MCRP and Beach Patrol End of Year BBQ | Saturday 2 December 2017 | 12 noon – place to be confirmed. All welcome, the more the merrier!

Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary (RPMS) is located in Port Phillip Bay 20 kilometres (12 miles) south east of the Melbourne CBD. It was created in November 2002 by the Victoria Government. It is 115 hectares in size, stretching 3 kilometres along the coastline between Table Rock Point in Beaumaris and Quiet Corner in Black Rock.

Working in cooperation with the sanctuary manager, Parks Victoria, as well as Bayside Council, and many other government and non-government organisations, we have a combined wealth of experience and knowledge, and love to share this and this amazing unique environment with everyone. All are welcome.

Typically, members are interested in environmental and marine issues, such as mapping the sanctuary, surveying and monitoring marine life, education of young and old, surveillance and compliance, beach cleaning, inter-organisational activity, and the natural and human history of the area….. as well as simply enjoying this unique spot. We are a friendly group who are always open to new members.

MCRP Aims
To foster species diversity conservation of the Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary through:
  • the regeneration of the once-abundant plant and animal life of the sanctuary
  • the protection and preservation of the natural environment of the sanctuary, its features and its indigenous flora and fauna
  • educating and informing the community about the role and values of the sanctuary
  • community involvement and enjoyment of the sanctuary in accordance with the above aims
  • the advancement of knowledge of marine life and its environment
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Marine Care Ricketts Point Inc (MCRP)