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Book early for Summer by the Sea in the Sandringham region

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December 18, 2013

The Victorian Coalition Government has now opened bookings for the popular Summer by the Sea program which includes more than 300 free coastal and marine activities across Victoria’s coast between 2 – 26 January 2014.

Member for Sandringham Murray Thompson invited the Sandringham community to take part in the many activities available in the Sandringham region that offers something for everyone.

“Summer by the Sea is a great opportunity for Victorians to get outdoors, learn more about our magnificent coastline and get better acquainted with our precious marine environments,” Mr Thompson said.

“There’s something for everyone either living near the Sandringham region coast or visiting over summer. We have rockpool rambles, junior ranger activities for kids, dog’s breakfast and marine coastal discovery” Mr Thompson said.

Local highlights for the Sandringham region include:
• Junior Ranger Beach Games at Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary, Beaumaris
• Dog’s Breakfast in Beaumaris
• Marine and Coastal Discovery in Black Rock, Beaumaris, Cheltenham and Sandringham
• Junior Ranger Rockpool Ramble at Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary, Beaumaris
• Junior Ranger Enviro Kids at Beaumaris

Minister for Environment and Climate Ryan Smith said that he encouraged people from the Sandringham region to book early as places are limited and many activities fill up quickly.

“This is a great opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy Victoria’s beautiful coastal and marine environments which support a wide variety of species and habitats,” Mr Smith said.

“These environments face many challenges, including population growth and coastal erosion, and we all need to work together to help conserve our coastal areas for the future.”

Summer by the Sea is run by the Department of Environment and Primary Industries, Parks Victoria and Corangamite Catchment Management Authority with the support of Coastcare Victoria, and local volunteers and experts. 

For information about activities and to book visit www.depi.vic.gov.au/summerbythesea or call 136 186.

 

Media Contact: Murray Thompson MP (03) 9598 2688