A week to show off the ways of water


DEVILBEND Reservoir at the centre of the Mornington Peninsula is widely known for its beauty and as a place of refuge for wildlife. It is also open to anglers like Matt Del Vecchio (below), of Mornington who was there trying his luck during Water Week. Picture: Gary Sissons

DEVILBEND reservoir was the place to be during National Water Week from 19-25 October.

The week – themed “Reimagining our Water Future” – aimed to inspire an awareness of the value of water.

As part of the week, Mornington Peninsula Shire encouraged people to discover a waterway and also to take advantage of coastal and bushland walks. A map highlighted 30 peninsula walks, including those suited to a stroll, as well as listing more advanced and dog friendly walks.

National Water Week also offered advice on how you can protect waterways: Dispose of litter responsibly, pick up after pets, don’t put anything except water down storm drains, avoid using pesticides or chemical fertilisers, use non-toxic household products, use sea-safe sunscreen, manage garden waste, revegetate creek banks, never leave fishing line on the shore, and join a beach patrol.

To learn more about the peninsula’s waterways, the top 10 tips for protecting our waterways and to see the waterway walks map, visit: mornpen.vic.gov.au/waterways

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 27 October 2020


Comments are closed.