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Climate change 

Parks and climate change

Parks cover more than 4 million hectares of Victoria. They protect many important environments but sit in a broader landscape that is changing.

They also play a crucial role in protecting biodiversity, providing clean air and water, regulating climate, maintaining healthy waterways, preventing soil erosion, maintaining genetic resources, providing habitat for native species and pollination.

Parks play an important role in removing carbon from the atmosphere, storing it in vegetation and soil is critical.

Climate change is recognised by the Victorian government as presenting major risks to our environment, our way of life and our economy.

Parks are at substantial risk from climate change.  Increased incidence of extreme bushfire weather and conditions, storms and water shortages are already with us. Other emerging risks threaten the flora and fauna, opportunities for recreation, the tourism industry and our cultural heritage.

While uncertainty remains about the scale and timing of climate change impacts, and the best methods to reduce the greenhouse emissions that are driving the warming of the planet, park managers must adapt to cope with impacts that are already occurring. 

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Have Your Say on proposed recreational Boating and Swimming Zones at Clifton Springs

11 Mar 2015

Parks Victoria is inviting the local community to provide feedback on proposed recreational boating and swimming zones at Clifton Springs as part of a wider upgrade across the Bellarine Peninsula and Corio Bay scheduled to commence later this year. The boating and swimming zone upgrades to the Bellarine Peninsula and…

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What's on for April in Albert Park

1 Apr 2015 - 30 Apr 2015

A wide variety of events are held at Albert Park throughout the year. Events range from fun runs and sporting tournaments to other community events. See the full calendar here.

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Crazy6 MTB Enduro

18 Apr 2015 10:00am-5:00pm

3hr or 6hr Mountain Bike enduro race in the Kurrajong area

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Friends of Kurth Kiln Heritage Festival

19 Apr 2015 10:00am-4:00pm

Discover Kurth Kiln Regional Park this April at the Friends of Kurth Kiln Heritage Festival. Only a short drive from Melbourne, Kurth Kiln was built during the Second World War to create charcoal to power motor vehicles. The event will be held on April 19, and include demonstrations including a…

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Anzac Memorial Ceremony 2015

19 Apr 2015 1:00pm-2:00pm

Anzac Memorial Ceremony.