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Litter Clean-up Event

3 Dec 2023

10am to 12pm

We're holding a river-side Litter Clean-Up on Sunday 3rd Dec, 10am to 12pm, in the 'Underbank Riversedge' area in Bacchus Marsh (see map below). All welcome!

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Decorating bare walls

21 Nov 2022

The Moorabool News

A new mural is being launched in Bacchus Marsh, planned as the first in a series of artworks celebrating local wildlife and the environment. The Bacchus Marsh Platypus Alliance is launching its mural at the wall of the Bacchus Marsh Outdoor Pool ...

Crafty kids protect platypus

11 Sept 2020

The Moorabool News

You might not have even known it, but platypus live in Moorabool’s waterways – a fact that Bacchus Marsh’s Platypus Alliance have brought to the fore in a recent poster competition. Children and teenagers up to the age of 18 ...

Platypus dirty water risk

30 Jan 2023

Star Weekly

Scientists in Bacchus Marsh have raised concerns about the future of platypus populations in the Werribee River, after detecting high levels of water pollution they believe has been caused by local construction activity. ...

Kids’ art draws attention

27 May 2021

The Moorabool News

Budding young artists will have their artwork displayed alongside a local river after a competition to choose the best drawings. ...

Platypus mural makes a splash

29 Nov 2022

Star Weekly

A mural that celebrates the wildlife of Werribee River, including its iconic platypus population has been unveiled in Bacchus Marsh. The mural by Melbourne artist Lukas Kasper is at the Grant St entrance to Peppertree Park ...

Eye spy with my little eye

26 Nov 2020

The Moorabool News

Native Australian mammals have been spotted in Moorabool but many of these sightings are going unreported.
There have been three reported sightings of platypus in Moorabool this year, two of which occurred in the Werribee Gorge ...

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