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Thursday, 18 April 2013 22:00

Day at the Bay 2013

Event:  ‘Day at the Bay’

Where: Cabbage Tree Bay No Take Aquatic Reserve, Shelly Beach, Manly

When:  Sunday 21st April 2013

Time:  10am – 4pm

Join us for a fun and informative day at Sydney’s only ‘No Take Aquatic Reserve’. The Manly Environment Centre is inviting children, parents and friends to Shelly Beach on Sunday, April 21st, 10.00am - 4.00pm to celebrate our marine environment in Cabbage Tree Bay No Take Aquatic Reserve.  The launch will start with a smoking ceremony. Budding artists can create a poster portraying the colourful marine life of Cabbage Tree Bay. Join in on guided walks, marine talks, snorkelling tours, ‘Splash for Species’ (BYO snorkel and mask), Stand up Paddle and live music. Become ‘A Friend of Cabbage Tree Bay’ or join up to volunteer. Two Hands Project will run a quick beach cleanup with a chance to win a double Kayak Hire.

Wednesday, 03 July 2013 22:18

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Sunday, 22 September 2013 00:00

Bike Life Festival - Sunday 22nd September

Manly’s 2013 ‘Bike Life Festival’

The Manly Environment Centre is celebrating NSW Bike Week 2013 (14 - 22 September) with a ‘Bike Life Festival’ from 10.00am – 4.00pm, Sunday, 22 September at Lagoon Park, Manly, east side of Pittwater Road, Queenscliff.

An official launch event for the ‘Bike Life Festival’, hosted by the Mayor of Manly, Jean Hay AM, will get underway from 11.00am (22 September).

The ‘Bike Life Festival’ is a fun, interactive, all-inclusive community event celebrating 112 years of Cycling in Manly.

The fun will begin with a ‘Retro Ride’ leaving from Manly Art Gallery & Museum, on West Esplanade Reserve close to Manly Ferry Wharf at 10.00am – proceeding to the Bike Life Festival.

Dress retro or vintage for this ride. Prizes will be awarded for the ‘Best Dressed’ - adult and child; and ‘Best Dressed Bike’ – adult and child.

A free refreshment voucher will be given to all riders who participate in the Retro Ride, to redeem at the Festival. 

 Other activities include bike related stall holders; free bike safety inspections and helmet fittings, bike maintenance workshops; artists painting ‘en plein air’; bike games and prizes including Cycling Safety Kits.; live entertainment powered by pedal-power with a highlight of the program - locals Uncle Jed performing – currently in the running of ‘Australia’s Got Talent’; BBQ, coffee, mobile Mexican cantina, and much more.

Two new events! Cyclo-cross competitions will be held for adults and children; bike mechanics compete head to head against novices in a ‘Fix-a-Flat’ Competition – find who is the fastest person to change a flat tyre – final showdown blindfold.

BYO bike & pump to enter this fun event. 

Jump on your bike and join us at the Bike Life Festival!

Download the Poster here

Download the Music Guide here

Bike Festival Map Here

 

Chance to  WIN

          A Focus Raven Rookie 20” Mountain Bike & Specialized Helmet valued at over $389 (children’s draw) or

          A Polygon Town 3 – Beach Cruiser, Shimano Nexus 3 speed & Specialized Hemet valued at over $800! (Adult draw)

          Runner- up prizes include: Cycling Safety Kits – including a Specialized Hemet, D-lock, bell. Prizes to be drawn on    entertainment stage at 3.15pm.

Move Mindfully in Manly.

 

Check out the ‘Bike Rack Wraps’ yarn bombs around town!

This is what has been sighted around town so far, including Bike Racks Wrapped by;

  • Lotte Conradi
  • Anika Edsberg
  • Angela Van Boxtel
  • Sophie Laidlaw
  • Tina Fox

 

BR3

BR2

BR4

BR1

 

 

 

Tuesday, 02 July 2013 08:58

Contact

Contact Robynne Millward - robynne.millward@manly.nsw.gov.au

Address:

Manly Environment Centre,
41 Belgrave Street,
Manly NSW 2095,
Australia.

Tel: +61 (0)2 9976 2842

Thursday, 20 June 2013 11:49

List of Resources

GLOBAL ISSUES

AIR
BIODIVERSITY
BUSH
CARTOONS
CHEMICALS
COASTAL MANAGEMENT
COMPOSTING
COURSES, SEMINARS
ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATIONS (EMR)
ENERGY
ENVIRONMENT GENERAL
FORESTS
GLOBALISATION
GOLF COURSES
GREEN BUSINESS
GREEN HOUSE
HEALTH
HERITAGE
INCINERATION
LAGOONS
LIVING GREEN
MANLY ENVIRONMENT CENTRE
MARINE
NOISE
NORTH HEAD SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT (AIR)  
NORTH HEAD SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT (WATER)
NUCLEAR
OLYMPICS
ORGANIC/ PERMACULTURE
PACKAGING
POPULATION
RECYCLING/ PRESS CUTTINGS
STICKERS & POSTCARDS
TOURISM
TRANSPORT
URBAN DEVELOPMENT
WATER
WHAT’S ON
 POPULAR TOPICS

BUTTS
CDL – CONTAINER DEPOSIT LEGISLATION
ENERGY EFF HOUSING / CLIMATE CHANGE
GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOODS
LITTER
MANLY HERITAGE INFO (see Teaching Resources Section)
NAPPIES
PLASTIC BAGS & BOTTLES
RECYCLING SEWAGE
SCHOOL CANTEENS
SHARKS
SHOPPING
TROLLEYS
WHALES
ZERO WASTE
LOCAL ISSUES
ABORIGINAL HERITAGE
BANDICOOTS MEDIA
BURNT BRIDGE CREEK MEDIA
BALGOWLAH INDUSTRIAL
CABBAGE TREE BAY
CURRAWONG
DOBROYD
FISHING
HARBORD DIGGERS
LOCAL HISTORY (LOCATED IN TEACHING RESOURCES)
MANLY HOSPITAL
MANLY BABY HEALTH CENTRE
MANLY DAM MEDIA
MANLY LAGOON MEDIA
MANLY MARINE FLORA & FAUNA
MANLY TERRESTRIAL FLORA
MANLY WHARF
MANLY FERRY
MANLY CORSO
MANLY OCEAN BEACH AND STORM DAMAGE
NORTH HEAD ISSUES INCL ST PATRICK, POLICE COLLEGE
NORTH HEAD SANCTUARY
NORTH STORAGE TUNNEL MEDIA
PENGUINS MEDIA
QUARANTINE STATION
SEAFORTH LANDS AND TAFE
RECLAIM MANLY 
SPIT BRIDGE WIDENING
TOTEM DEVELOPMENT
SYDNEY HARBOUR PLANNING NSW
ENVIRONMENTAL STATISTICS

Thursday, 20 June 2013 11:43

Internship

If you are interested in undertaking an environmental internship with the Manly Environment Centre, please email us at mec@manly.nsw.gov.au with a brief cover letter and an attached CV.

Thursday, 20 June 2013 11:41

Students

Please contact the MEC via email if you wish to undertake a student project with MEC via your university, TAFE or college.

Thursday, 20 June 2013 11:39

Become a Protector of the Little Penguins

penguinwardenlogoStepping off the Manly Ferry at dusk, Sara was finally ready to unwind after a long day at the office. Having signed off from her last work-related call of the day, she was looking forward to relaxing at home with her partner and small daughter.  But as she walked past the boardwalk by the wharf, she stopped to get a quick glance of her favourite friends – the Little Penguins.

Thursday, 20 June 2013 11:31

Bandicoots

Free event

Date: Aug 14th, Wed, 14th 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Venue: Steyne Hotel, Manly

Movie and Q & A with Amy Smoothie on tagging Bull Sharks in Sydney Harbour.

Bookings at: EventBrite

 

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