Bellarine and Geelong

Environmental Volunteering Calendar

Help restore the Narrows, Queenscliff

The Narrows is a thin section of Moonah woodland situated next to Dog Beach, Queenscliff. In partnership with the Borough of Queenscliffe and the Borough Coastcarers group, we have been removing weeds at this site for many years and invite the wider community to find out about our conservation efforts, some of the local weeds impacting these places and contribute via weeding and planting of more Moonahs.

This activity will include a guided walk within the woodlands of the Narrows, information about plants and animals found nearby and some weeding and tree planting. The event will end with a complimentary morning tea. Please wear enclosed shoes and weather appropriate clothing. BYO water bottle and hat. Biscuits, tea and coffee and milk varieties will be provided.

Location: This event is being held at the Narrows, Queenscliff. Park in the Dog Beach carpark, opposite 4 Bellarine Highway, Queenscliff.
Google Maps Link: https://maps.app.goo.gl/i6Cfamu3Ug7PCHw48

Please email info@bcn.org.au for any questions. This event is supported by the Borough of Queenscliffe.

Explore the woodland of Point Lonsdale

Bunnywoods is a beautiful section of Moonah woodland along the Point Lonsdale foreshore, home to birds, bugs, bats and more. Join this family-friendly environment day to find out about the plants and animals that call this place home.

This activity will include a guided walk along the tracks of Bunnywoods, a scavenger hunt for kids and some weeding (optional). This woodland has some invasive weeds including Blue Periwinkle that requires community assistance to remove by hand.

The event will end with a complimentary morning tea. Please wear enclosed shoes and weather appropriate clothing. BYO water bottle and hat. Biscuits, tea and coffee and milk varieties will be provided.

Location: This event is in Bunnywoods, the woodland south of Royal Park Caravan Park. Park along Jordan or Williams Road, cross the road towards the foreshore and enter the park via the 'exit only' driveway. Be aware of traffic crossing the road and entering the park. Look for the Bellarine Catchment Network vehicle and signage.
Google Maps Link: https://maps.app.goo.gl/JcZGXoP4VA2x2idz8

Please email info@bcn.org.au for any questions. This event is supported by the Borough of Queenscliffe.

Join the Clifton Springs Curlewis Coastcare to remove weeds from the fragile coastline.

Join Clifton Springs Curlewis Coastcare and Deirdre Murphy, Regional Citizen Science Project Officer from the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority, to learn about Waterwatch monitoring activities performed along the coast and their findings and then teach us how to perform these tasks.

Meet at the Clifton Springs Boat Harbour car park near the swimming beach.

The Clifton Springs Curlewis Coastcare Group and Bellarine Catchment Network (BCN), works in partnership with the City of Greater Geelong (CoGG), and the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority (CCMA). The group works on habitat restoration and environmental monitoring of the marine and foreshore areas and promotes the awareness of their environmental values in the community.

 

Join the Clifton Springs Curlewis Coastcare to remove weeds from the fragile coastline.

Join Clifton Springs Curlewis Coastcare and the City of Greater Geelong staff to learn about invasive weeds that affect our Coastline and assist the group to remove weeds from one of our beautiful beaches.

CoGG Environmental Officers will explain the nature of some of the weeds by and on the beach and we will remove some and saw the larger shrubs/trees. The location will be close to where the highly successful and productive session was held last month.

Meet west of Beacon Point, beach access ramp opposite 34 Edgewater Drive, Clifton Springs.

Some parking available on the grassed area during the event. Look out for signage at the top of the ramp to the beach, near the lookout platform. All welcome.

There will be a brief introduction and safety assessment at the meeting point before starting activities on the foreshore, mainly weeding by hand. If you have, bring your hand weeding fork/puller or small trowel.

Please bring the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) if you can: Hat, Sunscreen, Suitable footwear (no open shoes), Long/ longs are recommended, Gloves (we will have spares if required), Sunglasses (protective eyewear). Bring own food and drink.

The Clifton Springs Curlewis Coastcare Group and Bellarine Catchment Network (BCN), works in partnership with the City of Greater Geelong (CoGG), and the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority (CCMA). The group works on habitat restoration and environmental monitoring of the marine and foreshore areas and promotes the awareness of their environmental values in the community.

 

SUNDAY - 19 MAY 2024

The Friends of Edwards Point are inviting you to join them in experiencing the tranquility of this unique fragment of coastal bush. An opportunity to meditate surrounded by exceptional indigenous forest and led by a qualified yoga teacher and a qualified psychologist.

Join the Bellarine Catchment Network and Corangamite CMA for a day weeding on Mud Islands. Help protect and enhance habitat by removing invasive weeds along the beach and dunes.

Mud Islands are part of the Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park and the Port Phillip Bay (Western Shoreline) & Bellarine Peninsula RAMSAR site. The habitat on the islands includes saltmarsh, mudflats and dune shrubland, these habitats are critical for the survival of many species of bird, endangered species like the White-faced Storm Petrel and migratory shorebirds.

Meeting Point: We will be meeting at Queenscliff Harbour (map location here), where we will be taking a boat with Queenscliff Dive Centre from the Marina out to the island. Please ensure you arrive on time so that you do not miss the boat and you can fill out required forms before departure.

Catering: Morning tea and lunch will be provided – please provide dietary requirements by contacting Rachael Beecham rachael.beecham@ccma.vic.gov.au

It may get cold on the boat, so please bring a warm jacket/rain jacket. You will get wet. We will be wading through water around knee height when we get off the boat, so it is suggested to wear shorts/bathers/wetsuit and/or have a change of clothes.

Bring a hat, drinking water, snacks, sunscreen, binoculars and wear sturdy shoes.

NOTE: If the weather becomes unfavourable, the event will be postponed and participants will be notified as soon as possible.

Join Conservation Volunteers Australia at Edwards Point Wildlife Reserve to help restore the last remaining stand of coastal woodland on the Bellarine Peninsula. We're teaming up with the Friends of Edwards Point for a day of weed extraction, followed by morning tea and the chance to explore the stunning flora of the reserve.

The Two Bays Lookout provides visitors with breath taking views of both Port Phillip and Swan Bay, where you can discover remote beaches that are home to resident and migratory wader birds. The reserve is a Ramsar site and an international flyway, making it an incredibly significant location to protect and conserve.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Join the Friends of Ramblers Road for a planting event along Ramblers Road in Portarlington.

The tree planting event will be followed by a BBQ. Meet at the car park between 38 and 40 Ramblers road.

For more information, contact Friends of Ramblers Road at friendsoframblersroad@gmail.com

Join the Friends of Ramblers Road for a weeding session along Ramblers Road in Portarlington.

The session will be followed by a BBQ. Meet at the car park between 38 and 40 Ramblers road.

For more information, contact Friends of Ramblers Road at friendsoframblersroad@gmail.com

PROTECT LOCAL HABITAT - BE A BOROUGH COASTCARER

Volunteer with Bellarine Catchment Network to restore native habitat and remove weeds in Point Lonsdale. We are inviting community members to join the conservation group 'Borough Coastcarers' where you can give nature a hand by restoring critical habitat and removing invasive weeds while spending time outdoors.

Why should you be a Borough Coastcarer?

  • Get to know your local area in your own time
  • Meet like-minded people in your area
  • Learn about indigenous and weed plant species
  • Help restore local habitat for our wildlife

What will I be doing?

Volunteers will be guided by experienced conservation field staff. Volunteers will need to BYO safety gear (enclosed shoes, gloves, glasses) and abide by relevant Covid-19 regulations. All activities are subject to weather warnings and considerations.

Additional Information:
Meet at the Point Lonsdale Rip View Carpark (East end of Ocean Road)

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