Bellarine and Geelong

Environmental Volunteering Calendar

🌾💧Wetland & Waterway Series💧🌾Join us for National Science Week at Sparrovale Wetlands, a collaborative effort with Geelong City Council to restore and protect this vital ecosystem connected to Lake Connewarre, an internationally significant RAMSAR site. Open to all, our event celebrates National Science Week by engaging in a bio-blitz activity to log the unique biodiversity of this site! Paired with a clean-up activity and data collection for CSIRO research. Together, we'll strengthen climate resilience at our wetland sites, contributing to a healthier planet for all.

** Key Highlights ** Weeding invasive species and logging vegetation. Litter and data collection for CSIRO research. Collaboration and team bonding with like-minded community members. Free lunch included.🔬Mark your calendar and be part of this impactful environmental initiative.🔬 Register now to secure your spot and join us in making a difference.

Join Bellarine Catchment Network at this special planting event to help restore our local habitats through revegetation. Help us plant some trees, pick up some indigenous plant brochures and learn about your natural backyard. You can stay for as little or long as you want, all tools and plants are provided and celebrate with lunch!

You can just turn up on the day or can register by contacting Matt Crawley at matt@bcn.org.au.

Please wear long pants and a long sleeve shirt, boots or shoes that can get muddy and wear a hat. BYO water bottle. All tools and equipment will be provided.

Meeting location: see place-maker icon image below or head to this link: https://maps.app.goo.gl/BokCwu52Dh94Wy8L6

This activity is supported by Geelong Cemeteries Trust. Photos by Geelong Cemeteries Trust.

Join Barwon Water and Bellarine Catchment Network at this special site in Connewarre to help restore our local habitats through revegetation. Help us plant some trees, pick up some indigenous plant brochures and learn about your natural backyard. You can stay for as little or long as you want, all tools and plants are provided and celebrate with lunch!

A light lunch will be provided. You can just turn up on the day or can register by contacting Matt Crawley at matt@bcn.org.au.

Please wear long pants and a long sleeve shirt, boots or shoes that can get muddy and wear a hat. BYO water bottle. All tools and equipment will be provided.

Meeting location: see red marker on image below or head to this link: https://maps.app.goo.gl/fjvoV5FuRxqEmQSn9

This activity is supported by the City of Greater Geelong

Join Ash Skinner from Wadawurrung at this free 1 hour education session to deepen your understanding of Wadawurrung's long connection and history to the Bellarine Peninsula. 

This 1 hour session will involve a walk and talk at a location on the Northern Bellarine and Ash will discuss Wadawurrung cultural heritage. 

Please BYO: Hat, sunscreen and water bottle. A weather-proof jacket if appropriate. 

Access: Meet at Point Richards Flora and Fauna Reserve, opposite 167 Point Richards Road. Park on the grassy area and walk into the reserve via the clear track. You should see an open grassy area and a pergola. You will be required to sign in. 

Note: Please do not attend if you are unwell. This event is also subject to weather conditions and will be postponed if weather is not safe or unfavourable. All participants will be notified 24 hours before. Any cancellations must go to info@bcn.org.au ASAP as limited spaces are available.

This event is a result of Bellarine Bayside's Port Phillip Bay Fund and is supported by the Victorian Government. For more information, please email us at info@bcn.org.au.

We acknowledge Wadawurrung; Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and live, and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community.

We are committed to ensuring that everyone is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their ability, cultural background, religion, ethnicity, gender identity, intersex status or sexual orientation.

Help us restore the biodiversity of this new reserve!

The Friends of Murrk Ngubitj Yarram Yaluk currently meet on the first Wednesday of the month at the fantastic new reserve; Murrk Ngubitj Yarram Yaluk reserve (formerly the Bellarine Basin) 🌿

Each month, the dedicated Friends of Murrk Ngubitj Yarram Yaluk volunteers undertake bush regeneration works through the removal of weeds, log bird, plant and fungi sightings on citizen science apps and monitor the regeneration of indigenous plants. It's a great way to get early access to this awesome site, learn about indigenous and weedy plants, spot some cool birds or meet new people. And we always finish the session with morning tea!

We always meet at the north west corner of Murrk Ngubitj Yarram Yaluk, 280-324 Swan Bay Road, Wallington, Wadawurrung Country. Google Maps link: https://maps.app.goo.gl/awNXUZQRbBUDG3ND9

Wear a hat, long pants and a long shirt. Gumboots are advised in autumn and winter. BYO water bottle. Morning tea (tea, coffee, biscuits) will be provided.

Email info@bcn.org.au for questions. This program is made possible with support from Barwon Water and Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation as well as the Victorian Government via the Nature Fund.

with Geelong Cemeteries Trust

With guidance from experienced horticulturists, Geelong Cemeteries Trust welcome you to join them in revegetating Geelong Memorial Park with indigenous plants to enhance its beauty, whilst learning about the natural environment. Equipment will be provided but please wear sturdy shoes and weather appropriate clothing.

Date: Friday the 12th of July
Time: 1pm - 3pm
Location: 42-110 Burvilles Road Armstrong Creek, 3217

Contact Geelong Cemeteries Trust via info@gct.net.au for information

Help us restore the biodiversity of this new reserve!

The Friends of Murrk Ngubitj Yarram Yaluk currently meet on the first Wednesday of the month at the fantastic new reserve; Murrk Ngubitj Yarram Yaluk reserve (formerly the Bellarine Basin) 🌿

Each month, the dedicated Friends of Murrk Ngubitj Yarram Yaluk volunteers undertake bush regeneration works through the removal of weeds, log bird, plant and fungi sightings on citizen science apps and monitor the regeneration of indigenous plants. It's a great way to get early access to this awesome site, learn about indigenous and weedy plants, spot some cool birds or meet new people. And we always finish the session with morning tea!

We always meet at the north west corner of Murrk Ngubitj Yarram Yaluk, 280-324 Swan Bay Road, Wallington, Wadawurrung Country. Google Maps link: https://maps.app.goo.gl/awNXUZQRbBUDG3ND9

Wear a hat, long pants and a long shirt. Gumboots are advised in autumn and winter. BYO water bottle. Morning tea (tea, coffee, biscuits) will be provided.

Email info@bcn.org.au for questions. This program is made possible with support from Barwon Water and Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation as well as the Victorian Government via the Nature Fund.

Did you know there’s so much useful information on the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority's (CCMA) NRM Planning Portal which can help you make informed decisions about your property, be it a farm or a town block.

Information such as:

·       Soil type

·       Vegetation

·       Water flow and flooding

·       And even a fascinating 1945 map of the Bellarine, amongst much other information.

AND the portal allows you to print off a property report.

CCCMA's Chris Pitfield will join us to explain the CCMA NRM Portal and how to use it.

He’ll talk about a newly launched project particularly close to his heart, the Floristic Mapping Units, which allows a detailed understanding of the plants which would have originally grown on your property and across the Bellarine.

As President of Friends of Ocean Grove Nature Reserve Chris will also update us on this special place.

This session is part of our Victorian Landcare Grant 2024.  ALL WELCOME

Join us for World Environment Day at Sparrovale Wetlands, a collaborative effort with Geelong City Council to restore and protect this vital ecosystem connected to Lake Connewarre, an internationally significant RAMSAR site. Open to all, our event celebrates World Environment Day by planting trees and promoting environmental awareness. Together, we'll strengthen climate resilience at our wetland sites, contributing to a healthier planet for all.

** Key Highlights ** Planting native seedlings for wetland restoration. Collaboration and team bonding with like-minded community. Free lunch included. 🌿Mark your calendar and be part of this impactful environmental initiative.🌿 Register now to secure your spot and join us in making a difference!

Plant sale this Sunday 22nd May, Bellarine Secondary College Landcare Nursery, Belchers Rd Drysdale.

10am-1pm. Its planting season and so there are some plants selling out.

If you need plants this season get them soon! Plants are $3.00 each. Concession card holders $2.50. Byo box or bucket if you can.

Please bring back our pots and trays(only our types of pot please)

If you can't make it Sunday call us. We are open Mon, Tues, Thursday 9 til 3pm. 0439392369

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