Bellarine and Geelong

Environmental Volunteering Calendar

Walk with Wadawurrung at this free 2 hour walk and talk session to deepen your understanding of Wadawurrung's long connection and history to the Bellarine Peninsula. 

This 2 hour session will involve a walk and talk at 2-3 locations on the Bellarine Peninsula. They will be determined closer to the date. Driving between sites will be required.

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

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.

Join Ash Skinner from Wadawurrung in the Point Richards Flora and Fauna Reserve 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 through the sandy tracks of Point Richards, where Ash will discuss Wadawurrung cultural heritage. 

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

Access: Park on the grassy area opposite 167 Point Richards Road and walk along the sandy track towards the rotunda. 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 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 through a weeding activity.

This activity will include a guided walk within the woodlands of the Narrows, information about plants and animals found nearby and some weeding of invasive species. 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.

 

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 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

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