Bellarine and Geelong

Environmental Volunteering Calendar

Have you ever wondered what those horse-shoe shaped jelly things are? If sharks lay eggs? What all the different shells on the beach are? These questions and more will be answered by Bellarine Catchment Network and Clifton Springs Curlewis Coastcare at this free, family-friendly beachcomb activity.

This activity is aimed at both children and adults so all are welcome. Adults need to accompany children under 12. There are limited spots available so please register.

What's involved? Participants will go on a beachcomb lead by experienced staff, looking for creatures and artefacts along the shoreline. Participants can enter the water up to their knees if wearing booties (either BYO or provided) and if conditions are appropriate, participants can also use provided aquascopes (e.g., plastic underwater viewing device - see image below). Participants will receive educational resources such as posters, brochures and more at the end of the session.

Please BYO hat, sunscreen, water and booties or enclosed shoes like sneakers (no flip flops or sandals). It is suggested to wear bathers or shorts if intending to enter the water.

This event is supported by the City of Greater Geelong. For more information, please email us at or visit

Beachcomb participants at St Leonards on the 3rd of January 2023

Join Clifton Springs Curlewis Coastcare and Bellarine Catchment Network at this inaugural Annual General Meeting.

This event will feature special guest speakers Craig Morley from the Geelong Field Naturalists Club 'Some Birds of the Northern Bellarine’ and Margot Busch from Ocean Grove Coastcare 'Journey, challenges and rewards of being involved in Coastcare'. Details below:

  • Tuesday 15th of November
  • 7pm - 9pm
  • SpringDale Neighbourhood Centre

All committee positions vacant. No need to register. Contact for information.

Clifton Springs Curlewis Coastcare is a newly established group aiming to educate the local community about coastal values and issues, and to inspire coastal stewardship and local action. In partnership with Bellarine Catchment Network, Clifton Springs Curlewis Coastcare are facilitating a 'Coastcare Community Day' for members of the community to meet other like-minded people, learn about the coastal environment and find out how they can contribute to it's protection. This event features 3 activities; a beachcomb, flora and fauna walk 'n' talk and an education session by the Wadawurrung.

This event is supported by Bellarine Catchment Network, the City of Greater Geelong, Coastcare Victoria and the Victorian Government.

Register here:

For more information, contact Bellarine Catchment Network at 

Hello to all volunteers past, present and newcomers.

We are about to hit the ground running with the new HP breeding season about to begin. It would be wonderful to catch up with as many as possible to meet one another, and share ideas, information, or other enquiries anyone has prior to the season taking off. There has been lots happening in the background to prepare for this season and it will be a great opportunity to share all things Hoodie.

Hopefully this date suits most. Please feel free to contact me if you can't make it in person but could possible meet by a microsoft Teams invite.

Looking forward to seeing many of you and catching up with our local Hoodies on the beach!

Cheers to all things Hoodie!

Tash Verspeek


0418 103 115

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