Bellarine and Geelong

Environmental Volunteering Calendar

Corio Bay and Port Phillip Bay are unique environments that make up Geelong's coastal backyard. Although many appreciate the marine wonders of our bays, many users in Geelong see places like Limeburners Boat Ramp as a place to dump their fast food, litter and fishing gear. Limeburners Boat Ramp is a frequently littered site with a fantastic view of the bay and due to fringing vegetation and rocky edges, is a place where lots of blown litter is captured before it ends up in the water, making it a great last resort for litter clean ups.

All volunteers will be supplied with gloves, bags, litter pickers and environmental information.

Contact info@bcn.org.au for more information

Enviro Stall

Visit Bellarine Catchment Network at these Enviro Stalls at Eastern Beach this January to learn more about nature, our local plants and animals, waste and recycling. Explore the table-top beachcomb, play our recycling game to win a prize or do some colouring in! The stall will also feature brochures and booklets about wildlife and local plants.

What's involved: Bellarine Catchment Network will be facilitating a tabletop beachcomb, craft and recycling activities at this stall from 10am - 3pm. Participants will receive educational resources such as posters, brochures and will learn about the local environment and how we can all play a role to protect it.

Access: Park near Eastern Beach and walk to the Eastern Beach playground. Look for the Bellarine Catchment Network marquee and tables. 

This stall is supported by the City of Greater Geelong. For more information, please email us at info@bcn.org.au or visit www.environmentbellarine.org.au

Bellarine Catchment Network acknowledges the 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.

Enviro Stall - 10am - 3pm

Visit Bellarine Catchment Network at these Enviro Stalls at Eastern Beach this January to learn more about nature, our local plants and animals, waste and recycling. Explore the table-top beachcomb, play our recycling game to win a prize or do some colouring in! The stall will also feature brochures and booklets about wildlife and local plants.

Beachcomb - 12pm - 1:30pm

Have you ever wondered what those horse-shoe shaped jelly things are? If sharks lay eggs? Why seagrass is important? These questions and more will be answered by Bellarine Catchment Network at this free, family-friendly beachcomb.

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: Bellarine Catchment Network will be facilitating a tabletop beachcomb, craft and recycling activities at this stall from 10am - 3pm. From 12pm - 1:30pm, registered 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.

Access: Park near Eastern Beach and walk to the Eastern Beach playground. Look for the Bellarine Catchment Network marquee and tables. This activity will be run along the shoreline, but can be made wheelchair friendly - please get in contact. The event will be run in English but please contact us if you require support as we work to accommodate everyone.

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.

This stall is supported by the City of Greater Geelong and the beachcomb is supported by Coastcare Victoria via their Summer By The Sea program. For more information, please email us at info@bcn.org.au or visit www.environmentbellarine.org.au

Bellarine Catchment Network acknowledges the 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.

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