Join CVA and Parks Victoria for a unique coastal clean-up at Avalon Coastal Reserve, known for its incredible birdwatching and RAMSAR wetland status. Dive into the pristine shores and help protect the habitat of endangered birds by clearing plastic debris. This site holds cultural and international significance, offering a secluded haven like no other. Help protect shorebird habitat and collect crucial litter data for CSIRO research from the shores of this beautiful site.
** Key Highlights ** Discover bird watching opportunities in a tranquil RAMSAR setting. Share camaraderie and refreshments during morning tea. Explore the flora at this unique coastal saltmarsh reserve. 🦅🐋🐟 Join us in this coastal clean-up endeavour. Together, we'll safeguard a haven for both birds and humans alike. 🐟🐋🦅
The Greater Geelong Plastic Pollution Count is happening this October and we are hosting a workshop and field session.
Come and join a fun group of people as we prepare you to be a citizen scientist monitoring plastic pollution in our region. This data is used by world leading researchers at CSIRO and the City of Greater Geelong.
You can expect to hear about the research happening all over the world in what is the worlds largest plastic pollution survey and practice the quick and simple transect methodology. You will meet new people with a passion for protecting our environment from the scourge of plastic pollution, have lots of laughs and enjoy a light lunch.
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Immerse in well-being and biodiversity awareness at Edwards Point Wildlife Reserve, in conjunction with Parks Victoria. Craft seed bombs and cards with sustainable designer Emma Grace, filled with native plants to enhance biodiversity. Engage in a therapeutic weeding session for relaxation and nature connection. Focus on RAMSAR habitats supporting migratory birds and local Bellarine wildlife. Open to families and all ages, come support yourself and nature!
** Key Highlights ** Get outdoors and immerse your mind in nature. Free seed bombs & cards to take home for your garden. Explore stunning beach views at Edwards Point Reserve. Free morning tea & light lunch. 🌿🌸 Take a step towards well-being and conservation. Nurture your mental health, and contribute to a brighter, greener future 🌸🌿 Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for enquiries.
Discover the captivating world of the critically endangered Orange-Bellied Parrot at Edwards Point Wildlife Reserve alongside Parks Victoria Rangers. Immerse yourself in an educational session led by the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority, experts dedicated to safeguarding this bird's habitat. Learn about the parrot's migratory journey, explore Edwards Point and its vital saltmarsh-wetland ecosystem, and make a direct impact through a hands-on weeding activity. Together, we can protect this species and its habitat for a brighter future.
** Key Highlights ** Educational session by Corangamite Catchment Management Authority. Habitat exploration at Edwards Point Wildlife Reserve. Guided hands-on weeding activity for habitat restoration. Free lunch and morning tea. 🦜🌎 All are welcome! Register now to be part of our Orange-Bellied Parrot conservation endeavour 🌎🦜 Contact email@example.com for enquiries.
Join us for a day of wetland rehabilitation at Murtnaghurt Lagoon, adjoining Lake Connewarre. This culturally significant area for Wadawurrung Traditional Owners provides important feeding and breeding habitat for native fish and a number of wetland-dependent bird species, including rare and endangered flora and fauna.
Together with Parks Victoria rangers we will be hosting a day of weed extraction where volunteers can actively help preserve and protect this important wetland. Followed by a morning tea and the opportunity to explore and survey the stunning flora and fauna that call this area home.
Join Conservation Volunteers Australia for a unique volunteering opportunity at our NAIDOC Celebration Day, located at Taits Point, overlooking Lake Connewarre. This wetland location is a RAMSAR site for migratory birds and holds important ecological and cultural significance, particularly to indigenous ancestors.
We will begin the day with a smoking ceremony, Welcome to Country, and cultural education session provided by the Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Corp. Afterward, volunteers will enjoy a bush tucker themed morning tea and tasting, and have the opportunity to explore the parkland. Don't miss this chance to connect with the community and honor the cultural history of Lake Connewarre.
Hope to see you there!
Australia's laws are not protecting the natural ecosystems we rely upon. We believe a serious flaw lies within the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth). Currently directors' good faith civil obligations only require them to act ‘in the best interests of the corporation’ (s181). This narrow focus permits them to put their economic goals ahead of our existential goal! Maximising shareholder returns should not be at the expense of the public good and the environment.
On 25 May in Geelong, Geelong Sustainability is co-hosting the global launch of The Code for Corporate Citizenship, an elegantly simple solution devised by corporate lawyer, Robert Hinkley. By inserting a new clause into section 181 of the Corporations Act, directors would need to act ‘in the best interests of the corporation but not at the expense of severe harm to the environment’.
#TheCode would rebalance the civic obligations of company directors and have a real impact in relieving the climate emergency.
Geelong Sustainability’s campaign partners include the Centre for Climate Safety, ADAC - A Different Approach Community, The Sustainable Hour and Geelong Media.
We're keen to connect with local community groups and business people to explore this idea.
Please join in the discussion at the launch event at the Geelong Library at 5pm on Thursday 25 May 2023.
Friends of the Barwon are pleased to announce that our guest speaker for the evening will be Tracey Slatter, Managing Director, Barwon Water who will talk about the Urban Water Strategy/Water for our Future.
A light supper and tea/coffee will be served
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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!
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