Bellarine and Geelong

Environmental Volunteering Calendar

Coastal Discovery Stall - 10am - 3pm

Visit the Coastal Discovery Stalls at the 'Kurrak' or Ocean Grove Playground this January to explore the wonders of the coast - from the local Hooded Plovers, the creatures found in our rockpools as well as how to get involved in local environmental groups. Explore the table-top beachcomb, pick up some brochure so or do a colouring in!

What's involved: Local environment groups will be facilitating a tabletop beachcomb, craft and other activities at this stall from 10am - 3pm. Participants will receive educational resources such as posters, brochures and more at any time.

Access: Parking can be difficult at this time of year, so you may want to leave extra time to find a park. Walk towards the Ocean Grove main beach and head to the playground opposite The Dunes restaurant and look for the marquee and tables. 

Note: Please do not visit this stall if you are unwell. Our presence is subject to weather conditions and will be postponed if weather is not safe or unfavourable.

This stall is supported by Barwon Coast. For more information, please email us at or visit

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.

Join the Geelong Gallery for a fascinating visit to Murrk Ngubitj Yarram Yaluk which means ‘headwaters of continuous flowing river’ in Wadawurrung language and learn more about Barwon Water’s current project to transform the former Bellarine Basin site into more than 30 hectares of environmental and public space for the community to access. Working closely with the Wadawurrung Traditional Owners and the wider community, the project seeks to reimagine the space and enhance the unique and natural features of the Bellarine Peninsula using sustainable design and management practices.

Enjoy a tour of the site followed by a drawing activity with local artist Ryan Brearley exploring the natural landscape.

This event is part of Geelong Design Week 2023, an initiative of Geelong UNESCO City of Design and the City of Greater Geelong. This is a free event but bookings are essential.

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 for enquiries.

Learn How to Identify Frogs using FrogID Ap.

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 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.

Registration essential.

Join us at Edwards Point Wildlife Reserve to help restore the last remaining stand of coastal woodland on the Bellarine Peninsula. We're teaming up with the Friends of Edwards Point and Parks Victoria for a day of weeding, followed by morning tea and the chance to explore and beautiful beach side location.

The Two Bays Lookout provides visitors with breath taking views of both Port Phillip and Swan Bay, where you can discover remote beaches that are home to resident and migratory wader birds. The reserve is a Ramsar site and an international flyway, making it an incredibly significant location to protect and conserve.

Please register for more details.

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!

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