Bellarine and Geelong

Environmental Volunteering Calendar

Welcome all new Volunteers

It's on again! The Greater Geelong Plastic Pollution Count is happening this November and BCN are hosting workshops to get you ready.

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 (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 catered lunch of sushi!

Location TBC

The Bellarine Catchment Network are delighted to be partnering with the Aquatic Environmental Stress Research Group at RMIT University (AQUEST) and Corangamite Catchment Management Authority as part of a Coastcare Victoria grant to launch Litter Trackers in Geelong, Bellarine and Surf Coast waterways.

The Litter Trackers: ‘Burbs to the Bay' project connects scientists with schools and community groups to launch GPS tracked bottles into Geelong’s waterways to demonstrate how and where litter travels in our waterways.

The project aims to reduce littering in Geelong, Bellarine and the Surf Coast and educate communities about the environmental effects of litter on our waterways, to empower individuals with the knowledge to make informed choices about preventable litter pollution. To read more about the project and track the progress of the bottles, visit the Burbs to the Bay project page

The next six bottles will be launched at the Belmont Common Boat Ramp on 25th of August from 10am and will be attended by Christine Couzen MP as well as students from Geelong High School & Northern Bay College.

Please join us this Thursday at 10am to launch the litter trackers!

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