Bellarine and Geelong

Environmental Volunteering Calendar

🌾💧Wetland & Waterway Series💧🌾Join us for National Science Week at Sparrovale Wetlands, a collaborative effort with Geelong City Council to restore and protect this vital ecosystem connected to Lake Connewarre, an internationally significant RAMSAR site. Open to all, our event celebrates National Science Week by engaging in a bio-blitz activity to log the unique biodiversity of this site! Paired with a clean-up activity and data collection for CSIRO research. Together, we'll strengthen climate resilience at our wetland sites, contributing to a healthier planet for all.

** Key Highlights ** Weeding invasive species and logging vegetation. Litter and data collection for CSIRO research. Collaboration and team bonding with like-minded community members. Free lunch included.🔬Mark your calendar and be part of this impactful environmental initiative.🔬 Register now to secure your spot and join us in making a difference.

Join Bellarine Catchment Network at this special planting event to help restore our local habitats through revegetation. Help us plant some trees, pick up some indigenous plant brochures and learn about your natural backyard. You can stay for as little or long as you want, all tools and plants are provided and celebrate with lunch!

You can just turn up on the day or can register by contacting Matt Crawley at matt@bcn.org.au.

Please wear long pants and a long sleeve shirt, boots or shoes that can get muddy and wear a hat. BYO water bottle. All tools and equipment will be provided.

Meeting location: see place-maker icon image below or head to this link: https://maps.app.goo.gl/BokCwu52Dh94Wy8L6

This activity is supported by Geelong Cemeteries Trust. Photos by Geelong Cemeteries Trust.

Join Barwon Water and Bellarine Catchment Network at this special site in Connewarre to help restore our local habitats through revegetation. Help us plant some trees, pick up some indigenous plant brochures and learn about your natural backyard. You can stay for as little or long as you want, all tools and plants are provided and celebrate with lunch!

A light lunch will be provided. You can just turn up on the day or can register by contacting Matt Crawley at matt@bcn.org.au.

Please wear long pants and a long sleeve shirt, boots or shoes that can get muddy and wear a hat. BYO water bottle. All tools and equipment will be provided.

Meeting location: see red marker on image below or head to this link: https://maps.app.goo.gl/fjvoV5FuRxqEmQSn9

This activity is supported by the City of Greater Geelong

Join Clifton Springs Curlewis Coastcare and the City of Greater Geelong staff to remove weeds from the fragile coastline.

Learn about invasive weeds that affect our Coastline and assist the group to remove weeds from one of our beautiful beaches. The volunteers will continue removing weeds close to the locations where they have been successfully working for the previous months. CoGG Environmental Officers will oversee the working activity and procedures.

Date: 18/09/2024
Time: 9:30am - 11:45am
Location: Meet opposite 34 Edgewater Dr, Clifton Springs VIC 3222, Australia. Some parking available on the grassed area during the event. Look out for signage at the top of the ramp to the beach, near the lookout platform. All welcome.

Please bring the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) if you can. Hat, Sunscreen, Suitable footwear (no open shoes), Long/ longs are recommended, Gloves (we will have spares if required), Sunglasses (protective eyewear). Some tools provided, but if you have, bring your hand weeding tool or small trowel.

We’ll have tea and coffee at the end of the working bee.

The Clifton Springs Curlewis Coastcare Group and Bellarine Catchment Network (BCN), works in partnership with the City of Greater Geelong (CoGG), and the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority (CCMA). The group works on habitat restoration and environmental monitoring of the marine and foreshore areas and promotes the awareness of their environmental values in the community.

 

Join Clifton Springs Curlewis Coastcare and the City of Greater Geelong staff to remove weeds from the fragile coastline.

Learn about invasive weeds that affect our Coastline and assist the group to remove weeds from one of our beautiful beaches. The volunteers will continue removing weeds close to the locations where they have been successfully working for the previous months. CoGG Environmental Officers will oversee the working activity and procedures.

Date: 21/08/2024
Time: 9:30am - 11:45am
Location: Meet opposite 34 Edgewater Dr, Clifton Springs VIC 3222, Australia. Some parking available on the grassed area during the event. Look out for signage at the top of the ramp to the beach, near the lookout platform. All welcome.

Please bring the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) if you can. Hat, Sunscreen, Suitable footwear (no open shoes), Long/ longs are recommended, Gloves (we will have spares if required), Sunglasses (protective eyewear). Some tools provided, but if you have, bring your hand weeding tool or small trowel.

We’ll have tea and coffee at the end of the working bee.

The Clifton Springs Curlewis Coastcare Group and Bellarine Catchment Network (BCN), works in partnership with the City of Greater Geelong (CoGG), and the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority (CCMA). The group works on habitat restoration and environmental monitoring of the marine and foreshore areas and promotes the awareness of their environmental values in the community.

 

Join Clifton Springs Curlewis Coastcare and the City of Greater Geelong staff to remove weeds from the fragile coastline.

Learn about invasive weeds that affect our Coastline and assist the group to remove weeds from one of our beautiful beaches. The volunteers will continue removing weeds close to the locations where they have been successfully working for the previous months. CoGG Environmental Officers will oversee the working activity and procedures.

Date: 17/07/2024
Time: 9:30am - 11:45am
Location: Meet opposite 34 Edgewater Dr, Clifton Springs VIC 3222, Australia. Some parking available on the grassed area during the event. Look out for signage at the top of the ramp to the beach, near the lookout platform. All welcome.

Please bring the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) if you can. Hat, Sunscreen, Suitable footwear (no open shoes), Long/ longs are recommended, Gloves (we will have spares if required), Sunglasses (protective eyewear). Some tools provided, but if you have, bring your hand weeding tool or small trowel.

We’ll have tea and coffee at the end of the working bee.

The Clifton Springs Curlewis Coastcare Group and Bellarine Catchment Network (BCN), works in partnership with the City of Greater Geelong (CoGG), and the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority (CCMA). The group works on habitat restoration and environmental monitoring of the marine and foreshore areas and promotes the awareness of their environmental values in the community.

 

Help us restore the biodiversity of this new reserve!

The Friends of Murrk Ngubitj Yarram Yaluk currently meet on the first Wednesday of the month at the fantastic new reserve; Murrk Ngubitj Yarram Yaluk reserve (formerly the Bellarine Basin) 🌿

Each month, the dedicated Friends of Murrk Ngubitj Yarram Yaluk volunteers undertake bush regeneration works through the removal of weeds, log bird, plant and fungi sightings on citizen science apps and monitor the regeneration of indigenous plants. It's a great way to get early access to this awesome site, learn about indigenous and weedy plants, spot some cool birds or meet new people. And we always finish the session with morning tea!

We always meet at the north west corner of Murrk Ngubitj Yarram Yaluk, 280-324 Swan Bay Road, Wallington, Wadawurrung Country. Google Maps link: https://maps.app.goo.gl/awNXUZQRbBUDG3ND9

Wear a hat, long pants and a long shirt. Gumboots are advised in autumn and winter. BYO water bottle. Morning tea (tea, coffee, biscuits) will be provided.

Email info@bcn.org.au for questions. This program is made possible with support from Barwon Water and Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation as well as the Victorian Government via the Nature Fund.

with Geelong Cemeteries Trust

With guidance from experienced horticulturists, Geelong Cemeteries Trust welcome you to join them in revegetating Geelong Memorial Park with indigenous plants to enhance its beauty, whilst learning about the natural environment. Equipment will be provided but please wear sturdy shoes and weather appropriate clothing.

Date: Friday the 12th of July
Time: 1pm - 3pm
Location: 42-110 Burvilles Road Armstrong Creek, 3217

Contact Geelong Cemeteries Trust via info@gct.net.au for information

Help us restore the biodiversity of this new reserve!

The Friends of Murrk Ngubitj Yarram Yaluk currently meet on the first Wednesday of the month at the fantastic new reserve; Murrk Ngubitj Yarram Yaluk reserve (formerly the Bellarine Basin) 🌿

Each month, the dedicated Friends of Murrk Ngubitj Yarram Yaluk volunteers undertake bush regeneration works through the removal of weeds, log bird, plant and fungi sightings on citizen science apps and monitor the regeneration of indigenous plants. It's a great way to get early access to this awesome site, learn about indigenous and weedy plants, spot some cool birds or meet new people. And we always finish the session with morning tea!

We always meet at the north west corner of Murrk Ngubitj Yarram Yaluk, 280-324 Swan Bay Road, Wallington, Wadawurrung Country. Google Maps link: https://maps.app.goo.gl/awNXUZQRbBUDG3ND9

Wear a hat, long pants and a long shirt. Gumboots are advised in autumn and winter. BYO water bottle. Morning tea (tea, coffee, biscuits) will be provided.

Email info@bcn.org.au for questions. This program is made possible with support from Barwon Water and Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation as well as the Victorian Government via the Nature Fund.

Help us celebrate National Tree Day at this family-friendly tree planting event in The Point, Point Lonsdale. Help us restore precious Coastal Moonah Woodland and Coastal Saltmarsh habitat in the Point, Point Lonsdale. Come and meet other like-minded people, learn some new skills and pick up a brochure or two at this event. You can join at anytime and do as little or a lot as you wish.

Please wear long pants and a long sleeve shirt, boots or shoes that can get muddy and wear a hat. BYO water bottle. All tools and equipment will be provided.

This event will be followed up with a complimentary BBQ featuring plenty of vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options.

Meeting location: see red marker on image below and follow signs.

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