Bellarine and Geelong

Environmental Volunteering Calendar

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The goal of this event is to raise awareness of the issues facing the aquatic ecosystem, while showcasing both the individual contributions and the collective impact of environmental community groups, all of which share the common objective of environmental conservation.

The aim of this event is to educate, empower and inspire the Geelong and other communities to work together to make a change to protect the aquatic environment which surrounds us. We aim to link the community with local community groups already active in this space through a fun journey of exploration around our community stalls using the three themes of the event - celebrating the
beauty of the aquatic environment, examining the issues which the aquatic environment is facing and explaining what is being done to resolve these issues - and in general how the community can get involved.

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Local community organisations/groups - if this is you and you're interested in having a stall, please register your expression of interest HERE.

The group are looking for volunteers of all ages and backgrounds to help us pull off the event. Regardless of your time, availability or your skill set, if you’re looking to get more involved and make a positive climate impact in the local community and beyond, now is the chance! Register HERE.

Contact: deakinecologicalcollective@gmail.com

Bellarine Catchment Network and the Borough or Queenscliffe are inviting community members to attend at this community day of Shortlands Bluff to participate in bush regeneration works and find out out about recent conservation works happening including weed control and biodiversity monitoring.

Activities will include:

  • Bush regeneration activities including weed removal
  • Review forest mulcher / woody weed removal works
  • Look at citizen science flora survey techniques
  • Review revegetation plan and timelines

No need to register, just turn up. Please BYO gardening gloves. We can provide safety glasses, booklets and water.
For more information contact Bellarine Catchment Network at info@bcn.org.au

The BBUG (the Bellarine Bicycle Users Group) would like to invite you to attend the Launch of the Bellarine Active Travel Map on Thursday 23rd November at noon at the Indented Head Community Hall. We hope the free printed map will assist both locals and visitors to walk and cycle more readily around the Bellarine.

We’re pleased to have a number of elected representatives attending as well as members from various local community groups and project supporters.

Event program

  • 11am - Come 'n' try an e-bike activity  (optional)
  • Noon - Map launch followed by refreshments
  • 1.30pm - Easy one-hour local walk or bike ride (optional)

For more information see the Eventbrite listing  HERE

Please RSVP by Monday 20 November via Eventbrite for catering purposes. 

For more information contact Vicki (m: 0425802116) or Jeremy (m: 0412683547) or email bellarinebug2@gmail.com.

BBUG gratefully acknowledges our project partners: the City of Greater Geelong for the grant funds and the Bellarine Catchment Network for auspicing us.

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!

Join us to learn about Swans, a favourite on the Bellarine, with a lecture by Professor Raul Mulder of Melbourne University. Catch the photo exhibition of the birds of the Bellarine Peninsula, (entry by gold coin donation), vote on your favourite photo and learn what species are vulnerable in our area. Come at 1 pm to check out the photos, whilst Professor Mulder will speak at 2pm. After the talk, we will see the results of the vote and join for a cup of tea!

Environmental Works and Community Site Meeting and Update

Bellarine Catchment Network and the Borough or Queenscliffe are inviting community members to attend an open site visit to view the weed control and environmental works that have been conducted in 2023 at Shortlands Bluff, Queenscliff. We will discuss plans for maintaining the site, managing weed regrowth, revegetation and bush regeneration.

Activities will include:

  • Review forest mulcher / woody weed removal works
  • Look at citizen science flora survey techniques
  • Review revegetation plan and timelines

No need to register, just turn up. For more information contact Bellarine Catchment Network at info@bcn.org.au

Join us to launch the Environmental Volunteering Calendar Portal

To celebrate we are hosting a launch event at The Narrows during the regular community volunteering event, Borough Coastcarers.

The Environmental Volunteering Calendar will be launched with a Welcome to Country ceremony conducted by a representative from the Wadawurrung beneath the Coastal Moonah. Stay for a tour of the coastal moonah with BCN Biodiversity Coordinator, Lachlan Forbes, and to remove a few weeds from this sensitive and critically endangered habitat.

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