The Begola Wetlands is a small wetland area, supporting a mix of semi aquatic and introduced vegetation in open water. It Is located at 1 Ocean Throughway, Ocean Grove.
The wetland area is an irregular shape of approximately 4.7 hectares, with a sandy, undulating topography sloping down to the wetland. It is replenished by storm and surface water from around Ocean Grove, this wetland dries out on average every five ears, a natural and important part of the wetland cycle.
Begola wetlands is zoned Public Park and Recreation Zone (PPRZ) under the City of Greater Geelong Planning Scheme. It is also within the boundaries of the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority Traditionally known as 'place of many frogs', this wetland lives up to its name with six species of frog being recorded here.
The Friends of Begola have a membership of approximately 30 families. They are overseen by a voluntary committee of eight members, elected each year at the annual Xmas function and AGM held early in December. They meet regularly throughout the year and liaise with the City of Greater Geelong Environment staff, on all issues relating to the wetland. The COGG administer all wetlands under the council planning scheme.
Membership of the FOBW is welcome to all, with an annual family membership fee of $5.00 due on the 1st. November. Our treasurer Kaye Nixon is happy to assist with membership enquiries and can be contacted on 0401996096.