Baum Weir Woodlands protection
Fyansford, Victoria

Fyansford, Victoria
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Departs from:
Geelong Community Nursery - cnr Swanston St and Barwon Terrace, South Geelong
ph:+613 5221 0300
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Baum Weir was built in 1851 to create a constant level for the river enabling water to flow along two bluestone races and generate power for the Barwon Paper Mill. 

The area a little upstream of Baum's Weir was known to the Wathaurong people as Boonea Yallock meaning a place to catch eels. The deeper water provides a haven for Pacific Black Ducks, Eurasian Coots, Ibis and other water birds. Along the water’s edge the secretive Nankeen Night Heron or White Faced Heron might be seen poised to take any small fish that pass within reach. 

Join us to remove some woody weeds that are popping up in the woodland vegetation around this area of the Barwon River. Your assistance today will protect the area for years to come.

We will provide transport from South Geelong, departing at 8.15am and returning around 4pm. Or if you live local you can meet on-site by prior arrangement.

What to wear:

  • Long pants and long sleeved shirt
  • Sturdy, enclosed shoes

What to bring:

  • Lunch and bottle of water
  • Broad brimmed hat and wet weather gear (if needed)

What is provided:

  • Tools and safety equipment such as gloves, safety glasses, sunscreen etc
  • Tea, Coffee and Biscuits are provided each day
  • Pick up and drop off as detailed above

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For more information, or for help with your booking, please contact the Geelong office on +613 5221 0300 or email