Cheetham Wetlands planting day
Point Cook, Victoria

Location:
Point Cook, Victoria
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Departs from:
Parks Victoria Office
Departure time:
8:45

The Cheetham Wetlands are 420 hectares of artificial and natural lagoons, created on old salt works land on the western shores of Port Phillip Bay, Australia.

The Wetlands, consisting of salt marshes and natural and artificial lagoons of Skeleton Creek, are a natural bird haven. These internationally significant RAMSAR listed wetlands provide important feeding and habitat areas for thousands of migratory birds from Japan, Siberia and New Zealand. 

The wetlands have had more than 200 species of birds recorded, including the Red-Legged Stint, Red-Knecked Avocet, Comon Greenshank and even the rare Orange-Bellied Parrots.

Not usually open to the public is a great opportunity to have a peak behind the scenes and have an intimate look at the wetlands. You will also get a guided tour with Parks Victoria staff.

This day will consist of assisting with the enhancement and protection of the area through tree planting.

We will provide transport from South Geelong each day, departing at 8.00am 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

Bookings are required: click "Book Now" or for more information contact our Geelong office on (03) 5221 0300 or geelong@cva.org.au

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For more information, or for help with your booking, please contact the Geelong office on +613 5221 0300 or email geelong@cva.org.au