- Departs from:
72 Maribyrnong St, Footscray 3011 Victoria
ph:+613 9326 8250
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Avalon Coastal Reserve lies on the north side of Corio Bay and contains a variety of habitats, including intertidal mudflats and sandflats, seagrass beds, saltmarsh, small stands of White Mangroves, reed beds, salt evaporation lagoons of the Avalon saltworks and the grass filtration paddocks and sewerage treatment lagoons of the Werribee Treatment Complex.
The fauna values at Avalon Beach are of considerable significance. Notable fauna include the Altona Skipper Butterfly and many species of birds. Of great significance is the Orange-bellied Parrot which feeds on the saltmarsh vegetation during the late autumn and winter months. This species is significantly prone to future threats likely to result in extinction unless measures are taken to protect the habitats it depends on for survival.
Some of the notable flora that occurs at Avalon includes the Salt Club-sedge and Grey Glasswort which are both unusual for the region.
However, Avalon is also a popular location for visitors with a number of houses and fishing shacks, a beach, boat ramp, numerous jetties and rock groynes across the low beach. All this activity has an impact on the habitat values of the area.
Your assistance is needed to help maintain the high environmental values of the area through woody weed control and rubbish collection.
We will provide transport from West Melbourne each day, 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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