Point Cook, Victoria
- Departs from:
407 Yarra Street Geelong 3220 VIC
ph:+613 5221 0300
- Departure time:
The Point Cook Coastal Park and Cheetham Wetlands are located 20km southwest of Melbourne, and feature salt marshes, lagoons from Skeleton Creek, intertidal sand banks and a Marine Sanctuary.
Cheetham Wetlands are internationally significant because they provide important feeding and habitat areas for thousands of migratory birds from Japan, Siberia and New Zealand. They rank among the top places in the world for migratory wading birds.
Two rare migratory waders may be found here – the double banded plover from New Zealand and the eastern golden plover from Siberia and Alaska.
The Point Cook Marine Sanctuary lies just offshore from the park and covers nearly 300 hectares. It was declared a sanctuary in 2004 to protect the marine ecosystems of the basalt reef and is relatively unspoilt being one of the last intact reef environments in Port Phillip Bay.
Protecting the habitat values on the land feeds into the marine sanctuary as it reduces sediment runoff and pollution entering the bay. Join us to assist with tasks such as weed management and litter collection to protect and preserve this valuable area of Melbourne.
We will provide transport from South Geelong 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
Bookings are required: click "Book Now" or for more information contact our Geelong office on (03) 5221 0300 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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