St Leonards Salt Lagoon protection
St Leonards, Vic

Location:
St Leonards, Vic
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Departs from:
Geelong Community Nursery - cnr Swanston St and Barwon Terrace, South Geelong
Departure time:
8.15am

St Leonards Salt Lagoon is a very shallow, highly-saline lagoon, close to the sea, surrounded by saltmarsh vegetation, and with an associated salt meadow.

41 different species of waterbirds have been recorded using the lagoon, 16 of which have special conservation status, or are listed as protected. The Salt Lagoon also contains potential habitat for Orange-bellied Parrots, and is important for the for Common Greenshanks to spend the winter on after migrating from Europe and Asia.

Help to identify and remove invasive weeds from the St Leonards Salt Lagoon and you will be protecting these amazing birds for years to come. Bring your binoculars and see if you can spot birds that many people don't see!

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 geelong@cva.org.au

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30th April 2018
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7th May 2018
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14th May 2018
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21st May 2018
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Weed Removal
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28th May 2018
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4th June 2018
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12th June 2018
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18th June 2018
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Contact us

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