- Departs from:
407 Yarra Street Geelong 3220 VIC
ph:+613 5221 0300
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The Bellarine Peninsula is a beautiful location surrounded by Port Phillip, Corio Bay and Bass Strait.
Much of the native vegetation throughout the peninsula has been cleared for agriculture, notable exceptions being areas of land around Swan Bay, parklands in Portarlington, coastal areas along the Barwon Coast and some small remnant pockets around the Barwon River lakes and wetlands, many of these last remaining areas are protected or included in parklands.
The peninsula contains several significant wetlands, many of which form part of the Port Phillip Bay (Western Shoreline) and Bellarine Peninsula Ramsar Site and are of international significance for the protection of waterbirds and the critically endangered orange-bellied parrot. They are also recognised by BirdLife International in the Bellarine Wetlands and Swan Bay and Port Phillip Bay Islands Important Bird Areas.
Marine mammals visiting here include whales (southern right and southern humpback), endemic Burrunan dolphins, Australian fur seals and Australian sea lions.
For these reasons it is essential that we protect and enhance these very important and significant areas. This volunteering opportunity will allow you to just that. You will get the chance to intimately see how Park Victoria manage their properties. Activities will take place at several locations - Salt Lagoon, Edwards Point and many more!
We will provide transport from South Geelong, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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