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by November 12, 2020
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Gretchen and Vera and all the team. Peace Park sounds like it has a lot of special elements. You have done well to get the flannel flowers underway -they seem to thrive on neglect.
by August 21, 2020
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by February 24, 2020
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  Against all odds...a Sea Turtle Survival Story ...
by July 25, 2019
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A holistic approach to environmental education: How to foster ongoing environmental stewardship in the community.        Bellarine Catchment Network engages the wider Bellarine Peninsula community through a variety of programs and opportunities that facilitate re-engagement and behavioural change. Their goal is to continue delivering integrated community driven projects that protect and enhance the environmental values of the Bellarine. ...
by December 16, 2019
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Sydney, Australia, is a global city, blessed to still have areas of remnant natural bushland scattered throughout its suburbs. When Captain Cook first sailed into Botany Bay in 1770, the biodiversity would have been spectacular and even to this day there is a far greater diversity of plant species within the city boundaries than exist in the entire United Kingdom. Some incredible wildlife still occurs here too. The problem is that bushland areas are extremely sensitive to invasive weeds and can ...
by August 3, 2020
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"I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery - air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, 'this is what it is to be happy.' " Our addtion to Capture your connection competition. #landcareweek2020
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by October 22, 2020
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The Geelong region is home to picturesque coastal and country areas which form distinctive landscapes and habitats for people, plants and animals. Keeping these areas free of litter is important to everyone, and our region fortunately benefits from many active volunteer groups and organisations whose focus is keeping our natural areas litter free and healthy. Many residents volunteer their time to participate in clean-ups and citizen science projects which seek to understand the type and source ...
by October 22, 2020
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  The Pt Lillias Peninsula is a stunning Ramsar site adjacent to the Avalon Coastal Reserve and provides significant habitat for migratory birds. The beautiful site is heavily impacted by marine litter which pollutes the area and risks negatively affecting wildlife. BCN’s project ‘Caring For Our Point’ aims to highlight the littering issue through a behaviour change campaign which will hopefully improve visitor stewardship of the site. ...
by October 22, 2020
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As part of the Victoria Nature Festival and the Day By The Bay Festival, Bellarine Catchment Network presented a Virtual Beachcomb to show people how to easily identify some common beach artefacts found on bay beaches. This event was steamed live and a recording can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utEllPZia7E&t=7s  Bellarine Catchment Network have also created a poster that is free for anybody to use at home, at school or when they are on the beach. This poster features some...
by August 6, 2020
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If you go walking along your local beach or open space you are likely to find cigarette butts. Although the majority of a cigarette is burnt away, the filter that is left is actually made of plastic.  This means that every cigarette butt that is not ‘binned’ and left as litter, ends up washing down our streets, into drains and then our waterways where they eventually end up in Corio and Port Phillip Bay.  These butts are easily mistaken for food by our marine wildlife, causing them serious harm....
by July 30, 2020
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  Port Phillip Bay is full of diverse and beautiful life and is a rich source of fresh food including fish, squid, mussels and crustaceans. Our bay is important for the local fishing industry and is also enjoyable, attractive and important to recreational fishers. Fishing is a great way that we can enjoy fresh food, bring families and friends together, feel part of a community, get outdoors, appreciate nature, find some peace and quiet or simply enjoy the challenge of the catch. Despite these...
by July 28, 2020
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If you go walking along your local beach or open space you are likely to find cigarette butts. Although the majority of a cigarette is burnt away, the filter that is left is actually made of plastic.  This means that every cigarette butt that is not ‘binned’ and left as litter, ends up washing down our streets, into drains and then our waterways where they eventually end up in Corio and Port Phillip Bay.  These butts are easily mistaken for food by our marine wildlife, causing them serious harm....
by May 20, 2020
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The Ocean Grove Coastcare Group in conjunction with Bellarine Catchment Network recently completed stage 2 of the Ocean Grove Governors Place Coastal Alkaline Scrub rehabilitation project. This project funded by the City of Greater Geelong and titled ‘Street to Sand’ has had significant community groups and land manager collaboration. An area that had been overlooked for ...
by February 24, 2020
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by February 14, 2020
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Bellarine Carchment Network teamed up with Wreck to Reef Swim. Approx 2000 single use plastic cups were diverted from landfill, 300 reusable coffee cups were used, with 90% of participants using the cups and Aquascope activity was held for the kids. A great event and enviro outcome.
by December 17, 2019
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The Clifton Springs Curlewis area is a hidden gem in Geelong, filled with stunning waters, sandy beaches and iconic views. To protect all this beauty, a new Coastcare Group has formed to conserve the values of this section of coastline for future generations. The Clifton Springs Curlewis Coastcare Group held first meeting during December 2019 and elected an interim volunteer committee of management. Over 2000 Coastcare groups currently exist in Australia with the aim to protect and conserve t...