Looking For Foreshore Volunteers
It’s that time of year again when the volunteer groups working in our foreshores get their hands dirty and do some much needed revegetation.
The more the merrier this year as it is Bass Coast’s largest planting season yet, with a whopping 15,000 plants going in to foreshore and bushland reserves.
Whether you’re living in a townhouse in Inverloch, a beach shack in Cape Woolamai or your house on the hill in Rhyll, there is a volunteer group near you!
The next working bee dates for are as follows:
Rhyll Coast Action, 5 June at 10.00am, meeting at the Northern end of Jansson Road
Red Rocks Coastcare, 7 June at 10.00am, meeting in the Red Rocks Carpark
Newhaven Coast Action, 7 June at 10.00am, meeting place to be confirmed
Ventnor Coast Care Association, 13 June at 10.00am, meeting at Aloha Drive
Cape Woolamai Coast Action, 13 June at 8.00am, meeting at the Cleeland Road Carpark
South Gippsland Conservation Society (Inverloch), 13 June at 9.00am, meeting place to be confirmed
Cape Paterson Residents and Ratepayers Association, 13 June, meeting place to be confirmed
Saltwater Creek Coastcare, 14 June at 10.00am, meting at Saltwater Creek
Silverleaves Conservation Association Inc., 14 June at 10.00am, meeting at the Silverleaves Store
Bass Coast Shire Council Mayor, Cr Kimberley Brown, said the planting season is one of the busiest times of the year for the volunteer groups.
“It is important to get the plants in the ground early on so they have time to establish before the hot dry summer period. Timing is crucial as the ground needs enough moisture and regular rainfall to keep the plants alive, in this most sensitive time of their lives,” Cr Brown said.
“While the planting season is a busy time for the volunteers, it isn’t the only time you may see them working in the foreshore and bushland reserves.
Most of the groups operate all year round partaking in a range of activities including weed removal, vegetation protection and minor infrastructure projects which includes applying for grants and minor construction.”
For further information on the volunteer groups working in Council managed foreshore and bushland reserves, please contact Council’s Coast and Bushland Management Team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211.
Alternatively, you can visit basscoast.vic.gov.au/envirovolunteers for contact information for each individual group.
Be sure to confirm dates, times and meeting location to avoid disappointment. These activities are weather dependant and may change at short notice.