Smiths Beach,

Smiths Beach Drainage Reserve looking for more friends

Bass Coast Shire Council is inviting community members to join the Smiths Beach Drainage Reserve Friends Group, with a second meeting to attract more members to the Group being held on Saturday, 13 February.

“We have had an initial meeting on site on a week day, with a good turnout of interested community members,” Council’s Manager Sustainable Environment, Deirdre Griepsma, said.

“This weekend meeting is for people who may have been unable to attend the first meeting.”

If you are interested in attending this meeting, please gather at 11.00am at the top of the ramp to Smiths Beach, in the carpark area where discussions can begin.

Attendees will walk down the ramp and along the beach to the Reserve and information will be provided about the extent of the reserve and the integrated management with the native vegetation offset site.

The new Friends Group will help Council to manage the Reserve and be called upon to help set the annual works program.

Works may include on-ground conservation works and minor infrastructure works, in the one hectare area of the Reserve that has not been established as the Native Vegetation Offset Reserve under the state government scheme.

A group could undertake activities such as tree planting, weeding, and seed collecting and will determine its own meeting and working bee schedule as required.

For more information, please contact Council’s Environment Team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211.