Groups associated with the Bellarine Landscape zone.
Landcare networks in this area:
Bellarine Catchment Network is a community driven project to protect and enhance the Bellarine Peninsula.
Landcare groups in this area:
An Incorporated body of Community Volunteers covering the Bellarine Peninsula east of the Barwon River, and the catchment area of the Bellarine Ramsar Wetlands. Our purpose is to promote biodiversity, sustainable use of the land and water resources, and to create a healthy and natural environment across the Bellarine Peninsula.
Edwards Point State Faunal Reserve fringes the southern edge of St Leonards near Beach St. It is a narrow strip of land between Port Phillip and Swan Bay and is covered with a mosaic pattern of coastal woodland and salty wetlands that produce lovely scenery. The Friends of Edwards Point undertake a range of coastal conservation works including weed removal, interpretive sign development and frog monitoring. They also run and"Artists at Edwards Point" activity day.
Are a nonprofit, volunteer group established in December 1992 to assist in the care, maintenance and preservation of the Mud Islands State Wildlife Reserve. The Reserve is now part of the Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park.
The Friends Of The Bluff are a group of volunteers formed in 1994.The members have a common interest caring for the welfare of the complete ecosystem of the Barwon Bluff. The main aims of the group are: 1) To care for and maintain the remnant natural habitat of The Barwon Bluff. 2) To rehabilitate the population of the natural environment of The Barwon Bluff. 3) To encourage community appreciation of the natural environment of The Barwon Bluff.
The Swan Bay Environment Association recognises the importance of Swan Bay as a wetland of national and international importance and is actively working to ensure the area remains in a natural and unspoilt state. The Association encourages passive recreational and educational use of the Bay. Some examples of the Association's activities are: - promoting the appropriate use of Swan Bay - propagation of indigenous plants - planting indigenous plants around the foreshore - preparing submissions relating to the protection of Swan Bay - collecting resources for a library on Swan Bay at the Marine Discovery Centre - responding to any issues which affect Swan Bay and its catchment area. This includes ensuring any development of adjacent areas is consistent with the values of the Bay - producing a quarterly newsletter - holding committee meetings, open to all members, once a month.