The recent Coast to Coast conference held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground from 29 August to 1 September included a field trip to the Bellarine Peninsula that was sponsored by Bellarine Bayside. This field trip was guided by geomorphologist Neville Rosengren and geotechnical engineer Tony Miner together with local land managers. The excursion sites visited...

Based in Geelong, Jessica is currently working in the Northern Bellarine Green Army Team that is supported by Conservation Volunteers Australia and hosted by Bellarine Bayside, Barwon Coast, Parks Victoria, Bellarine Landcare and Bellarine Catchment Network.

Joining the Green Army has provided Jessica with an opportunity to gain a wide range of skills, knowledge...

In 2014 Bellarine Bayside was allocated $4800 as part of the Coastcare Community Grants Program to improve the natural condition of the Indented Head saltmarsh.  The funds were allocated to weed and litter removal, revegetation with indigenous species, and community engagement to increase environmental awareness of the saltmarsh-wetland, which is a nationally protected ecological vegetation...

In the 1950s, Josiah Windmill planted two pine trees in front of what is now the Indented Head Community Hall to commemorate the opening of the Indented Head boatshed. This honour was bestowed upon Josiah, a blue stone quarry worker, due to his instrumental role in the development of the popular community space. Recently...

Bellarine Bayside, together with Barwon Coast, Bellarine Landcare, Bellarine Catchment Network, and Parks Victoria, are currently hosting a Green Army team with support from Conservation Volunteers Australia. The Green Army is a federally-funded, hands-on, practical environmental action programme that supports local environment and heritage conservation projects across Australia. The Bellarine team...

A series of fauna surveys will be undertaken at the Pt Richards Flora and Fauna Reserve over the coming months with the Geelong Field Naturalists Club. The first set of surveys will commence on Thursday 7 July. Small aluminium Elliott traps, which are specially designed to trap terrestrial vertebrates, will be installed throughout...

Bellarine Bayside, together with Bellarine Landcare, supported St Leonards Primary School Grade 4 class in the establishment of a starfish-shaped indigenous garden. The garden has been created around their commemorative 1975 centenary sundial and will provide a diverse habitat to support native bees and butterflies. The plants used, including native wildflowers, grasses, climbers and...

On Saturday 18 June, Bellarine Bayside supported The Dive Victoria Group and Bellarine Catchment Network to clean up litter at St Leonards Pier. While a group of dedicated divers braved the cold water to collect litter in and around the pier, a group of community members collected litter along the foreshore and in the...

Every winter, as part of our on-going conservation effort, Bellarine Bayside hosts three winter community planting days, one in each of our three local communities. Bellarine Bayside relies on your help to ensure the success of our winter planting program and we encourage you to actively participate in these days.

Winter community planting days...

The Friends of Pt Richards Flora and Fauna Reserve received funds in 2015 from Bellarine Bayside that have been allocated towards the construction of a picnic rotunda at the Pt Richards Rd entrance to the reserve.

The structure is built from 100-year-old wharf pylons to complement the natural surroundings and picturesque views within the...