Do you have some more free time during your Easter Holidays? Why not come along to the upcoming planning workshop for the Otway Community Conservation Network (OCCN) later this month?
After a successful first year, the OCCN is inviting the community to have their input at a new workshop about the future protection of biodiversity in the Otway region.
The OCCN are coordinating an effort to tackle Bridal Creeper and Boneseed weeds in the Otways through ground control, as well as mapping.
This Clip produced by the OCCN shows volunteers removing Boneseed on three Victorian Properties:
OCCN Facilitator Luke Hynes said that these weeds are having a devasting effect on our local environment and coastline. He said that it is also the perfect opportunity to share information and discuss how to encourage biodiversity in a community-oriented environment.
“We are now planning future projects and community input is vital,” he said.
Who else will be there?
Representatives from Great Ocean Road Coast Committe (GORCC), Parks Victoria, VicRoads, The Department of Sustainabilty and Environment, The Corangmite Catchment Management Authority, Landcare, local councils, coastal land managers, Trust for Nature and other conservation groups, will also be there contributing their ideas.
‘We are asking for input and are looking forward to seeing to see representatives from the community on the 18th of April,‘ said Mr. Hynes
What are the details?
When: Wednesday 18th April, from 10am-12pm.
Where: Otway Estate, 10 Hoveys Road, Barongarook.
Lunch will also be provided!
RSVP: If you’re interesting in coming along to the workshop, please RSVP to Luke Hynes on 0406 113 438 for catering purposes.
If you’d like more information contact OCCN Project facilitator Luke Hynes – PH 0406 113 438 E: email@example.com or visit our website www.occn.org.au.
We would love to see you there!
Check out our past blogs about the OCCN here:
Community Conservation Network forges ahead.