Father’s Day fun in Jan Juc

IIka and Ned Lobbert at a Jan Juc Coast Action Weed Whacking Day. JJCA is holding a coastal walk on Father’s Day, Sunday September 2.

Visit a stunning local Indigenous garden and learn about gardening with indigenous plants at home this Father’s Day as part of a coastal walk and other activities to be held in Jan Juc.

Jan Juc Coast Action (JJCA) is hosting the free activities as the group celebrates over 20 years of successful conservation work resulting in a healthier coast and the return of threatened species to the area.

The walk will be followed by a brief JJCA AGM and a free barbeque, with participants invited to attend any combination of the activities on offer.

JJCA Chairperson Luke Hynes said the walk would include examples of a range of Indigenous plant species, encouraging participants to think about how planting them at home might benefit their own gardens.

“Indigenous gardens don’t necessarily have to be rustic, they take on a range of forms, from modern and landscaped to pretty cottage gardens.

“Not only are indigenous plants beautiful, they also attract an array of local fauna to your home,” he said.

Mr. Hynes said there had been recent sightings of the Rufous Bristlebird, which had all but disappeared from Jan Juc at the time the group was formed.

“The work of volunteers has created a habitat for fauna like the Bristlebird and we are starting to see a lot more species in the area that haven’t been sighted in years,” he said.

Working Bee: JJCA volunteers get together to conserve our coast.

The event has also attracted interest from across the border, with environmental volunteers from South Australia coming across to get involved.

Additionally, with RipCurl leading the charge, another local company – Bellroy – has been getting involved, assisting the group to rehabilitate selected Jan Juc sites.

The walk will take place on Sunday September 2 at 10am meeting at the top car park of the Three Tiered Car Park at Jan Juc Beach and concluding at Jan Juc SLSC.

For more information contact Luke Hynes on 0406 113 438 or email luke@beaconecological.com.au.

The work of Jan Juc Coast Action:

JJCA meets on the first Sunday of every month and work with the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC) to protect and enhance native vegetation on the Jan Juc coastline through the:

  • Revegetation of Indigenous species
  • Removal of environmental weeds
  • Erosion control
  • Provision of tracks and lookouts to provide a balance of habitat for local fauna and access for local residents and visitors.

How to get involved in volunteering:

To get involved in volunteering visit GORCC’s volunteer page.

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