Landcare awards recognise coastal groups


Three environmental groups were winners of the Coastcare Award last month as part of the 2013 Corangamite Landcare Awards.

The Bellarine Catchment Network (BCN), Swan Bay Environmental Association (SBEA) and the Borough of Queenscliff (BoQ) all received the award in recognition of the hard work and dedication to conserving the environment.

Coastal volunteers Jill Warneke and Matt Crawley Photo: Corangamite CMA

The Corangamite Landcare Awards celebrate the contributions many individuals and organisations make to the environment and the Corangamite region.

The LandCare Awards booklet indicated over five years a strong, energetic partnership project flourished between the three groups inspiring many to become involved in the protection of the Narrows Dunes Coastal Moonah Woodland.

Since 2007, BCN, SBEA and BoQ have done on-ground works and facilitated community awareness, involvement and research.

Geoff McFarlane, a volunteer from the Bellarine Catchment Network, was also inducted into Corangamites Landcare Honour Roll.

Geoff McFarlane, a volunteer from  BCN, was inducted into the Corangamire Landcare Honour Role.
Geoff McFarlane, a volunteer from BCN, was inducted into the Corangamite Landcare Honour Role. Photo: Corangamite CMA

You can get involved in coastal volunteering along the Surf Coast too, you don’t have to be experienced or an expert!  Click here to learn more about opportunities in our region.

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