Plants, plants and more plants – 18,000 of them!

Great Ocean Road Coast’s conservation team have been tirelessly planting throughout the winter months.  Approximately 18,000 plants have gone in the ground at sites all along the coast, from Torquay to Lorne.

The major areas of concentration have been along Deep Creek in Torquay, Soapy Rocks in Anglesea, Queens Park in Lorne, and Eagle Rock Parade in Aireys Inlet.

Great Ocean Road Coast’s Conservation Supervisor (acting), Evan Francis said that the works have helped maintain the diversity and our unique coastal environments, and will certainly add to the beauty of the area, for all to enjoy.

“It has been a great concerted effort to ensure the plants have enough time to bed before summer, which could not have been achieved without the tireless efforts of the conservation team, as well as numerous school and volunteer groups.”

A huge thank you to Surfrider Foundation’s Surf Coast Branch, Torquay Coast Action, Rip Curl’s Planet Days, St. Joseph’s College, St Bernard’s, and Christian College Geelong for their many hours of helping to re-vegetate the coast.

We’d also like to thank everyone who stays in the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee-managed caravan parks at Torquay, Lorne and Anglesea.  Camper fees make this conservation work possible.

As a not-for-profit organisation, all dollars raised through the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee’s commercial operations are reinvested back into the coastal reserves, caravan parks, and the community.

With the 2017 planting season coming to a close, the conservation team’s attention will continue work implementing the Great Ocean Road Coast’s Native Vegetation and Weed Action Plan, which seeks to prevent the spread of new and emerging weeds, through early detection and intervention.

For more information about the conservation works of the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee, please visit us at:

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