Works to eradicate an infestation of Italian buckthorn (Rhamnus alaternus) at Spring Creek in Torquay are set to begin as the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee and RACV Torquay Resort work together with Jan Juc Coast Action to bring the weed under control. Read more
The Barwon Coast Committee of Management and the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee have joined forces with a simple message for visitors of the coast this summer.
From Ocean Grove on the Bellarine Peninsula to Cumberland River on the Surf Coast, we are asking beachgoers to ‘Share our Shores’.
The Share our Shores campaign focuses on all aspects of equitable use by all types of beach users.
First launched by the Barwon Coast Committee of Management in November 2017, Share our Shores promotes the respect, responsibilities and rights that are important in minimising conflict between different beach users.
Barwon Coast CEO Gary McPike said: “We look after an extremely popular section of the Victorian coastline and need to encourage everyone to help us balance the huge visitor numbers with coastal protection.”
Great Ocean Road Coast CEO Vanessa Schernickau said that Share our Shores is a great opportunity for coastal land managers to work together in promoting respectful use of our natural resources.
“It’s great to be working alongside our friends at Barwon Coast in spreading the Share our Shores message to respect the coast and respect other beachgoers,” said Ms Schernickau.
Summer is a busy time up and down the coast, adding increased pressure on our natural environment. We all love the beach – let’s make sure we can all enjoy it for generations to come.
For more information on the Share our Shores program visit www.gorcc.com.au
What’s a nurdle? A nurdle is a very small pellet of plastic which serves as the key material in the manufacture of plastic products. Countless billions of these small plastic balls are used each year to make nearly all our plastic products.
Accidental spillage and mishandling means that countless nurdles have ended up in our oceans, wreaking havoc on the environment.
Mistaken for food by our marine-life and seabirds, nurdles and other plastics can make animals very sick when ingested.
The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee is honoured to win a Victorian Coastal Award for our education program with the Honourable Lily D’Ambrosio MP. A huge congratulations to Peter Crowcroft, Hilary Bouma, Katie Hart and all of the Great Ocean Road Coast staff involved. Special thanks to all the of students, caravan park campers, volunteers, businesses, teachers, parents and all the other coastal education supporters.
The 2017 GORCC Coast Guardians Forum was a day of celebration and inspiration for the 140 year 9 students, teachers and staff from the four local schools who attended at the Surf Coast Shire Grant Pavilion in Torquay. The weather was not in our favour, but the spirits were high for a fun-filled day with delicious food, wonderful donated goods as prizes, and local coastal expertise.
It was all hands on deck last month as Geelong Lutheran College helped plant 50 dune stablising plants at Whites Beach.
Geelong Lutheran College Campus Principal Barry Krueger was one of the first teachers to set up the long-standing partnership between the school and Great Ocean Road Coast’s education programs. Read more
Paul and Karen White have joined the team at the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee as the new Assistant Managers at the Lorne Foreshore Caravan Park.