Do your bit for the coast

Litter is an increasing problem for local land managers as the population and tourist numbers continue to grow along the Great Ocean Road coastline.

The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee has partnered with Zoos Victoria and Tangaroa Blue to help collect and record rubbish data into the Australian Marine Debris Database for the national study. Read more

New propagation centre thrives

Construction of ANGAIR’s new plant propagation centre at the Anglesea Community Precinct is now complete, with the official opening scheduled for early May.

The environmental volunteer group moved into their new purpose designed and built plant propagation centre after more than 12 years on private properties near Red Rocks and Paraparap. Read more

Great Ocean Road Coast invests in community projects

Five community and volunteer groups are set to benefit from the annual Great Ocean Road Coast Committee Coastal Grant program with $10,000 going to projects that protect, enhance and increase community connections to the coastal environment.

ANGAIR, Anglesea Motor Yacht Club, Fairhaven Surf Life Saving Club, Jan Juc Coast Action and Torquay Coast Action have all received funding towards their upcoming projects.

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140kgs rubbish removed

An estimated 140kgs of rubbish was removed from Spring Creek, Torquay over the weekend thanks to a team of 42 volunteers.

Surfrider Foundation Surf Coast together with the Torquay Boardriders Club spent the Sunday afternoon retrieving bikes, cigarette butts and plastics from the waterways. Read more

Do your bit for the coast this weekend

Hundreds of volunteers regularly dedicate their time and energy into helping protect, preserve and enhance the natural beauty of the Great Ocean Road’s flora and fauna every month, including members from the Surfrider Foundation.

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Community effort to clean up coast

Teams of dedicated locals help start the New Year the right way with their annual beach clean-up post New Year’s Eve festivities.

The Torquay Lions Club and LorneCare environmental group have spent the first day of the year for the past 10 years removing litter and debris on the foreshore areas in Torquay and Lorne after late night celebrations. Read more