Bellarine Catchment Network
Network News - May 2022

Welcome to the Bellarine Catchment Network News. This is a regular email containing events, updates, opportunities and reminders for Bellarine Catchment Network members. Click on each image or the hyperlinks within text to access original content.

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BCN updates

Our 2022 'Train the Trainer' event was a success! With a focus on dune ecology and conservation, we had people from different groups and organisations attend to learn, network and share. Thank you to all who attended. Read our report here: click here

Upcoming Events & Opportunities

Join the Ecocentre at their online training session this evening from 7:30pm - 8:45pm to hear about invasive Northern Pacific Seastars and how you can join a Community Rapid Response Team to help protect our bays. Register: click here
Join Bellarine Bayside and Bellarine Landcare Group and make some nest boxes for wildlife! Nest boxes will be installed in the Point Richards Flora and Fauna Reserve in Portarlington. To register, email
The City of Greater Geelong are seeking seeking nominations for projects, initiatives, activities or campaigns in a range of award categories, from water, climate and waste action and biodiversity. Nominations close soon. Find out more here: click here
Help us restore threatened Coastal Moonah Woodland at our monthly weeding activity in RipView woodlands. For more information about our 2 x monthly events, download the Borough Coastcarers flyer: click here or email
Hear from Dr. Jennifer Dearnaley on “'Wadawurrung Ethnobotany: plants of Wadawurrung Country and how they were used" at this Geelong Field Naturalists Club event. Email before Mon 9 May to receive a zoom link.
BCN are seeking a passionate individual to join the team as the Biodiversity Field Officer. Read the Position description or email click here
The City of Greater Geelong are reviewing existing settlement boundaries to see if any minor adjustments are needed before it is 'locked in' as a long term boundary with a focus on north and western Geelong boundaries. Have your say here: link
Join the challenge and discover how you can be a part of our region's transition to a circular economy. This program is delivered online for free by Geelong Sustainability and Circular Economy Victoria. More info here: link
Journey on Wadawurrrung Country is a multidisciplinary exhibition featuring sounds and stories from identified Wadawurrung Traditional Owners and their lands. Find out more here: linkVolunteers are needed - email
Join Bellarine Landcare Group at their monthly meeting for this community viewing of the documentary ‘Regenerating Australia’. Screens on Wednesday the 8th of June from 6:30pm at Marcus Hill Hall. All welcome. Contact for info
The new Spider Crab Watch citizen science program is seeking observations from the Bellarine Peninsula. As Spider Crabs start to aggregate, submit your sightings via their iNaturalist project. View the flyer: link or join the projectlink
The City of Greater Geelong have launched their Hollow Hunt project which aims to build a clearer picture of tree hollow resources across the city. Submit a photo of a hollow to help protect them! Read more: link
Barwon Coast has recently produced a series of dog training videos that are free to the public to help dog owners understand the behaviour of their dogs. Watch the videos: link
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