Protect the Ocean Grove spit from invasive weeds
The Ocean Grove spit is a narrow stretch of coast that is bordered by the Barwon River on one side and the ocean on the other. This makes it a popular recreational area, especially over summer, that still retains important vegetation despite visitor impacts.
Help us to remove invasive weeds, including the Dolichos Pea which smothers other plants and alters the nitrogen balance of the soil to favour other weeds to invade. The coastal vegetation around Ocean Grove is important for native insects and birds and supports rare plants such as native orchids, so we need to act quickly to contain threats like the Dolichos Pea.
We are looking for people to join us on the following dates to learn to ID and remove a variety of weeds:
– Wednesday 23 November
– Wednesday 30 November
– Wednesday 7 December
We will provide transport from South Geelong each day, departing at 8.15am and returning around 4pm. Or if you live local you can meet on-site by prior arrangement.
Volunteers need to bring their lunch and a bottle of water, as well as wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, and boots or sturdy shoes. It is also recommended that volunteers bring and use a broad-brimmed hat, sun-screen (30+) and insect repellent.
What is provided:
– Tools and safety equipment such as gloves, safety glasses, sunscreen etc
– Tea, Coffee and Biscuits are provided each day
– Pick up and drop off as detailed above
Bookings are required: for more information contact us on the details below or go to http://conservationvolunteers.com.au/get-involved/volunteer/.
- Phone: (03) 5221 0300
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://conservationvolunteers.com.au/get-involved/volunteer/
- Cost: Contact Provider
- Booking required
Ocean Grove Spit, Ocean Grove VIC Barwon Heads-Ocean Grove Rd, Ocean Grove VIC 3226, Australia
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