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Moorabool River Reserve

Moorabool River Reserve

Batesford Fyansford Stonehaven Landcare Group

Protecting and Restoring the Natural Environment

We are a small group of local volunteers who come together regularly to advocate and care for the natural environment.

  • We protect and restore native vegetation and our shared habitat.
  • We manage invasive weeds and rabbits which degrade the biodiversity and productivity of the land.
  • We provide opportunities to connect with nature.
  • We work with local schools to educate students on caring for the environment.

Landcare Projects

Moorabool River Reserve

Moorabool River Reserve

Moorabool River Reserve

Red Gum Reserve

Tawny Frogmouths

Tawny Frogmouths

Honey Woodland

Honey Woodland

Honey Woodland

Dog Rocks Reserve

Dog Rocks Reserve

Dog Rocks Reserve

“ Protecting the natural environment is increasingly important to us now and for future generations “

Peter Spear - Secretary

Peter Spear
(Past president and
Geelong Landcare Network representative)

Advocacy

BFS Landcare supports efforts to protect the natural environment through submissions to government bodies and public presentations on environmental issues.

Recent activities include:

  • A submission to the Victorian Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee in response to the Inquiry into Ecosystem Decline in Victoria 2020.
  • A talk by Felicity Spear titled ‘The Peri-urban’ given to the Geelong Field Naturalists Club Forum (Saturday 16 March 2019).

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Education

Today’s youth are the land carers of tomorrow

Covenant College in the Moorabool River Reserve

For ten years BFS Landcare has carried out nature conservation works together with Covenant College (Geelong).

Our vision is to bring the students to a greater understanding of the importance of protecting, preserving and enhancing the natural environment and to demonstrate how they can be part of the solution.

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Blog

Woodland Bird Surveys

23 February 2021

Tawny Frogmouths

Laughing Kookaburra

As part of our Lower Moorabool Bio-link Project Biodiversity Grant, expert bird observers and volunteers have been performing regular bird surveys in the Dog Rocks Flora and Fauna Sanctuary and the Honey Woodland.

The aim is to collect data to monitor the responses of woodland birds to the establishment of the bio-link and its interaction with remnant bush.

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