Help estuary come clean

Volunteers at last year's estuary walk get their instructions. 165234

Wanting to feel good while doing good?
This coming Sunday 5 March is your chance to get outdoors, increase your fitness and increase your knowledge of your local environment while doing your bit to Clean Up Australia.
You can start by joining the Barwon River Estuary walk which is a community initiative to raise awareness about the natural environment on our doorstep.
The free walk along the Barwon Estuary with local horticulturalist Cassy Twomey will introduce you to the local vegetation and the seasonal changes at this time of the year. Kate Wynn from the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority’s EstuaryWatch program will also be on-hand to discuss the water quality of the estuary and there will be opportunities to participate in collecting water quality data.
The walk falls on Clean Up Australia Day and the event is a registered clean up site. Participants are therefore invited to collect rubbish as they walk, making a valuable contribution to protecting the estuarine habitat.
This walk is the third walk in a series of four seasonal walks along the Barwon Estuary, designed to take note of vegetation changes across the seasons.
The walk will start at the carpark near Pelican Court, Barwon Heads (off River Parade). Places are limited, so please RSVP to or contact Jackie Scally on 0468 813 609 for further information.
Please wear weather appropriate clothing, suitable walking shoes and bring gloves (if you have them) for the rubbish clean up.
The boat ramp in Guthridge Street, Ocean Grove, will be the official meeting site for other Clean Up Australia Day activities at 10am. Anyone wanting to participate in the general clean up along the riverside are asked to turn up wearing covered shoes and a hat and you will be provided with gloves, bags and sunscreen. And after all your efforts you will be provided with fruit, drinks, a certificate and a coffee voucher from Driftwood.
Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.
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