The CEC manages seven parcels of public land on behalf of the people of Victoria. Some of these we are revegetating from degraded pasture, some we are protecting from invasive weed species, some we are conducting feral animal control on. The properties are owned by the State Government and the State Government has entrusted us to look after them.
We do this work to ensure this wonderland is there for future generations to be able to marvel at and have their lives enhanced by the fresh air, genetic diversity and natural landscapes that enhance our artistic and recreational lives. And most importantly to preserve the biodiversity necessary to allow our native animals to continue to live in this rapidly developing municipality.
The properties include:
- The Beaconsfield Nature Conservation Reserve
- Preserving bushland in the Beaconsfield Upper area (Highlands Southern Fall),
- Bandicoot Corner (Gippsland Plains)
- Remnant swamp vegetation and a protected area for the Southern Brown Bandicoot.
- Toomuc Creek Reserve
- Allotment 2019 Bayles
- Guys Hill Reserve
- Properties at Five Mile Road, Kooweerup North.
Several other properties are in a transition state from farmland to habitat for bandicoots and other fauna from the swamp. CEC volunteers are helping to plant indigenous vegetation on these properties and we are already seeing the increase in native birds.
You can be involved by assisting with planting, grant writing, donations, open days or specialist scientific monitoring. Register your interest by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.