Self-guided walks at Pt Richards Flora & Fauna Reserve

Point Richards Flora and Fauna Reserve is dedicated to the conservation of indigenous plants and wildlife. Originally allocated for the conservation of Southern Brown Bandicoots, this 62-hectare reserve now represents one of the largest areas of native bushland and ephemeral wetlands on the Bellarine Peninsula.

self-guided walkBellarine Bayside together with the Friends of Point Richards have prepared a set of self-guided walks so anyone can walk through significant areas of this wonderful reserve. You will also be able to walk the reserve as part of the Portarlington Arts & Garden Trail on October 18 2015. Download the map & brochure here

Heather Williams and Steve Boothroyd at the Victorian Landcare Awards, Government House.

Heather Williams and Steve Boothroyd at the Victorian Landcare Awards, Government House.

The Friends of Point Richards were established in 2001 by a group of like-minded local residents keen to restore it’s natural integrity for everyone to enjoy. For their efforts the Friends of Point Richards received a Corangamite Catchment Management  Landcare Award on World Environment Day (June 5) and were nominated for the Victorian Landcare Awards. Whilst not receiving an award, State recognition is a great acknowledgement of their tireless efforts over the past 14 years.

The Friends meet each Tuesday at 10 am for approximately 2 hrs (weather-dependent) to care for the reserve and new members are always welcome. No experience is necessary. For information call Steve Boothroyd on 5259 3928 or email Bellarine Bayside at contactus@bellarinebayside.com.au

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