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.
Bellarine 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.