This events calendar includes community participation and environmental events organised by ANGAIR. Just click on the event you are interested in to find out all the details: where to meet, what to bring, who to contact.
Please note that ANGAIR external activities do not take place on days of severe, extreme or code red fire danger ratings.
ANGAIR has organised a working bee with Year 9 students from the Santa Monica Campus of St Bernard’s College Essendon on Tuesday, July 23 10.00 am to 11.30 am.
We will meet along Coalmine Rd directly west of the Barwon Water Bore site.
Students will be using loppers and bow saws to cut environmental weeds including Coast Teatree and Sallow Wattle.
As a result of the toxicity claims regarding glyphosate it will not be used in the presence of students at working bees in the future. Normally Coast Teatree, which is the major weed at this site, does not re-sprout after cutting down, so we hope this will not affect the project very much.
We would love some help from members to help show students how to use bow saws and help identify weeds. If you can help supervise the students contact Carl 0439 558600 as soon as possible as we will need to organise working with children certificates.
These St Bernard’s working bees involve 28 students and three teachers and are held eight times per year. They have now been running since 2007 and have restored the original indigenous vegetation at many locations in Anglesea that were affected by the Ash Wednesday fires in 1983. Disturbance from fires favours the growth of environmental weeds but if you can remove them in a timely manner, indigenous plant seed in the soil can germinate and recolonise areas if they don’t have to compete with weeds.
Mark Smith, who has just retired as Director of the Santa Monica Campus of St Bernard’s College at Big Hill, originally offered these student working bees to ANGAIR that have been so successful for our environment. Mark has won awards for his books for young adults and has retired to concentrate on his writing career. His book, The Road to Winter, has been placed on the VCE reading list.
Contact Carl 0439 558 600
Sat 9:30am - 1:30pm
Get to Know our Tracks
Sun 9:30am - 11:00am
Friends of Allen Noble Sanctuary
Mon 9:30am - 11:00am
Tue 10:00am - 11:30am
St Bernard’s College, students’ working bee
Fri 7:30am - 9:30am
Social evening: Our water future – protecting the Barwon