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March 28, 2022

Conservation Society News

Project Updates

Screw Creek Boardwalk Update

The boardwalk is progressing well with our volunteers rotating through the days. Craig from Parks Victoria assisted on day 2, with the first run installed and blended into the existing timber decking. After 3 days we have completed 20 metres. By the end of today we should have one-third of the boardwalk installed. 

By installing 6.5 metre sections at a time, and working during school hours, we have been able to allow foot traffic through the area. 

There will be a break over the Easter School Holidays, but if progress continues at this rate we should be completed by mid-May.

Thanks to all the volunteers who have committed to roster through this heavy installation work.
- John Cuttriss

Sea Spurge removal

Year 7 and 8 students from Woodleigh School had a great afternoon on 9 March as part of their environment program. They removed almost all of the Sea Spurge from Screw Creek to Cuttriss Street and from Venus Street to Abbott Street.

On a still, sunny morning SGCS volunteers followed up with their 3rd Sunday of the month working bee on the 20 March. They finished removal at the Screw Creek site, clearing the dunes of 
Sea Spurge and most of the fleabane from the Angling Club to Screw Creek. 
 - Photos: John Cuttriss and Nigel Murray

Bird Nest Boxes


The next small thing


On Saturday 5 March the South Gippsland Conservation Society held our Bird Nest Box Workshop, the first in a series of workshops to develop a greater understanding of biodiversity management in the time of biodiversity crisis.  Held at the excellent Inverloch surf Life Saving Club we drew on the experience of locals from the Society, Birdlife Australia and Landcare.  The day was led by the Peter Wiltshire Senior Ranger of 35 years at the Darebin Parklands, assisted by fabricator in chief and collaborator of 13 years in nest box design and placement Michael Mann.  Please go to the recent ABC Gardening Australia segment to see Peter in the Parklands for yourself.  Our own fabricator team from the Inverloch and Wonthaggi Men’s Shed came to learn from the makers of their trials and tribulations...
- Ed Thexton


Bunurong Coast Education

Easter Holiday activities


Bookings are now open - don't miss out!


Bunurong Environment Centre

New products in the shop


We have some lovely new items in the shop - some great things to entertain children both inside and outside, plus lots of gorgeous new kids books. 

There are also some new eco products to help reduce the use of single use plastic around the home.

Look out for the Euroscrubby. Made from 100% cotton, this multipurpose cleaning cloth can be used in the kitchen to clean 
non-stick pots and pans, glass/ceramic cook-tops, cookware, and even root vegetables. In the bathroom it can be use to clean porcelain, marble, tiles, and glass shower doors. It is environmentally friendly and dishwasher safe.

Display furniture required

As part of the refresh of the shop we are looking at how to increase the amount of stock we can display. If you have any shelves or other furniture that you no longer need and you think it might be useful, please send pictures to

Other News

Climate Action Rally


Members of the Monash Climate Change Coalition will be taking their message to the streets again in Inverloch on Saturday 16 April when they rally in Inverloch, between 10:45am-12pm. There will be a march around the town, music, information about climate action and more. 

Info from other groups

West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority - Click the image to subscribe to their newsletter.
Friends of the Prom - Click the image to read their latest newsletter.

Deadline for contributions

We would love to share your photographs and stories in the newsletter. Please send your contributions by Tuesday 12 April. Email to

Newsletter archive

Read past copies of the newsletter in our archive.
The South Gippsland Conservation Society wishes to acknowledge that the Bunurong and Boon Wurring peoples of the Kulin nation are the traditional owners of this land, over which they have never ceded sovereignty, and we pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.
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