Our Working Bees

A supplementary working bee was quickly added during the week, before Covid19 stage 3 restrictions came into place. Planting and setting up more wallaby guards. Please note this was not a normal working bee, a small dedicated group...

Given the hard lockdown imposed on Metro Melbourne we did well on Saturday the 11th of July to have 11 local participants to plant 150 plants along the cliff top path going from the Orana camp ground past the steps next to Pea Creek...

A group of about 20 people, enjoyed the morning ( a shortened working bee), walking around picking up things that others kindly left behind. In other words, a great group of people for a couple of hours walked around the foreshore of Cap...

For the first working Bee for 2020 we joined forces with the Friends of Harmers Haven to continue the eradication of Sea Spurge from the foreshore at Harmers Haven. Sea Spurge is an invasive weed that is colonising the dunes and causing ...

A beautiful sunny day to be on the sand dunes near Harmers Haven with keen eyes searching for Sea Spurge. About 15 happy volunteers broke off into two groups heading east and west of Wreck Beach to hunt and weed sea spurge. Click on the...

Hail and gale force winds were no obstacle for the 16 strong team of volunteers who were keen to plant in any weather to complete the revegetation work that started at last month’s working bee.  Click on the title to read more and look...

Gale force winds and rain squalls did not deter the hardy band of eleven determined volunteers who headed to the eastern end of UnderBay coastal reserve on Saturday morning. Their mission was to plant the first batch of indigenous plant ...

A beautiful slightly crispy cool morning saw twenty three keen volunteers come out to do some preparation in areas we will be planting in next month. One group went over the plantings from last year to check, weed around, remove guards...

For the April working bee we joined forces with Friends of Harmers Haven and went searching for Sea Spurge at Wreck Beach, Harmers Haven. Eighteen enthusiastic volunteers split into two groups, one heading east from Wreck Ck footbridge a...

A big thank you to the 32 volunteers who came to the Clean Up Cape Paterson day on March 3rd.  This was part of Clean Up Australia which supports and encourages local communities, schools and businesses to undertake a clean up event....

This was the last working bee of 2018 and we had around 20 eager volunteers to tackle Cassia St Reserve. This is a reserve we have worked on before, removing woody weeds and replanting. This working bee was about the maintenance of the t...

About 20 enthusiastic volunteers (some first timers too!) came out for a fun morning removing sea spurge from around “F” break beach (end of Wilsons Rd) and towards 2nd Surf. We were mindful of the hooded plovers around,...

On Saturday 8th September an intrepid band of sea spurgers removed their shoes and braved the raging waters of Wreck Creek to access 2 km of coastline from Wreck Beach, Harmer’s Haven to Second Surf Beach, Cape Paterson. Click on the ...

A forecast of rain, wind and hail did not deter the hardy band of 13 volunteers who fronted up to the WLSC carpark at 9am for a morning’s planting along Pea Creek in the Undertow Bay foreshore reserve. Luckily for us the rain eased to...

Twenty enthusiastic volunteers planted 490 tubestock in the Undertow Bay foreshore reserve near Pea Creek. Lesley gave us a tubestock planting demonstration aimed at improving the consistency of our method and increasing plant survival...

A very successful working bee was held with 23 in attendance. Despite an early shower the weather held out. We moved and stacked woody weeds, mostly mirror bush, to prepare for planting next month. We also planted 90 native tubestock tow...

A very dedicated 12-15 volunteers braved the windy conditions to do some woody weed removal. Luckily we were relatively sheltered from the wind on the slope. We had to pull the pin and had an extended morning tea due the rain settling...

A big thank you to the 31 volunteers who came to the Clean Up Cape Paterson day on March 4th.  This was part of Clean Up Australia which supports and encourages local communities, schools and businesses to clean up one day/year.  8 b...

The weather was warm and the sand dry – perfect for pulling up Sea Spurge. So after meeting at Wonthaggi LSC car park we headed for the Wilson Road end of Second Surf Beach and worked our way eastwards removing Sea Spurge regrowth from...

The last working bee for 2017 was spent removing Sea Spurge regrowth from the sand dunes at Harmers Haven. We started searching for Sea Spurge seedlings near the Coal Creek footbridge and worked our way eastward for the duration of the w...

Cassia Street Reserve on the corner of Cassia St and Surf Beach Road was the focus of our October working bee. CPRRA cleared the reserve of blackberries, sweet pittosporum and mirror bush, and extensively planted it with indigenous speci...

We had a small but successful Spurge working bee on Sat 9th Sept with barbeque lunch at the Lifesaving Clubhouse afterwards. It was good to have our President there in person. ...

An enthusiastic band of volunteers completed our last planting for the year in the area between Orana campground and Undertow Beach. 410 indigenous tube-stock with guards were planted by lunchtime. Well done everyone and thanks for...

  Volunteers continued working in the foreshore area at the western end of Undertow Bay. This area is located between Orana campground and the coast. Woody weeds which had previously been cut down and poisoned by local contractor, Envir...

A big thanks to the 23 enthusiastic volunteers who made our first “planting” working bee for 2017 a huge success. We put in 370 locally indigenous plants ranging from grasses and ground covers to coast banksias which can grow to 10+ metr...

 The two projects for our May working bee were removing Sea Spurge from the dunes near Harmers Haven and preparing an area for planting adjacent to Orana campground at Cape Paterson. Click on the title to read more and look at the...

An ethusiastic group of 16 volunteers met for the first working bee of 2017 and removed woody weeds (mirror bush, sweet pittosporum and pine tree seedlings) from areas around the Wonthaggi Surf Life Saving Club where indigenous trees...

The predicted bad weather held off (mostly) for our last working bee for the year. This was spurge removal between 2nd Surf and Wilsons Rd. Mostly tiny spurges, and it was impressive to see how effective the “Purge the Spurge” program...

Another good weather day for our working bee. We cleared the paths in the Cassia St Reserve and removed woody weeds from a number of previously planted areas.    ...

With stormy weather forecast, the 19 volunteers who gathered were unsure how much of the two tasks - planting 150 tubestock and removing woody weeds - would get done. As it turned out, we were once again very lucky with the weather and...

After the recent lack of rain it was satisfying for the 18 volunteers to be able to plant 350 tubestock on the site we recently removed woody weeds from. To find out more and see photos click on Working Bee 13-Jun-2015   The site...

On a cold and windy Saturday 12-May-2012, 20 community volunteers gathered to do some serious work on both our 2012 projects: – continuing the restoration of the Foreshore Reserve; and, – working to continue containing the sea spurge inva...

The working bee held on 14-Apr-2012 was very successful with work being done on both Sea Spurge and Foreshore Restoration projects. Although a smaller than usual group of 16 volunteers showed up, quite a lot was accomplished … Prior to t...

As part of the CPRRA “Purge the Sea Spurge’ grant project, spraying has been carried out by professional contractors on the area between Bay and Second Surf Beach.  Click on the image left to see an enlarged version that shows the area c...

The first working bee  for 2012 took place on Sat 11-Feb and was dedicated to Sea Spurge removal. This is part of the work to be carried out under one of the two grants received for this year. You can read more here about the Sea Spurge ...

Have you been to the Rifle Range Reserve which won a 2007 Vic Coastal award? This Saturday we are planning to help out the community group responsible for this Reserve - they have 1,000 plants to go in. Come and join us help get these...