About us & our region
We are a community group devoted to the enjoyment, study, protection and restoration of the natural environment in South-west Victoria, Australia. Our group is based in the Shire of Southern Grampians.
Our activities are open to the public. We welcome like-minded people to join us in enjoying the wonders of our natural heritage and helping to conserve it for future generations.
- Ancient volcanic plains with seasonal lakes and other wetlands and grasslands.
- Volcanic scoria cones, stony rises, lava caves and Manna Gum/Blackwood forests.
- Sedimentary plains and tablelands with heath, woodlands and forest traversed by the Wannon and Glenelg Rivers.
- Sandstone ranges of the Grampians National Park and Black Range State Park.
- Coastal cliffs and beaches.
We cater for interests in natural history such as bird watching, wildflowers, bushwalking, geology, caving, Aboriginal cultural heritage, photography and local history:
Day or weekend excursions each month to natural areas near Hamilton.
- An evening presentation with guest speakers every second month.
- Flora, bird & mammal surveys.
- Provide information on local natural history, landscapes, flora, fauna and geology and contribute to the process of consultation on management of public lands
- Environmental works in nature reserves (planting and weed removal) to restore degraded natural habitats and assist wildlife.
- Members serve on regional committees (e.g. Lake Condah Restoration; Shire Roadside Conservation; Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management advisory groups).