Sustainability events

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Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Council services are changing.

Information about Council's response to Coronavirus and the effect on services can be found here.

 

To view upcoming environmental, sustainable and general events in Hobsons Bay, visit our What's on in Hobsons Bay page. View events coming up at the Libraries EnviroCentre here.

World Migratory Bird Day

World Migratory Bird Day can be celebrated twice during the year - once in May, when the majority of migratory waders leave our shores to breed in the northern hemisphere and once in October when we welcome them back to our shores!  

In May 2020, we will be celebrating with an online live Q&A with our Conservation Rangers on Council's Facebook page. We look forward to answering your questions at this time. For more details of this event, click here.

One of the interesting points we will be discussing is the East Asian - Australasian Flyway(PDF, 3MB); essentially these are the routes that migratory wader birds take when they are travelling to and from Australia via Asia and eventually to their homes in places like Siberia, Alaska and Russia.

World Environment Day

Celebrate World Environment Day in June 2020.

Clean Up Australia Day

Clean Up Australia Day is coming soon - Sunday 1 March 2020. Council encourages the community to get involved in Clean Up Australia Day. Visit the Clean Up Australia website to find out more information or to register in to a clean-up event near you.

My Smart Garden

My Smart Garden is a FREE program that will help you grow food, shelter your home from the sun and wind, create homes for local wildlife, use water wisely and recycle wastes. See the upcoming My Smart Garden workshops in your area and beyond. This website is also chock-full of resources and tips for the sustainably minded community member.

Conservation activities

There are several ways you can get involved and help protect biodiversity within Hobsons Bay. To find upcoming events near you please subscribe to our Ranger Ramblings newsletter. You can also download our Conservation Activities calendar(PDF, 3MB), however please note these activities are subject to change. A hard copy of the calendar is available by phoning the Hobsons Bay City Council ranger on 1300 179 444.