Estuary Protectors, the Board Game has arrived.

Join the Estuary Protectors and save the Estuary from the many threats it faces!

This is a board game developed by the Barwon Estuary Project. You can now buy your own copy!
2-4 players (aged 10 – adult)
Work co-operatively to save the Barwon Estuary from the threats it currently faces. In playing the game, you’ll learn lots about the estuary and what you can do to help conserve its beauty and biodiversity.
Will you and your team be successful?

Thanks to support provided by Bellarine Catchment Network, City of Greater Geelong, Hamer Sprout Fund, Victorian National Parks Association and the voluntary work of our members and community associates, Barwon Estuary Project is able to sell individual copies of the game for $20, or community groups and schools can purchase 5 copies for $50. Group purchasers will be offered a free education program to add value to the game.

To purchase copies, contact Margaret Griffith: barwonestuary@gmail.com

By Loredriguez


Exploring the Barwon Estuary. Guided walk on 10am Sunday 22nd September 2019

View of the Barwon Heads Estuary

Join us for a walk from Tait Point lookout on the banks of Lake Connewarre towards the RAMSAR listed Hospital Swamp. Discover the unique Saltmarsh and wetland system and the diverse range of birds that call this pristine ecosystem home. Local plant enthusiast Cassandra Twomey, will help you identify the key plants and introduce you to an environment that is so much more than just a “swamp”.

Date: 22nd September 2019 at 10.am sharp. 2 hours duration.

Meet at Tait Point Carpark at the end of Staceys Road, at the back of the Barwon Heads Airport. Melways Map 481-4H

Please bring water, wear sturdy walking shoes, as the track may be muddy, and wear weather appropriate clothing.

Don’t forget a camera and binoculars!


The Story of an Australian conservation society: “ANGAIR: the first 50 years” by Roslyn Gibson.

I recently arrived in Australia two months ago for the second time and freshly joined the Barwon Estuary Project. It was time I wrote my first post.

As a new member of the BEP I attended my first group meeting hosted by a lovely couple, Margaret and Martin. I was excited, it started to feel like I was officially a member of this. I was still unknown by the majority of the people in the room, as was my partner, John. However, there was more news to come. Roslyn Gibson, member of BEP and the ANGAIR society, was happy to present her book, just recently published, to the rest of the group. By the end of the meeting this book arrived in my hands.

The name ANGAIR and their work was unknown to me, but just by having a quick look at their pages I could get a grasp of the contribution to the environmental conservation the ANGAIR Society has been promoting since its beginnings in 1969. The book relates the history of an Australian conservationist society from the details of its formation 50 years ago in a coastal town in the State of Victoria, their contribution with other conservationists groups, their activities such as monitoring, maintaining and enhancing the indigenous vegetation, educational activities, and basically a good handful of the reasons why they became a successful conservation society in Anglesea and Aireys Inlet.

To me, the work of Roslyn Gibson is an inspirational story of how a community building a network and working together can bring great results. It’s a good example for younger generations who dream to have a positive influence on the world.

The book can be ordered from the link below:


Reviewed by Loreto R