The imposing limestone cliffs of The Barwon Bluff are a spectacular symbol of the beauty and diversity of our marine and coastal environment. The Bluff is a local icon, a popular tourist destination and a profound aboriginal place. It is of geological significance and an area of educational and scientific importance. The Bluff is host to an elaborate system of habitats including cliff, dunes, rock pools, reefs, estuarine, woodland and beaches all supporting a myriad of life.
Incorporated in 1994, Friends of the Bluff, (FoB), are a group of volunteers with a common interest in caring for the complete ecosystem of The Bluff.
The main aims of the group are:
Friends of the Bluff work in association with the management and staff of the Barwon Coast Committee of Management, Parks Victoria and Coast Action. We maintain regular contact with major environment groups and regional coast community groups.
To achieve our aims FoB is actively involved in partnering sustainable management strategies, implementing weed eradication programs, propagating and planting indigenous species, observing bird and animal life and conducting interpretative and educational sessions.
To date; Friends of The Bluff have:
Plants That Clothe The Bluff - introduces visitors to the amazing plants that you will discover as you wander around the Bluff.
Life On The Edge – a comprehensive guide to all sub-tidal marine life at The Barwon Bluff Marine Sanctuary.
Birds Of The Bluff – a beautiful show & tell interpretation of the most common birds that visit our Bluff.
Friends of the Bluff are proud to actively support and auspice two offshoot groups in Barwon Heads
Friends of the Bluff are committed to developing programs that protect and enhance the Bluff and the Barwon Bluff Marine Sanctuary and encouraging others to recognize and appreciate this unique landmark.
We welcome your support and membership to our nationally recognised and awarded community group;
- Friends of The Bluff - VIC
Our group encompasses –
Vice President Nick Bouma firstname.lastname@example.org m: 0411 041036
Secretary Tim Gibson email@example.com p: 03 52543220
Treasurer& Public Officer Faye Connors firstname.lastname@example.org m: 0417 518685
Executive Officers Andrea Dennett email@example.com m: 0439 814020
John O’Reilly firstname.lastname@example.org m: 0439 930399
Rhonda Coffey email@example.com m: 0402 487929
Membership Ros Gibson firstname.lastname@example.org p: 03 52543220
Communications Paul Clissold email@example.com m: 0419 407521
Indigenous Liaison John Tunn firstname.lastname@example.org
Barwon Bluff Working B’s Jon Duthie p: 52542626
Barwon Bluff Marine Sanctuary Steve Tuohy STuohy@parks.vic.gov.au m: 0400 612198
Friends of Moonah Park (River Pde.) Andrea Dennett as above
Of The Sea