GECO - Goongerah Environment Centre


Get Involved


There are many ways to help protect East Gippsland's forests. 

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Camp Kuark Citizen Science Film Launch - May 12 2015 @ 6.00pm

Bar 303, 303 High St Northcote Victoria



See the spectacular forest of Kuark and the citizen science campaign to protect it in. Beautifully shot on location at Camp Kuark in March, the four minute film will be accompanied by great speakers, music and good times

Speakers:
Damien Cook, ecologist
Damien has over 24 years experience as an ecologist, during which time he has developed an expert knowledge of flora and fauna species from wetland and terrestrial ecosystems across Victoria.

Vanessa Elizabeth Bleyer, senior lawyer
Hear from Lawyers for Forests Principal Lawyer about the latest Environment East Gippsland court case to protect owl habitat

Ed Hill, campaigner
Ed brings ten years of campaign experience in Tassie and East Gippsland to the citizen science campaign.

Music: Robbie Bundle
Robbie Bundle is an indigenous singer-songwriter and musician from Gippsland who has been writing and performing music for more than 35 years. He has performed with artists such as David Gulpilil, Kutcha Edwards, Dave Arden, Bart Willoughby, Archie Roach and many others. Also a filmmaker, MC and a musical historian of the Songlines, Robbie’s latest album, Universal Ark, is out now.

All proceeds to GECO - $12/$8 on the door
 


Donate to our pozible campaign

 Please donate and share his link to help us protect the spectacular rainforests of Kuark. We rely solely on grassroots fundraising initiatives like this to carry out the amazing work we do and appreciate all the help we can get. No donation is too small. Please help us get over the line so we can keep Kuark forest safe forever.http://www.pozible.com/project/193507

Film Screening - 31 May 2015 @ 6.30 pm 

LongPlay, 318 St Georges Rd Fitzroy

Camp Kuark Citizen Science plus more....







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This summer! 

Fearless Summer will kick off with a National Forest Skillshare, Nov 30 - Dec 5th. Check out http://fearlesssummeraus.net/skillshare/ for more info and to register. See you there!

Click here for the program


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What you can do to help:

Direct action in the city or the forest to make the world aware of the dire situation

Letters, tweets, emails to politicians and newspapers

Banner drops bridges, buildings, billboards. Be creative

Citizen Science: Threatened species or environmental surveys (finding and photographing critters)

Benefit gigs to raise money for surveying and direct action. Big or small, its all good!

To come to Goongerah:

People are always welcome to come to Goongerah and help with the campaign.  There is no “environment centre” as such any more.  People usually camp at the Goongerah campground, on the beautiful Brodribb River.  If you want to find out more about how to help, email or facebook us.

Please note:

  • bring your own camping gear.
  • East Gippsland is a cool climate, high rainfall area. Please bring wet weather gear, warm clothing and warm bedding.
  • If you are coming alone or in a small group and plan to go out into the forests bring compass, maps, GPS and wet weather gear. These items are essential.
  • Access to the Errinundra National Park and surrounds is extremely limited (locked gates on all roads) due to weather conditions, between the months of May to October. Road conditions are available from regional DSE offices (Bairnsdale, Orbost, Cann River, Bendoc) in Victoria.
  • If you can't come to Goongerah, donations are very welcome. Of course, there is heaps to do wherever you are. Contact your local environment group to find out how you can help.

How to get there

We are situated at the base of the Errinundra plateau in the mountains of East Gippsland 70 km north of Orbost on the Bonang Highway.