Civic organisations

Conservation Society in Foster

Phone: Millie (President): 5682 1914 or Marion (Secretary): 5682 1668

The South Gippsland Conservation Society is a not-for-profit organisation based in Inverloch, with a local branch in Foster.

Founded in 1976, we have a stable membership of about 300.

The Society aims to promote and preserve South Gippsland’s natural resources and to encourage conservation education.

For over 30 years the SGCS has successfully applied for grants to create walking tracks and boardwalks, revegetate areas of public land, and publish books, maps, posters and pamphlets.

The value of these grants has been matched by hours of voluntary labour:  weeding, planting and constructing; writing submissions; and serving on committees and advisory groups.

Members of the Society regularly assist Parks Victoria in their flora and fauna reserves and at Wilsons Promontory National Park.

The Society manages the Bunurong Environment Centre in Inverloch and employs an Education Officer who works with visiting school groups.

We hold regular excursions, workshops for adults, and speaker nights – activities that enhance our community’s knowledge of the local environment.

Why not join us?

We meet in the Uniting Church Hall in Foster four times a year at 7.30 pm on the 3rd Tuesday in February, May, August and November.


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