Moorabool Environment Group is a non-profit community association in Moorabool Shire, Victoria, made up of volunteers. We aim to raise awareness of and advocate for our unique local environment as well as broader environmental issues.
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Moorabool Shire is home to unique plants, animals and ecosystems. Our photo galleries showcase the beauty of our area.
MEG have been a crucial part of many local battles including the fight to prevent toxic soil dumping in the shire.
With a population of around 27,000 people, the Moorabool Shire is a semi rural municipality that includes the townships of Bacchus Marsh, Ballan, Gordon and 40 other small communities. Moorabool Shire covers 2,111 square kilometres. The shire is a renowned food growing area with rich soils supporting the production of crops including fruit, vegetables, wheat and barley.
The shire includes areas of environmental significance such as Werribee Gorge State Park, Lerderderg State Park, Wombat State Forest and Long Forest Flora and Fauna Reserve, supporting diverse plant, bird and animal populations. The Moorabool River, Werribee River, Lerderderg River and Parwan Creek run through the shire, home to some rare and threatened species including populations of platypuses.
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David Whelan: Lerderderg Gorge, Swift Parrot, Squirrel Glider, Rainbow Bee Eaters & Silver Eyes
Jodie Valpied: Little Pied Cormorant, Werribee Gorge & Koala
Bernie McRitchie: Rainbow Bee Eater
Joanne I'Anson: Werribee River (Parwan Gorge)