Welcome to Lloyd Park Langwarrin. Not far from where you are standing is an arm of "Boggy Creek" and a small conservation area.
This area is home to a vast array of wildlife, but there are 3 that are worth special mention.
Galaxiella pusilla aka Dwarf Galaxias, a tiny freshwater fish that is listed nationally as vulnerable under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. They are also listed as threatened in Victoria (Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988) and listed vulnerable locally (DELWP Advisory List of Threatened Vertebrate Fauna in Victoria)
Pseudophryne semimarmorata aka Southern Toadlet, a very small frog listed as vulnerable in Victoria (DELWP Advisory List of Threatened Vertebrate Fauna in Victoria)
Lissolepis coventryi aka Swamp Skink, a medium sized skink listed as threatened in Victoria (Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988) and as endangered locally (DELWP Advisory List of Threatened Vertebrate Fauna in Victoria)
The Friends of Langwarrin Outdoors and Waterways (FLOW), which I am the founder of, has been looking after the Langwarrin environment for the past 16 months. A Clean up was held in this particular area in March for Clean Up Australia day, and a total of 57 volunteers collected a whopping 418kg. A further 260kg has been removed from this area since March but unfortunately with a mixture of all the local sporting events, with thousands of spectators each week, and very heavy rainfall, has seen the rubbish build up in this area again. SO please come along, help us pick up some rubbish and earn yourself a CITO souvenir! (There is also 3 cache's within an easy walk of this area for those who want to wander around afterwards)
WHAT TO BRING: Hat, Enclosed Shoes (Gum Boots are handy if you have them), Long Sleeved shirt, Long Pants, Sunscreen, Drinking Water.
Gloves and Rubbish Bags will be provided. There are a limited number of rubbish grabbing tools so if you have one please bring it along.
Children are most welcome BUT will need to be supervised at all times and will need to stay away from the creek edge. This area is known for having Tiger Snakes so caution must be taken when in long grass or bushy areas.
What is a CITO event? Cache In Trash Out® events bring geocachers together to care for the geocaching game board: planet Earth. CITO events might focus on tree planting, litter pick up, or even habitat restoration. They’re a chance for geocachers to give back to their local spaces and communities. For those who rely on public transport there is a bus stop right out front the Skate park/Langwarrin Hall.