Be a Patron
Contribute to the conservation of unique habitat and help critically endangered species survive.
Become a Patron of Round the Bend Conservation Co-operative.
Since colonisation we have lost 30 mammal species and 29 bird species in Australia*. We have the highest mammal extinction rate in the world and 17 unique birds and mammals are likely to disappear in the next 20 years*. So, it's more important than ever that we protect our bush and advocate for conservation.
*The Threatened Species Recovery Hub
Here on the Co-op, we're on a mission to protect the habitat and biodiversity of this key section of the Warrandyte-Kinglake Conservation Corridor, home of endangered and threatened species such as the Powerful Owl, the White-throated Nightjar and the Brush-tailed Phascogale. Our work is guided by expert advice and is carried out by our Members and Friends.
You can help us in this mission by becoming a Patron.
100% of Patron fees go towards management of the land for biodiversity and habitat. This includes:
Ongoing weeding programs
Purchasing, planting and monitoring rare plants (such as Hibbertia and orchids)
Purchasing materials (night-vision cameras, plant guards, stakes, nest boxes etc)
Monitoring fauna and nest boxes
Working with other organisations and government bodies
Feral animal control (foxes and deer)
No administrative costs come out of Patron fees.
What do you get?
As a Patron, you will be contributing to the conservation of unique habitat for future generations, helping critically endangered species survive and protecting a vital section of the Warrandyte-Kinglake Conservation Corridor.
You will also receive:
A Patron Welcome pack (incl Round the Bend Conservation Co-operative – Nillumbik’s Best Kept Secret)
Invitations to events
Annual Patron Impact Report
Opportunities to be involved
Calendar of events
Specialist guided tours of the property.
Acknowledgement on our website and in our publications.
As a sustainability activist-scholar, I regard the community-based conservation goals and achievements of RTBCC as highly significant both in their direct impacts and as a model for other regions and other communities.
Being a Patron is a fantastic opportunity to support a substantial and enduring residential neighbourhood that protects local biodiversity, enhances species' habitats and nurtures ecological integrity.
Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, University of Melbourne.
Round the Bend Conservation Co-operative Patron.
I consider being a Patron represents just a little that I can do to assist the Co-op survive and thrive, and by so doing, support responsible environmental action in our beautiful Australian bushland.
Read our 2022 Supporter Impact Report to find out more about our activities and achievements.
Click on the image to download the pdf (9MB)
The Conservation Patron fee is $1,000 per year.
To become a Patron, complete and return this form. Or, for more information, contact us on the form below or call Richard on 0414 364 784