The Devilbend Foundation came about in January 2004 after an alliance of over 40 environmentally concerned community groups. The Devilbend Steering Group (DSG) was
formed to promote ‘A Community Vision’ for Devilbend.
The DSG included peak groups such as the Australian Conservation Foundation, Birdlife Australia and Environment Victoria, as well as key local groups including Westernport & Peninsula Protection Council, Southern Peninsula Indigenous Flora & Fauna Association (SPIFFA) and Moorooduc Saddle Club, altogether representing a vast number of citizens. As a result, in October 2006 an incorporated apex body was formed- the Devilbend Foundation Inc., with provision for additional supportive groups to become involved. Image above by Phil Jackson.
Image below by Jason Reekie, taken at the official opening of the Devilbend Natural Features Reserve 2012.
" Working together anything is possible "
Devilbend Reservoir is one of 300+ Australian KBAs that meets the stringent criteria to be recognised as a Key Biodiversity Area. To help keep it that way, our members are assisting in a wide range of activities including monitoring of birds and all aquatic life including frogs. They have an active water watch program, as well as vegetation management, assisting with planting & weed control.
To support the Victorian Government, Parks Victoria and other agencies in the creation and maintenance of a world-class conservation reserve for the long-term benefit of the Community, centered on the Devilbend Reservoir site. Together with our partners, anything is possible, and we look forward to many more years of working together to achieve a truly unique place.
To create a world-class conservation reserve for future generations. Achieving this through the restoration, over time, of all Devilbend Reserve land back towards its original values. To work in partnership with our alliances in a positive and effective way, including helping to make a cultural learning process which aims to reconnect people with nature and with one another.
Birdlife Australia, key local groups including, Mornington Environment Association, Westernport & Peninsula Protection Council, Southern Peninsula Indigenous Flora, Fauna Association (SPIFFA) and BERG.