Membership

Annual subscription: $25. Membership application form

Your Biosphere Foundation membership will help to run programs that:

  • Enhance community stewardship for our biosphere reserve.
  • Conserve biological diversity, including the endangered Southern Brown Bandicoot.
  • Maintain healthy ecosystems in our region, including the Western Port Ramsar site.
  • Develop innovative, sustainable ways of living and doing business.
  • Build markets for sustainable local products and showcase sustainable production to the world.
  • Tap into the knowledge and experience of UNESCO‚Äôs World Network of Biosphere Reserves to benefit our region.

Community roundtables

Each member nominates a community roundtable to which to belong for exercising the rights accorded by the Biosphere Foundation's charter and constitution. A member may participate in the activities of any roundtable, but may only vote in the proceedings of the nominated roundtable.

Community roundtables are regionally-based forums that enable members and stakeholders to meet and deliver the Biosphere Foundation's mission at a local level. They implement their own local projects, as well as working with other roundtables, the Biosphere Foundation's research committee, local governments, and stakeholders to deliver Biosphere-wide projects. They also contribute to the development of Biosphere Foundation policy and knowledge. Each roundtable appoints a director to the board and its own office bearers.

There is provision for six community roundtables—one for each of the five municipalities within the biosphere reserve and one for French Island.

Project launch

2012 AGM

Date: 10 am, Friday, 16 November 2012

Address: Cube 37, Frankston Arts Centre, 27–35 Davey Street Frankston 3199

Following the AGM, join us to celebrate 10 years of the Western Port Biosphere Reserve and participate in a conversation with three leading experts to explore the theme, "Growing Connections for Sustainability".

A buffet lunch will follow. RSVP essential for catering purposes.

Meeting details