Hobsons Bay’s four legged friends (and their owners) will be the guests of honour at Council’s annual Dog’s Breakfast.
This year’s event will take place at Doug Grant Reserve on Queen Street, Altona on Saturday 8 February from 8.30am to 11am, with roving entertainment by The Connies, a cuppa and free breakfast provided by the Hobsons Bay Men’s Shed.
As well as plenty of room for pooches to run and socialise in the off-lead area of the reserve, Council officers will also be on site to talk about the unique environment of Altona’s foreshore and the Laverton Creek Spit Conservation Area and some recent changes to how the reserve is enjoyed.
To better protect the precious fauna and manage the multiple users of the reserve, including kite surfers, Council recently declared the foreshore area and Laverton creek lagoon adjacent to Doug Grant Reserve a dog free zone and will install fencing along the beach in the coming months. Dog walkers can continue to enjoy the dog off-lead zone at Doug Grant Reserve within the fenced area but the installation of the fencing will help demarcate this highly valued conservation zone.
For more on the Dog’s Breakfast, contact Council’s Conservation Ranger on 9932 1000.