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Read the latest news from the Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Authority.

12 April 2018
Vic Catchments and Landcare Victoria Inc sign Memorandum of Understanding
On Thursday 12th April 2018, Mr Terry Hubbard, the chair of Landcare Victoria Inc., and Dr Peter Veenker, the chair of Vic Catchments, signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the two organisations...
28 March 2018
Twenty-five rainbow lorikeets killed by one fruit net
Today Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) shared news of 25 rainbow lorikeets that were killed by a single fruit-tree net on a property in the Melbourne metro area. As a result, DELWP...
21 February 2018
Is your Landcare group achieving its full potential?
Landcare groups around Australia are finding ways to re-excite their members and grow their numbers by answering the question “how could we become the kind of group we’d seek out and love to be part...
15 February 2018
First meeting for new Landcare Group
The Little River Community Landcare had its first meeting as a newly formed Landcare group on Tuesday 6th February at Little River Hall. The new Landcare logo for the group was revealed with a membership...
23 January 2018
Celebrating our wonderful wetlands
Wetlands are an essential part of our natural environment. They're not only important feeding grounds and nurseries for land, marine and freshwater animals, but urban wetlands help to prevent flooding,...
22 January 2018
Gardens flourish for wildlife
Residents and conservation groups in Melbourne's east and south-east are part of a growing movement to create gardens for wildlife. ‘Gardens for Wildlife’ is a vision and a network of groups encouraging...
13 January 2018
Keep Port Phillip and Western Port Queensland Fruit Fly free
Queensland Fruit Fly (QFF) is a major pest. It attacks a wide range of fruit and vegetables and can have a devastating impact on local and international horticultural industries. The Port Phillip and...
6 January 2018
Landcare groups continue to thrive
Every day Landcare networks and groups actively cares for Australia’s land - volunteers work to safeguard, rebuild, regenerate and sustainably manage the natural environment. The Port Phillip &...
8 December 2017
An amazing birthday present for the Helmeted Honeyeater
Port Phillip & Westernport CMA, Trust For Nature and the Yarra4Life Coordination Committee were excited to give the Helmeted Honeyeater a very special birthday present today - 2.3 hectares of new...
8 December 2017
Actions and achievements of Victoria’s CMAs on show in new report
Victoria’s CMAs have showcased the role they play in protecting and enhancing the state’s land, water and biodiversity through the release of their 2016-17 Actions and Achievements Report. The Victorian...