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March 2020

Bunurong Day on Country – Cultural Heritage Training

18 March 2020 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
395 Nepean Highway, Frankston, 395 Nepean Highway
Frankston, Victoria Australia
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Discover the deep connections the Bunurong people have to their country on this guided bus tour that will visit several site visits around their ancestral home of the Mornington Peninsula. Engage in valuable cultural heritage discussions, which will explain how and when to engage Traditional Owners, legislative requirements and what to look for when dealing with a potential heritage site as part of an on-ground project The event is funded by the Victorian Government and is for volunteers working in…

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June 2020

Removing rabbits from your property for the long term

17 June 2020 from 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Have you got a rabbit problem? Are your rabbit control efforts yet to be 100% successful? This ‘how-to’ interactive discussion hosted by Robert Hall of the Port Phillip & Westernport CMA and pest management expert Tim Bloomfield will cover: Best practice rabbit management How not to waste time and money What to do yourself, when and how When to engage a contractor and how to select one What success looks like How to minimise effort and maximise outcomes for the long…

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October 2020

Preying on pasture invertebrate pests using Integrated Pest Management

7 October 2020 from 9:30 am - 11:00 am

This online workshop review the results of the on-farm demonstration into Integrated Pest Management as part of the ‘Preying on Pasture Pests the IPM Way’ project, funded through Ripe for Change (delivered by Sustainable Table). It will be delivered by Paul Horne and Jessica Page from IPM Technologies and hosted by PPWCMA and WPCLN. This onlin meeting will be recorded. Information will be presented outlining the discoveries made at the demonstration site -baseline invertebrate monitoring - what was the problem?…

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Telling your Landcare story: film making course

29 October 2020 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Port Phillip & Westernport CMA has engage Digital Storytelling to run a six-week course on how Landcare and community environmental groups can tell their stories by film. The online course will run every Thursday from 10am-11.30am from 29 October to 3 December and is open to all volunteers and facilitators from Landcare and community environmental groups in the Port Phillip and Western Port region. When registering you will be booking into all sessions. Participants are encouraged to try to attend all…

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November 2020

Wild by Nature Short Film Festival

7 November 2020 from 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Over the many months that Victorians were kept close to home, hundreds in our community chose to also get closer to the nature near them and filmed stories for the Wild by Nature Short-film Festival.⁠ Join us on Saturday 7 November as we screen the finalists, announce the winners and celebrate what we love about nature in Victoria!⁠ 3-4.30pm: Pobblebonk (12 years and under) and Swamp Skink  (13-17 years) division showcase 7pm-8pm: Black Swan Division (18 years and above) showcase…

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Eco anxiety and environmental volunteering forum

13 November 2020 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The bushfires of 2019-20 have overshadowed our recent summers and have had an enormous impact on environmental volunteers, who dedicate their time to its protection, and bring out stress and anxiety about the realities of climate change. The Port Phillip & Westernport CMA has collaborated with the Mind Room to host an eco anxiety forum for volunteers and facilitators from Landcare and community groups in the Port Phillip and Western Port region. Participants will discuss the impact of environmental events…

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February 2021

Accounting for natural capital

February 27 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Barragunda Farm, 113 Cape Schanck Rd
Cape Schanck, Australia
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Mornington Peninsula Farmer Discussion Group Come and learn what we have learnt! The Accounting for Nature project has been trialling Accounting for Natural Capital methods for assessing native vegetation and soils on farms. These can be turned into accounting terms which may attract future opportunities for incentive and trading schemes. We see it as a potential opportunity to account for regenerative farming practices. Barragunda Farm is a large beef grazing farm with a commercial orchard and market garden and was…

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March 2021

Mental Health First Aid for NRM volunteers and professionals

March 19 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

When it comes to working in natural resource management, physical first aid is second nature, but many of us don't feel confident to offer mental health assistance. As part of the Our Catchments, Our Communities Regional Leadership Program, the PPWCMA is hosting mental health first aid training for volunteers and professionals working in natural resource management. The course features an online self-guided component and two online group sessions. As part of the self-guided component, participants will go through five online modules…

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Beetles with benefits and the case of the missing dung…

March 22 from 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
109 Girvans Lane, Chintin, 109 Girvans Lane
Chintin, Australia
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How do you know you have dung beetles and how can you ensure they stick around? Do you want to discover the benefits of having Dung Beetles on agricultural land? Join the PPWCMA and Macedon Ranges Shire Council for a Dung Beetle workshop with guest speaker Dr. Russ Barrow, Charles Sturt University, Dung Beetle Ecosystem Engineers (www.dungbeetles.com.au). Topics: Who are the dung beetle ecosystem engineers? The benefits of dung beetles What beetles are found in the Macedon Ranges How to…

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Accounting for Nature

March 31 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The PPWCMA is partnership with Landcare Australia and Regen Soils is hosting an information forum all about our trials into Accounting for Nature methods for assessing native vegetation and soils on farms. These methods can be turned into accounting terms which may attract future opportunities for incentive and trading schemes. Come and learn what we learnt! Speakers: Rowan Ewing - Landcare Australia Karen Thomas - PPWCMA Regional Agriculture Facilitator- Accounting for Nature native vegetation assessment method Declan McDonald - Regen…

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