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Grow West Community Planting Day 2021

Saturday 24th July, morning and afternoon session

Green thumbs are invited to roll up their sleeves and help plant 4,000 native plants at Kel Shields Flora Reserve in Bacchus Marsh at the 15th annual Grow West Community Planting Day.

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Mental Health First Aid

18th & 25th June, 10am-1pm

Volunteers and professionals working in natural resource management are invited to participate in this online course, which uses self-guided and group learning to outline the five significant mental health classifications and how to support people experiencing them.

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2021 Victorian Landcare Grants now open

3 May 2021

The Victorian Government is providing $2.55 million funding to support Landcare and environmental volunteering groups and networks for on-ground works, education, and capacity building projects that protect,...

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Melbourne Water integration – April update

19 April 2021

Over the last two months, staff at PPWCMA and Melbourne Water have been working with DELWP to plan for the PPWCMA's transition into Melbourne Water. Lots of great conversations have been happening and both organisations are excited for the new benefits and opportunities to come for the region’s people and environment.

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Farm with fencing separating grazing area for trees and vegetation

Accounting for natural capital on farms

12 April 2021

The Port Phillip & Westernport CMA, in partnership with Landcare Australia, is undertaking a six month pilot project trialling the Accounting for Nature and Landcare Level 3 assessment methods. These...

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The Port Phillip & Westernport CMA is changing

13 February 2021

A big change for the PPWCMA has just been announced – we are going to be integrated into Melbourne Water as of 1st January 2022.  PPWCMA’s responsibilities will be moved into...

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Farms2Schools officers reflect on their experiences

23 December 2020

From July - December 2020, the PPWCMA worked with local farmers and schools to deliver Farms2Schools. This agricultural education program connected primary and secondary students with...

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Local school embrace local farms

5 November 2020

Since August 2020, the Farms2Schools program has delivered 102 online incursions to 5,586 students all across the region. They've learnt about the many aspects of agriculture, including production, farm...

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Feral cat trapping on French Island yields promising results

1 May 2020

Things are looking promising for threatened species on French Island after the eight-week feral cat cage trapping program undertaken by French Island Landcare has yielded positive results. A network...

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Compost under vine trial continues in the Macedon Ranges

20 March 2020

The Port Phillip & Westernport CMA, in partnership with Macedon Ranges Vignerons Association, AORA, GrapeLinks and Veolia, is undertaking a three-year trial into the financial and environmental benefits...

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