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Greening the West partnerd accepting award

Premier’s Sustainability Award for Greening the West – 1 Million Trees Project

16 October 2019

On Thursday 10 October 2019, the Greening the West – 1 Million Trees project was awarded a Victorian Premier's Sustainability Award 2019 for its ambitious efforts to plant more than one million trees...

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Preying on pasture pest insects the IPM way

14 October 2019

On Wednesday 9th October 2019, the Port Phillip & Westernport CMA and Western Port Catchment Landcare Network ran an IPM (Integrated Pest Management) introductory workshop for local grazing farmers...

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Pier Fishing at the San Remo Fishing Festival 2019

Encouraging responsible fishing and boating on our Ramsar wetlands

16 September 2019

The Port Phillip & Westernport CMA, along with Western Port Biosphere Reserve Foundation and Parks Victoria, attended the San Remo Fishing Festival over the weekend. They were there to promote...

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Vineyard with compost mulch underneath the vines

Compost under vine trial begins in the Macedon Ranges

16 September 2019

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

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Congratulations to the 2019-20 Victorian Landcare Grants recipients

13 September 2019

On Thursday 12 September, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D'Ambrosio, announced the successful recipients of the Victorian Landcare Grants 2019-20. In 2019-20, the Victorian...

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Distinctive Options lends a hand

10 September 2019

We were stoked to have local disability services provider, Distinctive Options, lend us and the Friends of Emu Bottom Wetlands Reserve a hand with some plantings recently. Their enthusiastic volunteers...

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Award nominations for the Greening the West – 1 Million Trees project

9 September 2019

The Port Phillip & Westernport CMA are excited to announce that the Greening the West – 1 Million Trees Project has been selected as a finalist in the 2019 Premier’s Sustainability Awards in the...

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Native bees are the bees knees of Australian ecosystems

9 September 2019

In August 2019, the PPWCMA's Regional Agriculture Facilitator, Karen Thomas, delivered three native bee forums across the region with local Landcare networks and groups, local councils, Box Hill Institute...

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Mixed gene Helmeted Honeyeaters released into the wild

27 August 2019

In an exciting first for the species, 37 out-crossed Helmeted Honeyeaters were released to Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve throughout August 2019, coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the recovery...

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Best practice: avoiding spray drift

21 August 2019

Using agricultural chemicals on farms should not be an automatic response to fixing a problem, however, when chemicals are a necessary decision, care needs to be taken to ensure best practices are implemented...

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