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Shelterbelts do recover after fire

10 August 2019

On Saturday 3rd August, 35 landholders from the Western Port catchment and Bunyip fire affected area attended a workshop at Bunyip North focussing on post fire shelterbelt design, fire ecology and environmental...

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Information forums: Why are native bees ‘the bees knees’ of Australian ecosystems?

15 July 2019

Why are native bees ‘the bees knees’ of Australian ecosystems? Find out from interstate experts Kit Prendergast and Dr Katja Hogendoorn at these special forums

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Bunyip fire recovery landholders try a biological approach

11 July 2019

On Saturday 6th July 2019, over 50 landholders from the Western Port catchment and Bunyip fire affected area attended a workshop focusing on biological approaches to soil and pasture recovery after a fire. At...

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Planting mangroves to protect Western Port

10 July 2019

Dotted along Western Port’s shoreline, the White mangrove (Avicennia marina) plays a vital role in protecting the health of this internationally significant Ramsar-listed wetland. The White mangrove...

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Charles Massy visits the Port Phillip and Western Port region

11 June 2019

On Tuesday 7 May, regenerative agriculture farmer and author Charles Massy spoke to regional farmers and landholders in Wandin North as part of a five-event tour through the Mornington Peninsula, Yarra...

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Engaging communities and enhancing habitat for Deep Creek

7 June 2019

Deep Creek and its tributaries south of Darraweit Guim and north of Mickleham provide habitat for several significant species including Platypus, Growling Grass Frog, Southern Brown Toadlet and Swift Parrot. The...

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Nature-based coastal defence

6 June 2019

The Port Phillip & Westernport CMA is excited to be supporting the University of Melbourne to develop sustainable methods to protect our coastal communities from erosion. One way this may be possible...

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Intrepid Landcare Leadership Retreat inspires in the Yarra Ranges

3 June 2019

From 31 May to 2 June 2019, 20 young people from across the region came together at the Yarra Ranges Intrepid Landcare Leadership Retreat. The participants, who were chosen from 43 applicants, spent...

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Battling boxthorn in Sunbury

27 May 2019

If you’ve ever had to deal with African boxthorn, you know that it’s large, dense and thorny and difficult to remove without machinery. As part of the Revitalising Jackson's Creek project in Sunbury,...

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Western Port Biosphere Ramsar Awareness Project Commences

14 May 2019

The Western Port Biosphere, in conjunction with the Port Phillip and Westernport CMA, has launched their latest project, Protecting Ramsar Values. The project, funded by the Victorian Government, is aimed...

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