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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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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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