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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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Victorian Landcare Grants 2019-20 now open

3 May 2019

Volunteers helping to protect and restore Victoria’s land and environment can now apply for a funding boost through the Victorian Landcare Grants 2019-20. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate...

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Peaks to Plains project in full swing

1 May 2019

The PPWCMA is currently delivering a three-year project funded by the Victorian Government, in partnership with Parks Victoria and Greater Geelong Council that aims to protect threatened flora and fauna...

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Our City in Nature: exploring Melbourne’s relationship with its flora and fauna

12 April 2019

Will our great grandchildren get to experience great wildlife in and around Melbourne? What does the future hold for our native habitat? What is being done to boost the number of parks and help connect...

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Managing feral pigs on Quail Island

9 April 2019

Feral pigs are a major environmental pest species that wreak havoc on Australia’s fragile landscapes.  Last week, PPWCMA's Environmental Projects Coordinator, Andrew Morrison, visited Quail Island near...

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Bushfire recovery resources – Bunyip State Park fires

1 April 2019

As we move into the recovery phase following the Bunyip State Park bushfires in February, there’s a lot of useful information relating to land management recovery. The links below contain a number...

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Adopting variable fertiliser rates in grain production

30 March 2019

The PPWCMA, Precision Agriculture and Balliang Food and Fibre Group recently ran a field day for cereal growers in the west of the Port Phillip and Western Port region. The focus of the event was the results...

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Strawberry Springs wins National Biosecurity Award

6 March 2019

Last night, Yarra Valley strawberry grower, Luciano Corallo, from Strawberry Springs in Millgrove, was the recipient of the National Farm Biosecurity Producer of the Year Award, presented at the 2019 Australian...

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