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Read the latest news from the Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Authority.

7 June 2019
Engaging communities and enhancing habitat for Deep Creek
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...
6 June 2019
Nature-based coastal defence
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...
3 June 2019
Intrepid Landcare Leadership Retreat inspires in the Yarra Ranges
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...
27 May 2019
Battling boxthorn in Sunbury
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,...
14 May 2019
Western Port Biosphere Ramsar Awareness Project Commences
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...
3 May 2019
Victorian Landcare Grants 2019-20 now open
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...
1 May 2019
Peaks to Plains project in full swing
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...
12 April 2019
Our City in Nature: exploring Melbourne’s relationship with its flora and fauna
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...
9 April 2019
Managing feral pigs on Quail Island
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...
1 April 2019
Bushfire recovery resources – Bunyip State Park fires
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...