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

Greening the West partnerd accepting award
16 October 2019
Premier’s Sustainability Award for Greening the West – 1 Million Trees Project
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...
Pier Fishing at the San Remo Fishing Festival 2019
16 September 2019
Encouraging responsible fishing and boating on our Ramsar wetlands
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...
Vineyard with compost mulch underneath the vines
16 September 2019
Compost under vine trial begins in the Macedon Ranges
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...
13 September 2019
Congratulations to the 2019-20 Victorian Landcare Grants recipients
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...
10 September 2019
Distinctive Options lends a hand
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...
9 September 2019
Award nominations for the Greening the West – 1 Million Trees project
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...
9 September 2019
Native bees are the bees knees of Australian ecosystems
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...
27 August 2019
Mixed gene Helmeted Honeyeaters released into the wild
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...
21 August 2019
Best practice: avoiding spray drift
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...
10 August 2019
Shelterbelts do recover after fire
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...