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

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...
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...
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...
15 July 2019
Information forums: Why are native bees ‘the bees knees’ of Australian ecosystems?
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
11 July 2019
Bunyip fire recovery landholders try a biological approach
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...
10 July 2019
Planting mangroves to protect Western Port
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...