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

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...
11 June 2019
Charles Massy visits the Port Phillip and Western Port region
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...
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...