Reconnecting landscapes on the Mornington Peninsula

28 November 2019

The Mornington Peninsula is home to many important and vulnerable species, such as the Powerful owls and Swamp Skint. However, weed invasion, predation by feral cats foxes and vegetation clearing threatens this biodiversity.

Since 2017, the Mornington Peninsula Landcare Network has been working with 23 landowners to reconnect fragmented remnants of core, high-value indigenous vegetation between Greens Bush and Arthurs Seat.

Together they’ve revegetated 23 hectares and undertaken 71 hectares of weed control. Combined with an extensive 427 hectares of pest animal control work, their efforts are contributing to the creation of a significant wildlife corridor on the Mornington Peninsula.

The PPWCMA and DELWP recently visited several properties taking part in the project and were excited to see not only the landscape improvements but the passion of all involved.

The project is supported by the PPWCMA with funding by the Victorian Government’s Our Catchments, Our Communities initiative.  To learn more and get involved visit https://mplandcare.org.au/projects/