Port Phillip Bay’s western shoreline is widely utilised by the community, with dog walking, running, cycling, bird-watching and swimming occurring on a daily basis. However, parts of the shoreline and wetlands are also used by shorebirds that migrate to the region over Australia’s warmer months. They come from as far away as Alaska, Siberia, China, Japan and Korea and rely on the health of the wetlands for their survival.
To educate dog owners on the important ecological and environmental values of the Port Phillip Bay shoreline, the Port Phillip & Westernport CMA and Hobsons Bay City Council have teamed up to host a ‘Dog’s Breakfast’ – a free event along the Altona beach foreshore area for local residents and visitors.
The annual event brings together passionate dog owners to learn more about dog behaviour and nutrition and how their beloved pets interact with the local native wildlife.
The event is hosted by Hobsons Bay City Council and funded through the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program (as part of the Ramsar Protection Program).
Dog’s Breakfast has been running since 2014 and will return in 2019. To be notified when the date is confirmed, sign up for the PPWCMA enewsletter.