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The Southwest Environment Alliance (SEA) represents variety from of a number of groups and passionate individuals who care about the environment. Collectively we advocate protecting, restoring and improving the biodiversity values of this region. The main role of SEA is to provide opportunities for networking and a platform for a coordinated approach to funding applications & local environmental issues.

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Nelson Coastcare Inc

Nelson lies at the heart of some of the most environmentally significant areas of southwestern Victoria, including the Lower Glenelg National Park and the spectacular wilderness of the Discovery Bay Coastal Park.

Nelson Coastcare was founded in 2010 by Nelson resident, the late Leila Huebner, OAM. Her goal was to secure protection for the Long …Read more »

Friends of the Great South West Walk

Landcare Cape Bridgewater

This long-term land care program extends restoration of severely eroded areas on Cape Duquesne and north of the Blowholes on Cape Bridgewater by encouraging students from Wesley College, Melbourne to continue a commitment made by that school to restoration of the Cape Bridgewater coastal landscape.

The projects undertaken annually by the Friends …Read more »

Portland Coastal Cliffs Inc.

The Portland Coastal Cliffs Inc. was formed in 2005 with the vision "to restore the Portland Cliffs through community involvement, action and support." Monthly working bees were run with numerous attendees and excellent results. Activities ranged from planting indigenous plants to eradication of weeds and collecting rubbish, finishing with a cuppa and a chat. Over the …Read more »

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Latest News & Events

Dynamics of The Surry River Estuary

prepared by Friends of the Surry Inc.

The Surry Estuary, being a very complex environment, is a natural seasonally closed system that closes when inflows from the system’s catchment, the Cobboboonee, cease. The length of time the estuary mouth is closed and water levels reached is naturally dependent on seasonally variable conditions. Integral to this …Read more »

Main Beach looking good

Our local Cliffs group have had an enforced break from its Purge the Spurge campaign over the past few months due to the Covid 19 Pandemic. Despite this the main beach is looking great. Undoubtedly as a result of the great work that was carried out in March prior to the pandemic.

The group utilized …Read more »

Celebrating our regions Biodiversity

One of our group aims is to collectively advocate for and celebrate the biodiversity assets of Portland. The following photos have been captured by my son, Raz using just a smart phone. As you will see we have plenty of beautiful plants worthy of our advocacy.

Wildflowers and Orchids of Portland spring through autumn

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