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Italian Buckthorn drop in session

Italian Buckthorn might have a pretty berries but it's also a terrible weed!

SEA Landcare hosted a community weed information session in early April with Dr. Robin Adair from Australis Biological to discuss the management of this highly invasive species.

The day was described by attendee's as highly informative and a worthwhile event. Dr. …Read more »

Exciting new research project!

South-west Victoria is host to an exciting migratory shorebird research project this season.  Thanks to South-west Environment Alliance Inc. and a range of partner organisations and researchers, the Important Bird Area of Discovery Bay will be a focus location for a Sanderling (Calidris alba) capture, release and tracking project. 

The research …Read more »

Weed flyers

The Southwest Environment Alliance in partnership with the Glenelg Shire Council have developed 10 weed flyers. The flyers were developed to support landholder weed identification skills. The weeds selected were based on the weeds most commonly asked about at group meetings.

Many of the environmental groups that engage regularly with the SEA have individual …Read more »

Native or weed?

SEA is happy to announce that the new guide; Native or weed? Plants that can be confused in the Portland district is ready for distribution. You can download an electronic copy from our resources page, email us at to organise a hard copy, or talk to your local environmental group. A box has been …Read more »

Victorian Landcare Grants now open

The 2021 Victorian Landcare Grants are now open 🌱

Groups and networks can apply for up to $30,000 for projects that protect, enhance, and restore Victoria’s land and environment.

Support grants of up to $500 are available to help with administration and running costs.

Applications close Wednesday 16 June.

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Forum on climate change action cancelled...

It is with much sadness that the Community Forum; local action on climate change has been postponed as a result of the recent COVID outbreak. We are currently negotiating with our sponsors and the key note speakers new dates for a similar event in early 2022. Stay tuned for updates.

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Free online Gorse Management Presentation

Protecting Wattle Hill Creek

Protecting creeks and seasonal wetlands via stock exclusion and revegetation is just one of the many landcare methods that can be used to restore ecosystem health.

This new vegetation acts not only as a shelterbelt for wildlife but also a filtration systmem for the water entering the creek and wetland.

The Southwest Environment Alliance partners …Read more »

Bittern Recovery project for the Glenelg Hopkins CMA Region

The Glenelg Hopkins CMA looking for landholders who wish to partner and implement projects, that aim to protect / restore suitable habitat on private land for the Bittern.

Glenelg Hopkins CMA have funding available for the following works: 

fencing reinstating wetlands (through NGT)reducing stock grazing  weed and pest animal control  Read more »

Roadside character - is it worth saving?

One local man has been working throughout the Shire with a team of dedicated volunteers who believe that roadside character is definitely worth preserving. Their efforts to protect roadside vegetation is admirable!

Did you know that there are approximately 2,577km’s of local roads within the Glenelg Shire? Council relies of the good will of …Read more »

Snippets from a bush garden

Article prepared by Ivor & Ruth Graney

Portland Field Nats have cancelled all group activities and with the latest restrictions keeping us at home it has inspired us to take notice of what it happening on our doorsteps. With that in mind Ivor & I have some images to share, some of which have …Read more »

Zoom zoom...

Over the past few weeks we have been working with KAPATOLA towards improving our Member groups confidence online!

To date participants have developed skills in Zoom and Facebook management. These skills will support groups to engage with their communities about their projects and goals.

Over the next two weeks participants will be exposed to …Read more »

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