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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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Economic Benefits of Native Vegetation (EBON)

Landcare methods are restorative actions that integrate both natural resource management, farm management / enhancement and or the beautification of an environment. The methodology and agenda set by the landholder (of course) and the function determined facilitates outcomes for both the landholders personal gain and the peoples resources; our environment.

Trees are …Read more »

War on Woody Weeds

SWWAT has continued its declared War on Woody Weeds, though slowed somewhat by the shutdown they are now back in business. Weekly working bees deliver two hours of weed work, a group cuppa and chat. Almost all participants are retirees, or partly so. Attendances at working bees vary between eight and twelve. This is remarkable …Read more »

Resilient Landscapes support Biodiversity

Over the past few months we have all had the opportunity to slow down, reflect and work from home. Not being in the field has been a big challenge for me! I have really missed my beautiful outside office and the landholders and volunteers I work with.

Hopefully it won't be long now, until …Read more »

A repository for the unique plants of our Cape

This year Cape Nelson Landcare will be undertaking a variety of on ground actions to begin setting up a repository for some of the Capes unique plants.

Cape Nelson is home to a variety of unusual plants including ; the Drooping Velvet bush lasiopetalum schulzenii, Ixodia ixodia achillaeoides subsp alata (Asteraceae), the Otway Bush …Read more »

Hollow Dependent Species of Portland District

Would you be prepared to make a difference to the hollow dependent species we have living locally? If the answer is yes, then we need your help!

The widespread clearing of woodland habitat has had a negative effect on many woodland bird species. The reasons are varied and the conservation of what is left is …Read more »

Portland Coastal Cliffs Inc

Our next few working bee will be focusing in the area to the left of the path below.

We need your help to free the native plants ficina nodosa, Hairy spinifex and the Oleria ramulosa from the sea spurge. In between areas will be sprayed by the Glenelg Shire Council.

Always bring appropriate footwear, …Read more »

Restoring the landscape one property at a time

Article prepared by Kristy Brewer Landcare Facilitator

The SEA is passionate about the management of invasive species and more importantly the protection and restoration of local biodiversity. Our slogan Restore Protect Connect invites our community to be actively involved in environmental work that aims to do just this.

Last year the Southwest …Read more »

Community Source Reduction Planning Workshop

Are you sick of the amount of rubbish on our beaches? If all we do is clean up that's all we will ever do. If you are interested in protecting our oceans then this workshop is for you. See flyer for details.

It's time to celebrate...

Join us on the 22nd December to celebrate the achievements and hard work of our volunteers. This year we will be meeting at Nun's Beach to enjoy a BBQ Lunch. Bring a salad or a sweet to share. 1:00 BBQ lunch provided. Stick around for a team challenge with the Portland Coastal Cliffs from 2 …Read more »

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