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    Gorse Grants Now Open

    The Victorian Gorse Taskforce are interested in aiding groups of landholders who have an interest in controlling gorse.

    The VGT is calling for grant applications for their 2023-24 Small Community Grants Program.

    The VGT are interested in aiding groups of landholders that are supported by a Victorian Community Group organisation (eg Landcare or Friends of …Read more »

    Tree Planting Day

    To help celebrate National Tree Planting Day we are inviting the community to help plant 3000 trees in the Cashmore area over the next few weeks. Tarragal Landcare Group in partnership with SEA will be helping to plant back just over 3000 new trees, shrubs and grasses on local farms. This is just one of …Read more »

    Help protect the biodiversity of the Great South West Walk

    On Monday, March 20, participants of Weed the Walk will be helping to protect the incredible biodiversity values of one of the most popular campgrounds in the Forest Park, Cut-Out Camp, Campground. This campsite is a ripper! It is decked out with a toilet, picnic table and rainwater tank, not only that it is home …Read more »

    Bush Regeneration Workshops

    Bush Regeneration training aims to upskill individuals in activities such as weed identification and control techniques. Invasive plants, or weeds as we more commonly know them are threatening bushlands all over Australia including ours in Portland, weeds have a negative impact on both flora and fauna.

    If you are interested in learning how to …Read more »

    Interested in volunteering?

    Do you like getting out on the coast and have an interest in volunteering?

    Have 2.5 hours a week to donate?  

    If so, you may like to join the Great South West Walk Landcare Volunteer team. Together they will be implementing some important restoration activities to help combat the prevailing wind and rain that …Read more »

    Native Grasses Seminar

    SEA Landcare is proud to be hosting an exciting seminar on Native Grass Rehabilitation with Dr. Ian Chivers. Dr Chivers has been involved in research and native grass management for over 20 years.

    Australian native grasses are adapted to soils that have been subject to millions of years of weathering and erosion and so …Read more »

    Plant a tree to help our lagoon and local Wildlife

    September is “Save the Koala” month. The Fawthrop Lagoon Revegetation Project supports our local Koalas. Their numbers are in decline throughout Australia due mainly to habitat loss. SWEE Community Planting Days are your chance to assist the health of Fawthrop Lagoon and its wildlife. Everything you need to know is listed in the PDF …Read more »

    Fitzroy River and Darlot Creek, funding now available

    Waterway Protection and Restoration funding now available for Fitzroy River and Darlot Creek.

    Glenelg Hopkins CMA has funding available for landholders to undertake waterway protection and restoration activities on the Fitzroy River and Darlot Creek in the Budj Bim cultural landscape.

    Activities may include

    Waterway fencing

    Woody Weed Management

    Off -stream stock water access

    Read more »

    Landcare is for Everyone!

    By Kristy Brewer

    Did you know that with the variability in seasons we always plant in winter? We order our trees, grasses and shrubs  8-12 months ahead of the planting season and we collect seed for our projects the year before we plant. We do this because planting local seed means stronger trees and these …Read more »

    Italian Buckthorn drop in session

    By Kristy Brewer

    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 …Read more »

    Exciting new research project!

    By Kristy Brewer

    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 …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 »

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