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Gorse Demonstration Day

The Portland Gorse Management Field Day was well attended and provided best practice management advice to Portland residents and agency staff. Just under 30 people registered for the event and turned up to check out the big machinery.

Local earth moving contractors Kylee and Goose Rogers demonstrated the capacity of their 20 tonne excavator. There …Read more »

Atlas of Living Australia Forum

Those who attended the Atlas of Living Australia Forum presentations were not disappointed. Peter Brenton the keynote speaker and developer of the Atlas provided participants with an overview of the application and demonstrated how to set up and report against projects. The morning session targeted community groups and individuals who demonstrated interest in recording information …Read more »

Batty about Bats

The Portland Field Naturalist Club hosted a free Bat information craft afternoon session for the kids and an evening presentation on Sat 25th May. The kids has a ball making bat puppets and bat-mobiles, and the adults enjoyed a a quirky and information packed video on our local bats with lots of informative leaflets on …Read more »

Fungi Mapping Friday 7th June - 7.30 pm

FUNGI MAPPING June 2019

PCCI Planting Day at the drain

New Volunteers and members of the SEA's Member Groups joined the Conservation Volunteers at Nuns beach to participate planting out the stormwater drain. The day was funded by the Glenelg Hopkins CMA and the Glenelg Shire Council through the Victorian Landcare Grants Program and the Glenelg Shire Council's community grants program. Over 500 local plants …Read more »

Cape Nelson Landcare Planting Day at Picnic Hill

On April 27th, a group of 18 keen volunteers took on the challenging task of planting out 300 plants on the steep hillside leading up to Picnic Hill Lookout.   Fuelled by a delicious BBQ lunch, they staked all the plants and surrounded the whole area with wallaby proof fencing. The locally native seedlings were all …Read more »

Trewalla Tree Planting Afternoon Sat 18th May

Trewalla Recreation Reserve is getting a make over. Over the past four years work has been ongoing to remove woody weeds which were out numbering the local native species. If you can spare an hour or two to help plant some native trees we would love you to come along.

Gorse Management Field Day

The Southwest Environment Alliance is teaming up with the Victorian Gorse Taskforce and Westvic Earthmoving to demonstrate best practice Gorse removal.

This is free community event and information will be available on Best Practice Management of this highly invasive weed. Funding opportunities will also be discussed and opportunities to apply for funding will be facilitated …Read more »

Celebrate the beauty and diversity of the Surry River

Friends of the Surry celebrate the beauty and diversity of the Surry River at this important time of the year.  The estuary mouth is naturally closed at this time of the year and for a very good reason. Below average rainfalls for Jan 2019 and a long dry summer creates this oasis for wildlife …Read more »

Atlas of Living Australia Training Sessions

Venue : Portland Football Netball and Cricket Clubrooms Date: April 17th 2019

A free app for recording your sightings of flora and fauna.

A tool for setting up Citizen Science Projects.

Session 1: (10:00 - 1pm)Focusing on on ground application targeting operation staff and community groups. Session 2: …Read more »

Friends of the Surry

Before and after images of a shelterbelt planted on a farm at Narrawong. These pictures provide a visual on the growth rate of indigenous vegetation when planted out in wide 110 foot corridors. The before image is from 2013, the after image 2018.

This holistic approach to managing agricultural farm land has provided shelter …Read more »

Tarragal Landcare Group

Bio Char is a valuable soil amendment; agricultural waste can be converted into a soil enhancer that can hold carbon and boost food security. It increases soil biodiversity and therefore directly impacts the nutrient and water holding capacity of soil. There is no shortage of literature regarding the positive impact that biochar has on our …Read more »

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