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    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.

    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 »

    Have you seen our new project signs ?

    Restore Connect Protect

    As part of our commitment to increasing participation in Landcare locally we decided to get some project signs. Our slogan RESTORE CONNECT PROTECT features on these signs and describes the types of activities being implemented locally. Improving landscape health is essential if we wish to restore our planets integrity and something we …Read more »

    Do you have a boggy paddock or a wetland?

    Seasonal Herbaceous wetlands are commonly mistaken for boggy paddocks. If you are lucky enough to have one you should treasure it/ them.

    Group Health Survey

    Did your group get around around to completing their Group Health Survey? Group Health Surveys help DELWP, the Glenelg Hopkins CMA and the Landcare Facilitator understand how your group is travelling. Judging by last years results lots of groups are doing quite well. If your group is not one of them perhaps it’s time …Read more »

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