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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 »

Cobboboonee National Park Celebration & memorial to Doug Phillips

The 10 year celebration of our beloved Cobboboonee National park was a well attended and presented event. Congratulations to everyone who helped bring it all together.

Over seventy people turned up to help celebrate the amazing 10 year milestone for the Park and the unveiling of the memorial picnic setting that was gifted to …Read more »

Heathlands of Point Danger

I recently attend a morning walk at Point Danger with a group of local naturalist where I was lucky enough to photograph an array of amazing wildflowers, grasses and sedges not to mention some amazing orchids.

Building relationships with the local naturalist will assist the COM in developing a deeper appreciation, understanding and written …Read more »

Blackberry identification & control

The SEA strives to empower its community by sharing knowledge and information about the local flora and its biggest competitors; weeds!

For more information about blackberries and control strategies visit the Blackberry Task force website.

Full photo credits for these amazing images which assist greatly with identification must go to our generous friend Kevin Sparrow. …Read more »

Mainstreaming Biochar Field Day

We asked if Farmers they were interested in mainstreaming biochar into their farming regime and the overwhelming response was YES! The Gorae west trial site has certainly generated a lot of interest over the past few months including a stop over with international guests from the Australia New Zealand Biochar International Conference.

The overall buzz …Read more »

Re - gen - er - ation...we are having so much fun...regeneration!

A visit from SW TAFE students enrolled in Certificate II in Horticulture, provided a fresh injection of enthusiasm to the Reserves carers; Tarragal Landcare.

Students practiced their skills in identifying weeds and endemic native plants on the reserve.  They observed the important role the subsequent decaying plant material plays,(including logs) in providing the emerging …Read more »

Mainstreaming BIOCHAR -Save the Date October 21

Would you like to come along and hear first hand about the biochar trail work that is taking place locally?

If the answer is yes then pencil October 21 into your dairy. Guest from far and abroad will be traveling to Victoria in October to participate in a Study Tour and Conference on Mainstreaming …Read more »

Funding Opportunity for Landholders Lower Fitzroy River & Darlots Creek

Do you live along the Fitzroy River or Darlots creek? If you do and have an interest in restoring your waterway then now is the time to act. For information on how to design and access funding for improved waterway health contact Jarred Obst from the Glenelg Hopkins CMA.

Moonah Protection & Replacement Initiative

Information supplied by Garry Kerr (Tarragal Landcare Group Member & project leader)

Over the past few months the Tarragal Landcare set have been busy completing the first of three enclosures in its moonah replacement program on private property.  This initiative enjoys the whole hearted support of private landowners involved. It is intended to be an …Read more »

South West Woody Weeds Action Team Update

Information supplied by Gary Kerr

Progress and effort have delivered some great outcomes over the past few months. The group have been working hard to secure funding and strengthen partnerships. The future for this group is looking bright. Investing in a project plan allows groups to know where they are going and details how to …Read more »

Fresh new plans for the Cliffs Group

The groups recent AGM delivered some great outcomes, new volunteers and fresh ideas were shared along over a cup of hot tea and some delicious cake.

Moving forward the group will be focussing their efforts around 2 main project ideas that were shared at the AGM. A planning discussion lead by group President Debbie Oakley …Read more »

Biochar Sheep Sheep Feeding Trail and Dung Beetle Project

By Kate Joseph South West Prime Lamb Research Officer

South West Prime Lamb Group (SWPLG) is a group of prime lamb producers based between the coast and as far north as Cavendish. To maintain productivity producers are applying high rates of fertiliser to their pastures. As well as being a very high input cost, there …Read more »

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