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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 »

Tree Planting at Portland North Primary School

Portland North Primary School students enjoyed a morning of tree planting with Janet Bruckner from the Tarragal Landcare Group & Southwest Environment Alliance Landcare Facilitator Kristy Brewer. The children planted a mixture of indigenous plants including: Manna Gums, Acacias, Tea Trees, local daisies and native grasses.

The planting day delivered a link between the …Read more »

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