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The Southwest Environment Alliance (SEA) represents variety from of a number of groups and passionate individuals who care about the environment. Collectively we advocate protecting, restoring and improving the biodiversity values of this region. The main role of SEA is to provide opportunities for networking and a platform for a coordinated approach to funding applications & local environmental issues.

Our Member Groups

South West Woody Weeds Action Team (SWWAT)

Group History:

SWWAT started up in April 2019 with the intention of raising awareness of Sweet Pittosporum and other woody weeds and implementing an on-ground works programs.

The group is headed up by local Fisherman Garry Kerr. Garry is the founder of the organisation and is supported by a great team. The group has a …Read more »

Nelson Coastcare Inc

Nelson lies at the heart of some of the most environmentally significant areas of southwestern Victoria, including the Lower Glenelg National Park and the spectacular wilderness of the Discovery Bay Coastal Park.

Nelson Coastcare was founded in 2010 by Nelson resident, the late Leila Huebner, OAM. Her goal was to secure protection for the Long …Read more »

Tarragal Landcare Group

The Tarragal Landcare Group formed in 2005; to maintain the existing vegetation in the landscape, to restore the connectivity in the landscape and to provide opportunities for like-minded people to share experiences with one another.

Purpose

The group initially formed to provide a co -ordinated approach to on ground landscape scale projects within the cashmore …Read more »

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Latest News & Events

Exciting new research project!

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 project. 

The research …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 »

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. You can download an electronic copy from our resources page, email us at facilitator@sealliance.org.au to organise a hard copy, or talk to your local environmental group. A box has been …Read more »

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