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Living Links School Ambassador Program

The Living Links program is offering one lucky school in the Dandenong catchment the opportunity to be their 2019 Ambassador School! The school will be provided with a $2,000 grant to develop and implement a project that fosters environmental stewardship. They'll also receive mentor support from Living Links partners, sponsorship to attend the 2019 Kids Teaching Kids Conference, a stormwater incursion from Swinburne University and a Living Links Ambassador Schools sign to display.

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Biosecurity threats in the region

Brown marmorated stink bug was detected in Clayton and Dandenong South in December and January. This exotic pest feeds on more than 300 types of fruit and vegetable crops causing significant damage.

Queensland Fruit Fly was also detected in Silvan in January. With more warm weather ahead of us, it is important that everyone, from commercial grower to backyard gardener, checks their fruit for this devasting pest.

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Preventing the spread of Queensland Fruit Fly is everyone's business. This great video by Agriculture Victoria shows its life cycle, how it spreads and how gardeners can monitor their fruit and vegetables for signs of infestation.

 

Partnership agreement signed with Bunurong Land Council

The PPWCMA is proud to have recently signed a formal partnership agreement with the Bunurong Land Council. PPWCMA Board and staff joined Bunurong Land Council CEO Dan Turnbull and Chair Aunty Dyan Summers on French Island to sign the agreement. The agreement sets out both organisation’s commitment to working together to develop Bunurong’s goals and aspirations in natural resource management.

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Wildlife monitoring on French Island

As part of the Feral Cat Free French Island project, we've been working with the Office of the Threatened Species Commissioner, Parks Victoria, French Island Landcare, Zoos Victoria and expert consultants to monitor feral cat and native wildlife populations on the island. 60 remote cameras have provided some interesting insights into the amazing wildlife that can be found on French Island, as well as the threats.

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New RCS website

The Regional Catchment Strategy (RCS) website has received a makeover, featuring a responsive format and news, videos and quick links on the home page. While the strategy itself remains the same, the look of the Assets and Targets section has been simplified. A major review of the RCS will take place in 2019-20 and will involve extensive community consultation, so stay tuned.

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Did you know Melbourne’s west has only one sixth of the tree canopy of other parts of Melbourne? Over the last five years the Greening the West - 1 Million Trees project has been working to change this.
Last Saturday was World Wetlands Day, which celebrates the importance of these vital ecosystems. Did you know that the Port Phillip Bay (western shoreline) and Western Port are important feeding grounds and nurseries for many plants and animals?
The Hooded Plover is an iconic part of Mornington Peninsula, with the region's ocean beaches their home during breeding season. Hooded Plovers are endangered in Victoria and the single biggest threat to their survival is disturbance from people visiting beaches.
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