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Get involved in the Wild Pollinator Count!

The Aussie Bird Count last month was a great opportunity to learn more about the birds in your neighbourhood. Now it's time to meet your local insects!

The Wild Pollinator Count runs from 11-18 November and is a great opportunity to contribute to insect conservation in Australia and help build a database on wild pollinator activity.

Get involved!

Welcome and farewell

Last week, the PPWCMA said farewell to their Regional Indigenous Facilitator, Rhys Collins. Rhys has taken up a role with Melbourne Water and we look forward to continuing to work with him in the region.

We also are pleased to introduce some new team members. Last month, Barry Kennedy started as our Regional Landcare Coordinator and Stuart Hall as our Regional Catchment Strategy Coordinator. Ishara Wishart will also begin on 12th November as the PPWCMA's Corporate Services Coordinator.

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Greening the West plants 1 million trees

On 19th October, Greening the West – 1 Million Trees Project was brought to a close, but not an end, when the 1 millionth tree was planted along the lower Kororoit Creek in Altona.

The PPWCMA was proud to contribute to the project's success by planting over 700,000 trees in the upper Werribee and upper Maribyrnong catchments through the Greening the Maribyrnong and Grow West programs.

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Wadawurrung and PPWCMA partnership

On 22nd October, the PPWCMA Board and staff were excited to further strengthen their strong relationship with Wadawurrung - Wathaurung Aboriginal Corporation by signing a joint partnership agreement.

The agreement confirms our commitment to work with Wadawurrung to increase their participation in NRM and sustainable agriculture.

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Actions and Achievements Report

Victoria’s Catchment Management Authorities have had another strong year, delivering healthier waterways and catchments, jobs and more liveable communities right across the state.

The 2017-18 Victorian Catchment Management Authorities' Actions and Achievements Report, highlights the great work done by the 10 CMAs, including the Port Phillip & Westernport CMA.

View the report

National Landcare Award for Coranderrk

The Wandoon Estate Aboriginal Corporation recently received a National Landcare Award for their work on the historic property, Coranderrk.

The PPWCMA is proud to be one of many organisations partnering with Wandoon Estate to restore environmental health and productivity to the farm, which is now valuable habitat for threatened species.

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Fantastic Frogs of Dandenong Creek

Frogs can turn up in surprising places, and anyone can become a frog expert with just a little bit of interest and practice. Living Links, Melbourne Water and First Friends of Dandenong Creek recently caught up with a group of local citizen scientists to review their frog census data along the Dandenong Creek for 2017-18 and the results were impressive! 

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Other news

Biodiversity 2037 Implementation Framework Progress Report

Integrated Water Management Forum Strategic Directions Statements

Call for Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party committee members

National Agriculture Day - 21 November 2018

New website to find local help for injured wildlife

Australian vegetable consumer resource centre

Happy snaps

Bacchus Marsh photographer David Whelan captured this image of a Galah taking a rest on a Grow West sign at a landholder's property.
The Greens Bush to Arthurs Seat Biolink project recently celebrated planting over 16,000 trees and installing signage on landholder properties.
© Port Phillip & Westernport CMA 2018, All rights reserved.

Port Phillip and Westernport CMA
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454-472 Nepean Hwy Frankston VIC 3199
Ph: 03 8781 7900     

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