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Webinar - Wednesday 17th June, 3pm-4.30pm
Removing rabbits from your property for the long term

Have I got a rabbit problem? Are your rabbit control efforts yet to be 100% successful?

This ‘how-to’ interactive discussion hosted by Robert Hall and pest management expert Tim Bloomfield will cover:

  • Best practice rabbit management
  • How not to waste time and money
  • What to do yourself, when and how
  • When to engage a contractor and how to select one
  • What success looks like
  • How to minimise effort and maximise outcomes for the long term

The webinar will be hosted on Zoom. Presentations will run from 3pm-4pm and an extra 30 minutes (4pm-4.30pm) has been allowed to ensure all of your questions get answered.

New jobs to support sustainable agriculture

This week, Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development, Jaclyn Symes, announced that funding from the Victorian Government’s $50 million Agriculture Workforce Plan will go towards projects that benefit Victorian farmers and the wider agricultural industry, creating over 80 jobs. 

Two of the projects will be rolled out in the rural areas surrounding Melbourne and be delivered by the PPWCMA. One will assist farms with sustainable agriculture services (such as weed control, planting native vegetation and bushfire recovery work) and the other will be an education program that connects school children with their local farms.

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Spreading the message through public art

Living Links was delighted to team up with the City of Greater Dandenong to create a brand new public artwork along the Dandenong Creek Trail in Tirhatuan Park, Dandenong North.

 ‘Spreading the Message’ was created by local Indigenous artist Ian Harrison, who is associated with ‘The Gathering Place’ in Doveton. It features detailed artwork on eight salvaged tree trunks. 

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Using iNaturalist for field observation data

iNaturalist is the world’s leading global social biodiversity network, allowing anyone to record their individual plant, animal and fungi sightings.

With the launch of iNaturalist Australia in late 2019, more and more community groups and individuals are discovering the tool, so to help you get started we've created a handy video tutorial and guide.

View the tutorial
Victorian Landcare Grants project extension

Recipients of 2019-20 Victorian Landcare Grants in the Port Phillip and Western Port region can access an extension to their project delivery date if their project has been delayed.

Projects were to be delivered by 30 November 2020, but extensions of up to six months can be arranged.

Email the PPWCMA's Regional Landcare Coordinator if you have any questions.

Grants and funding opportunities

Victorian Government Business Adaptation Grants Program

Upcoming events

Multi storey farming with Clinton Tepper
Friday 12th June, 2pm-4pm, Zoom webinar
Presented by Bass Coast Landcare Network through Smart Farming for Western Port project

Rapid soil assessment tool field day
Friday 26th June, 10am-12pm, Zoom webinar
Presented by Bass Coast Landcare Network through Smart Farming for Western Port project

Other news

Nominations now open for the Premier's Sustainability Awards

Nominations open for the Victorian Environmental Friend’s Network Best Friend Award

Remember The Wild survey - social distancing's impact on our relationship with nature

Threatened Species Hub - addressing our wildlife cat-astrophe

NRM Regions Australia - May snapshot

In this together. Reconciliation Week. Thank you to our traditional owners for supporting us. We are proud to support you.

This National Reconciliation Week we may not have been able to mark the event in person, but our staff showed their respect to Country, Aboriginal Australians and the Indigenous organisations they work with by taking the time to head outside and acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land that they live and work on.

‘In This Together’ is the theme of National Reconciliation Week 2020. We would like to thank our Traditional Owners for working with us and supporting us. We are proud to partner with you in reconciliation and natural resource management.

Port Phillip & Westernport CMA

Level 1 Landmark Corporate Centre 
454-472 Nepean Hwy, Frankston
Victoria, Australia

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