Thank you to those of you who could attend the Extraordinary General Meeting on Tuesday, 31st of January 2017. Overall it was a positive meeting with a good outcome.
Western Port Biosphere’s new Fox Facts poster provides some key facts about foxes and how urban and peri-urban residents can contribute to their control. Help us to spread the word by downloading the poster.
This year 166 species were recorded during Lifesearch. Perseverence Primary School won the Bird Search Shield for the second consecutive year, while Geoff Lockwood, Julie Trezise and family, and Susan Davies took out the other awards. Congratulations to all of our winners, and thank you to everyone who participated.
Cats can enrich peoples’ lives and provide companionship and joy to many, but in the Australian bush they are an environmental disaster. Our Cat Facts poster provides some key facts about cats as well as the laws governing their ownership.
Issue 10 (July to September) of The Connector newsletter is now available. Read updates from Western Port Biosphere, our partner councils and community groups, Science in the Park and the new Penguins Plus viewing experience.
You can now support the valuable work of the Western Port Biosphere via the Good Company website.
Over 80 people attended the 2nd annual Biodiversity Forum at Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne on Friday 6th May 2016, which this year had a general theme of pest control.
The Forum is an opportunity for the Biosphere to present the work being undertaken as part of the Australian Government-funded Growing Connections Project, and the projects of our partner councils, Landcare and community groups.
Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt also spoke at the event, and the keynote presentation was delivered by Professor John Woinarski, Deputy Director of the Threatened Species Recovery Hub in the National Environmental Science Programme at Charles Darwin University
The April - June ssue of Connector newsletter is out now! In this issue: project updates from Growing Connections and Water Stewardship, new Mornington Peninsula produce certified trademark, WPCC annual boat trip review, news from Casey and Frankston Councils, rabbit control in Bass Coast, a new section "In the spotlight" and more...
he January – March issue of Connector newsletter is out now! In this issue: update from the Executive Officer, Growing Connections activities, call for more Water Stewards, Protecting the ecological values of the Western Port Ramsar site, World Wetlands Day photo competitions and more
Western Port Biosphere and Water Stewardship Australia (WSA) are proud to announce that Inghams Enterprises, Somerville is the first site in Australia and internationally to receive gold level Water Stewardship certification.
Congratulations to the Lifesearch 2015 winners Kayla Trezise, Perseverence Primary School, Susan Davies and Geoff Lockwood who recorded bird and animal sightings in the Western Port Biosphere Reserve.
Water Stewardship is about looking after what goes into your creeks and streams. It is also about protecting our most precious resource—water—for the future. We're inviting schools, landholders and organisations to gain recognition for how they protect and manage our waterways by joining out Water Stewardship Project.