#  An invitation to the Port Phillip Conservation Council AGM

#  Everybody has a spider story…

#  Community pushback against renewable energy projects 

#  Green growth or degrowth – what is the right way to tackle climate change ?

#  The government will underwrite risky investments in renewables 

#  If we do it right we can replant trees and shrubs to store carbon – and restore biodiversity

#  Plants can absorb more carbon dioxide than we thought 

#  New climate models are a breakthrough in understanding Australia’s future 

#  Endorse an Open Letter to the the Premier to stop logging

#  Pine Ave Dog Park Friends Group November working bee report

#  MP Landcare Network Newsletter, November 2023

#  This Saturday: A guided tour of the Western Port Woodlands

#  Nature of change in Port Phillip Bay – a community webinar

#  How could Australia actually get to net zero?  Here’s how

#  Fire is consuming more than ever of the worlds forests threatening supplies of wood and paper

#  Are compostable coffee cups actually any better for the environment ? 

# New calculator helps motorists weigh up costs of  driving an electric vehicle 

#  Point of view – climbing the big trees 

#  Green hydrogen an emerging opportunity for regions 

#  The markets decided say climate, energy leaders

#  While the world burns govts continue planning fossil fuel use 

#  Opportunity to give Shire feedback on planning issues

#  Unwrapping plastic use in Australian supermarkets 

#  DEECA November Newsletter for Environmental Volunteers and Landcarers


MEA Objectives are:

  • Work to protect existing positive qualities of the natural and human environment, including flora, fauna, the foreshore, the public and private land, the sea bead, waterways and the structures of historical significance.
  • work to ensure the environment enhances rather than damages natural systems.
  • where appropriate work to suport, oppose or amend development proposals which impact the natural or human environment.
  • continue the campaign to defend the foreshore – our initial objective.
  • cooperate or affiliate with other organisations with similar goals.


What MEA does:

  • Works with our friends groups to protect and increase indigenous vegetation.
  • Coordinates a local Clean Up Australia Day campaign.
  • Educates students and the public through restoration projects, monitoring nest boxes and encouraging awareness and participation.
  • Undertakes Waterwatch water quality monitoring in local creeks, waterways and the sea.
  • Promotes removal of rubbish from beaches, storm water drains and roads.
  • Supports the conservation of historic buildings and precincts.
  • Increases awareness through newsletters, local media, our website, letters to the Governments and friends groups.
  • Works with local community networks.
  • Represents members’ interests with the Shire and other government agencies.
  • Representation on Shire focus groups regarding Mornington harbour and surrounds to protect against environmental damage through infrastructure expansion.
  • Advocates on peninsula development proposals including State plans for vegetation, green wedge and fire protection.


Our affiliated friends groups are volunteers. Groups have monthly working bees which include plant propagation, seeding, planting and weeding followed by morning tea.