#  Pine Ave Dog Park Friends Group April Working Bee

#  Protect a piece of the Western Port Woodlands puzzle

#  Some interesting titbits about wombats 

#  Sign the petition to reduce single use plastics 

#  2024 Earth Day on April 22

#  An expedition trapped in sea ice can tell us about Antarctica’s future 

#  Save Western Port Woodlands

#  From FriendsNET Events of Interest

#  Mornington Peninsula Landcare Network April Newsletter

#  Battery boom: More Australians get storage after power prices rise

#  Have your say: Take action managing our purring assassins 

#  Critically endangered eastern bristlebirds bred in captivity released into Border Ranges National Park

#  Thousands more of Tasmania “giant” native trees could be spared from logging under policy change

#  Have your say on the future of the Central Highlands

#  Action: Adopt the Big 21 for our big trees

#  DEECA April Newsletter for Environmental Volunteers and Landcarers

#  After 10 years of work, landmark study reveals new “tree of life” for all birds living today 

#  Who rules Australian skies? Millions of birds counted in attempt to halt extinctions 

#  Museum’s zombie lab is preserving biodiversity 

# Parks Victoria: First Edition of Park Watch for 2024 

#  Highlights from the Climate Integrity Summit 2024

#  Global warming may be slowing Earth’s spin and affecting how we keep time

#  All-liquid iron flow battery promises to take charge

#  Australia can achieve net-zero emissions through renewables by 2035 – Report

#  Victorian Landcare Grants open – apply by 30 April


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.