The StopPitt program has now completed Round 2 of the PPWCMA’s Dandenong Ranges Environment and Bushfire Reduction Grant. The project has been an overwhelming success, with more then 100,000 Sweet Pittosporum trees removed from the local Dandenong Ranges environment - see below for a map of where we have been working. We have developed ongoing partnerships with more then 100 landholders and several key stakeholders, run successful education and engagement programs, expanded our knowledge of the species and developed a long term strategic plan (access at the About Us tab). The success of the StopPitt project is due in no small part due to the consistent support we have received from our members and the wider public - so thank you all very much.
We recently sent out an online survey for our members so as to collect feedback on the project and how things could be improved. Our members were very please with the work completed to date. Based upon your comments, one aspect we are looking to improve upon is our communication. So please keep informed and up to date on important information and future events via this website and the StopPitt Facebook page
Although the StopPitt program has achieved a lot over the past 12 months, the reality is we have only just started to scratch the surface of what needs to be done. The StopPitt committee is currently working to secure further funding to expand the program. In order to build on the energy we have developed, and so as to consolidate the work that has already been performed, we are running a series of volunteer days - stay informed on these events via the website and Facebook page. If you are one of our current members and require further work/maintenance, please get in touch and we will try to organise a volunteer team for you. If you are not currently involved with the StopPitt program, but would like to be, please send us a message at the Contacts Us tab.
Lets maintain the momentum, control of this invasive species, and restore our precious bushland!
"We will defeat them..... in the suburbs, on the farms and in the bushland"
Pittosporum invading backyard in suburban Upwey
Rob Ward and John Macdonald are committed to protecting bushland from pittosporum invasion
PO Box 2160
Belgrave VIC 3160
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