Western Port Documentary

Western Port – Cherished and Challenged is a documentary hosted, directed, and produced by the late John Clarke for the Western Port Seagrass Partnership.

A Story That Needed Telling

Western Port and its catchment has many special features, many of which are rarely seen, understood or appreciated by the millions of people who travel through the region each year. Similarly there is a low level of understanding about some of the damage that has been done to this unique ecosystem and ongoing threatening processes that need to be addressed.

The Western Port Seagrass Partnership strongly believes it must build public awareness and knowledge of these special features and threatening processes as a first step in achieving an appreciation of Western Port and a consequential desire to protect and restore the bay. This was not an easy or inexpensive task, but the Western Port Seagrass Partnership was fortunate to have a director who had the skills, passion and dedication to take on such a task. John Clarke, who was not only a highly respected media personality and recent inductee into the Logies Hall of Fame, but was also a passionate environmentalist with a love of Western Port.

This documentary is a living testament to John’s efforts to support efforts to protect Western Port.

Further information on educational resources and how you can obtain a copy of this documentary on DVD can be found on the DVD project page.