Posted by Siwan Lovett | January 30, 2017
Due to the exceedingly hot temperatures in February we have rescheduled our Boosting Biodiversity in Breadalbane event to the 18th of March. Come along and join us as we bring scientists and practitioners together to talk about what we value about the Breadalbane region. We will investigate the special plants and animals that live in the ponds, wetlands and streams of the area.
Wally Bell will welcome us to country, and share some of the Aboriginal history and connection to the region.
Professor Ross Thompson, a freshwater scientist from the Institute of Applied Ecology (UC) who is passionate about wetlands and streams, will share his knowledge about the things we can do to boost biodiversity.
Dr Siwan Lovett will talk about the broad Rivers of Carbon initiative running in the Southern Tablelands. Haydn Burgess and Mary Bonet, our local Rivers of Carbon – Breadalbane project coordinators, giving more details about the work already underway and opportunities for people to get involved.
We will start our day with morning tea from 9.45am, and speakers starting at 10.15am. Following our presentations we will move to a site visit (within 10 minutes of the Hall and parking available) to explore, and maybe find a turtle, fish or bird! Families are welcome, and if children don’t want to sit through the presentations there is room around the Hall to run around and play.
This event is free but registrations are essential – please RSVP below. We would love to see you.
9.45 – Welcome morning tea
10.05 – Wally Bell
10.15 – Ross Thompson
11.00 – Siwan Lovett
11.15 – Wetland visit
1.00pm – Close
NB: Formal proceedings are 10.00 to 12.30 but we have allowed time before and after the event for informal conversations with speakers and the RoC team.
A postcard about the event is free to download here, as well as an A4 Flyer. Feel free to distribute through your networks.
Rivers of Carbon
Rivers of Carbon is a community driven initiative that focuses on connecting and linking riparian rehabilitation projects with remnant vegetation and other works. We work with landowners and community groups to rehabilitate riparian areas for biodiversity, carbon sequestration, reduced sedimentation, and improved stock management. We also raise awareness, share knowledge and celebrate the many values our rivers have for communities – both human and ecological.
Rivers of Carbon values the support given to us by our co-investors:
- Greening Australia
- Australian Government
- Yass Area Network of Landcare Groups
- NSW Environmental Trust
- Upper Lachlan Landcare
- South-east Local Land Services
- Land for Wildlife