Photography competitions, camps, courses, walks, nest box building, bird surveys and information sessions on topics as diverse as bush tucker, traditional dance, plant propagation, bats, weed control and geology are among almost 50 events to be held across the Goulburn Broken and North-East to celebrate Biodiversity Spring 2013.
Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) CEO Chris Norman said the Biodiversity Spring 2013 Calendar showcased the range of activities and events the region’s natural resource management groups were involved in.
“We’re fortunate that our Landcare groups and networks, Conservation Management Networks, Councils and community groups are committed to protecting and enhancing the region’s natural environment and cultural heritage through their volunteer efforts,” Mr Norman said.
“This fantastic program of events highlights the innovative ways they are getting involved in improving the health and resilience of our fauna, flora and landscapes and sharing Indigenous culture and knowledge.”
Among the events featured in the calendar are:
- Plantings for regent honey eater and superb parrot projects
- Family fun day at Kyabram Fauna Park
- Upper Goulburn Landcare Network photography competition
- Box Ironbark Ecology course at Nagmabie
- Spotlight walk (Shepparton) and farm wetland walk (Swanpool)
- Sustainable housing information session (Wangaratta)
- Birdlife Murray Goulburn Nagambie camp
Canoeing on the Goulburn
Camp out in the Warby Ovens National Park
Spring Walk at Trust for Nature’s Highcamp property
Bush tucker Day at Euroa
Session on managing steep hills and carbon farming
Walks and talks at Kinnairds Wetland, Shepparton and Seymour
Wangarratta Significant Trees photo competition
Talk on cauldron volcanoes and granite ranges
Blackberry control information day in the Upper Goulburn
Traditional song and dance workshop at Shepparton
Woodland walk and geology talk at Dookie
Walks and talks at Flowerdale, Warrenbayne and Shepparton
Bird photography workshop at Yalca North
Bat and bird nights near Mansfield
Nest box building at Healthcote
Bruch with the birds at Shepparton
Bird counts and surveys at Winton Wetlands and Picola
Mr Norman said the Goulburn Broken CMA was proud to support Biodiversity Spring.
“We rely on landholders, volunteers and other partner agencies to work with us to deliver the on-ground works and practice change needed to improve and protect the region’s land, waterways and biodiversity,” Mr Norman said.
“Biodiversity Spring is a terrific way for our communities to highlight and celebrate their achievements with the broader community as well as with the many tourists who traditionally flock to the area at this time of the year.”
Most Biodiversity Spring events are free, however, registrations or RSVPs are generally required for numbers for catering and/or material supply purposes.
The full Biodiversity Spring 2013 calendar, including a detailed program of events, is available on the Goulburn Broken CMA’s website:
2013 Biodiversity Spring Calendar