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Get Back to Nature this September for Biodiversity Month

Wednesday 7 September, 2011
Spring into action and get 'back to nature' by joining one or more of the forty fantastic community events celebrating Biodiversity Month this September.The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) in partnership with the Department of Sustainability & Environment (DSE) have brought together a range of activities offering a great opportunity for people to learn about and enjoy the flora and fauna across the Northern Victoria.

Spring into action and get 'back to nature' by joining one or more of the forty fantastic community events celebrating Biodiversity Month this September.The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) in partnership with the Department of Sustainability & Environment (DSE) have brought together a range of activities offering a great opportunity for people to learn about and enjoy the flora and fauna across the Northern Victoria.

"Spring is the time to see nature at its best, wildflowers, birds, lizards and frogs are all being showcased for Biodiversity Month this year" explains Jacqui Slingo, DSE Biodiversity Month coordinator.

Biodiversity Month is held each spring and celebrates Australia's rich plant, animal and landscape diversity. It showcases the fantastic work in biodiversity conservation by both community and agency in our region over the past year.

"There are a lot of committed and passionate people about biodiversity, including experts, volunteers and local gurus that are inviting you to attend their local events", encourages Kate Hill, Biodiversity Month coordinator for Goulburn Broken CMA. "These groups include Conservation Management Networks, Landcare groups and networks, various environmental groups and government agencies."

The events are offered to all age groups and include a variety of fun, interactive and educational events such as wildflower and wetland walks, bird watching, field days, bush walks, habitat restoration, and presentations by local experts – all highlighting the diverse and unique animals, plants and habitats across North East Victoria.

For a full list of activities or more information, please go to www.gbcma.vic.gov.au to download the full program of events on offer for Biodiversity Month or phone Goulburn Broken CMA on 03 5820 1100.

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