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Local Wetlands under spotlight in Biodiversity Month

Tuesday 2 September, 2008
Numurkah's wetlands and woodland birds will be the focus of the Broken Boosey Conservation Management Network (BB CMN) celebrations during Septembers "Biodiversity Month".

Numurkah's wetlands and woodland birds will be the focus of the Broken Boosey Conservation Management Network (BB CMN) celebrations during Septembers "Biodiversity Month".

Jim Castles, CMN Coordinator for the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority said the BB CMN is holding a Biodiversity celebration day in Numurkah for local people to come along and learn about some of the amazing woodland birds and wetlands that can be found in the Numurkah area of the Shepparton Irrigation Region.

"A range of presentations will take place in the morning session and participants will board busses after lunch to travel to Kinnaird's wetland and the Numurkah Stormwater Wetland for guided walks led by members of the Bird Observers Club of Australia, staff from Moira Shire, the GB CMA and Parks Victoria," said Mr Castles.

Mr Castles said it is hoped that participants will gain a better understanding of the function of healthy wetlands in the GB Catchment and learn more about the bird species that use the wetlands and surrounding woodlands as habitat.

"The BB CMN runs a Biodiversity Celebration Day in September each year as part of Biodiversity Month", Mr Castles said.

"Each year we focus on a different region along the Broken, Boosey and Nine Mile Creeks and concentrate on a different theme".

This year's biodiversity celebration day, "Wetlands, Woodlands and Birds", will be held at Numurkah Bowling Club in Melville St Numurkah on Friday 26th September from 9.30am until 3.30pm. Bookings by Tuesday 23rd September are essential as a free roast lunch will be provided on the day.

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For more information please contact

Jim Castles GBCMA on 58 201 141 or 0427 053 700
Stacey Brauman at Impress Publicity on 0400 644 637