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WALGA Field Day: Natural area management and restoration practices

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WALGA invites you to attend a Field Day in the Greater Bunbury Region that will provide an opportunity to learn about the characteristics of different ecological communities on the Swan Coastal Plain, gain skills in plant (native and weed) identification, and discuss restoration techniques and challenges.

The field day will cover vegetation communities of the Quindalup, Spearwood and Bassendean Dune Systems and the floodplains.  Participants will visit coastal plant communities including tuart woodlands, learn about dieback management in banksia/marri woodland, discuss the challenges of managing small but diverse urban reserves in Eaton, and view the outcomes of long-term restoration works along the Brunswick River.

Date:      Monday, 11 October
Time:     9:00am to 3:30pm (registration from 8:30am)
Cost:     $99 (Incl GST)

Location:  Commences at South West Sports Centre, 1 Rotary Dr, Withers

RSVP:   Wednesday, 6 October

To register or view the itinerary, please visit WALGA’s website.

Site visits will be led by expert ecologists from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Local Government and community groups involved in the management of specific sites.

Please dress appropriately for the weather, wear long pants and enclosed shoes suitable for walking on unsealed tracks, and bring a hat and refillable water bottle.  Participants will be provided with bus transport.

The target audience is Local Government environment officers, natural areas supervisors and works crews, and parks and gardens teams.

Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

For more information, please contact WALGA’s Environment Team or call (08) 9213 2065.