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  • WETLANDS of the WEST SYMPOSIUM SEPTEMBER 16-17

    Hawkesbury Environment Network [HEN] supported by the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme and in partnership with Western Sydney University is excited to announce the Wetlands of the West Symposium. The symposium will be over 2 days, 16th & 17th September and will feature a unique showcase of presentations, workshops, panel discussions and site visits. Presenters from Greater Western Sydney local government, academia, community groups and Local Land Services will cover a range of dynamic themes including water management, water pollution, agricultural irrigation, water recycling, urban living, Aboriginal perspectives, flora and fauna, ecological restoration and weed control. There will also be Citizen Science presentations that hope to spark more community involvement.  Phil Straw, who is a well-known ornithologist will be the keynote speaker; his work has been dedicated to the conservation of wetlands and waterbirds nationally and internationally.

    Day 1, Friday 16th September will be held at the Western Sydney University’s Hawkesbury campus and feature the Keynote speaker, panel discussion, displays & presentations. Day 2, Saturday 17th September will consist of a series of site visits to key Hawkesbury wetlands featuring both healthy and degraded systems with interpreters and experts to discuss the management issues.  The bus tour will depart from the Hawkesbury campus and is strictly limited places. This is planned to engage landowners who live with wetlands, as well as the experts and volunteers who assist in looking after the habitat values for birdlife, fish and turtles. List the day on your calendar and Book tickets early at Eventbrite.  Bookings close 9th September.

    For further information, please contact HEN info@hen.org.au or  sustainability@westernsydney.edu.au

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