World Wetlands Day bus tour

Details
Date and time: 
Sunday, February 2, 2014 - 10:00 to 14:00
Location: 
Koondrook Community Hall (outside)
Main Street
Koondrook , VIC
Australia
35° 38' 56.436" S, 144° 7' 48.612" E
RSVP by: 
Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 17:00
RSVP to: 

info@nccma.vic.gov.au or (03) 5448 7124

The North Central Catchment Management Authority (CMA) invites you to attend a bus tour and discover how to integrate wetland conservation with agriculture.

Wetlands are important to agricultural productivity as they reduce the impacts from storm damage and flooding, maintain good water quality in rivers, recharge groundwater, store carbon, help stabilise climatic conditions and control pests. They are also important sites for biodiversity.

Wetland ecologist and farmer from Westmere, Michelle Casanova, will discuss these topics along with how communities and wetlands can be more connected. Local farmers and North Central CMA staff will be on hand to discuss local projects and experiences.

The tour will begin in Koondrook, where Traditional Owners will welcome the group onto Barapa Barapa Country. The group will then travel to three wetlands along Gunbower Creek.

Lunch will be provided and guests are encouraged to bring along binoculars and cameras.