“Bringing the Care Groups Together” Workshop & Evening Presentation

Coast Action / Coastcare has announced the third annual “Bringing the Care Groups Together” workshop. The field trip and lecture is happening on Friday the 2nd of June in Paynesville. “Bringing the Care Groups Together” is an initiative designed to bring together all those community members that are working towards the betterment of their local environment. You will hear from agencies, academics and each other about what is happening in the region as well as build better networks with those community.

This years theme is “Your Estuary – Get to Know It”, a one day experience designed to increase your knowledge of estuaries, estuary processes and the management roles and responsibilities surrounding estuaries. I am very pleased and excited to announce that speaking on the day and again that evening will be Assoc. Prof John Sherwood from Deakin University, Warrnambool. Assoc. Prof. Sherwood is recognised as one of the foremost authorities on estuaries, estuary processes and has been at the forefront of a crusade for a better system of protecting and managing estuaries for many years. John was also the recipient of the Coast Action/Coastcare Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2005 Coastal Awards for Excellence. For more information on John’s career visit his bio at http://www.deakin.edu.au/scitech/les/environment/staff/sherwood.php

Attached is all the information you will need for the day.

The field trip aboard the Enterprise is restricted to the vessel’s capacity so it will be on a first-in-first-served basis. There is no limit on the numbers for the morning workshops or evening presentation. All responses are to be through reception at DSE on 5152 0600.

CA/Cc June 2 flyer

This day has been organised by Coast Action/Coastcare, Fishcare and Waterwatch as a way of saying thank you to all those that contribute so much but also to help us continue to build our knowledge and forge better partnerships.

Evening Presentation – “Estuary Dynamics”

Come and discover the physical, chemical and hydrological characteristics of Victorian estuaries with one of Victoria’s preeminent estuary scientists: Associate professor John Sherwood
Nagle College, Lindenow Rd., Bairnsdale, Friday, June 2, 2006, 7:30pm-9:30pm