Victoria's Mountain Ash Forests - It's time to protect them
Wednesday, 15 July 2015 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm (AEST)
Come along and hear about the wonderful Central Highland Ash forest on our doorstep and its iconic Leadbeater's Possum and be entertained by talented performers giving a different side of the culture of this special area.
Victoria's most spectacular mountain ash forest is on our door step (near Healesville and Warbuton just over an hour away). It is our water catchment and home to Victoria's emblem, the Leadbeater's Possum. Thought of as the forests ‘canary in the coalmine’ as an indicator of the health of the forest, the Leadbeater's Possum is now critically endangered.
The Great Forest National Park proposes that Victorians create and add a new 355,000 hectares of protected forests to existing 170,000 hectares of parks and protected areas in the Central Highlands of Victoria. It's an exciting vision with ecological, as well as tourism and economic benefits.
Our very special guest speaker is Steve Meacher, a Toolangi based forest educator, President of Friends of Leadbeater's Possum, Chairman of Healesville Environment Watch and Vice-President of My Environment. He is active in the community to protect it from clearfell logging and to establish the Great Forest National Park.
How can our local community be part of the campaign to protect the Leadbeater's Possum and create the Great Forest National Park?
Meet other Darebin and Moreland locals, passionate about our environment and enjoy some music, home cooked food, refreshments and fabulous bush poetry.
Contact Cath 0468963868 or Julie 0431700313
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Transition Darebin and Newlands Friends of the Forest
Newlands Friends of the Forest care about nature and conserving these magnificent places and seeing the immediate link it has with our Melbourne lives. We appreciate the support & encouragement of Transition Darebin.