2022 Environmental Forum
Sat 23rd April
10-12 & 2-4pm
Come along and join us for a thought provoking, educational, entertaining and reflective day.
Featuring Prominent Guest Speakers and Leaders in the Field
KEY NOTE SPEAKERS
Talks from the following will be the feature of our morning program.
Professor Andrew Campbell
CEO Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
Andrew will be speaking about the challenges of feeding the world sustainably and implications for regions like the red gum country.
Dr Greg Moore OAM
Senior research associate in arboriculture, with extensive expert knowledge to share with us about our iconic Red Gums
Greg will share insights into biology and lifecycle of Red Gums, the threats to them, their influence on salinity, and how we can best protect them.
is rural and regional editor of Guardian Australia. She is the author of Rusted Off: Why Country Australia Is Fed Up (2018), shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Prize and the Walkleys Book Award. Her latest book is Why You Should Give a F**k About Farming, 2021.
Gabrielle will discuss the big policy issues affecting rural Australia, and challenges and opportunities for rural communities- socially, economically and environmentally.
Dr Greg Kerr,
Senior Ecologist with Nature Glenelg Trust
He is skilled in Natural Resource Management, raising environmental awareness, wetlands, development of citizen science programs, fauna monitoring and habitat requirements, and environmental policy. Greg is also an award winning secondary teacher who loves to involve and empower community members in ecological monitoring and natural history.
Greg is going to speak about Red Gums as habitat and the dependent species that use it. He’ll also discuss the need to monitor these species and the challenges of doing so.
40 years of forestry experience in the region.
Roger's topic "Wanted Dead or Alive" will give a local perspective of essential biodiversity needs and our generational human connection to the remnant landscape, including ongoing threats and future opportunities.
* During the morning, forum attendees will have the opportunity to submit a question/issue that they'd like addressed in the afternoon session.
Q&A & PANEL DISCUSSION
In the afternoon take the opportunity to engage in Q & A and a panel discussion with our speakers along with local farmer and Landcare representatives, and Adam Merrick from Trust For Nature.
There will also be many displays and representatives from various environmental groups including:
WITH THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS
‘This event is supported by Glenelg Hopkins CMA, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program’.