World Wetlands Day 2014 Calender of Events
The 2nd of February each year is World Wetlands Day. This day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea. Each year since 1997, the Ramsar Secretariat has provided materials so that government agencies, non-governmental organizations, conservation organizations, and groups of citizens can help raise public awareness about the importance and value of wetlands
8th February 2014
8am to 11am
Community planting at Waterhen Lake, Oxenford (also known as Russell Hinze Park) on the Gold Coast. Come down anytime during the morning to find out about the wildlife of Waterhen Lake and help improve their habitat at the same time. Morning tea provided. Please wear appropriate footwear, hat, sunscreen and bring a water bottle. Meeting at the car park, Tamborine-Oxenford Road. For more details contact Cheryl Bolzenius at WetlandCare Australia on 0438 733 563
Townsville Cultural Centre
2-68 Flinders Street, Townsville
Come and view the prize winning shots in the 2014 WetlandCare Australia Photography Prize.The winners will be announced and presented with their prizes. Other activities on the day will include kids activities, face painting and informative talks by wetland experts!
Contact Liz Hajenko for more info email@example.com 1800816147
Exhibition sponsored by the Townsville Cultural Centre
Northern NSW Tablelands
Little Llangothlin Lagoon
Information on land restoration options
WetlandCare Australia is holding a field day on Wednesday 5th of February 2014 and is inviting farmers to come along to meet them and other interested landholders to discover the options available.
WetlandCare Australia Newcastle Riparian-Ramsar Connections World Wetlands Day Celebration and Project Launch
Friday 7th February 2014
Wetlands Environmental Education Centre
Sandgate Rd, Shortland
Great Lakes Council Talking Trash Tour, Beach Clean Up and Film Night
Great Lakes Council, in partnership with the Local Lands Services (formerly the Hunter-Central Rivers CMA), are proud to host the "Talking Trash Tour" on January 23-24.
The tour is a collaboration of groups involved in the Australian Marine Debris Initiative (AMDI) including: Take 3, Tangaroa Blue, Surfrider Foundation, Australian Seabird Rescue, Responsible Runners and more. A team of environmentalists, including Tim Silverwood (Take3) and Adrian Midwood (Ocean Ambassadors), will be sailing from Brisbane to Sydney aboard a completely contained sustainable vessel - the S.V. Moana. The tour will be stopping at 10 coastal towns along the way, at which they will run a range of free community events to initiate conversation about waste and pollution in local communities, showcasing how we can all make a positive difference.
Join Tim Silverwood and Adrian Midwood in a free screening of "Trashed", starring Jeremy Irons, on Thursday 23rd January at the Forster Branch of the Great Lakes Library, from 7pm.
On Friday 24th January, the Talking Trash group will host a beach clean-up at Tuncurry Beach, meet at the Rockpool carpark at 8:30am. This event will focus not only on debris collection and removal, but on identifying the sources of the debris.
Later on Friday morning, Adrian will host a free tour of the S.V. Moana, a traditional polynesian gaff rigged schooner voyaging double hull canoe, showcasing their Plastic to Fuel technology.
This year there will be two fun events at the beautiful Cattai Wetlands (Coopernook). Please RSVP by Tuesday 28th January to Greater Taree City Council on 6592 5399.
7:00am Thursday 30 January: Cuppa at Cattai – explore the wetlands at your own leisure or join one of the guided tours. A scrumptious morning tea will be served at the end of your walk under the newly constructed outdoor shelter.
7:00am Sunday 2 February: Breakfast with the Birds – again, start the walk at your own leisure or join one of the guided tours. A cooked BBQ breakfast will be served by the Harrington Lions Club between 7:00am and 10:00am for a gold coin donation.