Wetland Ecology and Training Courses: October 2017 – March 2018
Posted on 31 August, 2017 by Connecting Country
Registrations are now open for Rakali’s popular wetland courses commencing October 2017 through to March 2018. The courses are presented by SERA 2016 award winning ecologist Damien Cook and Elaine Bayes. Don’t hold off as the NEW courses may be a once off depending on level of attendance and it’s the last time the Wetland Plant ID will be held in the North Central region of Victoria. Click on the following headings to find out more:
Join us on a bus tour through some of northern Victoria’s most ecologically diverse wetlands that will be looking their best because of recent rainfall and flooding. Learn how ecological drivers determine wetland ecology. Dixie Patton, Barapa Traditional Owner will share knowledge on aboriginal uses of these amazing wetlands. Other land managers will meet us along the way.
NEW: WETLAND RESTORATION AND MANAGEMENT, 16 & 17 NOV 2017
Learn about wetland restoration and management over 2 days with Damien Cook by visiting ‘Waterways’; a SERA 2016 award-winning wetland restoration project which he was involved in planning and implementing, followed by the 200 hectares of coastal park at the Victorian Desalination Plant, Wonthaggi. Learn more about these projects here.
WETLAND PLANT IDENTIFICATION DAYS, STARTS OCT 2017 – MAR 2018
Learn to identify the most common wetland plants. In order to manage or restore a wetland you first have to thoroughly understand it. Wetland plant species, condition and placement within a wetland can inform you as to what is going on. You can choose 1, 2 or all 3 days – Each day is timed to follow the wetting and drying of the stunning Reedy Lagoon at Gunbower Island or nearby wetlands so each plant guild can be seen in their splendor.
- Day One: Sedges, Grasses and Rushes
- Day 2: Aquatic Plants
- Day 3: Mudflat specialists.
Click here for more information and to REGISTER. Alternatively contact Elaine Bayes at Rakali Consulting 0431 959 085 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Each course can be done as an individual unit or as a complete package (ask Elaine about discounts).