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Wetland Plant Identification Course

Posted on 9 July, 2019 by Ivan

For anyone interested in wetland plant identification and ecology, below is a great opportunity to register for a 3-day course held by Rakali Consulting in northern Victoria. 

Observe the changing seasons and water depths of the stunning Reedy Lagoon, near Cohuna in Victoria over a 6 month period.   Each of the 3 days will focus on a different wetland habitat (wetting and drying) and associated plant community.

Dates
The course runs over 3 separate days:
31 October 2019, 9.00am – 4.30pm
5 December 2019, 9.00am – 4.30pm
19 March 2020, 9.00am – 4.30pm

Presenters
Damien Cook is one of Victoria’s leading wetland experts and SERA Restoration Excellence Award winner November 2016. Damien provides wetland expertise in the form of plant surveys, wetland condition assessments and wetland management planning for state government agencies across Victoria. Damien has been instrumental in planning and delivering some of the largest and most complex ecological restoration projects to date in Australia.

Elaine Bayes has been working as an environmental researcher, scientist and educator since 1994.

Course structure
Each day includes a field trip using the coloured field guide to identify wetland plants and class time for presentations, discussion and practice using floral keys.

Lunch, morning and afternoon tea provided.

Cost
$800 plus GST ($880)
$600 Student/Landcare plus GST ($660) (places strictly limited)

Course Location
Treetops, Spencer’s Bridge Road (off Cohuna-Koondrook Rd), Cohuna, Victoria.
Field work will be conducted at Reedy Lagoon or a nearby wetland and timed to follow environmental water delivery to ensure wetland plants are at their peak.

Bookings and further information
Book quickly as there are only 25 places available.
To register and pay click here.
For alternative payment methods, or for any more information on course content or other training needs, contact Elaine Bayes elaine@rakali.com.au.

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