Welcome to the Australian Native Plants Society Canberra Region Inc. (ANPS Canberra).
The Society is a non-profit, voluntary organisation dedicated to the growing, conservation, preservation, promotion and
Thursday, 8 December, 7.30 pm**
ANBG Theatrette, Clunies Ross St, Black Mountain.
** note ANBG access times below.
Meeting Talk: Rivers of Carbon – Rivers of Life
The Rivers of Carbon program began in 2012, focusing on rivers in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales. The initiative now has five projects working in the Yass, Murrumbidgee, Breadalbane and Goulburn catchments, with more communities across the region asking to get involved. Each project focuses on win:win outcomes, so that landholders can be financially supported in their restoration activities, while also mitigating greenhouse gases, sequestering carbon, creating habitat for endangered species, improving water quality and boosting in-stream productivity. In addition to the biophysical outcomes, is a communications effort that captures landholder experience and knowledge through story. Siwan will share her stories about the approach used by Rivers of Carbon of managing rivers, valuing people and sharing knowledge. You can find out more about Rivers of Carbon at the
website – www.riversofcarbon.org.au - or the Australian River Restoration Centre www.arrc.com.au.
Guest Speaker: Dr Siwan Lovett
Siwan has been working in natural resources management for the past twenty years, focusing mainly on research and science communication for river management. She has a PhD from the Australian National University in public policy, majoring in sociology and administration. In 2008, she undertook a Winston Churchill Trust Fellowship to Europe to investigate the feasibility of establishing an Australian River Restoration Centre (ARRC), and she is now CEO of the ARRC, an organisation she is proud to have established. When not out on the river she facilitates workshops on storytelling, leadership and mentoring.
** Please note - our gate minder will open the ANBG gates at 6.50pm and close them at 7.35pm so (s)he can attend the meeting.
Saturday 18 March 2017
Be early for best selection!
Look up your plants in The Plant Label Database
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Sources of Australian plants
The 2016 spring sale was another great success, and we quickly ran out of plants - almost all the 11,000 plants sold within the first hour!
If you missed out, don't despair. We will hold our Autumn sale in March, and meanwhile here's our brochure listing some of the other "Sources of Australian Plants in the Canberra Region".