Ecological Restoration Field Trip and Award
August 22 - August 24
Bookings are now open (click here) for anyone travelling to the much anticipated August field trip to Broken Hill – including the awards dinner. [If you are a Broken Hill local please book on the separate booking site]
Over 50 people responded to our expression of interest Survey – so early bookings are advisable. (Early bird discounts end July 15.)
The Albert Morris Ecological Restoration Award is the initiative of the following collaborating and supporting organizations.
- Australian Association of Bush Regenerators (AABR),
- Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia (SERA),
- Australian Network for Plant Conservation (ANPC)
- Greening Australia (GA)
We acknowledge the support of Broken Hill City Council, Wilyakali elders, Landcare Broken Hill, Broken Hill Art Exchange, Barrier Field Naturalists Club and many others.
If you’re wondering why go to Broken Hill, this movie will whet your appetite.
To inaugurate this Award, the Partners and Broken Hill stakeholders are organising a very special, once-in-a-lifetime 3-day program of activities (22-24 Aug) – rounded off by an Awards dinner. This event will celebrate the 80th anniversary of the commencement of fencing of the Regeneration Reserves, one of the very earliest ecological restoration projects in the world. A report from the February field trip by Tein McDonald, How do the Broken Hill Regeneration Reserves stand up as an Ecological Restoration Project? , provides some interesting background to the planned activities.
AABR and the local Broken Hill community have been working for some months to make this a very special event. Activities over the three days will include guided heritage and botanical walks in the Reserves, hands on bush regeneration activities, an art exhibit, movie sessions, and a heritage exhibitions. There will be free time for people to explore the many interesting things to do in the local area – and those travelling independently can stay in Broken Hill for as long as they wish.
Are you interested in coming along?
If you’d like to join the field trip – whether it’s taking your own car, the train or seeking a seat on our hired minibuses – please complete the small scoping survey ASAP . This is so that we can book the buses and accommodation as soon as possible – and let the locals know how many might be coming. Then we will open up bookings on Eventbrite for the dinner, field events and organised mini bus tours, with some information on accommodation and weather etc.
The drive to and from Broken Hill will take two days from Sydney or Melbourne but only one day from Adelaide. A limited number of Sydney participants will be treated to an inspiring field trip at the Nyngan waterponding project – as Nyngan will be the overnight stop on the outward journey.
Note: the survey is not a booking we are canvassing interest for planning purposes.
Any sponsors willing to have their name associated with the Albert Morris Ecological Restoration field trips, workshop and award are most welcome to email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to the sponsors of this inspiring event.