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The first of AABR’s events for the year is one-day workshop with a bit of everything… Water Weeds, the Biosecurity Act, the National Restoration Standards and networking…what more could you want?

Charlie Mifsud, DPI’s Aquatic Weeds Project Officer in the Invasive Species Program will be the main presenter.

The day is designed to be a learning and networking opportunity with morning tea and lunch provided (Indian) to optimise networking time.

Date: Tuesday 30thApril

Time : 9-4pm (8:30 registration)

Venue : Harry Todd band Hall ,10 Jubilee Lane, HARRIS PARK NSW 2150

Transport : Parramatta or Harris Park Train Station (10min walk). Metered Parking:

Catering : Morning tea and Lunch (Indian) provided

Cost :  AABR members $20, non-member $25

Bookings close :  26/4/19

Bookings are via the Eventbrite site,

If an invoice is required please contact Suzanne at  education@aabr.org.au

The learning outcomes include

Aquatic Weeds

  • Examining live plant specimens to help to distinguish between native and introduced species
  • Water weed habitats
  • Impacts and vectors of spread
  • Legislative requirements
  • Recognising plant characteristics
  • Correct disposal of aquatic plant material

Biosecurity  Act

  • Understanding of the NSW Biosecurity Act 2015 in relation to weed management.

National Restoration Standards

  • An overview of the standards
  • Using the recovery wheel as a site assessment tool

The program for the day

  • 8:30 registration-networking
  • 9-9:15  Welcome -house keeping
  • 9:15-11 pm Aquatic weeds (DPI)
  • 11 -11:30 Morning tea/networking
  • 11:30-1:00 Aquatic weeds (DPI)
  • 1-1:30- Networking /lunch
  • 1:30-3:30 Biosecurity Act
  • 3:30-4pm National Standards/Recovery Wheel