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Brisbane Biodiversity Seminars - East

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Brisbane Biodiversity Seminars - East

Time: August 19, 2014 from 6pm to 8:30pm
Location: Mt Gravatt Bowls Club
Street: 1873 Logan Road
City/Town: Mt Gravatt
Website or Map: http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.a…
Phone: 07 3403 8888
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Brisbane City Council
Latest Activity: Aug 10, 2014

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Guest speakers include Matthew Mitchell, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management at the University of Queensland, who will discuss urban green space structure, connectivity, and benefits to Brisbane residents; Daryl Evans, Higher Degree Researcher at Griffith University Australian Rivers Institute and Environmental Futures Centre, and Catchment Ecologist/Environmental Planning Officer at the Bulimba Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee, will present findings from his research into biodiversity preservation in Bulimba Creek, a South East Queensland peri-urban catchment; and Adrian Crocetti, Senior Program Officer – Natural Management Integration at Brisbane City Council, will present on Council’s Creek Filtration Systems Program.

Bookings essential. Make connections with like-minded people at the August Brisbane Biodiversity Seminar and hear from a range of speakers on the theme of ‘Connectivity’. Complimentary refreshments served from 6.00pm, presentations commence at 6.30pm. Free parking.

This free event is part of the city-wide Brisbane Biodiversity Seminars – bi-monthly evening seminars offering a diverse range of environmental topics with a focus on local flora, fauna, recent research, and land management practices relevant to local residents and community groups. The seminars are an initiative of Brisbane City Council’s Community Conservation Partnerships Program.

Bookings open Wednesday 2nd July 2014. Bookings essential by 11:59pm, Monday 18th August 2014. Maximum 30 participants. Waitlist 5.

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