Big Scrub Rainforest Day 2020

 In Conservation, Events, Flora, News, Partnerships, Restoration

The 22nd annual Big Scrub Rainforest day 2020 will be held on Sunday 20th September in an online format and you’re invited!

Big Scrub Rainforest Day 2020 Copyright Ian Stych

Photo © Ian Stych

This year’s topical theme, ‘Saving our Rainforests from Fire’ will be relevant to all members of the north coast community and communities further afield.

Big Scrub Rainforest Day 2020 is taking a new and exciting format, in response to COVID-19 constraints, providing even greater opportunity for people far and wide to get involved.

The feature of this year’s event is two online panel discussions facilitated by well-known ABC journalists Kerry O’Brien and Mick O’Regan. The first panel will discuss the impacts of the fires on our rainforests and the lessons learnt. The second panel will focus on what on-ground actions should be pursued and how bushfire management should be improved to minimise the impacts of future major bushfires on our rainforests.

Panel members include:

  • Dr Robert Kooyman – Rainforest Botanist-Ecologist, Macquarie University + Rainforest Rescue’s Scientific Advisor
  • Matthew Wiseman – NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
  • Oliver Costello – Firesticks Alliance Indigenous Corporation
  • Dave Kelly – NSW NPWS/Saving Our Species Program
  • Andy Baker – Researcher, Southern Cross University
  • David Milledge – Wildlife Ecologist

Our partner, Big Scrub Landcare, is hosting this event in response to our community’s concerns about the impacts of the recent fires.
We invite you to register for the event at Eventbrite by clicking this link – please feel free to share this link with your friends and colleagues.

In lieu of the large anniversary event at Rocky Creek Dam with stall fronts and representation from industry and environmental organisations, you can help support this year’s event by getting the word out and getting involved! It is tipped to be an informative event for the NRM community and general public alike.

If you have any questions about this year’s event please contact Big Scrub Landcare
P: 02 6627 2806

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