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Growing Connections Biodiversity Forum 2017

Event Date: 
30 June 2017 - 9:00am to 2:30pm
Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne
Free - however bookings are essential!
Western Port Biosphere: admin@biosphere.org.au or 5979 2167

Join us for a celebration of the Growing Connections Project (2012 – 2017)
and biodiversity in the Western Port Biosphere Reserve

Keynote Speakers
Vanessa Craigie, Policy Officer, Biodiversity Plan Team, DELWP
Adam Muir, Manager, Biodiversity Plan, DELWP

‘Protecting Victoria’s Environment – Biodiversity 2037’
An outline of the Biodiversity 2037 strategy and opportunities for community & agency involvement
Stephen Thuan, Environmental Projects Manager,
Port Phillip & Westernport Catchment Management Authority
Ramsar Management Plan’
An outline of the Ramsar Management Plan implementation and opportunities
for community & agency involvement

Western Port Biosphere Update
The Biosphere will present a summary of the Growing Connections project (2012 – 2017)
Other Presentations
The Bunurong Land Council will provide a Welcome to Country, an update on the BLC and
discuss opportunities for engagement with the local Traditional Owners in biodiversity works
The City of Casey, Bass Coast Landcare Network and the Cardinia Catchment Landcare Group
will share the outcomes they achieved as part of the Growing Connections project


Date: Friday 30 June, 2017
Time: 9.30am to 2.30pm (Registration from 9.00am)
Where: Tarnuk Room, Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne, 1000 Ballarto Road, Cranbourne
Cost: Free, however bookings are essential
RSVP: admin@biosphere.org.au by Thursday 22 June 2017. Please advise of any dietary requirements.

Australian Government logo  The Growing Connections Project is supported by the Australian Government