Delegates from all over NSW and parts of Victoria will converge on Albury between October 25-27 this year for the NSW Landcare and Local Land Services Conference.
The Murray Landcare and Local Land Services organisers are thrilled to have secured Dr Karl Kruszelnicki to anchor the plenary speakers program, sharing his story of ‘How science explains the success of Landcare in NSW’ and later lead a “Panel of Professors” audience Q&A session.
Organising committee chair and Murray Regional Landcare facilitator Edwina Hayes said Dr Karl is the man with the answers when it comes to science and technology.
“His enthusiasm for science is totally infectious and no one is better able to convey the excitement and wonder of it all than him,” Edwina said.
The biennial conference will provide connections and inspiration for everyone interested in community action for change, land management, and government partnerships.
“It is a fantastic showcase for partnerships and case studies between community and government delivering better agricultural, environmental and rural lifestyle outcomes in NSW,” Edwina said.
“It’s perfect for Landcarers, Local Aboriginal Lands Councils, shire councils, Local Land Services, researchers and government agency staff to come together and share their experience and learn from each other.
“Previous conferences have always been a lovely opportunity to reconnect with old friends and meet new mates who are committed to farming and the environment.”
The program for the event will feature keynote and concurrent speakers on four key streams: Agriculture, Biodiversity, Water and Aboriginal Landcare.
There will be a special Landcare Muster on Wednesday morning before the conference for Landcarers to have their say on the direction and priorities of the state representative body, Landcare NSW, for 2017-2019. Delegates will also be able to visit local iconic destinations such as Wirraminna Environmental Educational Centre and Woomargama Station as part of conference field trips and enjoy the spectacular gala dinner and NSW Landcare Awards.
Expressions of Interest are invited until May 26 to be a concurrent speaker, to facilitate a workshop or provide a poster presentation during the conference. Conference exhibitor display spaces and sponsorships are currently available through www.nswlandcareconference.com.au
For more information contact Edwina Hayes, Murray Regional Landcare facilitator on 0427 267 753.