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Events in September 2022
Strategies to enhance carbon storage in subsoils
Strategies to enhance carbon storage in subsoilsMurdoch University90 South StMurdoch,
A SoilsWest Seminar Series discussing the latest research and applications in the world of soil science with Prof. Davey L. Jones.
In this talk I will identify the main factors that regulate subsoil C cycling and evaluate the mechanistic basis of subsoil interventions designed to promote greater C storage. I will evaluate the barriers and opportunities for the implementation of strategies to enhance subsoil C sequestration and identify 5 key current gaps in scientific understanding.
Due to their greater depth, subsoils in agricultural systems often contain more carbon (C) than the topsoil. Subsoils are therefore increasingly being recognised as having characteristics that offer substantial potential for long-term C sequestration. Due to our incomplete knowledge of C behaviour in the subsoil, but especially of its manageability, this potential has yet to be realised. Although a range of physical (e.g. deep ploughing), chemical (e.g. iron amelioration, biochar) and biological (e.g. deep-rooting crops) management strategies have been proposed to enhance subsoil C storage, these approaches have not been critically evaluated or compared.
Nature Know-how: Birds along the brook
Nature Know-how: Birds along the brookSusannah LakesLot 13440 Strawberry Hills DveGidgegannup,
Have you ever wondered what bird it is making THAT particular sound in your backyard?! Which species, what does it look like, what is its Noongar name, and what does its nest look like? And better still, what can you do to create habitat for it in your garden?
Join Perth Hills ornithologist Simon Cherriman for a guided nature-walk on Noongar Country at Susannah Brook Lakes in Gidgegannup. The walk will follow 1.5km of existing bush tracks and focus on teaching you how to spot and identify both ‘bush’ and water-bird species, and record and submit information using BirdLife Australia’s Birdata App.
Please book in as spaces are limited. For all inquiries contact the Sustainable Environment Officer on 9267 9282.Wildlife Painting with Belinda Eldridge (Ellenbrook)
Wildlife Painting with Belinda Eldridge (Ellenbrook)Ellenbrook Community Library90 Main StEllenbrook,
In this workshop led by Belinda Eldridge, participants will paint nature themed wooden discs focusing on wildlife of the Perth hills.
Belinda is well known for her paintings of Australian birds and encourages participants to enjoy creating in her workshops by allowing free expression in a relaxed and supportive environment.
All materials are included in this workshop, and selected pieces of your choice go towards a final group installation artwork for the Ellenbrook Library!
Please note that this program is suitable for ages 6 -10, and is a hands-on painting workshop. Photographs and videos may be taken of the event.
Please book in as spaces are limited. For all inquiries contact Ellenbrook Community Library on (08) 9207 8787.
Thinking Green: Watercolour native flowers (Guildford)
Thinking Green: Watercolour native flowers (Guildford)Guildford Public Library97 James StGuildford,
In the next couple of months, our local bushland will put on a striking display of native flowers. Miriam Gardiner will guide attendees in painting some of these using various watercolour techniques, including painting Everlasting Daises , using watercolours in brush and gouache.
Please book in as spaces are limited. For all inquiries contact Guildford Public Library on (08) 9207 8880.
Please note that this is a program for adults and young people aged 12 and over, and is a hands-on workshop. Photographs and videos may be taken of the event. No prior experience required. All equipment and materials will be provided.
2022 Perth VegRun
2022 Perth VegRunThe Bell TowerRiverside DvePerth,
“VegRun” in “Veg-revival Virtual Community Run” is the abbreviation of vegan run and vegetarian run, which means running to promote vegetarianism and running for the earth. Vege-Revival represents awakening to restore vitality.
Participating in VEGRUN not only contributes to charity, but also protect environment and reduce global warming by promoting vegetarianism.
Please invite your friends and family to enjoy this meaningful event and raise awareness of the climate change and environmental protection issues. VegRun for love, let love spread (to every corner of the world). Let this event become a part of the tradition.
Purpose of VEGRUN:
-Sustainable Society: Environmental protection starts from our mind and heart
-Economic Sustainability: Reciprocal economic growth
-Environmental Sustainability: Low carbon diet, Environmental protection sustainability
VegRun Charitable Project:
BLIAWA will plant a tree on every 15 mileage goal accumulated
Opening Ceremony of VegRun will be held at the Perth Bell Tower on 11 Sept, but mileage can be accumulated and submitted any time during September.
How new technology is supporting mine rehabilitation
How new technology is supporting mine rehabilitationCORE Innovation Hub191 St George's TcePerth,
Welcome to Dendras' inaugural environmental networking event!
This is the first in a series of networking events for mining, regulators and environmental professionals to explore and discuss the advances of technology in mine rehabilitation and closure facilitated by Dendra Systems. We’re a global team of scientists, ecologists and engineers who work with the WA mining community to support them to reach their environmental goals and rehabilitate their land by combining decades of research in ecology and land restoration with cutting edge artificial intelligence and drone technologies, to enable faster, more efficient, transparent ecosystem restoration.
Our goal is to establish a networking forum to share insights, experiences and cross pollinate learnings with our industry peers on how technology and innovation is the mechanism to drive efficiencies for better environmental outcomes and ultimately improve operational outcomes and cost by reducing time to closure.
The free event will feature a panel session with 3-4 panelists and moderated by a journalist from Australian Mining. The panel will discuss various topics and experiences related to mine rehabilitation and closure, exploring how technology has advanced these disciplines to help restore our natural land.
4:30pm - 5pm: Welcomes/Arrivals.
5.00pm - 5.10pm: Introduction
5.10pm -5.20pm: Best practices from a market leader
5.20pm - 6.20pm: Panel discussion and Q&A
6.20pm - 7pm: Networking & Drinks.
Nature know-how: Meet the animals at Native Animal Rescue
Nature know-how: Meet the animals at Native Animal RescueNative Animal Rescue170 Camboon RdMalaga,
Native Animal Rescue is a not-for-profit organisation which cares and rehabilitates sick, injured, orphaned and displaced native animals so they can return to their natural habitat. They have a variety of animals on site throughout the year including Black Cockatoos, owls, Tawny Frogmouths, Nankeen Kestrals, Australian Hobbys and Redcapped parrots, Woylies, Western Ringtail Possums, snakes, lizards and frogs.
The tour will begin with a wildlife interaction with some of the educational animals and exploration of the education area before heading to the Black Cockatoo area and lake, weather permitting.
Please book in as spaces are limited. For all inquiries contact the Sustainable Environment Officer via (08) 9267 9282.