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World Environment Day
Bring the family and join in the celebrations for World Environment Day at
the Gong Gong Reservoir on Saturday 5 June.
The theme of World Environment Day 2010 is 'Many Species. One Planet.
One Future'. Millions of people and millions of species all share the same
planet, and together can we enjoy a safer and more prosperous future.
Council, together with Central Highlands Water and local environmental
groups, are inviting families to get involved in a free day of activities and
walks to learn more about waterways, wildlife and sustainable living. All
events will be held in the barbecue area at Gong Gong Reservoir Park,
Ballarat-Daylesford Road, Brown Hill. It is recommended that participants
wear good walking footwear and warm clothing for the day's activities.
The World Environment Day 2010 program includes:
Habitat and Water Trail Walk and Native Habitat Nest
11am -- 12.30pm
Central Highlands Water will lead a short walk of the Gong Gong Catchment
and provide an opportunity for children to build native habitat nest boxes.
This is a popular hands-on activity and numbers are strictly limited to four
or five families.
Celebrating the Yarrowee Trail -- Ballarat Environment
11am and 2pm
Join the Ballarat Environment Network on a short guided walk of the Yarrowee
Trail. Hear about the wildlife and water values of the Yarrowee, and the
community journey taken to create the trail as it is today.
Free family barbecue
12.30 -- 1.15pm
Ballarat's local environmental group BREAZE will host a free barbecue
showcasing local foods. A variety of people will be on hand to provide
information and advice on slow food, permaculture, and the Harnessing
Ballarat's Stormwater Project.
Waterwatch, Wetlands and Water Bug identification
Children can participate in a hands-on interactive water program that
investigates the mini-beasts or macro-invertebrates that live in our rivers
and what these creatures tell us about the health of our environment.
Koala Habitat Walk
Find out about the progression of Ballarat's Koala Plan of Management.
Explore the connection between koalas and their habitat in the landscape
- and where you fit in to the koala's story.
For further information and to make bookings for World Environment
Day contact Council's Sustainability Support Officer Anna McClelland on
Above: Oliver and Genevieve look on as Cr Mark Harris tests the Yarrowee River for
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