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Workshop: Forestry 201

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 at 05:30 PM · 12 rsvps
132 Davey Street, Nipaluna / Hobart

Join us for an evening talking all things forestry from a conservation perspective! This is a workshop for beginners and folks looking to learn a little more about how and why the forestry industry operates in Lutruwita / Tasmania.

We will cover: industry structures; harvest types; breaking down industry reports; what is the 'sawlog quota'?; Products and destinations; industry spin and myth busting. 

All are welcome - this is an introductory workshop. No experience or understanding is expected. Pizza will be provided. 


Nature Forum New Laws, Randwick, June 2024

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 at 06:30 PM
Randwick Town Hall in Randwick, Australia

 

You have the opportunity to show your local MP that you urgently want nature laws that actually protect nature.

Right now, the Australian government is reforming our broken nature law.

Currently, their proposals are riddled with loopholes and won’t actually stop deforestation and extinctions. The government has an urgent, once-in-a-generation opportunity to step up and pass nature laws that work.  

That means: 

  • Stopping deforestation
  • Ending the extinction crisis; and
  • A fair say for communities, not just corporations.

On Wednesday 19 June, you will hear from federal Members of Parliament (MPs) Matt Thistlethwaite (Kingsford-Smith) and Allegra Spender (Wentworth), ACF’s National Biodiversity Policy Adviser Brendan Sydes, and many others.

Will you join us to literally show the MPs the faces of the people who want strong nature laws?

RSVP in the top right of the page.

a large group of people outside hold signs spelling out New Nature Laws

 

As a local community, we have a particularly important role to play at this moment.

If we demonstrate that we care about nature laws that actually protect forests and stop extinctions, our elected parliamentarians will know this issue matters to their constituents and community. They will understand that passing mediocre laws, or failing to pass the laws nature needs, is too risky for them. They will then raise our shared concerns, and combined with the other MPs we are targeting, will influence the outcome of this reform process. 

19 June, 2024

6:30pm - 8pm

Randwick Town Hall, 30 Frances St, Randwick

RSVP for this timely event as places are limited and will fill quickly. Get your questions for speakers ready!

For nature,

The Wilderness Society's Sydney East Group

11 people around a table


Melbourne Westside Group - Welcome Night!

Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 07:00 PM · 9 rsvps
Newport Bowls Club in Newport , Australia

At the Wilderness Society, we have a simple mission: To support the life that supports all of us.

The Westside group are local community members who love where we live and want to take positive action for nature. We are working to achieve better community rights in environmental decision-making, protection of Victoria’s Tall Forests, and stronger nature laws. There is no better time than right now to come together and demand more for nature.

If you're a resident in Melbourne's West who wants to take community action for nature but is unsure how, this is the event for you! 

The Westside group wearing Wilderness Society shirts smiling on a pier.
Image: Matt Tomkins

RSVP now and be part of our growing community dedicated to preserving our world! 🌍💚

 


Sydney Welcome Night 25 June 2024

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 06:00 PM
The Commons, Chippendale in Chippendale, Australia

The Wilderness Society has an ever expanding network of passionate community leaders, organisers and local team members. For the past 40+ years we have advocated on behalf of nature, and have had some incredible wins along the way. It's time for us to ramp up our work as together we stand up for the places we love!

We have community groups in:

  • Sydney North
  • Northern Beaches
  • Eastern Suburbs
  • Inner West
  • Haberfield --> Homebush

This evening will be a way for you to find out how you can be a part of our movement. You’ll meet local community group members, new friends who are keen to get involved, and gain insight into what you can achieve for nature!

20 Wilderness Society community members sitting down and standing on a tiered platform indoors smiling and waving at the camera

Complementary snacks and drinks will be provided 🤗

Public transport to Redfern Station (with a 9 minute walk) or Central Station (with a 12 minute walk) is recommended. Ticketed street parking is available also.

Please note: The address is for Meagher St however the entrance is on Balfour St. There are a small set of stairs upon entrance. Please advise if you require to use the alternate entrance via ramp + lift.

*Be sure to RSVP so we know how many people to cater for*


Melbourne Bayside Group - Welcome Night!

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 07:00 PM · 26 rsvps
Port Phillip EcoCentre in St Kilda , Australia

Wondering how you can make a positive impact for nature? Curious about the importance of standing up for nature and protecting Victoria's stunning tall forests? 

🌿 Join us for our upcoming Welcome Night!

Whether you're a seasoned environmentalist or just curious about our work, there's something for everyone. So come along to connect with fellow nature lovers and uncover actionable steps to protect our environment through action. 

If you're a resident in the Bayside/Port Phillip area who wants to take community action for nature but is unsure how, this is the event for you! 

 

The Wilderness Society is powered by over 150,000 supporters and volunteers from all walks of life. We work to support the living world that makes all life possible. (Including our own.) 

By joining our community, you can play a vital role in safeguarding biodiversity, protecting endangered species, and advocating for sustainable environmental policies.

RSVP now and be part of our growing community dedicated to preserving our world! 🌍💚


Workshop: Letter Writing

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 05:30 PM · 6 rsvps
132 Davey Street, Nipaluna/Hobart

Join us for an evening of refining our letter writing skills for environmental advocacy. We will go over who to write to, how to tell your story, and how to support it with facts and figures. 

All are welcome - this is an introductory workshop. No experience or understanding is expected. Pizza will be provided. 


Launceston Sessions for Wilderness

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 05:30 PM · 2 rsvps

Join our 'Sessions for Wilderness' every Wednesday at our Launceston Campaign Centre, 174 Charles St, Launceston.

Start time: 5:30pm

These sessions range from campaign updates & discussions, educational workshops & opportunities to organise for wilderness including forest scouting & surveying, open forest days and much more!

Our Wednesday 26th June session will focus on:

- Campaign updates

- Environmental discussions

+ Pizza 🍕😋

Please RSVP so we can ensure there is enough pizza for everyone!

See you there!

Sessions for Wilderness info banner

This event will take place on the sovereign and unceded lands of the Palawa people, the rightful owners of Lutruwita / Tasmania.

Parking & Public Access: Street-parking is available although it is often full. Public transport is available and within 100 metres of the venue. The session will be held in the front room of the venue, which is wheelchair accessible.


Dial Ranges Info in the Pub

Thursday, June 27, 2024 at 06:00 PM · 71 rsvps
The Pier in Ulverstone, Australia

The Dial Range is under threat - 45 hectares are scheduled to be logged.

The Dial is a biodiversity hotspot, home to iconic threatened Tasmanian animals and rare flora. Easily accessible for locals and visitors, the Dial Range offers extensive mountain biking and hiking trails for people of all abilities, allowing important recreational opportunities right on the coasts’ doorstep.

Clearfelling is a devastating attack on nature – all trees, big and small, old and young, will be uprooted and destroyed. Homes for wildlife will disappear. Clearfelling 45 hectares of these forests will cause untold harm to this critical green corridor, home to iconic Tasmanian threatened species like the Masked Owl, Tassie Devils and Wedge-tailed Eagles. Destroying an area of high natural value that is of economic and recreational importance to locals is unacceptable.

Come along to the information night and hear from speakers about the current situation, the ecological values of the Dial Range, a vision for its future and what you can do to help!


This is a Wilderness Society and Protect Our North West Forests joint event. Check out Protect Our North West Forests Facebook page here.

This event will take place on the sovereign and unceded lands of the Palawa people, the rightful owners of Lutruwita / Tasmania.

 


Kids Nature Storytime

Saturday, June 29, 2024 at 09:30 AM · 3 rsvps
The Wilderness Society in Fitzroy, Australia
Join us at our home in Fitzroy for our monthly " Kids Nature Storytime".
Bring the kids, have a cuppa and meet other likeminded parents who share a love nature all whilst hearing some of the best nature books of the year!
If you have kids ages 0 - 6 and you want to learn about or get involved with The Wilderness Society and protecting nature, then this event is for you!
Each session is a journey of discovery guided by storytellers who ignite curiosity and foster a deep appreciation for our diverse and vulnerable wildlife. Join us for an adventure that celebrates the beauty and importance of protecting these natural treasures!
RSVP today and let the kids know! 🌿📖

Sessions for Wilderness: Spero Wanderer campaign 🏞️

Wednesday, July 03, 2024 at 05:30 PM · 2 rsvps

Join our 'Sessions for Wilderness' every Wednesday at our Launceston Campaign Centre, 174 Charles St, Launceston.

Start time: 5:30pm

These sessions range from campaign updates & discussions, educational workshops & opportunities to organise for wilderness including forest scouting & surveying, open forest days and much more!

Our Wednesday 3rd July session will focus on:

- Spero Wanderer Wilderness area campaign

- how you can help!

+ pizza 🍕😋

Please RSVP so we can ensure there is enough pizza for everyone!

See you there!

Sessions for Wilderness info banner

This event will take place on the sovereign and unceded lands of the Palawa people, the rightful owners of Lutruwita / Tasmania.

Parking & Public Access: Street-parking is available although it is often full. Public transport is available and within 100 metres of the venue. The session will be held in the front room of the venue, which is wheelchair accessible.


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