Threatened Forest Open Day - Deeper into the Styx #2

July 21, 2024 at 11:00am - 3pm
Styx Valley - Exact location released on week of event. 1hr 45min drive from Nipaluna/Hobart
Hughie Nicklason ·

Come and head deeper into the Styx Valley with The Wilderness Society Lutruwita/ Tasmania and Grassroots Action Network Tasmania, as we host our fourth Threatened Forest Open Day of the year!

The day will include guided forest walks through a unique threatened rainforest, with impressive celerytop pines, moss as you've never it seen before, and a new track extension to giant trees. There will also be live music, ecology activities, and a panel discussion. BYO packed lunch, water, and suitable shoes/clothing/equipment. Limited free transport will be available from 130 Davey Street, Nipaluna/Hobart @ 9am - please email [email protected] by Friday 5pm to reserve a seat.



Uncle Jim Everett - puralia meenamatta: Uncle Jim is a political activist, poet, playwright and Elder from the Plangermairreener clan of Meenamatta Country. He has been active in the Aboriginal struggle for over 50 years. Earlier this year, Uncle Jim was arrested in the Styx Valley for protecting Country - he is now a man on the run, as a result of asserting his sovereignty and refusing to attend the 'colonial court'. 

Danny Carney: Danny has been involved in grassroots forest campaigns, community organising, and electoral politics in nipaluna and around the Island for a decade. He has been active in groups including The Wilderness Society, Forestry Watch Grassroots Action Network Tasmania, and The Greens. 

Alice Hardinge: Alice is Campaigns Manager at The Wilderness Society Lutruwita/Tasmania. She has been a passionate forest activist for a decade. Beginning her journey through defending her local patch in Warburton on Wurundjeri Country in Victoria, she is now a proud advocate for protecting Lutruwita's forests. 



Sorin Vanzino: Sorin is a musician and grassroots organiser living in nipaluna. He is an active member of Grassroots Action Network Tasmania. Sorin writes emotionally charged, socially conscious stories and songs - he looks forward to sharing them with you. 


11am - Arrivals 

11:30am - Walks start

1pm - Panel discussion in forest 

1:45pm - Music in forest 

2:30pm - Music ends + walk out

3pm - Departures



This event will be held on stolen Palawa land. We acknowledge and pay our respects to the many generations of staunch warriors and activists whom have been fighting for Country since colonisation began. Sovereignty was never ceded.


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