🌲 Maydena Forest Fest ✨

June 04, 2023 at 11:00am - 6pm
Junee Cave State Reserve
Maydena, TAS 7140
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Alice Hardinge ·

Get excited for Maydena Forest Fest! Come for a guided walk through the threatened forest at Junee Cave Reserve, then head over to Maydena Bike Park for an afternoon of action-packed expert speakers, a film screening, workshops, and more.

  • 11AM - Meet at Junee Cave Reserve for a brief campaign talk and then a guided walk through the adjacent threatened forest.
  • 1PM - Head over to the nearby Maydena Bike Park for some lunch; refreshments and snacks provided.

  • 2PM - Expert talks! Speakers include;

    - Professor Gretta Pecl, IPCC author on climate change ecology

    - Alice Hardinge, presentation on forest citizen science

    - Annie Ford, Mountain biker and conservationist

    - Geoff Law, The Wilderness Society Legend

    - More TBA

  • 3:30PM - Bushcraft workshop.

  • 4:00PM - Screening of The Tree Projects new documentary, Tasmania's Forest Carbon and Q & A. 

  • 5:00PM - DJ spinning some forest tunes, Dance for the bush!

Community members with placards and raised fists

This forest is proposed to be logged by Forestry Tasmania (trading as ‘Sustainable Timber Tasmania’). Maydena is the gateway to the Styx region known for its spectacular forests, some of which are protected. The logging, if it goes ahead, will tear a hole in the ecological fabric of this area, which is flanked by conservation reserves, rests upon a globally-significant karst system, and contains threatened species habitat of the Masked Owl, Tasmanian Devil, Wedgetail Eagle and more. Enough people walking through might just save it. Come and bear witness and enjoy the natural splendour. 

Please contact 0421 819 679 if you would like a free seat on a mini bus travelling to Maydena from Nipaluna / Hobart at 9am and returning to Nipaluna / Hobart by 7pm. 

This event will take place on Unceded Palawa Country.


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