Siwan Lovett, Author at Rivers of Carbon

  • Workshop Recap: Engaging Stakeholders and Communicating Effectively

    When we collaborate with others, we invest in establishing strong, enduring relationships. Humans are social beings, therefore we must take time to listen, understand and appreciate the perceptions, networks and communities people are part of. It is this behaviour that builds connection and trust, and this was the foundation of our 2-day workshop last week. […]

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  • Film Launch Recap: Buffers, Sponges & Moderators

    “Buffers, sponges and moderators?” I am often greeted with a puzzled look when anyone hears the name of our new film ‘Buffers, sponges and moderators’, but after our launch last week, I am sure any confusion will be cleared up as people learn all about the buffering, sponging and moderating functions wetlands and swampy meadows […]

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  • Event Recap – Burra Erosion Community Conversation

    It was a wild, windy and wet morning as I drove out to Burra, just on the outskirts of Queanbeyan and Canberra, to setup for our Erosion Community Conversation. When I arrived at the Burra Community Association Hall I was greeted by Janelle from the Molonglo Catchment Group saying “we’ve got no power”. I am […]

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  • Freshwater turtle or tortoise in Australia? Busting the common misconception.

    Meet Toothless 😊(pictured above). Toothless is an Eastern long-necked freshwater turtle – yet, it’s quite common for people to identify Toothless as an Australian tortoise species, not a turtle. We asked our friendly turtle expert Bruno Ferronato, about this misconception and he was happy to share his knowledge with us… Fact: There are no native […]

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  • Buffers, Sponges & Moderators – a film about managing swampy meadows and wetlands

    Rivers of Carbon and South East Local Land Services would like to invite you to the launch of ‘Buffers, Sponges & Moderators: Managing swampy meadows, wetlands and chain of ponds’. Join us for an afternoon screening of the film with scones and tea provided.  You will also hear from and meet the cast! Event details: […]

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  • Aboriginal Cultural Land Management and Sustainable and Productive Rural Practice for the 21st Century

    An early evening conversation with Bill Gammage and Bruce Pascoe Facilitated by Peter Bridgewater (Chair Landcare ACT) and Ngunawal Elder Wally Bell You are invited to join Bruce, Bill, Peter and Wally in conversation on 9th May 2018, 5 – 7 pm (drinks and nibbles from 4.30pm) Where: Building 1 Room A21, University of Canberra. […]

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  • What? We have three different types of ibis in Australia?

    In the past 30 years, there have been significant declines in populations of all of our waterbirds, including the Australian ibis species. Australian scientists are hard at work studying these groups and attempting to identify the cause of the declining numbers in certain habitats. In the case of ibis, causes are thought to include reductions […]

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  • Event Recap: Feeling Fishy at the Yass Gorge

    We were fortunate to have a stunning day for our Rivers of Carbon Feeling Fishy event in Yass. Local Ngunawal Elder Wally Bell welcomed us to country and talked about our shared responsibility to care and respect the Yass Gorge and the many wonderful plants and animals it has within it. Aaron Chatfield from Greening […]

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  • Rivers of Carbon – Burra Erosion Community Conversation

    When: Saturday, 12th May at 10:00am – 3:00pm Where: Burra Community Association Hall, 1 Lagoon Street (off Burra Road), Burra NSW 2620 Come and join us for a morning of conversation about managing erosion in the Burra region with a special guest, Wayne Cook. Wayne is a soil scientist specialising in Hydrogeological Landscape Mapping, and […]

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  • Submit your registration of interest for the Upper Lachlan Catchment Protection Program

    The Upper Lachlan Catchment Protection Program, being run by South East LLS with funding is available to landholders for erosion works in targeted areas of the Upper Lachlan. Further details on the program are included on the attached program flyer below. The Program South East Local Land Services recognises that there are land managers within […]

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