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 will share his expertise on ways to deal with erosion on your place, along with Lori Gould and Ben Hanrahan who are part of the Rivers of Carbon team looking after Burra.

We will begin our morning at 10.00am with a cuppa and presentation in the Burra Hall. From there we will visit a couple of sites where we will discuss the geology and hydrology of the Burra region. We will talk about how we can use riparian restoration to deal with many of the river management problems we find on our properties.

Full Agenda

  • 10am: Enjoy a chat over a cuppa at Burra Hall
  • 10.15am: Intro by Molonglo Catchment Group
  • 10.25 am: Burra Landcare talk on history of the area
  • 10.40 am: Rivers of Carbon team talk about the project being undertaken
  • 11.00 am: Wayne Cook talks about HGL mapping + Q&A time.
  • 11.25 am: Landscape walk and talk.
  • 12.15 am: Art gallery viewing
  • 12.30: am Walk back to Burra Hall for lunch.
  • 1 pm: Salinity site walk and talk.
  • 2 pm: Finish

The Rivers of Carbon team would love to see you as we have funding available to assist landholders with fencing, revegetation and erosion works. We are working in partnership with the Molonglo Catchment Group who is organising and hosting this event with us. A BBQ lunch will be provided when we have completed our site visits, with plenty of opportunity for asking questions and chatting throughout the morning.

Register below and join us for a community conversation – we hope to see you there! 🙂

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About Wayne Cook

Wayne Cook is an environmental consultant specialising in soil and land management. He graduated from ANU with a BaSc (Resource and Environmental Management) in 2003. After graduating Wayne was employed by the NSW Government as a Technical Officer, Soil Surveyor, and Soil Scientist. Wayne’s career has focused on soil surveying and mapping, hydrogeological landscape mapping, landscape processes, land management, salinity processes and salinity management. Wayne has been part of a multidisciplinary team developing Hydrogeological Landscape products across NSW for over 10 years. Wayne is also the main author of “Soil Landscapes of the ACT”. Recently Wayne produced a Hydrogeological Landscape map and management guide for the Burra Catchment.

Rivers of Carbon acknowledge the support of our partners for this event:

  • NSW Environmental Trust
  • Molonglo Catchment Group
  • South-east Local Land Services
  • Australian River Restoration Centre

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