With the help of the Canberra Bushwalking Club, I’m organising a bushwalk as a chance for Team Pocock volunteers and other friends to get together and explore a beautiful and biodiverse area in Canberra.
Home to over 100 different species, a walk through this special spot will be an opportunity to talk about some of the big environmental reforms on the agenda for this year, including reforms to our federal environmental laws and the safeguard mechanism currently before the parliament.
Bluetts Block is a beautiful area of woodland and dry forest in the west of Canberra. It is home to the Black Mountain Leopard Orchid and many incredible native birds such as Superb Parrots, Gang-gang Cockatoos, Scarlet Robins and Speckled Warblers.
The area is under threat from development as Canberra expands.
It is a local example of why it’s critical we get changes to our environmental laws ( the EPBC Act) right and get the government investing seriously in Nature.
I will be pushing to ensure this happens and I’m keen to chat through ways our community can get involved and help too.
Please join me to learn about the incredible plants and animals in the area, and hear what can be done to protect Bluett’s Block from development.
We will be departing from the Bluett's Block Gate at 12:30pm on Saturday 4 February 2023 for a 90 minute walk.
Please make sure that you bring sun protection, water and wear appropriate clothes for a short hike.
I hope to see you there,
Please RSVP so we can let you know if there are any last minute changes.
I am dedicated to ensuring that these events are inclusive and safe spaces that can be attended by anyone. If there’s anything I can do to facilitate your participation, or if you'd like to suggest a venue for a future event, please email [email protected].