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The Australian Network for Plant Conservation (ANPC): promoting & developing plant conservation
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Position Vacant - ANPC Treasurer!
The ANPC is calling for suitably experienced people interested in being nominated for this Executive volunteer position at the next AGM in November. This is a great opportunity to gain Executive Not-for-profit Committee experience! The role of Treasurer is broadly to manage and report on the ANPC financial affairs, attend and present financial reports to the ANPC’s bi-monthly Management Committee meetings and Annual General Meetings, and to develop a budget for each financial year. Desirable knowledge, skills and experience: a sound familiarity with financial record keeping, including GST, PAYG, Superannuation, Payroll and Bank Reconciliation issues; and familiarity with, or a willingness to learn the basics of, XERO software. Location in or near Canberra is an advantage but not essential. Nominations close Friday 25 August 2017. http://ow.ly/iWCG30dCrcY

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Early bird discounts for the Albert Morris Award August field trip to Broken Hill close July 15!
Get in quick to book your place on the charter bus and in the group accommodation. This field trip will be unique in the history of ecological restoration in Australia - a first-hand look at one of the world's earliest ecological restoration projects, the Broken Hill Regeneration Reserves. http://ow.ly/4KaM30dAHEb

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Registrations are now open for the Threatened Plants Translocation Information Day on Tuesday 1 August at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney!
A draft program is also now available. This free event is being organised by the ANPC and the Threatened Species Recovery Hub, with support from the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. The day is aimed at people planning threatened plant translocations in NSW, in particular Saving our Species project coordinators with species for which translocation (and or population augmentation and or establishment of new populations) has been identified as an action. The event is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about translocation. http://ow.ly/tOVE30dujT4

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Threatened Plants Translocation Information Day - Tuesday 1 August, 9.30am - 5pm, at the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney.
This event is being organised by the ANPC and the Threatened Species Recovery Hub, with support from the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney. Join local and national experts for a range of presentations on provenance, orchids, the science of translocation, licensing, policy and numerous case studies. The day will cover the "how to" of threatened plant translocation, and present a range of case studies (including on Persoonia pauciflora and Wollemia nobilis). Speakers will include Lucy Commander (ANPC), Jen Silcock (University of Queensland), Leonie Monks (Department of Parks and Wildlife, WA), Cathy Offord (Australian Botanic Garden), Tony Auld (OEH) and more. The day is aimed at people planning threatened plant translocations, in particular Saving our Species project coordinators with species for which translocation (and or population augmentation and or establishment of new populations) has been identified as an action. The event is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about translocation. Registrations open soon! http://ow.ly/rDj930dasgb

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Shy Susan and the Bees - Radio National's Off Track program, Saturday 24 June
Here about the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Garden's Tasmanian Seed Conservation Centre's efforts to save Tetratheca gunnii (Shy Susan), a threatened plant limited in the wild to the Beaconsfield area in northern Tasmania where it's represented by fewer than 250 individual plants, and the native bees that pollinate them. An amazing example of the intricate inter-relationships between plants and animals. http://ow.ly/JGnR30d6IYA

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Donate today and help the ANPC better promote plant conservation!
In 2017, donations are going towards improving and expanding the ANPC website to provide a comprehensive resource for all those working in plant conservation. For example, the establishment of a Resource Bibliography for Australian Plant Identification which everyone will be able to use to keep track of all the available Australian floras and plant identification publications. The end of financial year is the perfect time to donate to the causes you care about! Donations of $2 or more to the ANPC are tax-deductible. You can donate online here to help us make the ANPC website the principal information hub for plant conservation in Australia! http://ow.ly/M93230cNfnV

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National Tree Day - 30 July 2017 - 'Be inspired! It's in our nature'.
Be part of Australia's largest community tree planting and nature-care event. Join thousands of community groups, sport clubs, faith groups and families, in making a difference to your community, fostering a love of nature and creating positive environmental change. Dig in and register below or call 1300 88 5000 to run a tree planting event or nature-care activity at your nearby park, sports field, nature reserve or workplace. Being involved in National Tree Day is a great way to:
•enhance local communities,
•connect people with nature,
•empower individuals to make a difference,
•inspire positive environmental change, and
•safeguard our country's native flora and fauna. http://ow.ly/6VyO30cLuQf

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Bookings are now open for the much anticipated Albert Morris Award and Field Trip 22-24 August 2017 to Broken Hill! The Albert Morris Award Committee (a collaboration of AABR, ANPC, GA and SERA) is planning a once-in-a lifetime ecological restoration-themed field trip to Broken Hill with organised activities within Broken Hill occurring over the three days include a welcome reception, tour of the reserves, working bees and Awards dinner. The purpose is to celebrate the place of the 1930s Broken Hill Regeneration Reserves in pioneering ecological restoration in Australia and to make links with locals involved with the project. Over 50 people responded to our expression of interest Survey - so early bookings are advisable. Early bird discounts end 15 July so get in quick!http://ow.ly/UhRf30czAGh

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Deadline extended to 23 June 2017.
Do you have an interest in plant provenance? We are seeking articles for the Winter 2017 issue of 'Australasian Plant Conservation' on the Provenance theme.
A matter of great importance in restoration and rehabilitation of sites for conservation is the provenance of material used in planting and seeding. What is the appropriate provenance has been a matter of debate since the earliest days of bush regeneration. A strict, dogmatic approach is unlikely to be the answer in all circumstances: the context, objectives and finances are all relevant in the circumstances of each individual site and project. A recent provenance workshop in Adelaide is the stimulus for this proposed issue, which will include reports from the workshop. We welcome a wide range of contributions, which can range from expressions of opinion, statements of policy or accounts of particular case studies.http://ow.ly/x0ty30crRfH

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'Along the Bush Tracks' 3rd edition booklet launched in Albury on 25 May 2017.
Over 90 people attended the launch at the Albury Library Museum of the 'Along the Bush Tracks' booklet for discovering the hilltop bushlands of Albury-Wodonga including plants, birds, cultural heritage and trails. It is a fantastice Plant ID resource. ANPC Project Manager Martin Driver helped launch the booklet and spoke about the value of bushland on the doorstep. The revision of the booklet was a collaboration of Murray Local Land Services, Office of Environment and Heritage, Albury-Wodonga Field Naturalists Club, Albury City Council, City of Wodonga and Parklands Albury Wodonga.http://ow.ly/3V9k30caWPE
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