February 12, 2023
9am - 11am
Fowles St Woodland
Weston, ACT 2611
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Australian Conservation Foundation members are invited to experience the beautiful results of a local suburban nature recovery project.
Fowles Street Woodland is a small urban pocket park in the Canberra suburb of Weston which has been transformed by a small group of neighbours from a barren landscape of ecologically transforming weeds like African Love Grass to a wonderful biodiverse woodland.
Join us for an informal walk and talk to explore how the restoration, which is just over three years old, is returning ecological services including slowing water and wind, carbon storage, and cooling the air by returning rich original native biodiversity.
Experience the early stages of a restoration of the original ancient meadows and mid structure native plant species that once covered Canberra's valleys.
Witness how the restoration is protecting the health and longevity of the remaining mature and hollow bearing remnant eucalypts and learn about their role as keystone species in the landscape.
Hear about how the bird life and insect life are returning to the park.
This project seeks to engage the community's desire to protect the Australian environment through evidence-based methods and positive communication strategies. It challenges old ideas that nature is separate from the city and seeks to re examine what it means to build resilience in the face of climate change.