Lori Gould ‘Jerrabomberra Wetlands: Little known jewel in the heart of Canberra’

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Thursday, 16 June 2016 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Lori Gould is the new Program Manager at Jerrabomberra Wetlands recently employed by the Woodlands and Wetlands Trust to engage the broader community to experience all the Wetlands has to offer. Prior to this Lori was a Senior Project Manager for 15 years with Greening Australia (another NGO), specialising in riparian and catchment management programs to improve water quality and biodiversity in rural Australia, as well as a Ranger with ACT Parks and Conservation Service for 6 years. Lori holds a Master’s Degree in Integrated Water Management, a Post Graduate Certificate in River Restoration and Management and an Environmental Science Degree.

Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve is one of the most valuable wetland habitat areas in the ACT, and of national and international importance. A refuge for migrating birds from the northern hemisphere and inland Australia, Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve is part of Canberra Nature Park, and is located on the Molonglo River floodplain only four kilometres from Canberra’s City centre. It is managed by the Woodlands and WetlandsTrust in partnership with the ACT Government. Jerrabomberra Wetlands offers a diverse range of things to do and see including walking, picnicking, bird watching and cycling. This talk provides an insight into the complex and interesting elements that make Jerrabomberra Wetlands what it is today.