Thursday, 17 November 2011

EARTH MATTERS Monday 21 November

The Clarence Valley Conservation Coalition and Clarence Environment Centre run Earth Matters, an information session on environmental issues, every two months.

The next Earth Matters session Nature in Crisis – the Murray-Darling and the Pilliga is at 5.30 p.m. on Monday 21 November.  Carmel Flint will discuss two important issues – threats to Murray-Darling Basin ecology and the impact of a coal seam gas  project in the Pilliga woodlands in the central west of NSW.  Carmel's presentation on the Pilliga illustrates clearly the problems associated with coal seam gas mining and exploration while her presentation on the Murray-Darling and its ecology highlights the importance to all Australians of  returning this river system to good health before it is too late.

The venue is the staffroom, Grafton Primary School in Queen Street, Grafton.  All welcome.  Further information – Stan on 66449309. 

The presenter Carmel Flint has an impressive record as an environmental campaigner, particularly in relation to forest protection .  Her most significant achievement in recent years was the campaign leading to the declaration of the new Red Gum national parks in the south of the state.  She is currently campaigning to save the Pilliga from coal seam gas mining.
 In 2010 Carmel's environmental achievements were recognised  in the Clarence Valley when she was installed as a Re-Weaver of the Tapestry by the Clarence Valley Conservation Coalition and the Clarence Branch of the National Parks Association.