Supporting the Moore River Catchment Area

The Last Stand

The Last Stand was a 5 day community environmental information event to raise awareness of the wonders and woes of the Midwest Wheatbelt wildflower country between Calingiri & Carnamah.     Flyer
Featuring…

  • Wed 5th Sept –  ‘The Last Stand Symposium’.  An array of speakers and discussion on the wonders, issues and solutions of the Wheatbelt natural environment.  Symposium
  • Wed 5th – Sun 9th – exhibition including:  Displays – art (local artists), photography (local photographers), information on value of natural environment, case studies, hands-on displays (weeds, insects etc), local aboriginal displays and information, school interaction, films, free native seedlings and more  Timetable   
  • Interactive/hands-on – ‘Tree of Life’ (potted dead tree, invite participants to write environmental thoughts on paper leaves and attach to tree), bush tucker (participants to try bush tucker plants), insect display (Spineless Wonders bring display), Supervised Children’s creative nature art activities

Opening Hours

Wednesday 5th Sept to Saturday 8th Sept – 10am – 5pm

Sunday 9th 10am – 2pm

Why hold it?

The Midwest natural environment is uniquely wondrous and a drawcard for eco-tourists, but its future is threatened.  The Wheatbelt Eucalypt Woodlands are now classed as ‘critically endangered’ because of continued clearing and fragmentation of this ecological community. The perception that the wheatbelt remnant environment will be ok is far from true.

Shire remaining remnant vegetation figures are Moora 14%, Dalwallinu 12%, Victoria Plains 14%, Wongan 5% and all in decline.

This free to attend community information event will showcase the many natural wonders of the Midwest wheatbelt and also highlight the issues in hope that conservation for the future can be achieved.

Featuring…

  • Wed 5th ‘The Last Stand Symposium’ 10am. – 5pm . A array of speakers and discussion on the wonders, issues and solutions of the Wheatbelt natural environment. RSVP required see form below for Registration

Speakers include:

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Dr. Carmen Lawrence (President Conservation Council & former Premier) 

                                                                           

Eddy Wajon (Wildflower Society & Roadside Conservation Committee) 

 

Malcolm French (Wheatbelt Eucalypts), 

Tony Hughes-D’Aeth (Literary History of Wheatbelt), 

Paul Barber (Rail reserve vegetation  condition), 

 

Declan Doherty (Environmental Defender Office)

 

Jenny Borger 

 

Adam Peck (Birdlife Australia) 

 

Rob Boase 

 

Aaron Gove ( Astron Environmental Services)   

Fred Mogridge (Yued Elder)

plus other local speakers.

  • Thurs 6th –  11am John Horsfall – co-author of Noongar Bush Medicine talking about Bush Medicine of the South-west
  • Sat 8th – Wheatbelt words 11am – 1pm 

John Kinsella and friends (Wheatbelt poets),

  • Displays all week – art (local artists), photography (local photographers), information on value of natural environment, case studies, hands-on displays (weeds, insects etc), local aboriginal displays and information, school interaction, films, free native seedlings and more 

Organising committee

Moore Catchment Council and a number of concerned community members from the region.

Link to Photo Gallery

YouTube Video’s

Tony Hughes

Carmen Lawrence

John Kinsella

Eddy Wajon

Malcolm Finch

 

 

 

Project Documents and Media