18 May 2012
Dieback Basic Training is Back On!
After sad farewells for Dieback Working Group’s Coordinator, Nari Williams in November last year, the post has recently been filled by Katherine Sambrooks, formerly of Green Skills Inc.
With the appointment of Katherine Sambrooks as the new coordinator come new and exciting opportunities for the DWG. Already, a number of schools are running the highly awarded Discovering Dieback program, several Now Green teams have been involved in dieback training, and plans for the upcoming DIG conference are well under way.
In addition to these events, the DWG are once again running Dieback Basic Training (DBT) workshops at Murdoch University, in Murdoch. These one-day training events are an excellent opportunity for Local Government employees, Landcare groups, Bushcare volunteers and many others to get a thorough understanding of Phytophthora dieback and how to manage it within their own bushland. The DBT course also provides an opportunity for hands-on learning of how to treat your bushland with phosphite and how to use the best hygiene procedures.
DBT workshops cost $260 per person for government employees or $150 per person for volunteers (fee to be covered by local council responsible), and include lunch and morning tea. Workshops will be running on the 30th and 31st of May and the 1st of June, with only 15 places available for each workshop.
Registration closes 6pm on Monday 28th of May. Please contact Katherine Sambrooks for more information by emailing email@example.com or calling 0407 130 261.
If you miss out on a place at one of these workshops, don’t fret, more workshops are planned for the coming months. Watch this space...