Merri Creek Management Committee

MCMC presented an Urban Grassland Community Engagement Seminar on 18 September 2007. This was a component of the Northern Nature Creek Connections project funded by the Natural Heritage Trust. The outcomes of the seminar and further community engagement resources can be accessed here.

The Urban Grassland and Local Community Engagement Seminar’s healthy attendance on 18 September 2007 clearly demonstrated that expertise in this field is eagerly sought. The challenge of effectively involving diverse communities in grassland conservation is too complex for a single day event to address adequately, so the resource links below may support your next steps:

When planning events or programs we encourage you use the contact list (emailed to participants) to network with other participants and to consider engaging the services of a Bilingual Park Guide. These guides can be contacted through Parks Victoria 131963. The questions asked in the “Seminar Responses” document can be used to plan events, as can many of the ideas posted in the responses. Further community engagement information can be accessed through Scott Bonar’s book “The Conservation Professional’s Guide to working with People” (Island Press 2007) and the DSE website link below offers a comprehensive workbook as well as training courses.

The seminar was a significant undertaking for MCMC; it was the first seminar we have conducted.

The "Community Engagement in Urban Grasslands" was a component of the Northern Nature Creek Connections project funded by the Natural Heritage Trust. The venue and catering for the seminar were provided by Delfin Lend Lease.

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