Journal archives for November 2021

November 01, 2021

It's on! Budawang Coast AGM

The Budawang Coast Atlas of Life Association’s much deferred AGM is taking place on Tuesday 23 November 2021 at the Ulladulla Civic Centre between 4.00pm to 6.00pm.

Please let us know whether or not you will attend in person or if you would prefer to attend via Zoom. Email budawangcoast@gmail.com by Wednesday 17 November.

We are looking for new committee members. A call for nominations for all Committee positions will be sent out shortly. No special skills are required but our main focus over the next phase will be on community engagement and education. So, if you are keen on helping to coordinate events, producing social and other media posts, liaising with partner groups or generally raising the profile of Citizen Science, in particular Budawang Coast Atlas Life, please send in a nomination form. We are also a great bunch of people to work with. Feel free to get in touch if you would like more information: budawangcoast@gmail.com

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November 02, 2021

Would you like to join BCAL Committee? Let us know by 16 November

BCAL is calling for nominations for all Committee positions with the election at 2021 AGM - Tuesday 23 November 2021, 4.00-6.00pm Ulladulla Civic Centre Auditorium

The current Committee, with a few changes, has been in place since the inaugural AGM in May 2019. The Committee is hoping to involve some new faces in the running our vibrant Association. New perspectives on a whole range of topics from citizen science, community engagement, application of technology, education and environmental management are wanted and will be greatly appreciated. Involvement in the running of the Association is interesting and informative without taking up too much time. It provides opportunities to expand your horizons and indulge your interests in environmental issues.

Nominations are sought for the following positions:
• Chair
• Deputy Chair
• Treasurer
• Secretary
• 3 Committee Members

If you wish to self-nominate or nominate a candidate please email (budawangcoast@gmail.com) with following details
• Position nominated for
• Full name of the person nominated
• Contact details - email address & mobile number
• A few lines about the nominee and their interests
• Confirmation the nominee consents to being proposed as a candidate.
If nominating someone they must give their consent before nomination is submitted.
When emailing a nomination state in the subject line position e.g. Nomination for Committee Member.
We'd love you to join us! Email for more detail if you have any questions.

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November 06, 2021

Australian Citizen Science Association Chair

I'm pleased to let you know that I was appointed as Chair of the Australian Citizen Science Association (ACSA) at their AGM last week. I am very excited to take on the role for a range of reasons. It's an exciting time to be involved in Citizen Science with Government and Research bodies taking more notice of the enormous potential of citizen science to generate multiple benefits. I’m also excited by the prospect of working with like-minded people (as I do with BCAL) to strengthen the connection between citizen and professional scientists. BCAL gives me a good grounding on some of the practicalities of implementing citizen science projects. My chair role in ACSA will be more about advocacy and strategy so between ACSA and BCAL I will have a happy balance of CS activities.
All the best, Annie

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November 07, 2021

Don't miss this! Brush-tailed Phascogales, and rainforest rehabilitation

We have not one but two wonderful speakers for our AGM, 23 Nov. 1600 Ulladulla or Zoom.

The elusive Brush-tailed Phascogale – Dr Susan Rhind
Susan Rhind is a wildlife biologist with extensive experience in observing the behaviour of hollow nesting animals, of which the brush-tailed phascogale is one. Susan thought this pretty marsupial with its bottle-brush tail was extinct (or near enough) on the NSW South Coast. But when reviewing records for the revised edition of ‘The Mammals of Australia’ published by the Australian Museum, she came across a sighting at Broulee. This is your opportunity to learn about the Brush-tailed Phascogale, and also to hear about Susan’s other projects on the South Coast.

Rainforest recovery – Dr David Bain
David Bain is a senior threatened species officer with the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment. He has been working in threatened species conservation in the south east of NSW for 20 years, partnering with universities, private industry, NGOs and government. David will speak about his work with landholders to improve the condition of rainforest on their properties.

Please register your attendance at Budawangcoast@gmail.com indicating whether you will attend in person or on Zoom.

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November 15, 2021

Budawang AGM agenda - join us 23 Nov 4-6pm

Budawang Coast Atlas of Life Annual General Meeting
We'd love you to join us in person or by Zoom - email budawangcoast@gmail.com
23 November 2021 4:00 – 6:00 PM Ulludulla Civic Centre, Auditorium

1600: Welcome and introductions – Chair Annie Lane
Apologies
Minutes of last AGM May 2019
Finance report – Treasurer Mike Jefferis
BCAL “Annual” report – Chair Annie Lane

1640: Election of BCAL Committee
Chair
Deputy Chair
Secretary (& Public Officer)
Treasurer
Ordinary committee members x 3
Presentations

1700: The elusive Brush-tailed Phascogale – Dr Susan Rhind
Susan Rhind, a wildlife biologist with extensive experience in observing the behaviour of hollow nesting animals, of which the brush-tailed phascogale is one. Susan thought this pretty marsupial with its bottle-brush tail was extinct (or near enough) on the NSW South Coast. But when reviewing records for the revised edition of ‘The Mammals of Australia’ published by the Australian Museum, she came across a sighting at Broulee. This is your opportunity to learn about the Brush-tailed Phascogale, and to hear about Susan’s other interesting projects on the South Coast.

1730: Rainforest recovery – Dr David Bain
David Bain is a senior threatened species officer with the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment. He has been working in threatened species conservation in the south east of NSW for 20 years, partnering with universities, private industry, NGOs and government. David will speak about his work with landholders to improve the condition of rainforest on their properties.

Dinner afterwards at Milton Ulladulla Bowling Club

NSW Health regulations apply to attend AGM and dinner

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November 19, 2021

Budawang Coast Atlas of Life AGM 23 November 4-6pm

Join us in person or by Zoom - Auditorium, Ulludulla Civic Centre and Milton Ulladulla Bowling Club for dinner.
Short formal meeting followed by 2 guest speakers -
Dr Susan Rhind will talk about brush-tailed phascogale and her other interesting projects on South Coast.
Dr David Bain will speak about his work with landholders to improve the condition of rainforest on their properties.
NSW Health regulations apply to attend AGM and dinner.
Email budawangcoast@gmail.com to confirm attendance in person or to get Zoom link.

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November 27, 2021

Great Southern Bioblitz - blitzed the stats

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Budawangia - plant newsletter for our region

Budawangia is an informative monthly plant newsletter published by Dr Kevin Mills - a moderator for Budawang Coast. If you're interested in the native flora of NSW South Coast, want to share current information on the flora of our region and broaden your appreciation of our local native plants, you can subscribe by emailing kevinmillskma@gmail.com
Here's a sample:
http://www.landcareillawarra.org.au/wp-content/uploads/Budawangia-No.-40-July-15.pdf

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Budawang Coast Committee elected

AGM held this week, 2 guests speakers were fabulous, and committee elected.
Chair: Annie Lane
Vice Chair: Fiona Stewart
Treasurer: Mike Jefferis
Secretary: Alison Dalyell
General: Evelyn May, Vicki Barclay, Gerard Proust, Michael Irving
Welcome to the Committee Gerard and Michael
Looking forward to an exciting 2022

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