Registration Open- Fifth Victorian Weeds Conference, Invasive Plants and Animals- Contrasts and Connections, 13th-15th May 2014 in Geelong.
Registration is now open for the Weed Society's Fifth Biennial Conference. This year's conference offers an array of speakers covering a variety of topics across both invasive plants and animals. The conference will include two forums- Chilean Needle Grass, Chaired by Gerald Leach of the Victorian Farmers Federation; and Putting the Public Interest into Invasive Species Management, Chaired by Andrew Cox from the Invasive Species Council.
Advocacy for the Weed Society?
Should the Weed Society undertake advocacy? If it does, what type of advocacy would best serve it?
President, Michael Hansford, answered the first question for me when he said that the conferences, seminars, Weedscene and other promotional work of the Weed Society already fits the definition of advocacy.
Advocacy is about advancing an idea. Some people might immediately worry that advocacy means taking a political position or organising a protest.
Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Cox from the Invasive Species Council has written an article about how the Weed Society of Victoria could be involved in advocacy on relavent issues.
To Support a ‘White List’ Approach to Weeds?
The executive committee has decided to develop one or more policy positions for the Weed Society that it can advance on behalf of its members. The aim would be to improve the control of weeds.
The Weed Society of Victoria will be holding its
Fifth Biennial Weed Conference in May 2014.