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Great upcoming talk from Birdlife Australia at PPCC Inc. AGM Chelsea Vic - All welcome

You are cordially invited to attend the forthcoming AGM of PPCC Inc. Our guest speaker Tania Ireton from Birdlife Australia is sure to be of great interest to all, so please feel free to invite other colleagues and to circulate this invitation widely. Ms. Tania Ireton BirdLife Australia Tania’s talk “A Brief Spotlight on Australia’s Birds” will cover topics including Avian biology and evolution of birdsong, endangered birds, and the relationship between the black cockatoo and banksia integrifolia (Coastal Banksia). Tania is President of BirdLife Bayside and holds a Graduate Certificate in Ornithology. She has travelled all over Australia and its territories and to New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Sumatra, Hong Kong, South Korea and New Caledonia in search of birds. Tania is one of less than 20 people who has compiled an observer’s list of over 800 Australian bird species. Tania is also a member of the Victorian Ornithological Records Appraisal Committee which assesses and adjudicates on submitted claims of rare birds in Victoria. Your questions will be welcome.

PPCC Speakers on threats to Port Phillip Bay and strategic LNG projects

On 30 October 2017, Port Phillip Bay Keeper, Mr Neil Blake and Mr Jay Gleeson, AGL Community Relations Manager, Strategic Projects, will be speakers at the Annual General Meeting of Port Phillip Conservation Council, Inc. Mr Neil Blake’s talk 'From the back blocks to the Bay' discusses likely threats to the Bay from population growth, urban consolidation and climate change. He will also give an update on his Bay Keeper citizen science initiatives promoting community stewardship of our waterways – including his project recording recent changes to beach profiles and erosion around the Bay. Mr Jay Gleeson's talk will involve a presentation on AGL’s assessment of options for shipping Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) from interstate and overseas, receiving it at an import jetty and injecting it into the pipeline transportation system for supply to south-eastern Australia. After assessing sites around Australia, Crib Point in Westernport Bay has been identified as AGL’s preferred option. Mr. Gleeson will give an outline of AGL’S Import Jetty Project and implications for Westernport Bay and Crib Point, and will take questions from the audience. For background to the LNG project see: www.engageagl.com.au. Time: 7pm 30 October 2017 Venue: Longbeach Place - Chelsea Community Centre, 15 Chelsea Rd., Chelsea.

Chelsea tonight: 19 October 2015: Researcher speaks on Coastal Vegetation as best carbon sinks

7 pm, Longbeach Place, 15 Chelsea Road, Chelsea. Monday, 19th October 2015. Recent research has found that vegetated coastal habitats –seagrasses, salt marshes and mangroves are amongst the most effective carbon sinks on the planet – up to 40 times terrestrial habitats.

Climate Science in Chelsea An invitation to hear Dr. Graeme Pearman

Addition: Video of Pearman's lecture.Port Phillip Conservation Council contains a freakishly well-informed collection of environmental activists and is an entertaining and instructive organisation to attend ordinary meetings at. On 22 October, however, they have an additional drawcard in Dr Graeme Pearman who was for a long time a CSIRO insider.

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