WILDERNESS NEWS - On Wednesday 13 November, the Wilderness Ratepayers Association is following up their talks on fire safety and shark conservation with a 'Three Visions' evening where a trio of speakers will be looking into the future of Wilderness and surrounds.
Addressing the increasing social and ecological challenges associated with environmental change in the Garden Route, Dr Chloé Guerbois, a sustainability scientist, will share her thoughts on the ‘rewilding the Wilderness’ and its societal implications.
Dr Guerbois has lived in Wilderness Heights for four years and works with the NMU Sustainability Research Unit. She will explain her research on global change adaptations and integrated conservation along the coast, reflecting on how our interactions with nature, as well as with other humans, influence everyone’s capacity to cope with uncertainties in the long-term.
A second 15-minute talk will provide a practical guide to ‘fire-scaping’ your property. Speaker Andre Hacquebord heads up the WRRA Fire Forum that represents the seven volunteer-based Fire Management Units in the greater Wilderness area.
The final speaker is Melissa Dalton of ‘The Precious Tree Project’ whose vision is the reforestation and the regenerative development of Wilderness and Hoekwil. Dalton, a Wilderness Heights resident since 2003, has focused her academic training and work experience on environmental health and resource management. She will share what The Precious Tree Project has already accomplished and how we can all get involved.
The meeting starts at 18:00 for 18:30 at the Wilderness Hotel. Entry is R10 for WRRA members and R20 for non-members.
A cash bar and an opportunity to become a Wilderness Ratepayers and Residents Association member will be available.
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