Centenary Chat: Jocelyn Plovits ‘The National Arboretum Canberra: relationship and synergy’

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Thursday, 7 February 2013 - 12:30pm

The bushfires that ravaged Canberra in 2003 were the catalyst for the creation of the National Arboretum Canberra first envisaged by the Burley Griffins. The National Arboretum, which will open in early 2013, provides an opportunity to conserve threatened species, a place for community recreation and a valuable resource for ongoing education and research. 

Under the Centenary theme of Cultural Diversity, Jocelyn Plovits will address the history, design, challenges and successes of the project from the perspective of the Friends of the Arboretum. She will also discuss the National Arboretum’s potential for the future, the contribution of volunteers to the success of a wonderful and exciting Arboretum and the importance of collaboration with a number of key entities, among them, the ANBG.

Jocelyn Plovits is Chair of the Friends of the National Arboretum.