Residents will be encouraged to discover, create, and celebrate ‘nature spaces’ this June as part of the 2023 Logan Eco Forum.

The annual forum, presented by Logan City Council, brings the community together for a series of free sessions throughout June to learn, collaborate and build connections that enhance the City of Logan’s natural environment.

The Eco Forum theme this year is ‘Our Nature Spaces’.

Environment Chair Councillor Jon Raven said Eco Forum is a fantastic opportunity for the community to discover local environments.

“Our community knows the importance of enhancing and preserving our natural spaces for everyone to enjoy,” Cr Raven said.

“Eco Forum gives everyone a chance to learn about, connect with, and contribute to protecting our city’s natural environments.”

The Logan Eco Action Festival (LEAF) on Sunday, June 4, will kick-start the series of Eco Forum events with an interactive ‘Discovering our Nature Spaces’ discussion, led by Grow It Local co-founder Paul West, and citizen science expert Michelle Neil.

Hands-on learning will take centre stage on Saturday, June 10, at Logan Village Green for the ‘Creating our Nature Spaces – Activity Day’.

Community members of all ages can learn how to create nature spaces at home with activities including building DIY wildlife homes, expert talks on planting gardens that benefit households and local wildlife, and a chance to get close to native animals.

The ‘Celebrate our Nature Spaces – Community Celebration’ is on Friday, June 23 at the Kingston Butter Factory to round out the month of Council-presented eco-events.

Attendees will hear from guest speakers including PlatypusWatch ecologist and researcher Tamielle Brunt, and Greenpeace and WWF science communicator and ambassador Laura Wells.

Recipients of Council’s 2023 EnviroGrants will also be announced at the event.

All events are free to attend, however tickets are required for selected workshops at the ‘Creating our Nature Spaces – Activity Day’ and to attend the ‘Celebrate our Nature Spaces – Community Celebration’.

Eco Forum coincides with the launch of Council’s new ‘Creating Wildlife Friendly Backyard’ guides, which will be available at LEAF and all Eco Forum events.

To find out more about the 2023 Logan Eco Forum, visit: logan.qld.gov.au/logan-eco-forum.

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