Justice comes to town

Chief Land and Environment Court judge, Justice Brian Preston, will officially launch the Northern Rivers Environmental Defenders Office (EDO) this Saturday, July 15, during a ceremony at Brockley Farm, 789 Bruxner Highway, Wollongbar/Alphadale.

The EDO is the first of its kind in regional NSW and the launch, which begins at 10.30am, is open to the whole community so people can discover just what the EDO is all about and what support it can provide to residents or groups tackling environmental issues.

The official launch will be followed by a free workshop on private conservation, with presentations from the EDO, the Northern Rivers Catchment Management Authority, the Nature Conservation Trust and the Department of Environment and Conservation. The workshop includes a guided tour of a significant Big Scrub rainforest remnant, which is an excellent example of private conservation.

There will also be an EDO launch party at the Winsome Hotel that evening from 7pm (for more details see page 31 in The Scene).

The EDO is located at 10 Club Lane, Lismore, and shares an office with the Northern Rivers Community Legal Centre.

To register for the workshop, or for more information, phone Tisha Dejmanee on 9262 6989. For information about the EDO or legal advice, phone 1300 369 791 or visit www.edo.org.au/edonsw.


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