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Eddy Wajon – Roadside remnants and reserves: rarities and realities
March 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm$3
Eddy Wajon talks about conservation and roadsides
Dr Eddy Wajon loves, writes about and fights for Western Australia’s wildflowers. He formed and chairs the Wildflower Society of WA’s Roadside Vegetation sub-committee which is trying to preserve trees and shrubs along WA’s country roads while improving their safety. He and his committee have attended more than 100 meetings, workshops and site visits, prepared more than 35 submissions on Clearing Permits and appealed about 20 approvals associated with clearing road verges. He has been spectacularly unsuccessful in stopping any roadside clearing but looks forward to the day when any of the wonderful wildflowers he has photographed and presented in this talk will once again be easy to find along roadsides.
Doors open 1.30pm
More about Eddy Wajon:
Eddy Wajon is an environmental and water treatment consultant with a passion for flora and fauna.
He has more than 40 years’ experience in water and wastewater treatment, environmental and sustainability management, and environmental impact assessment. He has worked on some major road projects representing the community and promoting sustainable alternatives.
Together with his wife, he owns conservation bush blocks in Tenterden (Mondurup View) and Boxwood Hill (Chingarrup Sanctuary) on which he has managed and personally undertaken revegetation and weed control. Chingarrup Sanctuary is located within the Gondwana Link. It was the first property in Gondwana Link purchased by private interests, and featured on the ABC Landline program on Gondwana Link in May 2014. He leads wildflower walks and hosts wild weekends away surveying and photographing plants and animals.
He has written, published and distributed four Colour Guides to the Spring Wildflowers of WA covering different regions including the South West and the Pilbara which have had combined sales of 45,000 since 1999. He has also published Jim Barrow’s book “How to Enjoy WA Wildflowers” which has sold more than 1,500 copies.
Eddy has contributed fauna, bird, pub (hotel), scenic, orchid and other wildflower photos to Australian calendars since 1998.