STEP Raffle Prize Winners

Congratulations to our three STEP Raffle Prize Winners – at 14 March Festival of the Forests.

All prizes were donated by: – Thanks to Warren Saunders – CEO of Seeds and Plants Australia.

  • First Prize – sixty dollars worth of local provenance plants – Ticket F27 Red Circles   Jenny.
  • Second prize– thirty dollars worth of local provenance plants  – Stephen and Sam Ning – F47 – Red Circles
  • Third prize- fifteen dollars worth of local provenance plants – Peter Yarit – B02 Red Diamonds.

We sold 132 tickets and proceeds from the raffle were $105.95 cents.

Notice of Annual General Meeting 2009

The STEP AGM will be held on Saturday 7 November 2009 from 5.00 – 7.00 pm at the CIAG Board Room on site at the Canberra International Arboretum and Gardens.

All members and non members welcome. Light refreshments will be provided.

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October 2009 Newsletter

The STEP newsletter for October 2009 is now available.

Included in this addition:

  • Notificatino of AGM
  • STEP Events calendar
  • Information on the  STEP working bee
  • Geology, Soil and Water Flows: digging into the Soil Survey for the STEP site
  • A report on the STEP Wetland Project
  • Volunteers from Conservation Volunteers Australia come to work on the STEP project
  • Water Flows into STEP Ephemeral Wetland
  • Thirty year old seeds successfully germinated for the STEP forest
  • Tree of the month: Eucalyptus delegatensis

Download the October 2009 Newsletter here.

STEP Tree Planting – 31 October 2009

The next planting a tree day on the STEP site will be Saturday 31 Oct from 8 am till 3pm. STEP cordially invites Friends of the Arboretum to join us. This special day will include a media event at 10.00 am. Dr Maxine Cooper, the Commissioner for the Environment and Sustainability with her Youth Ambassadors will arrive to join us in our planting activity. The media will be invited by the Office of the Commissioner. It would be wonderful to have a large group to welcome them.

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Floriade 2009 at Commonwealth Park Canberra

Come along to the Floriade in Canberra this year. STEP is presenting information about our project as part of the Friends of the Canberra International Aboretum and Gardens Display at Floriade this year from 12 September to 11 October. We are located in the cottage that is part of the Bonsai Display, on the fence near the Archbishops Residence.  Do drop by and say hello. 

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STEP Tree Planting Ceremony

On the 15th of March STEP hosted a tree planting ceremony at the Canberra International Arboretum and Gardens on Block 100. The first tree was planted by the Chief Minister, John Stanhope, followed by students from a Evatt Primary School, members from the planning committee of the ACT House of Assembly and STEP members and friends.

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Festival of the Forests 2009

15 March 2009 will be the first open day at the Canberra International Arboretum and Gardens  giving members of the public an exciting opportunity to experience the unique 250 hectare park, just five minutes from the centre of Canberra.

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Ceremonial Tree Planting

Sunday 15 March at 10.00 am

The Southern Tablelands Ecosystems Park  Inc (STEP),  invites members and friends to join with Jon Stanhope MLA, ACT Chief Minister, and the Friends of the International Arboretum and Gardens, to celebrate STEP’s first ceremonial planting at Block 100 in the Canberra International Arboretum and Gardens (CIAG) at 10am on  Sunday 15 March.

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