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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 36, Number 18. 26th July 1973

Conservation Week

Conservation Week

Numerous displays around Wellington will be one of the features of Conservation Week. The Historic Places Trust will be mounting one in the foyer of the Railway Station, on the area around Chew House over the past 100 years. There will be other displays on native bush at the Willis Street Branch of the Wellington Savings Branch, on recycling waste at the "Loaves and Fishes", on fishes and birds of estuaries at the Lambton Quay Branch of the Bank of New' South Wales, on a bush walk and proposed aquatic reserve in the Eastern Bays at the National Bank in Featherston Street. Finally the Zoology and Botany Departments of VUW will have a display on native plant regeneration, paua fishing by conservation methods and sewage disposal in Wellington.

Both Shell Oil and BP will be giving free shows of conservation films all the week in their theatrettes, the Wellington Botanical Society will be giving a slide-show on native plants at the Public Library Lecture Hall on Tuesday July 31 and Friday August 3 from 12.30 to 1.45 while the organisation to preserve Heaphy will present colour slides and a display on Thursday August 2 at the same time and place.

There will be a forum on the Beech Forest issue at lunch-time on Wednesday August 1. A tree-plant will take place at Bowen Hospital on July 28 starting at 9am, and the Botanical Society will organise outings for small groups on August 4 starting at Muritai Park and going to Butterfly Creek, commencing 10am.

B. Symondson (555-814) Environmental Officer.