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Public Talk – David Jarman, Marion resident and former member of the Oaklands Wetlands committee

1 June @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Wetlands of the Sturt River

This event will occur at the Plympton Community Centre, with virtual attendance also (using Zoom communications software)

Marion resident and former member of the Oaklands Wetlands committee, David Jarman will provide an overview of the Warraparinga, Morphetteville Race Course and Oaklands wetlands.

Correctly designed and managed, wetlands perform a great contribution to our way of life. Water is becoming our most precious resource and David is concerned that in the future our focus will not be over fossil fuel but over clean water.

Two of the above wetlands feature “Aquifer Recharge” and, during his talk, David will explain how this works.

David graduated from Adelaide University in 1964 with a BA degree majoring in Geography, History and Music and completed a Dip Ed in secondary teaching. He has taught at Westminster School for over 40 years and has lived in the district of Marion all his working life. He has undertaken a great deal of research on various subjects including the history of Marion. This talk on the wetlands is one of five he has prepared. David acknowledges that South Australia has led the world in aquifer recharge.

To be a virtual attendee, register in advance for this meeting here:

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After registering, you will receive an email containing information about joining the meeting.


If you plan to attend in person, please note that meeting strict adherence to COVID-19 restrictions is important.  If you have not received a designated job to help organize the meeting you will not be admitted to the Hall until 6.15 pm. Unfortunately we are limited to two hours occupation of the Hall so there will be no refreshments.  Please sign in and provide your contact details (for insurance and contact tracing) and please use hand sanitizer.

At the Plympton Community Centre34 Long Street, Plympton.

(200 metres E of Marion Rd, and 300 metres N of Anzac Highway).

Bus from the city via Anzac Highway. Routes: 245, 248, 262, 263, 265, M44, N262.

Closest stop is Stop 9, then approximately 350 metre walk along Long Street.

Bus from the city via Marion Road. Routes 100, 101, H20.
Closest stop is Stop 10 (east side is approximately 100 metres south of Long street). Stop 10 (west side is on the other side of Moringie Ave. approx. 100 metres north of Long Street). Then approx.250 metre walk along Long Street.

Entry by donation (minimum of $2).

Bookings not required

At the start of each meeting a ten-minute presentation on a ‘Butterfly of the Month’ will be given by a BCSA committee member.

Printable (PDF) 2021 public talks schedule

If an advertised speaker is not available, we will try to provide an alternative speaker of similar interest.

The views of presenters are their personal views, and the BCSA does not necessarily endorse any views expressed.


1 June
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Gerry Butler
0407 972 149


Plympton Community Centre
34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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