The Greens are hoping Saturday’s Hobart rally to celebrate Tasmania’s forests will match the turnout of “more than 200” (Mercury 4-8-11) to yesterday’s Liberal meeting in Launceston of people opposed to protecting forests.

The rally for Tasmania’s forest and future will be in the Parliamentary Gardens at 10:30am on Saturday.

Despite the forecast of showers Greens Leader Bob Brown said he expected some hundreds at the pro-forests gathering which aims to highlight the commercial employment and environmental promise of keeping Tasmania’s wild forests intact.

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First published: 2011-08-05 03:21 AM

• John Williamson to open forests rally

Who: Senator Bob Brown, John Williamson, Richard Flanagan, Vica Bayley, Nick McKim, Peg Putt
What: Rally to celebrate Tasmania’s forests
Where: Parliament Gardens
When: 10:30–11.00 am, Saturday 6 August 2011