Some 70 participants joined BIEPA’s annual “Wonders of the Wallum” Wildflower Walk on Sunday 28 August, through bushland off Hornsby Road, Bellara. This event is part of the Wildflower Festival organised by the Sunshine Coast Council.
The weather was perfect, many of the flower species were at their best, and the groups of walkers appreciated the knowledge and experience of our Guides – Allan Carr from Native Plants Queensland and John Ward from the Bribie Wallum Action Group and Community Nursery.
Also present on the Walk was Michael Strong, Director of Turnstone Archaeology, who responded to questions about the Aboriginal history of the area. BIEPA would like to thank them all for their valued contribution to the success of this event.
We hope all participants had an enjoyable and interesting morning. We look forward to welcoming you again next year!
August 22nd 7pm ANZAC Room at the Bribie Island RSL at 99 Toorbul Street in Bongaree. (Please note our change of venue)
We look forward to seeing you at the August BIEPA meeting – 7pm Monday 22nd August – in the ANZAC Room at the Bribie Island RSL at 99 Toorbul Street in Bongaree. (Please note our change of venue)
As a preview to our upcoming Spring Wildflower Walk on Sunday 28th August, our Guest Speaker will be Allan Carr, member of Native Plants Qld, and one of the guides for our Wildflower Walk. Please see the attached poster for details.
We hope to see you there.
from BIEPA Management Committee
Guest Speaker: NARELLE McCARTHY
The Sunshine Coast Environment Council.
The Sunshine Coast Environment Council (SCEC) is the peak environmental advocacy group on the Sunshine Coast. SCEC works with over 40 community groups, including BIEPA, on environmental protection, conservation, natural resource management and sustainability. SCEC has supported BIEPA on many issues affecting Bribie Island and Pumicestone Passage.
Narelle will discuss SCEC’s current e?orts to protect our region’s natural assets. Narelle will highlight some of the major environmental challenges that Bribie Island and the surrounding areas are facing today from various activities. Some of these activities have the potential to significantly (and permanently) alter our environment and the quality-of-life that we have all come to enjoy on Bribie.
Panel Presentation: “Laudato Si”
To mark the first anniversary of the release of Pope Francis’ Encyclical on the Environment, BIEPA’s June meeJng will be highlighted by a panel presentation and discussion on that Encyclical.
This is the first Encyclical that a Pope has ever released on the environment and it reflects Pope Francis’ concern for Planet Earth. The concerns it raises are shared by people around the world including BIEPA members.
This discussion will be led by a most disJnguished environmental advocate – Sr Mary Tinney of Earthlink. Mary will outline the contents of the Encyclical, its reflections about the environment that mankind has created, the challenges that the Encyclical extends to all, and its connections with other initiatives such as the Paris Climate Change Accord.
What does this mean for Bribie? What can we do?
This is wonderful news!
See the attached media release from Boomerang Alliance.
So many individuals and groups have shown that it is combined pressure and lobbying on our decision makers that gets responsible policies accomplished.
Note the BIEPA bird is featured alongside everyone else’s on the media release.