May Meeting – AGM
May 23rd 7pm Hector Holthouse Room – Bribie Island Library
We would like to remind you that the next BIEPA meeting on 23rd May is the Annual General Meeting where the 2015-2016 BIEPA Management Committee will stand down and nominations will be put forward and voted on to elect a new 2016-2017 BIEPA Management Committee. If anyone wishes to nominate someone for the Committee as well as vote at the AGM, then we would like to remind you that all parties need to be paid up members.
OUR GUEST SPEAKER AFTER THE AGM WILL BE: MIKE FOSTER, Manager, External Relations, SEQWATER.
See attached POSTER for more information. See you on Monday night for another informative BIEPA meeting. Also… Members need to have their membership paid up to nominate committee and to vote.
Guest Speaker: Toby Hutcheon, Boomerang Alliance
Toby spoke about the Cash for Containers campaign that is gathering momentum in NSW and Queensland. (It is already happening in South Australia) Australians are convincing their politicians that this is the best way to deal with the litter issues plaguing our beautiful landscape and waterways.
It’s our job to convince our own political representatives (local, state, federal) to add their signatures of support for this campaign. (“Where the people lead the politicians will follow!”)
AND, Natrasha (the turtle) was on hand as a reminder of the urgent need for this Plastic Pollution Revolution.
Guest Speaker: Prof Rob Capon, Insitute for Molecular Bioscience University of Queensland
Cane toads were introduced into Australia in 1935 and have subsequently become a most invasive pest.
Efforts to control them have seen largely ineffective until now. Recently an infestation of cane toad tadpoles was observed at the mouth of Freshwater Creek and reported to BIEPA.
The Environment Dept. at MBRC was contacted and some field trials of Rob’s cane toad tadpole traps were set up.
Rob discussed his technique and the success he has recently achieved in applying his methods in Freshwater Creek.