We are looking forward to our next BIEPA meeting Guest Speaker, Michael Savige, who will be talking about his involvement in important marine turtle conservation research, especially into the plight of Raine Island’s nesting green turtle population, when he worked with Dr Col Limpus in the Dept of Environment and Resource Management (now DEHP). More information on attached poster.
The nesting green turtle population on Raine Island is under threat and the island’s role as a turtle sanctuary is in danger of collapse.
Please view the 3 minute video linked here for a preview of some of what Michael will be sharing with you.
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?
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.