BRIBIE ISLAND ENVIRONMENTAL
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We welcome new members. Join us to participate in activities and help us protect the beautiful Bribie Island environment.Read More
As a not-for-profit organisation we welcome donations or legacies however large or small. We have much work to do!Read More
Our newsletter is prepared monthly and is sent to all members. Past editions are available in the archives on this site.Read More
General meetings are held monthly from January to November on the fourth Monday at 7:00pm in the ANZAC Room, Bribie Island RSL, 99 Toorbul Street, Bongaree.Read More
Adelaide’s extreme heat kills thousands of chickens and bats
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-27/adelaide-January 28, 2019
The design for this linocut was inspired by Grevillea Banksii, native to the Queensland coast. This Grevillea and its many hybrids flourish in the sandy soils of Bribie Island, their flowers providing a valuable food source for Bribie’s nectar-feeding birds.
This linocut was produced and coloured by Geoff Ginn and Glenda Charles, artists living in Bongaree. Anyone wanting limited edition prints of this, or indeed any Bribie flora or fauna, please contact Geoff and Glenda, ph: (07) 3408 0759, www.glendacharlesartist.com Proceeds of any sales/commissions would go to BIEPA.
Proposed Pulp and Paper Mill Stopped
Proposed pulp and paper mill opposed and stopped.
Brisbane’s off-shore islands were fighting for their future in the early ’80s when the government proposed the introduction of a pulp paper mill…
Saved Buckley’s Hole
1992 Buckley’s Hole saved from becoming a marina – now a Ramsar protected wetland.
Stopped Canal Development
Environment & Planning Court successfully challenged to stop canal development on Lots 402/403 opposite the Aquatic Centre – now National Park bounded by Cotterill Ave, Goodwin Drive and First Ave.
Stopped Fish Farming
BIEPA successfully lobbied to stop fish farming in Moreton Bay
Changed inappropriate storage and handling of toxic Lyngbya algae
BIEPA’s vigilance and action changed inappropriate storage and handling of toxic Lyngbya algae in Buckley’s Hole Ramsar area.
Developer fined for illegal pollution of Pumicestone Passage
Illegal pollution of Pumicestone Passage by a unit development on Welsby Pde was brought to the attention of the print and television media and environmental protection authorities.
Reduction of water extraction from the proposed Banksia Beach borefields
BIEPA lobbying of Commonwealth was successful in influencing the reduction of water extraction from the proposed Banksia Beach borefields on Bribie from 10ml/day to 4ml/day.
Campaigned and stopped a massive $2 billion desalination plant
BIEPA members campaigned and stopped a massive $2 billion desalination plant proposed by both major political parties on Bribie Island.
BIEPA published “Bribie Birds”
an attractive guide, richly illustrated with original photographs, to the numerous bird species seen on or around the Island. Copies of the Book are available for purchase here.
Hosted National Parks Association Annual Event
BIEPA hosted the 2013 National Parks Association of Qld annual event to celebrate the establishment of the first National Park in Qld in 1908.
Wallum Wildflower Walk
BIEPA has been a long time supporter of the Wallum Action Group (WAG – a community native plant nursery) and the Bribie and District Wildlife Rescue (BDWR).
Cane Toad Challenge Project
BIEPA became an active participant in the Cane Toad Challenge Project, launched by Prof. Rob Capon of the University of QLD and which is ruled by a strict code of ethics relating to humane treatment of the toads. A team regularly patrols areas where cane toads are prevalent, collect adults, euthanise them and transport them to the University lab where the pheromone from their glands is used to make baits which lure toad tadpoles into traps. A number of these traps have been installed in wetlands around the Island.
Following the successful application for a grant to purchase equipment, BIEPA recommenced the Water Monitoring Project. A number of sites were identified, and volunteers regularly collect data under various parameters, then enter it into Healthy Land & Water’s database.
Attacks on Wildlife
Following a number of attacks on wildlife near Buckleys Hole Conservation Park, BIEPA lobbied for a ban on exercising dogs off-leash in this area. This was partially successful, resulting in a reduction in the length of the dog off-leash area on Red Beach.