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Monday May 27, 7pm, ANZAC Room, Bribie Island RSL

Annual General Meeting

It is time for you to RENEW YOUR ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FOR 2019 – 2020.
If you have recently joined BIEPA and paid your Fees since December 2018, then your Renewal will not be due until May 2020.

YOUR MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL FORM for 2019 – 2020
… documents are attached to the right of this post in both jpeg and pdf for your convenience.

DON’T FORGET, IF YOU ARE NOT A PAID UP MEMBER, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO VOTE AT THE AGM NOR NOMINATE FOR THE NEW 1019-2020 MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE.

We look forward to seeing you on Monday evening, 27 May.

POSTER BIEPA AGM 27_5_19
BIEPA Management Committee

 

Bribie Lagoons

BIEPA reminds you that World Environment Day is returning to the Maroochydore Rotary Park at Cotton Tree. 10am – 5pm Sunday 2nd June!! This event is hosted by the Sunshine Coast Environment Council (SCEC) and BIEPA will have a stall again this year, spreading the word about Bribie Island’s internationally protected Fauna and Flora Sanctuary – the Jewel of Moreton Bay Marine Park.

Come and visit us and enjoy this amazing day where over 100 community groups, food vendors (delicious & healthy), musicians, exhibitors, including demonstrations of the latest in renewable energy technology; electric cars; permaculture; tiny house design; etc.

Celebrate and take action for our local environment. World Environment Day is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our valuable environmental infrastructure and assets.

Since World Environment Day began in 1974, the event has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries. Each year the day is centred around a theme, this year’s theme is air pollution. Unfortunately, 91% of people live in places where air quality falls below World Health Organisation limits and 90 out of 193 countries do not have vehicle emission standards. World Environment Day is a global day for people to take action. There are many small steps we can take that collectively can have a big difference, learn more here:

https://www.worldenvironmentday.global/

Boronia falcifolia (Wallum boronia)

Mark your calendars for Sunday, 1st September 2019.  Attached is BIEPA’s Poster announcing the 2019 Wonders of the Wallum Spring Wildflower Walk on Bribie Island.  (Poster in jpeg and pdf). 

For more than 20 years BIEPA has hosted the Wonders of the Wallum Spring Wildflower Walk on Bribie Island.  In 2008, BIEPA was invited to be part of the Sunshine Coast Spring Wildflower Festival itinerary.  

BIEPA has walked wildflower enthusiasts through Wallum heathland in different locations.  Since 2014 BIEPA has hosted the event in an area BIEPA saved in 1998  from being rezoned for canal development and successfully lobbied to have it designated as National Park in 2007.

This year the Sunshine Coast Spring Wildflower Festival will be held in the last two weeks of August.  BIEPA has booked Sunday 1st September (last day of Festival) as the date for BIEPA’s Wonders of the WallumSpring Wildflower Walk on Bribie Island.   When the itinerary is finalised, BIEPA will send it to you so you can choose to enjoy the Sunshine Coast’s diversity of Spring Wildflowers throughout the Festival’s full two weeks of events.

 

HISTORY

The Sunshine Coast Spring Wildflower Festival is an annual, Spring event to celebrate the beautiful display of wildflowers on the Sunshine Coast. The Festival was developed in 1967 by Kathleen McArthur, an artist, author, environmentalist and founding member of the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland.  (See BIEPA News, May 2019 edition).  Since its humble beginnings the Festival has grown each year with the support of local community groups hosting activities.   

 

The Wildflower Festival provides free, public guided walks and activities across the Sunshine Coast. From Bribie Island to Noosa National Park people can immerse themselves in Nature. Discover the diversity of native, flowering plants in our local environment.

The BIEPA Management Committee is already planning for this popular event on Bribie Island.

 

Download the poster > POSTER – WFW 2019

Come and support Conservation Volunteers Australia and Rotary by joining them in the Community Tree Planting Day along the Woorim Foreshore at 9am Wednesday 29th May 2019.
{We will be replanting trees and vegetation that were planted by the community only a couple of years ago, but were destroyed by a recent fire in the dunes.}
WHERE:  Corner of North Street and Eighth Ave, Woorim (Rotary Park)
See attached poster for more information on how to RSVP, what to expect and what to wear.
We look forward to seeing you there.
From your BIEPA Management Committee