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.
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.
Some intrepid BIEPA volunteers hit White Patch on Bribie Island this year for the annual Clean Up Australia Day. This year is special as we remember founder, Ian Kiernan AO, who passed away October 2018.
Our usual haunts for this event are Buckley’s Hole, Shirley Creek and Woorim Beach, but we decided to spread the word further afield.
Our volunteers collected 13 bags of rubbish including a huge amount of wire mesh that some not-so-thoughtful person had dumped in the National Park.
Everyone had a lot of fun and we thank all those who came out to clean up White Patch.
BIEPA’s meeting location for the CLEAN UP Australia Day event will be at White Patch Esplanade opposite Coondiba Street. From there, volunteers will choose to go north to the Rangers Station or South to Wrights Creek and back.
STORY OF THE PHOTO ON THE POSTER: A BIEPA member was walking along Woorim beach one morning and saw a red can scurrying around in the sand. The can was being dragged by a little crab whose claw was caught in the can. Of course, the BIEPA member released the crab from its trap. No, the crab wasn’t intoxicated.
A reminder that rubbishing Bribie Island is impacting even our smallest creatures.
The Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue invites you to a seminar on
Climate Change and Faith in the Pacific Islands
The seminar is being presented by Dr Patrick Nunn from the University of the Sunshine Coast.
Tuesday 6 Nov Tea coffee and biscuits will be served.
7 pm start. Free parking available at N 38
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by
Speaker Biography: Patrick Nunn is a geographer and climate-change scientist who has been researching in the Pacific Islands region for more than thirty years. He has current projects in the Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu that look at the reasons why most external interventions for climate-change adaptation fail to be either effective or sustained. With others having a long-term involvement with the IPCC, he shared the award of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize; he was Lead Author on the “Sea Level Change” chapter in AR5 and has been appointed Lead Author on the “Small Islands” chapter in AR6. In May 2018, he was awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Geographical Society of Queensland. He has authored over 250 peer-reviewed publications including several books, such as “Climate, Environment and Society in the Pacific during the Last Millennium” (Elsevier, 2007) and the more popular “Vanished Islands and Hidden Continents of the Pacific” (University of Hawaii Press, 2009). A recent article in The Conversation summarises Patrick’s views on faith-informed adaptation interventions – see https://tinyurl.com/khzm6nl
Dr Brian Adams
Centre for Interfaith and Cultural Dialogueclimate Griffith University | Nathan Campus | QLD 4111 Multi Faith Centre (N35) Room 1.04 T +61 7 373 57052 | F +61 7 373 57131 | E email@example.com