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
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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
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Council is hosting a couple of community workshops on flying foxes (with the rather obvious intent of putting out some positive info on bats to counter some of the negative experiences people have with bats in their areas).
We wondered if you can help us market the two workshops upcoming, using your email lists to members or newsletters, or your Facebook pages. You may wish to advertise the kids’ workshop in September first and then the adults’ workshop for November can be advertised a few weeks later. Up to you!
Presented by leading expert on bats, Dr Les Hall, this balanced workshop provides information on the ecology of flying foxes, their unique characteristics, their importance as pollinators and highlights some of the issues relating to their increasingly urban habitat.
Photo attached: Grey headed bat feeding on banksia