Caloundra City's Biodiversity Strategy Celebrations
Biodiversity is arguably the single most important resource on Earth. Encompassing the variety of all life forms, it includes the different plants, animals, fungi, seaweed and all micro-organisms, the genes they contain and the ecosystems they form.
Caloundra City is no stranger to biodiversity; in fact it is becoming increasingly renowned as a significant biodiversity centre of species richness.
To celebrate and formally launch the City's Biodiversity Strategy 2006, Council will be holding a special event from 10am-1pm on Saturday at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Maleny.
Caloundra City Acting Mayor Don Smith said Council formally adopted the Biodiversity Strategy 2006 in September to provide policy and direction for the sustainable preservation of Caloundra City's natural landscapes, management of protected areas and protection of native wildlife and their habitats.
The launch, which is open to the public, will include an official launch by Division One Councillor Dick Newman as well as guest speakers, a range of informative displays and environment activities to promote conservation initiatives in Caloundra City.
The displays open at 10am, with the official launch of the Strategy and talks by environmental experts from 10.30am. There will be environmental activities from 11.30am, including a limited guided walk through the park, native tree giveaways and more.