The Noosa Festival of Water 2010

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  • Location: Lake Macdonald Ampitheatre and the Noosa Botanic Gardens, Cooroy 4563 Queensland

Lake Macdonald and the Noosa Botanic Gardens provide a stunning setting for the sixth annual Noosa Festival of Water, which will take place this year on Sunday 20th June from 10 am until 3 pm. It''s hard to imagine a better way to spend a Sunday than sitting at the Greek style amphitheatre enjoying top quality entertainment with Lake Macdonald as the backdrop.

On the Lake:
Free boat tours to the Noosa Hatchery
Free Kids' Fishing Clinic
Free boat tours to the Noosa Water Treatment Plant
Queensland Canoeing

In the amphitheatre:
10.10am Noosa Pipe Band
10.30am Sandie Johnson from Envirocom
10.50am Ian Mackay -- poetic license
11.00am Noosa District Concert Band
11.40am Gubbi Gubbi Dance Troupe
12 Welcome to Country, Lyndon Davies
12.05pm Official Opening, Bob Abbott
12.10pm Geckoes Wildlife, Martin F.
1.10pm Anatolian Rhythms, Zafer Sarac
1.40pm Pomona A Capella Choir
2.00pm Monkey Dog -- Cooroy rock band

Across the water
Camp Cooroora Open Day
Noosa Boat Club rowing demos
Noosa Trail network -- ride your mountainbike to the Festival
More displays and refreshments
Displays | Activities
Arting About -- children's art activities
Community Group displays
MRCCC -- Free water testing. Bring your bore, creek or dam water sample
Geckoes Wildlife -- make friends with the natives! Martin Fingland presents...
Free face painting
Noosa Landcare -- free trees for Noosa Biosphere residents. Bring your rates notice.

The Festival commemorates Green June on the Sunshine Coast. It aims to raise community awareness of the importance of our water resources, and the need to conserve water supplies and protect water quality and freshwater biodiversity.

Martin Fingland from Geckoes Wildlife will be displaying some of his diverse collection of Australian Native animals, as well as giving a presentation in the Amphitheatre. The Geckoes Wildlife team has a long-term commitment to conservation, contributing many of their animals to captive breeding programs. Top local bands including the Celtic/Irish bluegrass of the Jimmies and the 30 piece Noosa District Concert Band will also get your toes tapping in the Amphitheatre.

Free boat tours across the Lake to the Noosa District Hatchery and the Noosa Water Treatment plant will operate throughout the day from the boat ramp. The Hatchery has been involved in breeding fingerlings of the endangered Mary River Cod for release to impoundments and waterways in the Mary Catchment since 1983 for both recreational and conservation purposes.

Renown Bush''n''Beach journalist, Dave Whelan and the Lake Borumba Fish Stocking Association will conduct the "Take a Kid Fishing" clinic, which has grown to be Australia''s largest children's fishing clinic. Last year a number of delighted kids caught a range of species.

Dedicated local artist Lyn McCrea will be encouraging kids to help save Lake Macdonald from Cabomba weed with her Arting About team and their massive mural of Lake Macdonald. Arting About is a regular feature at the Noosa Regional Gallery each month, encouraging kids and their families to be involved in artistic activities.

Displays at the Festival include Noosa Landcare who will be giving away two free trees to Biosphere residents upon presentation of a rate notice, the MRCCC will be offering a free basic water testing service for landholders who bring a sample from their dam, creek or bore and Noosa Parks will be asking "What bird is that"!

A range of refreshments will be available and entry to the Festival is free. The Lake Macdonald Catchment Care group gratefully acknowledges the support of the Sunshine Coast Council and the Burnett Mary Regional Group, as well as the large number of volunteers whose contribution ensures a successful event. For more information or a copy of the Festival flyer, visit the MRCCC''s website at or call the Resource Centre on 07 5482 4766.

Noosa Festival of Water 2010
Lake Macdonald Ampitheatre and the Noosa Botanic Gardens, Cooroy

10.00 am until 3.00 pm
The Noosa Festival of Water is a free community event.

Contact: Debbie Seal
Organisation: Lake Macdonald Catchment Care Group
Contact Details: Call 07 5482 4766 or email

Lake Macdonald Catchment Care Group :
07 5482 4766

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Lake Macdonald Ampitheatre and the Noosa Botanic Gardens, Cooroy

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