NPA Friday Environmental Forum
All are welcome to attend this weekly forum, no membership is required. It is held at the Environment Centre, Wallace Park, Noosaville from 10.30am commencing with reporting and presentations about interpretive birding sightings, butterflies, flora and fauna and topical environmental news or issues. This is followed, generally by a guest speaker from 11.15am - 12.15pm approximately, although Open Forum meetings at the beginning of each month, may not necessarily feature a guest speaker. Bird Observers start the morning with Interpretive Birding at 8.30am and morning coffee is available for everyone from 10am.
Last week featured Dr Scott Burnett who kept a full house enthralled with his superb presentation on cassowaries. If you were unable to attend, you missed an environmental treat. Do watch out for his next presentation. Once again, with the story of cassowaries of Northern Queensland, we were reminded how vital each component of nature is within eco-systems, and to the whole of the rest of the environment . Naturalist, John Muir's words have never been truer -"When one tugs at a single thing in nature, one finds it attached to the rest of the world" (Muir, J. 1838 - 1914)
This week, August 29th, features Ben McMullen, Manager Environmental Services, North, Sunshine Coast Regional Council, who will give an update of the latest information about the Noosa Biosphere and its background.
During National Weedbusters Week, the Sunshine Coast Regional Council initiative for this area, will take place this week at the Environment Centre, Wallace Park. It offers a chance to swap a bagful of weeds with healthy, native plants (3x per household), and to discover more information about the damage caused to local wildlife and the environment by introduced species of flora and weeds, and the huge benefits of replacing with native species instead. The range of options is much broader than most people would think - ideas will be given about the native species that can reasonably be substituted for the more traditionally used non-native, garden varieties. Weedbusters will take place from Monday 1st September, 9 - 1 am; then Wednesday - Friday from 10 - 2pm. Please support this creative initiative and encourage friends and neighbours to take up this opportunity.
Next week, September 5th will be an Open Forum from 10.30am, during which many topical environmental issues will be raised. Time will also be taken to reflect on the huge range of activities of the last few weeks and the history and achievements of NPA and Activity groups, including Noosa Parks Association Park at the Spit, and to look towards the upcoming events and activities. These sessions are always most interesting, informative and entertaining too! All are welcome. For more information call the EC on 5474 2486
September 12th features ornithologist, Clive Allen, who will share some of his outstanding bird photos with the group and give the latest information about bird atlassing processes adopted by Birds Australia.among other topics of interest.
Downloadable "Weedbuster Locations" Fact Sheet & hyperlink the pdf attached.
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