The Noosa Parks Association - Weekly Diary
Friday 2nd to Thursday 8th November
NPA meetings, held at the environment Centre, Wallace Park each Friday from 8.30 am - 12.15 pm, provide a welcome to all and offer the chance to hear fascinating talks and presentations about wildlife, flora and fauna. Everyone is welcome. Gain insights into diverse topics including historical, geographical and scientific bases behind environmental issues that affect us all. The recent National Threatened Species Day highlighted the need to preserve and protect delicate eco-systems and habitats; the linked "Twitching for the Mary River" day focused on the huge diversity of bird and fauna species, including the Mary River Turtle, lungfish and platypus that are currently alive and well in the region. This week's meeting, with special guest speakers from Mary River region, will provide uptodate, background information about the real issues and consequences of the proposed Traveston Dam, to assist with preparation of appropriate responses for the final stage of the public consultation process of the Traveston Crossing Dam Project - Environmental Impact Study.
There are just 4 weeks remaining of the 6 weeks given by State Government, for communities and individuals to attempt to read, interpret, analyse and respond to this huge document - 1700 pages in just one of the various DVDs. Discover what you need to know so you can help to prepare an appropriate response. Your voice is vital. The EIS can be seen at Noosa Library, Queensland Water Infrastructure website: www.qldwi.com.au
or phone 1800 225 384 for free DVD copies or hard copy for $150.
Following this discussion, there will be a Fraser Island Trip Reunion led by Cecily Fearnley - a chance for those who recently enjoyed this nature study break, to share their experiences, sightings and photos.
8.30 - 10.15 am Interpretive Birding with Bob Carey
10.15 - 10.30am Morning coffee break
10.30 am Open Forum
NPA reports, news and views
Special item: Mary River/Traveston Crossing Dam Project - Environmental Impact Statement
Preparing a response for the Public Consultation - what has been done to date; what is needed; what you can do to help.
Guest speakers from the Mary River Committee will inform and interpret the enormity of the proposed dam on local communities, flora and fauna, farming and food production, families and the future of the region.
Fraser Island trip Reunion with Cecily Fearnley