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Issue 22, 16 November to 6 December 2015

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Wednesday 18 November
Quarterly Members Meeting


Sunday 22 November
Birding at Nudgee Waterhole Reserve and Nudgee Beach

Wednesday 25 November
North Shore Riverside Park - Social Activity

Saturday 12 December
West Canungra Creek Circuit

Community Conservation:

7-22 November
Koala Count 2015 - help build a comprehensive picture of koala numbers and locations around Australia.

Saturday 21 November
Vegetation Management Group

Calendar Dates of Interest:

Monday 16 November
This Changes Everything Movie Screening

Friday 27 November
Fauna Spotting and Handling

Friday 27 – Sunday 29 November
People’s Climate March

Make a submission on the Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 
The Queensland Parliament’s Agriculture and Environment Committee is seeking submissions from interested stakeholders into its inquiry into the Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015. Show how much you care about putting conservation back on the agenda of national parks, and make a submission.
Submissions close 30th November 2015.
Make a submission and Read more.

Hot off the press – Getting Kids into National Parks series 1: SEQ
Whether the idea of taking your children out into nature fills you with a sense of excited anticipation or nervous dread, one thing is certain – today, more than ever, we are well aware of the benefits of childhood contact with nature.
For hints and tips on how to share the wonderful experience that national parks have to offer, download our new Getting Kids into National Parks guide.
If you live in South East Queensland , choose from 84 walks for young children in the Getting Kids into National Parks series 1: SEQ. 
If you live in or visit other parts of Queensland, keep an eye out for upcoming releases of other regions.

Three new nature refuges gazetted in Sunshine Coast Region
NPAQ would like to congratulate landholders of three new nature refuges for Mt Mellum, Curramore, and Cambroon.  These nature refuges will protect 105 hectares of significant habitat and contribute to key wildlife corridors in the region.
Read more.

Bridled nailtail wallabies numbers down due to drought
At one point, bridled nailtail wallabies were thought to be extinct, before a colony was rediscovered at Taunton National Park west of Rockhampton.  Now the devastating drought continues to take its toll on this critically endangered animal in Queensland’s west.
Read more.

TRACK CLOSURE - Fitzroy Island National Park
Fitzroy Island National Park’s Nudey Beach track will be closed up until 30 November for upgrade.
More info here.  

Must read book
The QPWS Ranger Field Guide: Native plants of the Glass House Mountains National Park captures the areas rich biodiversity by highlighting 150 species in the wetlands, eucalypt forests, and elevated areas. 
The Guide was initially created to help Park Rangers identify plants in the area, but was quickly recognised as a valuable resource for visitors wanting to gain greater knowledge and appreciation of the Park’s plant communities.  If you are a botanist, hiker, or gardener this one will become a favourite on your bookshelf. 
Buy a copy.

November Members Meeting
For interested members, Council will include an information session in the November Members Meeting on the bequest left to NPAQ by Mr James Cuthbertson. 

Job Vacancy - Conservation Principal
NPAQ is looking for a Conservation Principal to undertake a broad range of duties in the areas of: advocacy, nature and conservation activities, communication and revenue generation.

Read more.
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