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Issue 19, 6 October to 18 October 2015

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Upcoming Events:

Wed 21 October
Social Evening with the Lowrys on Kangaroo Island and the Murray River

Saturday 24 October
Vegetation Management Group at Boombana Jollys Lookout

Sunday 25 October
Bird Watching – Fig Tree Pocket

Wednesday 28 October
Lunch on the Hop Social Walk

Sunday 1 November
Clif Bell Memorial Picnic 2015

Other Events:

16-17 October
ReefBlitz – discover, identify and record plants and animals in and around the Great Barrier Reef

2pm on Saturday 17 October
Cairns Esplanade Bioblitz – observe, capture or photograph the local plant and wildlife

19-25 October
Aussie Bird Count – an annual national bird survey to discover how our birds are getting on

Other Calendar Dates:

6 October
World Habitat Day

18-24 October
National Water Week

Ecotourism Plan being reviewed
NPAQ understands the Queensland Ecotourism Plan 2013-2020, which relies heavily on protected areas, is being reviewed to reflect current State Government policies. 

NPAQ will provide links to the revised Plan when it is available.
George N Batianoff Award presented to weed volunteers
The Tablelands National Park Volunteers have received the George Batianoff Award (for Team Excellence) for their work on eradicating coffee plants from the Lake Eacham and Lake Barrine sections of the Crater Lakes National Park.  This exotic plant forms up to 75% of critically endangered Mabi rainforests that occur in the Park.  The moral of this story - drink tea, not coffee!
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New chair of the Wet Tropics Management Authority
Leslie Shirreffs has been appointed as the new chair of the Wet Tropics Management Authority.  Ms Shirreffs has extensive experience in World Heritage and protected area management, and was instrumental in phasing out broad-scale land clearing more than a decade ago.
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Beerwah State Forest
Negotiations continue to preserve endangered lowland rainforest in a section of Beerwah State Forest known locally as the Mooloolah Logging Area.
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