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Issue 20, 20 October to 1 November 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

Sunday 25 October
Warrie Circuit Walk

Wednesday 28 October
Lunch on the Hop Social Walk

Sunday 1 November
Clif Bell Memorial Picnic 2015

Sunday 8 November
Araucaria Lookout Day Walk - Binna Burra

Wednesday 18 November
Quarterly Members Meeting

Other Events:

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

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

Other Calendar Dates:

18-24 October
National Water Week

Changes to the Nature Conservation Act
QPWS have provided NPAQ with a briefing on proposed changes to the Nature Conservation Act, which will be further detailed at the Ministerial Environment Roundtable in Brisbane next week. 

Several changes relate to reinstating the Cardinal Principle, and select protected area tenures.

Find out more in the next issue of Neck of the Woods.
Meeting with Stephen Bennett MP
NPAQ has met with the opposition spokesperson for national parks to discuss concerns relating to grazing on park, commercial and recreational proposals, park management, and new protected area acquisitions.

More info to come.
Nature Refuges pass 4m hectare mark
Nature refuges in Queensland now total more than 4 million hectares with the declaration of 11 new nature refuges on 8 October 2015 by Environment Minister Dr Steven Miles. 

Nature Refuges are now almost half the size of the national park estate in Queensland.
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Are you a budding photographer or writer?
If you are keen to share your skills and talent, contact Jeannie on 07 3367 0878 or email to find out how you could assist.
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