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Issue 10, 18 May to 31 May 2015




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Events This Fortnight:

Wed 20 May
NPAQ Quarterly Member Meeting May 2015

Sat 23 May
Mt Tibberoowuccum and Mt Tibrogargan followed by a swim at Caloundra

Sun 24 May
Dan Stiller Reserve Bird Activity 
 
Sun 24 May
Benarkin State Forest Bike Ride
 
Wed 27 May
Boombana to Jollys Lookout Walk

Upcoming Events:

Sun 7 June
Walk in Cunninghams Footsteps Fundraiser
 
Wed 17 June
Social and Topics of Interest Evening with Royal Flying Doctor Service
 
Mon 31 August
Capricorn Coast 2015 Extended Bird Activity

Other Calendar Dates:

Fri 22 May
Significant, Veteran and Scar Tree Workshop

Sat 23 May
Breakfast Forum with the Hon Dr Steven Miles MP, Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection and Minister for the Great Barrier Reef

Sun 31 May
Green Heart Fair
 
Sat 30 May – Sun 7 June
Queensland Week
 
Sat 18 April - Mon 8 June
Bimblebox: art – science – nature exhibition

Retrace the footsteps of history!
On the 7th June, you can retrace the footsteps of one of South East Queensland's earliest European explorers, Allan Cunningham, in his historic journey to find the gap which now bears his name!
Find out more or register today.


Canyon survey underway!
Your donations to the 2014 Christmas Appeal have enabled 9 people to participate this week in a fauna and flora survey of the Canyon National Reserve System property west of Undara. 

The survey will focus predominantly on looking for Gouldian and Black-throated Finches, but also any other listed endangered or vulnerable species found on the property. Results will be reported on in the June/July edition of Protected

Again, many thanks to all NPAQ members and supporters who gave so generously to this appeal!


Human-Dingo interactions on Fraser Island
A multidisciplinary collaboration is about to examine the complexity of human-dingo interactions on Fraser Island. 
For more information, go to link.

Peak Range grazing lease extended
Sadly staff from Minister Miles office have confirmed that a small grazing lease (172ha) on Peak Range National Park (due to expire 30th April) has been extended for 12 months while the new State Government finalises its policy on grazing in national parks.  Recent comments from the Minister on this issue can be found in the last edition of Neck of the Woods.

Trail Running in Lamington National Park
NPAQ has been made aware of a trail running event planned for September in Lamington National Park - Coastal High.  It is anticipated that this event will attract up to 350 participants, twice as many spectators and triple in size in future years.  There may be issues associated with:

  1. Track damage from the volume of runners, especially to high conservation areas.
  2. The spread of myrtle rust into non-affected parts of Lamington and Springbrook.
  3. Access to the Border Track on the day of the event by the public.
  4. And the increasing commercialisation of national parks.
Must read book recommended by NPAQ
"Green Mountains" by Bernard O’Reilly
This book retells the life story and events surrounding Bernard O'Reilly's heroic search for and discovery of the survivors of the Stinson wreck at the Green Mountains in 1937.
Read the synopsis.

Support NPAQ the way you want via Every Day Hero
NPAQ is now listed with Every Day Hero!  So if you would like to raise funds and awareness for NPAQ through an event you are planning such as a bushwalking challenge you can create a Supporter Page to collect donations from your family and friends.

You can also choose an existing major community event in your state such as the Bridge to Brisbane (happening in August) where the logistics of the event itself are already organised.  All you have to do is set up a Supporter Page! 
NPAQ can help you set up your Supporter Page too. 

Visit Every Day Hero and search for “National Parks Association of Queensland Incorporated” to start fundraising today.

Advertise in Protected magazine
Protected is the official magazine of NPAQ.  Each full colour, A4 sized issue contains in depth news on national parks; and featured national park, walk and species articles. 

Distributed bimonthly to 2,000+ readers and available for download on the NPAQ website, the magazine is an effective way to advertise your organisation or business to our readers.
Take a look at Protected and advertising rates.
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