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Happy Valley’s Weeds Are On The Run

The long-awaited clean-up of the weed-infested Happy Valley Central Dune area has started with a bang.

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FINIA Tour of K’gari

Fraser Island Natural Integrity Alliance (FINIA) is justifiably proud of its status as an inclusive alliance of stakeholders who share an interest in that wonderful sand island off Hervey Bay and Rainbow Beach (increasingly known by its Butchulla name of K’gari).

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What did we learn? The K’gari Bushfire Review

In late May, the Inspector-General Emergency Management’s review report and the government’s response to the K’gari (Fraser Island) bushfires were tabled in State Parliament. The government response states that all 38 of the report’s recommendations were supported or supported in principle.

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Training K’gari’s Future Rangers

FINIA would like to congratulate the Butchulla Aboriginal Corporation’s Butchulla Land and Sea Rangers Trainees for recently completing their six-month Skilling Queenslanders for Work traineeships.

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FINIA is all about Helping Hands

Late last year, FINIA joined the University of Queensland’s Cane Toad Challenge (CTC).

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Butchulla Rangers and Trainees go Totally Wild for K’gari

In late October, Network Ten’s popular children’s show, Totally Wild, filmed with the Butchulla Aboriginal Corporation and Butchulla Land and Sea Rangers.  

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Butchulla Junior Rangers Program

The Butchulla Land and Sea Rangers (BLSR) with assistance from Butchulla Aboriginal Corporation (BAC) staff, have kicked off their highly popular 2020 Junior Ranger Program at Urangan Point State School.

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Coral Monitoring in the Great Sandy Strait

The Butchulla Land and Sea Rangers recently joined the Gidarjil Land and Sea Rangers and the University of the Sunshine Coast out on the water to conduct in-shore coral reef surveys on Butchulla Country.

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ReefClean in Butchulla country

In early December last year, Butchulla Land and Sea rangers participated in a training day with ReefClean partners Conservation Volunteers Australia. A marine debris clean and audit was completed at Eli Creek, a popular local fishing spot and unfortunately a dumping ground for residential waste.

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Great Sandy National Park Wildfires

The wildfires that have affected much of Australia these past months didn’t spare the Great Sandy National Park either. Both the K’gari (Fraser Island) and Cooloola sections of the park experienced wildfire events during this time, including one wildfire on the island and five wildfires within Cooloola.

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