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Addressing pests on the Fraser Coast

A pest is any animal or plant that has an adverse economic, environmental or social impact on a particular place. 

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Zero Chemical Weed Management Project

Over the last two working bees, Fraser Coast Regional Council Community Environment Program volunteers and staff have contributed a total of 199 hours of work in Happy Valley.  (more…)

Pest Profile: Indian or Common Myna

Another call to action on newly established Indian mynas, with the added request that people formally report any sightings. (more…)

Weed Workout: Live leaf succulent

Live leaf succulent (Bryophyllum pinnatum) is covered by Fraser Coast Regional Council’s Local Law No.3 (Community & Environment) 2011- Pest Plants. (more…)

The future of waste on K’gari

Since the last FINIA meeting, the Fraser Coast Regional Council has been dealing with submissions on the Future of Fraser Island Waste.  FINIA and FIDO both made submissions with long-term resident, David Anderson representing FINIA at the Council’s Fraser Coast Future Waste Forums held on K’gari.  (more…)

Give yourself an Autumn Weed Workout!

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Have your say on Fraser Island’s Waste Plan

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We need you for the Easter Cassia Blitz!

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Flowing Easter Cassia

29th April to 5th May 2018

Fraser Island Defenders Organisation (FIDO), Fraser Island Natural Integrity Alliance (FINIA) and the Fraser Island Association (FIA) are collaborating on a joint assault on Easter Cassia when it is in full flower and easier to locate.

Additional volunteers are invited to join this program register Email John Sinclair or sign on at the Happy Valley sign shelter at 7.00 am Monday to Friday 30 April to 4 May.

 

 

Easter Cassia is easiest to locate when it is flowering. This Joint blitz aims at reducing the worst infestation on Fraser Island (K’gari)

Give yourself a weed workout: Glory Lily

Glory Lily (declared under Fraser Coast Regional Council’s Local Law number 3) is a perennial herb from Africa and Asia with climbing stems with tendrils at the tips. 

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Give yourself a Weed Workout: Brazilian Cherry

Brazillian Cherry (Eugenia uniflora), an environmental weed, is a medium height shrub native to South America, Brazilian Cherry has a dense rounded habit with oval leaves, pointed tips and red new growth.  It grows 3-6m tall and forms dense stands outcompeting native plants. (more…)