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Following a very successful Easter Cassia Blitz at Happy Valley at the end of April where a very significant amount of Lantana was also removed, FIDO volunteers at Eurong in July turned their attention to attacking Lantana. (more…)
K’gari is inscribed on the World Heritage list for three outstanding values. One of these is its outstanding natural beauty. However, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and on K’gari there are two incompatible views of beauty when it comes to viewing the vegetation. Where many find beauty in the bush, some see the natural ecosystems as untidy and messy. Opposite views are even more pronounced in the urban areas where the rose garden mentality is in direct competition with the natural values that brought about K’gari’s World Heritage listing. (more…)
In July, in a collaborative effort facilitated by FINIA, the Great Plant Giveaway was held at Eurong. It offered stock raised in Eurong’s QPWS nursery by FIDO volunteers to be used by island property owners. It was made clear that no plants could be removed from the island. (more…)
The idea of a Blitz near Happy Valley while the Easter Cassia (Senna pendula var. glabrata) was flowering might have been my idea. However, the credit for the success of the Cassia Blitz goes to FIDO’s John Sinclair and Peter Shooter who organised the week-long event and to BMRG (Burnett Mary Regional Group) who funded it. (more…)
Are you a Fraser Island landholder looking to replace your exotic plants with local native plant species? Did you know you can source them for free*? (more…)
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)
FIDO recently decided to test the application of QR codes. (QR stands for Quick Response rather than ‘Queensland Rail’). We recently updated the Eurong sign shelter and instead of loading up a lot of blurb that people who want to make the most of their time on K’gari are loathe to stop and read, we tried using QR codes to sell ourselves and our message. (more…)