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Orchid Beach Shaves for a Cure

In late 2020, Waddy Point Ranger Jeremy Thompson joined Leukemia’s World’s Greatest Shave identifying March 4 2022, as his shave date.

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Sustainable Visitor Capacity Study of K’gari (Fraser Island)

The Department of Environment and Science (DES) is funding a sustainable visitor capacity (SVC) study of the Cooloola Recreation Area, Bribie Island National Park and K’gari (Fraser Island) and has engaged EarthCheck Pty Ltd to deliver this.

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Post-fire Recovery Action Plan: Foredune Rehabilitation

Earlier this year, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) asked FINIA and FIDO to help implement the IGEM K’gari Ecological Assessment Monitoring and Research Report’s recommendations.

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K’gari Cleans Up After the Flood

In March, over 40 cubic metres of flood debris washed up on K’gari (Fraser Island) beaches as a result of flooding from northern NSW and South East Queensland.

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Tackling Litter and Marine Debris on K’gari

In 2021, funded through a Queensland Community Sustainability Action Grant, The Butchulla Land and Sea Rangers (BLSR) commenced the Butchulla Country – Marine Debris Clean-Up Project.

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K’gari Waste Management and Resource Recovery Strategy

Fraser Coast Regional Council is developing a Waste Management and Resource Recovery Strategy for K’gari (Fraser Island), which aspires to protect and conserve the world-heritage and cultural values of the island through sustainable waste practices.

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Orchid Beach Wongari (Dingo) Deterrent Fence

In response to recent high-risk dingo activity in Orchid Beach, an additional dingo-deterrent fence spanning nearly six kilometres will be constructed around the township.

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K’gari Research Symposium – K’gari towards 2050

The K’gari Research Symposium was held on Friday, 26 November, at the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Fraser Coast Campus.

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Portable Toilets Mandatory for Teewah Beach

A new portable waste facility has been installed, and portable toilets are now mandatory at Teewah Beach due to human waste being inappropriately disposed of in the area’s natural environment.

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The World’s Tiniest Wattle on the World’s Largest Sand Island

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, Natural Resource Management team staff Rachel and Megan discovered how tiny the vulnerable Tiny Wattle (Acacia baueri subsp. baueri) is while they were out in the field with visiting University of Sunshine Coast students on K’gari.

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