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Citizen Scientists for K’gari

Twenty-one recipients have been awarded a Queensland Citizen Science Grant, with more than $580,000 funding committed over three years to help increase Queenslanders’ participation in citizen science. 

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Update on FIDO’s Weed Eradication Program – Happy Valley

Between 9 and 15 June, 2019, FIDO’s Bush Regeneration Program again targeted Happy Valley.  Coming from all over Southern Queensland, the group’s volunteers split into two teams and put in over 140 hours of hard work over the week.   

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In the Spirit of Cooperation

It’s been a good season for weeds on Fraser Island. Some heavy falls of rain in June with regular showers for the rest of the month and into early July. Then the sun came out to encourage growth.

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Butchulla Land and Sea Ranger Biosecurity Training

In May, the four Butchulla Land and Sea Rangers along with Conway Burns and Chantel Van Wamelen undertook Biosecurity training in conjunction with the Department of Agricultural and Fisheries forest health staff. Presenters included Suzy Perry, Janet McDonald, Louise Shuey and Geoff Pegg.

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Preparing for the Biennial K’gari (Fraser Island) Conference

One area where there has been a huge amount of collaboration is the upcoming 8th Biennial K’gari (Fraser Island) Conference.  The conferences, which were initiated by FIDO in 2004, are unique in the World Heritage space, and have been an excellent tool for stakeholders and researchers to share knowledge and information about K’gari. 

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FIDO’s Weed Eradication Program Happy Valley

FIDO has been involved in weed eradication at Happy Valley since the early 2000s.  An intensive program commenced in March 2004, involving four, week-long weeding excursions per year. These trips usually involve from 5 to 12 volunteers.

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Birds of a Feather Flock Together

K’gari-Fraser Island becomes the final resting place for a small number of migrating animal species from whales to birds that become stranded due to weather, limited food resources, illness or other influential reasons. This is also a natural part of the island’s nutritive cycles.

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Getting Together on K’gari

FINIA was founded on K’gari in 2005 and meeting on the island at least once a year has become an important part of the group’s calendar.  Aside from the opportunity to spend some time looking at the issues and progress on-ground, it also provides an opportunity for us to renew our commitment to the island, share knowledge, meet new partners and discuss approaches as we face emerging challenges – like myrtle rust and visitor management.  The 2019 trip, held on 7-8 May, was no exception. 

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Reducing your waste footprint

As part of the ‘Future Waste’ team for Fraser Coast Regional Council, Jeanette Harrold, Environmental Services Manager said that the process of consulting with the Fraser Island (K’gari) community had left her questioning her personal waste management decisions. 

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K’gari Stories for Children

For those of you that subscribe to this website or the FINIA Facebook page, you may have noticed a few stories for children creeping in? 

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