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Recovery Plan for Marine Turtles in Australia

In case you missed it, there is a new Recovery Plan for Marine Turtles 2017 , published on the Commonwealth Government’s website.

The 2017 – 2027 Recovery Plan for Marine Turtles in Australia identifies actions that are required to recover the seven species of marine turtle found in Australian waters.

Among these species, the endangered Loggerhead Turtle nesting habitat between Double Island Point and Pumicestone Passage has been identified as critical to the survival of this species. This is an important listing for our local beaches and recognises the great work that all the volunteers do in collecting scientific data on marine turtles along our Sunshine Coast coastline. This plan recognises the importance of our beaches as nesting grounds for the Loggerhead Turtle.

During NAIDOC Week on Friday 7th, an official launch will be held of the digital booklet titled:

“THE PANDANUS: HISTORIC OCCURRENCE AND ABORIGINAL USES:
MORETON TO WIDE BAY DISTRICTS”

A stunning coastal icon of our headlands and dunes, the Pandanus tree has been the focus of a project to celebrate its cultural significance and to support its conservation in our region. Unitywater’s Community Sponsorship Program has funded this initiative enabling Coolum & North Shore Coast Care to work with KabiKabi Traditional Owners, historian Dr Ray Kerkhove and Pandanus dieback mitigation expert, Joel Fostin.

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Family fun in nature for 4 to 10 year olds on Sundays from 10 am- 12:p.m.

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After the very successful Specks of Sand – Community Science and Decision-making forum on 13 May, participants requested that the presentations be made available to the wider audience. These can now be found under Presentations on the Local Info tab above.

 

The next Combined Groups Working Bee will be held on Thursday 1 June, meeting at Marcoola Beach Access 106 (southern end of Marcoola Esplanade, about 200m south of  Felix Parry Park and North Marcoola shopping village) and commencing at 8am. Gloves, tools and morning tea provided. All welcome!

The next Management Committee meeting will also be held on 1 June, at Coolum Community Native Nursery, 157 Warran Road Yaroomba, commencing 1.30pm. All members welcome.

Its that time of year again. We are asking for submissions of photos for our 2018 Coolum and North Shore Coast Care Calendar. The calendar will focus on the beauty of nature in the surrounding region, with a focus on local flora, fauna and landscapes found in the area between the Noosa and Maroochy Rivers, and west to the Bruce Highway. Last year our calendars were sent across the world to over 20 countries.

Please submit photos by Friday 30 June. All those whose photos are used will receive a credit on the photo page and a free calendar. If you would like to submit a photo or would like further information, please contact calendar@coolumcoastcare.org.au.