25th Anniversary Landcare Grant Project

25th Anniversary Landcare grant project to be officially unveiled on Coochiemudlo Island later this month.

Australia’s Commissioner for Threatened Species, Gregory Andrews will officially unveil interpretive signage for the Melaleuca Wetlands, funded by the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme on Wednesday 30 November at 1pm.

The opening of the project, “Melaleuca Wetlands – Promoting Ramsar Environmental and Cultural Values” administered by Coochiemudlo Island Coastcare Inc will be at the southern entrance to the wetlands in James Street.

Coastcare appreciates the collaboration with WetlandCare Australia, Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation, SEQ Catchments, as well as the support of Redland City Council which has seen the project augmented with two noticeboards at the northern and southern entrances through Councillor Lance Hewlett’s Community Infrastructure Funding.

Unique signage at Myora Springs on North Stradbroke Island showcases that site’s ecological significance and importance to the Traditional Owners, the Quandamooka people. Coastcare believes the development of similar signage for these wetlands, part of the Moreton Bay Ramsar designation, will inform the community and visitors enabling greater understanding of our fragile environment.

It’s hoped heightened awareness of the environmental and cultural values of this special site will foster improved stewardship of the area.

This project is supported by Coochiemudlo Island Coastcare Inc & Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme, WetlandCare Australia, SEQ Catchments and Redland City Council.

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For further detail, email or phone Graeme Roberts-Thomson 0413352511 or Heather Smith 0433667315.

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