Walk and Talk for Protected Areas (Boondall Wetlands)

June 19, 2021 at 9:00am - 11:30am
Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre
31 Paperbark Dr
Boondall, QLD 4034
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Hayley Troupe ·
Rebecca Congram Randall Burgin Linda Fritz Elliott Joseph Lakshmi Shivalanka Tony Schultz Glenn Conroy Denis Taylor

Join Queensland Conservation Council (QCC) and guest speakers for an information session and walk in the Boondall Wetlands. Find out more about the importance of Protected areas, and how you can take action to push for bigger and better protected areas in QLD.

Due to Covid and to ensure we can all comfortably take part in the guided walk we will be capping our numbers at 30. So RSVP to save your spot.

Queensland is home to 70% of Australia’s mammals, 80% of its birds and more than 50% of its native reptiles, frogs and plant species. Though Queensland is the most biodiverse state or territory in Australia, we have the smallest proportion of its land in national parks and protected areas. At only 8.2%, our unique plants and animals are threatened by land clearing, degradation and a changing climate.  

Despite Qld government promises to increase the area protected and the adoption of a target of 17% in 2015, little has changed over the last few years. At the current rate of protection increase it will take 127 years to reach 17%, well outside what is required to meet obligations under the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity target! 

Join us at 9:00am Saturday 19th June, 2021 at the Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre, 31 Paperbark Dr, Boondall. Hear from speakers from the QCC, outlining information about QCC’s campaign, upcoming events and why protected areas are important. We will then take a short, guided walk, through the wetlands, during which you will hear more about the wetlands, features and wildlife of interest and its conservation history from the Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre staff.

How to get there – This walk begins at the Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre and you can get there by train (take the Cleveland or Shorncliffe line and get off at Boondall Station) or bus (Route 325), bike or car.  There is free car parking available. The Environment Centre facilities will be available to you if you want to bring family or friends and enjoy a morning picnic there after the walk. You can find and download the Boondall Wetlands Map from the Boondall Wetland Environment Centre

The walk - Is along a built-up walking track, will be easy, accessible to all, no matter your mobility, and a modest distance. You can choose to come on a guided walk or take a walk or ride in your own time.  There is an optional walk along a boardwalk to the bird hide. Bring or spray on some insect repellent before you come!

COVID 19 - For your safety, Covid 19 physical distancing and contact tracing will be observed for the walk and presentations. Hand sanitiser will be provided.

Will you come?