Wildlife Preservation Society of QLD - Moreton Bay Branch

 

Moreton Bay Branch of Wildlife Preservation Society Queensland (originally Caboolture Branch) is one of 17 WPSQ branches across Queensland.  The branch was formed in 1988, when a gathering of the local community, largely made up of members of “Friends of Burpengary Creek,” an existing group formed to work on the preservation of the endangered rainforest, met to discuss a range of environmental issues of concern in the fast developing Shire. 

 

The Branch is intent on playing an active role in raising environmental consciousness in the community through the region.  Some of the activities and successes of this organisation in the local area include:                                                             

• Assisted Council in the revegetation of several parks and wildlife corridors

• Prepared numerous submissions in relation to local development plans, park management and State issues

• Started a community nursery at Burpengary

• Campaigned for “no dogs allowed” ruling at Toorbul High Tide Roost

• Campaigned against sandmining at Beachmere and a radioactive dump at Beerburrum, and opposed the extension of a sea wall at Toorbul

• Erected bird identification boards at Centenary Lakes, Caboolture, Toorbul High Roost and Buchanan Park at Burpengary.

• Launched a book on the environmental significance of Burpengary Creek

• Produced two short videos about Burpengary Creek and Wader Birds at Toorbul

• Published “A Bird Watchers Guide to Redcliffe, Pine Rivers and Caboolture.

• Produced two posters - “Riparian Flora and Fauna of Burpengary Creek” and “Birds and Habitats of Caboolture Shire”

• Erected a bird hide at Lakeview Drive

• Hosted two Wildlife Queensland Southern Branch Get togethers

• Held stalls and mounted displays at school fetes, environmental fairs, markets and shopping centres

• Changed name to Moreton Bay Branch to reflect the changed Council boundaries, and the amalgamation with the Pine Rivers Branch.

 

A group within the Branch, CABBOS, led by an expert and passionate birdwatcher, conducts regular excursions locally, and occasionally, for longer periods further afield. 

     

Meetings are usually held on Saturday mornings at CREEC, featuring a guest speaker but on other occasions the meetings may take the form of an activity such as a spotlighting. The meetings are advertised in the community and members of the public are always welcome. The branch has representatives on committees, and as members, in many local environmental groups. WPSQ is represented on the management committee of CREEC and is a founding member of Friends of CREEC.  Members are regularly requested to speak to community and school groups and mount displays at local fetes and environmental days; many are involved in bush care, plant propagation and the annual koala census.

The notice of Branch activities and the Newsletter are available on the CREEC website.  The monthly newsletter of the Branch is circulated to all members and other interested bodies and it features articles by members and advertises future events, as well as providing detailed reports of the CABBOS outings.

Information on meetings, excursions and membership may be obtained by checking out the CREEC website or by phoning Helen Thomas on (07) 3886 6132 or via email -   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Click on the links to the right of this page to view the Newsletters and Contacts.

Click on the web link below to go to the WPSQ website.

http://www.wildlife.org.au/

 

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