Cr Baberowski - Weather events and local resilience
  • Wednesday 13 May 2015

Across the Sunshine Coast, Division 1 experienced the worst of the recent wild weather.

Reports from authorities as well as my personal inspection of the division were backed up by vital information provided by residents on the extent of the impact.

The response by emergency services and Council staff to quickly prioritise safety concerns was very much appreciated however there are still areas that will need attention and I ask for your patience as we work through the list.

Cruise the Pumicestone Passage

I recently attended the Coastal Forum where we were all reminded of the significance of the amazing Pumicestone Passage and catchment to our environment.

It again highlighted the rich the diversity of the ecosystems that make it a haven for significant species of fish, dugong, turtles, mammals and migratory birds.

Coming up is a great chance for interested community members to join a special council-subsidised two hour cruise of the Passage with expert commentary on May 18 or 25.

Cruises will operate in the morning and afternoon on each day and discounted tickets are available at $12.50 per person.  Spaces are limited; phone 5492 8280 to book your seat.

Help wage war on weeds

Runaway garden plants are one of the main sources of environmental weeds.

If you would like to learn more about the problems weeds are causing in our natural areas, come along to a local ‘weed swap’ event.

As a reward for your interest and concern, Council will swap one bag of weeds for three native plants for your garden.

  • Saturday 16 May 9am-10am Sharyn Bonney Bushland Reserve, Sugarbag Road, Little Mountain
  • Tuesday 19 May 8.30am-9.30am Emma Place Park, behind Carolan Way, Beerwah

First published in The Glasshouse Country News on May 13, 2015.