Mackay Conservation Group recently sponsored a community bushfire forum in Kuttabul so that locals could find out more about the future likelihood of fires and how to prepare.
Andrew Houley from the Rural Fire Service said that firefighters use the night time, when temperature and wind speed falls, to get on top of bushfires.
The BoM data shows that our region currently has about 15 nights per year with a minimum temperature above 25°C. In the worst-case scenario we may suffer through nearly 50 hot nights in 2030 and up to about 160 by 2090. That will make it much harder for Rural Fire Brigade volunteers to do their job.
In celebration of the Feast of St Francis of Assisi, the Kerrisdale Garden Chapel invites you to bring your feathered and furry loved ones to the blessing of pets and animals!
The family-friendly service will be held on Sunday 6th October at 10am and led by ecumenical Chapel Community members on the front lawn of Kerrisdale Gardens.
St Francis of Assisi is the patron saint of animals and the environment and his ongoing legacy is more important than ever. We have a special responsibility to look after the animals both within our care, and who we share this world with.
You're invited to bring your (restrained) dogs, cats, reptiles, birds and even horses for the blessing.
WHERE: Kerrisdale Gardens (35 Norwood Pde, Beaconsfield)
WHEN: Sunday 6th Oct
Join us and other-like minded locals for a beautiful day in the Mackay Community Gardens for a sausage sizzle lunch! Vegetarian and vegan options will be provided - all you have to do is BYO drinks.
Organised by our West Mackay Community Leader, Brooke, the lunch will be a chance to talk about anything environmental in a casual setting.
What environmental issues concern you? What parts of nature do you love and want to conserve for the future? Or do you just want to learn more? Come along and have a chat with us!
Meat sausages proudly sponsored by the local and sustainable Freckle Farm.
WHEN: Sunday 29th Sep, 2019
TIME: 12PM - 2PM
WHERE: Mackay Community Garden (Sarah St, West Mackay)
Mackay high-school students, School Strike 4 Climate and Mackay Conservation Group have been working hard to make this the biggest and loudest school strike yet!
WHERE: Jubilee Park, Mackay (corner of Wellington St and Alfred St)
WHEN: Friday, September 20th 2019
TIME: 12pm - 1:30pm
BRING: Banners, signs, instruments and voices!
~ WATER QUALITY AND THE GREAT BARRIER REEF FORUM ~
Learn about the opportunities we have to alleviate the Reef from one of its leading pressures.
With talks from a diverse array of experts in the field, including: Jon Brodie (scientist), Katrina Dent (Reef Catchments), Simon Mattsson (cane farmer), Hon. Leeanne Enoch (QLD Environment Minister).
WHEN: 1ST OCTOBER, 2019
TIME: 7:00 - 8:30PM
WHERE: THE MACKAY ENTERTAINMENT CONVENTION CENTRE 258 Alfred St, Mackay QLD 4740
Click here to RSVP and for more information.
Turtle photo credit: The Ocean Agency / XL Catlin Seaview Survey / Richard Vevers.Read more