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Native Plants Sunshine Coast Meetings, Excursions and Local Events
What we did last year:
We started our 2018 NPSC year with a display for three days at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, in the new Rainforest Discovery Centre. This was the first time we have worked with the Sunshine Coast Council (SCC) at this venue. Our topic was – Creating a Bird Friendly Garden – to fit in with the Mary Cairncross theme of Birds of a feather. Many NPSC members worked through the Christmas holidays producing a new brochure – Native Plants for Native Birds – as a focus for the display.
Other notable events we presented or participated in during the year were:
A propagation session at Mt. Mellum for myrtle rust threatened plants and other rare species, including a talk on the parameters of the myrtle rust project.
Native Bee Workshop by Native Bee Rescue Group at the Maroochy Botanic Gardens.
Guided walk in the Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary, Bli Bli (June). The Sunshine Coast Council has produced abrochure for visitors to the Sanctuary
And——- Our 10th anniversary celebrations, Maleny.
What is happening in 2019:
The first event of our 2019 year was the Annual General Meeting. This was held at the property of Kerrie and Richard Lonn at Bald Knob which has a magnificent view of the Glasshouse Mountains. An inspection of their recent plantings was undertaken before the meeting. Office Bearers elected for the year are:
President: Spencer Shaw
Secretary: Anne Windsor
Treasurer: Joan Abercrombie
together with those continuing in their present roles:
Events Manager: Marie Livingstone
Newsletter Editor: Wendy Johnston
Webmaster: John Dillon
Upcoming Events :
Sunday March 10: 9.00 am Maroochy Botanic Gardens, Tanawha. What’s new from the scientists and citizen scientists, with Ian McMaster, Hilary Pearl, Ryan Nevis and Garry Thomas. March 10 program
Sunday April 14: a walk in Triunia National Park led by Jacqueline Nolen, Sunshine Coast Council.
Sunday May 12: Kenneth McClymont, Sunshine Coast Council will lead a walk at Ewen Maddock dam.
Sunday June 9: A walk on the wild side with John Birbeck.
Details will be posted on this websitecloser to each of these events.
Friday – Sunday July 12 – 14: Come and visit us in the Living Backyard area at the Queensland Garden Expo, Nambour.