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Research on Lizard Island, presented by Erin Watson.

 

"Research on Lizard Island", presented by Erin Watson.  Erin has a BSc (Honours) at University of Queensland, majoring in Marine Biology.  

Lizard Island is approximately 200km northeast of Cairns.  The only settlement on the island is an exclusive resort and a research station.  Erin has visited the island on several occasions over the last year and while she will share some of the research she has been involved in, Erin will also talk about the interesting history of Lizard Island, what it’s like to live and work on the island, and discuss some of the environmental issues e.g. bleaching/invasive weeds, that face the marine ecosystem. 

This presentation will be held at The Hut, 47 Fleming Road, Chapel Hill, on Wednesday 25 September, 7pm for 7.30pm start.   

All are welcome. Gold Coin donation on entry.

 

 

Possible Changes to Fleming Rd - Area Between Kirkdale Rd & Birchley St

Possible Changes to Fleming Rd - Area Between Kirkdale Rd & Birchley St


Greg Siepen and Ian Ferguson met with Cr Kate Richards and Council employees on 29 August, to seek further information on the mooted changes to the road and footpath network around the entrance to the carpark at The Hut.


Cr Kate advised that consideration was being given to a number of issues in that area and Council was not yet even in the design phase of any changes. Issues included a possible need for safe pedestrian crossings near the bus stops, the visibility problem at the crest of Fleming Road, the lack of footpaths on the northern side of that part of Fleming Rd, the possibility of a retaining wall being required on that same side, the development application for a child care centre and home units at 70 Fleming Rd (currently refused by Council but under appeal), the safety of the road intersections at Fleming & Kirkdale and Fleming & Birchley, and also the footpath around to the bus stop almost opposite Candlebark Crescent.


Greg & Ian mentioned THECA’s concerns re future access into and out of the carpark and crossing Fleming Rd and the painted traffic island near the entrance and the frequency at which the carpark was at capacity. Cr Kate and the Council were aware of all these issues and Cr Kate assured Greg & Ian that THECA would be kept informed as it progresses, but it could still be a long way off.

Open Sundays workshop on native bee

‘THECA will be holding an Open Sundays workshop on native bees at the Hut, 47 Fleming Road Chapel Hill, on Sunday 29 September from 9-11 am.  Come and find out about these fascinating creatures. See a hive being divided.Buy a book. Find out about a local Native Beekeeper group.’

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volunteer Citizen Scientists are wanted

Volunteer Citizen Scientists are wanted now to survey the ecological health of trees planted as part of Brisbane City Council’s 2 Million Trees Project. The project will start surveying tree plots at Wacol in September and continue until June next year.

THECA needs at least 10 volunteer citizen scientists to work in small groups and survey 20 plots of trees in the Wacol area. Over 400,000 native trees were planted at Wacol and this pilot project will determine the best methods to undertake surveys of the trees health and equip local people with new scientific skills.

No specialist skills are necessary as a free Training Workshop will equip all volunteers with suitable flora and fauna identification and simple, habitat assessment skills. This workshop will be held in September/October and plots will surveyed regularly until June 2020.

Between 2009 and 2012 Brisbane City Council coordinated the planting of two million native trees across the city, as part of its Greening Brisbane Plan and to complement its bushland acquisition program by establishing the framework for large areas of native bushland ecosystems.

Hopefully, this condition assessment will provide Council and other large-scale tree planters with new information on tree health, pest attack and fauna influences

Contact Greg Siepen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for more information and to register your interest.

 

THECA'S ART SHOW

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THECA'S ART SHOW

26-27 October 2019
"The Wild and The Beautiful"

Opening Night from 6pm, Friday 25th October ($10 entry, for wine and cheese).
Art Show weekend
, 26th to 27th October, 9.30am till 4pm (free entry).

THECA will hold its third Art Show on 26th to 27th October 2019,
with opening night on Friday 25th October from 6pm.

Artists are invited to enter art (drawing, watercolour, acrylic, oil, pastel, mixed media and sculpture) to the THECA Art Show. The theme of the show will be ‘The Wild and The Beautiful’, Australian Native Flora and Fauna. Art work that focuses on our beautiful wildlife, native plants and natural environment will be accepted.

Entry fee is $5 per artwork (a maximum of 2 entries).
Entries will close on 11 October 2019.

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Refer to the Conditions of Entry below for entry details.

Prizes: THECA will sponsor a $100 “People’s Choice” prize for the most popular painting, and also a $100 prize for the most popular artist (both derived from visitor votes). There will be a “Gondwana Prize” of $100. This prize will be awarded to a native flora or fauna art work. Prizes will be awarded on Sunday afternoon, 27th October 2019.


ART SHOW ENTRY:
Click this link to download a hard copy entry form.
Complete the entry form, scan and email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,
or post to THECA, P.O. Box 804, Kenmore Qld 4069. before 11th October 2019. 

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Art Show Opening Night

Friday 25th October 2019, from 6pm.
$10 per person (free entry for participating Artists).

Wine and cheese.

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Art Show dates: Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th October 2019, 9.00am - 4pm.

Entry opens: Entries open on 22nd July 2019. Completed entry forms, including entry payment, can be posted to:  the THECA Art Show, PO Box 804, Kenmore Qld. 4069.

Entry fee: $5 per art work, and a maximum of two (2) art works per artist. No commission will apply.

Entry closing date: 11th October 2019

Art delivery: Saturday 19th October, from 9.30am - 11am, to THECA, The Hut, 47 Fleming Road, Chapel Hill Qld. 4069.

Collection of art: Sunday 27th October 2019, from 4pm - 4.30pm.

If you have any questions about the THECA Art Show, or the suitability of art, please contact Christine Zupanc at 0422 364 967, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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THECA thanks Brisbane City Council for its financial support through the Environmental Grants program.

 


 

Conditions of Entry

  1. Each Artist may enter a maximum of two (2) works, appropriate to the Art Show theme. $5 per entry. The entry fee is not refundable.
  2. No commission will apply to art sales.
  3. The maximum width is 60cm and the maximum depth is 60cm.
  4. Entrants should be over 17 years of age on the closing date of entries.
  5. The art work must meet a minimum standard (at the discretion of the Art Show organisers), and be appropriate to the theme of the art show. The Organisers reserve the right to accept or reject any art work submitted.
  6. Entries must be the Artist’s original unaided work. Copies of works by other artists are not accepted. Paintings produced in workshops or classes are also not acceptable.
  7. Art work must be suitably mounted and framed (fitted with D hooks and wire, no
    protruding eye screws), and clearly marked on the back of the work with:
    1. Artist’s name;
    2. title of work;
    3. price.
  8. The exhibition space is limited, so early entries are encouraged. A cut off to entries may apply if the available space is filled.
  9. Artists are deemed to have consented to the reproduction of their work for media promotion.
  10. If Artists have business cards, they are welcome to supply them for display at the show.
  11. THECA and the volunteers assisting at the Art Show undertake to exercise due care and diligence with Artist’s paintings, but under no circumstances will be liable for loss of, damage, or theft of any art works. Artists should take out their own insurance should they consider it necessary.
  12. “People’s Choice” prizes will be awarded on Sunday, 27th October, at 3pm. The most popular painting, and the most popular artist, will be those which received the most votes from art show visitors. The “Gondwana Prize” will be chosen by representative/s of the Gondwana Ecology Group, and will be award at 3pm on
    Sunday.
  13. Completed entry forms can be posted to THECA, P.O. Box 804, Kenmore Qld. 4069, emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Entry forms and fees must be received by THECA by the closing date, 11 October, 2019.

If you have any questions about the THECA Art Show, or the suitability of art, please contact Christine Zupanc at 0422 364 967, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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