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Proposed Kawana Forest ClimateWatch Trail
The Sunshine Coast Council is working to establish a number of ClimateWatch trails in the region and would like to establish one in the Kawana Forest trail network. ClimateWatch was developed to better understand the effects that climate change is having on our earth’s natural processes.
The concept is based on observers (FaunaWatch members, bush care groups, community groups, anyone from the public) recording phenological observations of plant and animal species. We are hoping to develop a trail that can be fun and interesting for all ages. (No experience needed.) Ideally, we want to identify and include species that may have seasonal variations, e.g. plants flowering in spring, dropping leaves in autumn; birds mating, nesting, at different times of the year, etc. This is so we can record and identify potential changes in phenology (the study of cyclic and seasonal natural phenomena, especially in relation to climate and plant and animal life) over extended periods of time.
Join Renee Currenti (Sunshine Coast Council) and FaunaWatch coordinator Paul Smith and other local experts as we walk the proposed trail. The purpose is to discuss the proposed trail (route) and identify species, mapping the trail against the ClimateWatch species list and identify other species we should include.
Check out the ClimateWatch website (http://www.climatewatch.org.au/trails )for further information.
Date: Monday 25 March 2019
Meeting place: Kurrajong Park BBQ Shelter (Any changes to plans due to weather conditions will be posted on our Facebook page).
*Please wear appropriate footwear suitable for muddy sections of the pathway from the recent weather events and apply insect repellent.
If you haven’t already checked out the Kawana Forest Trail yourself, check out this article on the Kawana Forest Trail to give you an idea of the types of fauna and flora species you could find on this beautiful walk…. http://nationalparkodyssey.blogspot.com/2014/10/kawana-forest-walking-trail-sunshine.html
UPDATE 14 March 2019
UPDATE 24 JAN2019 (see our facebook page for more info)
Council’s parks have completed some additional hand clearing 23 Jan 2019.
Also discussed and agreed on additional removal of vegetation to improve sight lines and for the ongoing mowing extents to be increased.
These works will be arranged as soon as possible.
• Request for lighting – following up with Energex this week regarding power source.
• Drainage improvements – Survey has been completed & meeting with council civil designer 23 Jan to discuss scope of design works required.
Our thanks to the council for continuing to keep us updated on progress and undertaking this work as per KaFRA’s request. Cr Rick Baberowski – Division 1
To all current KaFRA members and friends of KaFRA:
Following on from my recent email (8 Feb) regarding our onsite meeting with the QLD Fire Rescue team, we have received many expressions of interest to organise a Kawana Forest Community: Prepare. Act. Survive information session. This will be run by the QLD Fire Rescue Izone Officer, who is familiar with our estate and surrounds.
Where: The Kawana Forest Meeting Place
When: Wednesday 27 March 6.30pm
RSVP: email to me or FB event
Come along and bring all the family so you can be prepared together. We have also published this invitation on our Facebook page to pick up some non-member residents who follow us but we don’t have time to get a newsletter out beforehand so please share this invitation with your neighbours and friends in our estate.
Kawana Forest Residents Association
06 Feb 2019
Council is currently working to establish several Climate Watch trails in the region and would like to establish one in the Kawana Forest Trail.
Sunshine Coast Council Environmental Operations Team conducted a short presentation on Monday 4 February 2019 to the Kawana Forest Residents Association and interested parties.
Please see the attached information. KaFRA ClimateWatch trail information
If you would like to get involved please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org or via our facebook page.