07 3410 0757 biepa.mail@gmail.com

Bribie Island Environmental Protection Association Inc

BIEPA is an active group of people, from many different trades and professions and of various political persuasions, who have at least one thing in common – they care for, and have been working to protect, the environment of Bribie Island and the surrounding areas for over 40 years.

Bribie Island Environmental Protection Association Inc

BIEPA is an active group of people, from many different trades and professions and of various political persuasions,
who have at least one thing in common – they care for the environment of
Bribie Island and the surrounding area.

Bribie Island Environmental Protection Association Inc

BIEPA is an active group of people, from many different trades and professions and of various political persuasions,
who have at least one thing in common – they care for the environment of
Bribie Island and the surrounding area.

JOIN →

We welcome new members. Join us to participate in activities and help us protect the beautiful
Bribie Island environment.

DONATE →

As a not-for-profit organisation we welcome donations or legacies however large or small.
We have much work to do!

EVENTS →

Recent and upcoming environment-related events. Check this page to keep up with what is cominng up and how past events have gone.

MEETINGS →

Monthly General Meetings Jan-Nov, on the 4th Monday at 7pm in the ANZAC Room, Bribie Island RSL, 99 Toorbul Street, Bongaree.

Annual Spring Wild Flower Walk Cancelled!!!

Go to the NEW POST to read why.

Projects

BIEPA is a self funded community volunteer group engaged in a wide range of activities that promote Bribie Island and the Pumicestone Passage Catchment as a Sanctuary where fauna and flora are protected under International conservation treaties signed by the Australian Federal Government {the UN Ramsar Convention on Wetlands; the UN Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species (birds and marine turtles) and the UN Single Species Action Plan for the Loggerhead Turtle in the South Pacific Ocean} and National Parks and Moreton Bay Marine Park status.

CANE TOAD CHALLENGE

BIEPA is an active participant in the Cane Toad Challenge Project, launched by Prof. Rob Capon of the University of QLD and which is ruled by a strict code of ethics relating to humane treatment of the toads.

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FORESHORE EROSION

The Project demonstrated that growing beaches by planting on dunes and protecting them from pedestrian traffic is the most cost-effective and successful foreshore management practice in erosion prevention.

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MARINE DEBRIS

The project helps to maintain a healthy waterway in Pumicestone Passage, which is protected under the Ramsar International Agreement signed by the Australian government.

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NEW SUSTAINABLE TOURISM MODEL

As part of its longer-term vision, BIEPA is pursuing the concept of a vibrant “Discovery Centre” to inform residents, school students and visitors about Bribie’s environment and how it can be enjoyed while protecting its fragile eco-system.

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OCEAN BEACH PROTECTION

BIEPA has been lobbying for at least a considerable permanent reduction in the number of permits issued and for better observance by drivers of the rules set out with the permits, together with education on the damage unlimited use of the beach as a highway is doing to its fragile, and internationally protected, eco-system.

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TREE AND VEGETATION PROTECTION

The Vegetation Sub-Committee aims to increase public awareness of the importance of the range and diversity of our natural vegetation types. It was formed because of the alarm we all felt over the lack of legislation to protect our natural assets.

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TURTLE MONITORING

Throughout the year, turtle monitors respond to calls from the public concerning stranded, sick or dead turtles.  If the turtle is still alive, they arrange for its transport to the Wildlife Hospital.  Data on all the incidents attended is reported to the Marine Strandings office at QPWS.

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WATER MONITORING

BIEPA has a team of trained citizen scientists that regularly monitor the condition of our local freshwater catchments and marine waterways including the southern end of Pumicestone Passage, testing water quality and entering the information in a dedicated data base.

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Quicklinks to Current Important Information

Rescue Hotline:

0478 901 801
Formerly Bribie & District Wildlife Rescue

Rotary markets in Brennan Park, near Bongaree Jetty

Second Sunday each month.

Wildlife and General Contacts

Click to bring up the current list.

Next Meeting

27th of SEPTEMBER 2021

Topic: Bribie Tourism, New Hope for a Sustainable Future.

It will cover the opportunities, benefits and way forward for a sustainable tourism model for Bribie Island.

Presenters: The presenters are members of the BIEPA Tourism Team:

Angela Armitage, who has owned and operated an eco tourism business and participated in community organisations;

Geoff Ginn, who has a background in strategic planning;

Richard Ogden, who is a professional journalist with experience in community development.

Under the restrictions in force as of today, there is a limit of 40 people in the ANZAC Room, so you may wish to arrive early to be sure of a place.

Also masks should still be worn.

For more information, see the Poster

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Emergency Wildlife and General Contacts

Wildlife Rescue Queensland: 0478 901 801

Aust Zoo Wildlife Hospital: 1300 369 652

Turtles: Diane: 0438 111 163;

Ann: 07 3410 1771

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS): marine strandings: 1300 130 372

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) Rangers: Bribie Island: 07 3408 8451

Wildlife Hotline: RSPCA: 1300 ANI MAL

Snakes: Qld Wildlife Solutions, Geoff: 0414 962 688
(Fee charged)

Bat Rescue Hotline – 24 hours: 0488 228 134

Dept Agric, Fisheries, Forestry (DAFF) Fishwatch Service for reports on marine plant damage (eg. mangroves)
(24 hour hotline):1800 017 116

Pelican & Seabird Rescue (Brisbane):
24 hour hotline: 0404 118 301
http://birdrescue.com.au

Twinnies Pelican & Animal Rescue (Sunshine Coast)
Tel: 07 5439 9995 Mob: 0421 476 561

Moreton Bay Regional Counsel (MBRC) Requests: (Ask for Reference #) Ph: 07 3205 0555

Wallam Action Group Phone: 07 3410 0088

Asbestos www.mesotheliomahub.com

Postal Address

P.O. Box 350
Bribie Island, Qld, 4507, Australia

Phone

07 3410 0757

Contact Form

Bribie Island Environmental Protection Association Inc

BIEPA is an active group of people, from many different trades and professions and of various political persuasions, who have at least one thing in common – they care for the environment of Bribie Island and the surrounding area.

Direct Bank Deposit Details for Tax Deductible Donations:
BIEPA Inc Public Environment Fund, Bank of Queensland
BSB Number: 124 390
Account Number: 22671143

Direct Bank Deposit Details for other payments: 
Bank of Queensland, BIEPA General Account
BSB: 124 390
Account no: 22657983, with your surname as the reference.