07 3410 0757 biepa.mail@gmail.com

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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.

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Bribie Island environment.

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We have much work to do!

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

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

Woorim Foreshore Rehabilitation

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BIEPA has long been involved in actions to promote growing the natural dune system by means of protective fencing and plantings. Under the Woorim Beach Stabilisation Project 2008, volunteers participated with the community in propagating and planting endemic dune plants and a BIEPA member collaborated with Friends of Woorim Beach in the innovative design of the dune fencing. 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. During 2020, BIEPA received grants from Healthy Land and Water and from the Moreton Bay Regional Council to implement another major dune planting project. This will complement the Council’s current Sand Back-Passing Trial.

During 2020/2021, BIEPA received grants from Healthy Land and Water and from the Moreton Bay Regional Council to implement the Woorim Foreshore Rehabilitation Project to complement the Council’s current Sand Back-Passing Trial.

UPDATE FOR WEBSITE ON WOORIM DUNE PLANTING INSPECTION, DECEMBER 2021
 
Representatives from Healthy Land & Water, Moreton Bay Regional Council, Barung Landcare and BIEPA met one morning in December 2021 on the Woorim dunes to inspect and discuss progress of the Woorim Foreshore Rehabilitation Project, under which a Community Planting Day had taken place in April 2021.

Everything that was not eaten by wallabies is doing very well (banksia, acacia, goat’s foot and  spinifex in particular). The endemic pig face has spread well (wallabies seem to prefer nursery pig face – it is thought this is because it has more nitrogen).

The casuarinas that were protected by tree guards had progressed well also.

The orange-coloured fencing, which had been installed to dissuade both human and wildife access to the planted areas while they were being established, needed at least to be moved back to allow room for turtles to nest on the foredune during the season which was commencing.
On inspection, it was agreed that the fencing be removed completely and that additional guards be installed around young casuarinas to continue protection from macropods.

The Barung crew has since carried out these tasks, with MBRC supplying the guards.

Everything on the relevant section of Woorim dunes (south of the Surf Club) is looking good.

Some weeds were identified, but that can be a project for 2022.
Another Community Planting Day was also suggested for March/April 2022.

Planting Day April 2021
Planting on dunes April 2021
April 2021
April 2021

Postal Address

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

Phone

07 3410 0757

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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.