FIDO’s K’gari E-News 16

Download FIDO’s K’gari E-News No 16


Calendar of Significant K’gari events 2019

  • 25 February – Deadline for submissions on Great Sandy Marine Park Zoning Plans
  • 13-15 March – BMRG’s Australian Biosphere Conference, Maryborough Brolga Theatre
  • 17-19 May – Cooloola BioBlitz #2
  • 31 August – Community, Culture, Collaborations Conference, Hervey Bay

Eurong Weeding 2019

FIDO has been conducting week-long working bees to tackle the urban weeds of Fraser Island since 2005. These are both enjoyable and very satisfying projects mixing work, recreation and exploring Fraser Island to actively addressing Weed Management and Bush Regeneration in Eurong and Happy Valley.  FIDO works in close collaboration with other stakeholder to control the spread of invasive weeds out of the townships into the surrounding bush where control is far more difficult.

FIDO seeks contributions to meeting some of the costs —tours, travel and catering – Happy Hours etc.  Eventbrite requires a fixed price $300.  Concessions should pay the full price and seek a $100 refund from

Experienced leaders will direct each program.  FIDO asks volunteers to contract to undertake a minimum of 20 hours voluntary work.  In the downtime make excursions to explore the outstanding features of this World Heritage island.  The houses we rent can accommodate up to 8.

All Eurong volunteers will be based at “Talinga”, the former Sinclair family home.  Work will focus on weeding, bush regeneration and building the capacity of the Eurong nursery as well as continuing FIDO’s on-going environmental monitoring programs.

The size of these very popular groups are usually 6 to 8 dependant on the number of vehicle seats and beds available.  4WD transport between Brisbane and K’gari is included as well as island tours.  Accommodation is shared in a comfortable holiday house in the centre of the village where the work is focussed.

We are now seeking to fill vacancies for the following programs.  People can register via Eventbrite by following these links.  If the event is already full (and they fill quickly) you can ask to be placed on a Wait List by Emailing

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