After the very wet season, the entire sand spit and beach at Poona Lake are under water.
Cooloola Coastcare July Update
The Cooloola Great Walk Ecotourism Project rates a mention in a 19-06-2022 article by Eden Gillespie in The Guardian, “Taming the wild: Is the rise in ‘eco-accommodation’ a threat to Australia’s national parks?”.
The article describes many worrying ‘eco’tourism proposals for Australian national parks, at a time when some other counties are removing such infrastructure from their parks.
In the case of the Cooloola project, patches of the most beautiful parts of the park; for example, near the Noosa River, at Double Island Point, and on the edge of Poona Lake; would be leased to a private company for development of luxury cabin or glamping tent complexes, serviced regularly by heavy vehicles, and accessible only to high-paying customers.
All are welcome to attend the Public Forum, Cooroy Memorial Hall, Maple St, Cooroy, on Saturday 2 July at 1pm or use the contacts on the https://www.protectparks.net/action-flyers-info website to let decision-makers know if you have concerns.
Marine Debris Clean-up: Monday 4 July to Saturday 9 July
Cooloola Coastcare will join with Gympie Landcare and other local environment groups for a clean-up of the waste lingering in our waterways and on our beaches after recent flooding.
For more information, see Gympie Landcare’s website/Facebook page, or to register for participation in the clean-up, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the office on 5483 8866.
6 & 7 August: Wildflowering at Cooloola 2022
In collaboration with Wild/flower Women, Cooloola Coastcare will present a day and a half of walks, talks and art workshops inspired by Cooloola’s beautiful wildflowers.
Details and tickets will be available from https://events.humanitix.com/wildflowering-at-cooloola soon, or check Cooloola Coastcare and Wild/flower Women websites and Facebook pages for more details.
President, Cooloola Coastcare