Protecting wildlife. Influencing choices. Engaging communities.
The Toowoomba Branch is a hands-on active branch that is involved in the community and makes a point of working with other local organisations. The Branch focuses on supporting the work of wildlife carers by providing food supplies and developing relocatable aviaries and a large flight aviary to help rehabilitate larger birds back to the wild. The Branch works to support threatened species, for example establishing and maintaining local koala habitats and vegetation rehabilitation days.
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Friendly reminder about our AGM tonight at 6.30 at Amaroo Environmental Education Centre , Kleinton.
Would you like to see a Koala in the wild locally? Chances are if you visit Lake Cooby that you may spot one of these beautiful creatures which are often high in the tree tops of the gum trees in the picnic areas. http://beyondourpatch.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/little-koala-at-loveday-cove-on-mothers.html
Thank you to all of the Wildlife QLD Toowoomba Branch Members who came along to the Christmas Meet & Greet BBQ at Amaroo Environmental Educational Centre today. It was a great chance to catch up and hear everyone's "Wildlife Stories". Photos taken at todays BBQ will be included in the Newsletter to be sent out this week.
Just a reminder about tonight's WPSQ Meeting - it has been cancelled and members will be notified of a new meeting date very soon. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Due to unforseen circumstances and being unable to secure a guest speaker for tomorrow night's meeting, the committee have decided to cancel this months Wildlife QLD Toowoomba Branch Meeting. An Email will be sent out with a re-scheduled date.
Our latest newsletter for Winter 2015 has been sent out to all current members of Wildlife QLD Toowoomba Branch. Hard copy issues for those without an email address have been sent today.
HOPE Australia are hosting this upcoming event in Toowoomba: Community Forum: “Living Sustainably – Back to Basics” Panel Discussion, Saturday 6 June 2015 A free community forum looking at living more sustainably will be held on Saturday 6 June at the Dr Price Room, 6 Little St, Toowoomba commencing at 4pm. The forum hosted by Householders’ Options to Protect the Environment (HOPE) is in line with this year’s World Environment Day theme of “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care.” A panel made up of HOPE members and associates will each give a short 10-15 minute presentation covering topics such as waste minimisation, organic gardening, chemical free households, building design and renewables. Following a short break for refreshments, the speakers will assemble for a panel discussion and an open Q & A session. This is your chance to reap the benefits of years of experience on sustainable living; and receive practical advice, based on real-world knowledge. Bookings essential. To reserve your seat at the June community forum please contact the HOPE office on ph: 07 4639 2135 or by email at: email@example.com .
Rally for the environment LAKE Annand Park will come alive on Sunday for the United Nation's World Environment Day. About six-and-a-half hours of music, song, dance, speakers, stalls and activities will be held from 9.30am. Everyone is welcome to join in the community day. For details phone 4634 7693.
Hi everyone. Sorry it has been so long since we've posted. I have received an email from someone in the community who is quite distressed about a proposed track through bushland in Highfields which, from her description, seems quite unnecessary and threatening to the habitat of vital glider populations. I have included her letter below sans personal details. She needs our support, any ideas? "I am in the process of working on a local campaign to get the location of a proposed wide cycle/walking path through the Charles and Motee Rogers Bushland Reserve at Highfields changed to along the existing footpath precient on O’Brien Road. It was announced at the Highfields State High School Meeting just before Christmas that a cemented wide cycle path of about 3m wide would be added to the park for high school students to access the sporting facilities etc. I asked questions about this and was told that at least three meters wide of vegetation the length of the park would be cleared within the park to create this track. I have found this quite distressing and after visiting the site today have decided to do something about it. I am not against a footpath at all for the high school, but would like it relocated to the existing cleared space along O’Brien road to avoid any vegetation loss in this remnant bushland. I am currently awaiting to hear back from the Toowoomba Regional Council, for a map of the proposed path. I have contacted the Highfields State High School Committee also about my concerns and am awaiting a response. I know that there are sugar gliders/squirrel gliders residing in this reserve and I would like to really push the fact that this reserve is very small as it is and any loss of remnant bushland/vegetation would be tragic for all wildlife that life there, let alone the loss of native flora. When the reserve was opened it was identified as an “Endangered Ecosystem” under the Queensland Vegetation management act of 1999. The park already has a Nature Trail winding through the park for visitors to use. Once I have more information, I wondered if I could count on your support for a petition and public awareness against this proposed path? I wondered also if you have a list of other species of animals that reside in this small area. I am sure that there are brown bandicoots, long-nosed bandicoots, echidnas, koalas at times and I have seen wallabies there in the past also, along with gilders. A list of this sort could really help save any destruction of this small habitat. I have not gone public with my concerns as of yet as I want to have all of the facts before I start a petition, go to council or the newspapers."
Coming up in November: - International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict - 6th - National Recycling Week - 11th to 17th - World Fisheries Day - 21st
Hi All, Volunteers are needed to help with hair sampling and mark recapture work for the Bridled Nailtail Wallaby on Taunton National Park. Contact for hair sampling works is: Leanne Henry (firstname.lastname@example.org) Contact for mark recapture is John Augusteyn (email@example.com) Phone 07 4936 0504 OR 0457 536 025. For insurance purposes we require you to advise WPSQ Head Office if you volunteer.
Thank you to 7 Local News Toowoomba for promoting our Guest Speaker Event during the news tonight - greatly appreciated 💚
The Toowoomba Branch is a hands-on active branch that is involved in the community and makes a point of working with other local organisations.
The Toowoomba Branch has undergone many changes over the last 15 years and in 2015, is moving forward with a focus on Wildlife & Environmental Education in the local area.
The Toowoomba Branch hosts quarterly meetings with vibrant, informative guest speakers and welcomes all members of the public to attend.
Members receive a quarterly newsletter, and have the opportunity to participate in combined events with like-minded local groups.
Address PO Box 2337, Toowoomba, Qld 4350
Meetings Meetings and events are held quarterly at the Amaroo Environmental Centre at Kleinton on Wednesday Nights at 6.00.
Please contact the President for upcoming meeting & event dates or check our Newsletter or Facebook Page.