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A controlled burn on Magnetic Island
A controlled burn on Magnetic Island
Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service | Jun 21st 2010
Smoke from Magnetic Island National Park
The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service will conduct another planned burn today Monday 21 June 2010 along the ridge behind Curlew Flats.
Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service | Mar 12th 2010
Weeders back in action
Restoring Magnetic Island's natural bushland from the incursions of invasive weeds is, to those who have tried, a very satisfying activity with clear results you can quickly see for your efforts. Magnetic Island's National Park Volunteer Group are back on the job for the year and, in the following report, Co-ordinator, Carolyn Dixon tells of their already impressive achievements at Florence Bay as well as other benefits of participating.
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Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service | Feb 26th 2010
Patrick Centurino indicates where the track would go
Patrick Centurino indicates where the track would go
A new walking track proposed
Magnetic Island Ranger in Charge, Mr Patrick Centurino, is keen to hear feedback from the public on a new walking track the Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service is proposing which would enable walkers to travel from Nelly Bay or Arcadia to the Forts carpark without needing to cross the Horseshoe Bay hill road which has been identified as potentially dangerous to pedestrians.
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Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service | Aug 6th 2008
Tania and Peter weeding periwinkles
Tania and Peter weeding periwinkles
Ask not what the Island can do for you...
To most people, pulling weeds might hardly seem an activity likely to generate philosophical discussion. But after meeting some of the volunteers who are making a very big difference to Magnetic Island's Florence Bay foreshore, this reporter learned that weeding is not so much about pulling something out but putting something back.
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Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service | Jul 23rd 2008
Blinky stuck in a five inch wide crevice
Blinky stuck in a five inch wide crevice
Lucky Blinky freed from Fort's crevice
Eleven days ago a backpacker made a sad and sorry discovery near the top of Magnetic Island's Forts walk. It was a male koala that was stuck deep down in a rock crevice with no hope of getting out alone.
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Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service | Jul 1st 2008
Florence periwinkles before weeding
Florence periwinkles before weeding
Perishing periwinkles
Following is a very encouraging report from the volunteer weeders group who have been systematically reducing the periwinkle weed population at Magnetic Island's beautiful Florence Bay.
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Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service | May 14th 2008
Volunteers with pulled periwinkles at Florence Bay
Volunteers with pulled periwinkles at Florence Bay
MI National Park Volunteers pull Florence's periwinkles
Seeing a great stretch of bush suffocating beneath introduced weeds can be a very sad sight. But to join with others to systematically remove them is one of the most satisfying and rewarding outdoor activities to experience. The Magnetic Island National Park Volunteer Group, which has recently formed, is doing just this and are looking for more members. Following is a report by Co-ordinator Carolyn Dixon on their most recent activities.
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Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service | Nov 14th 2007
If you see fresh turtle tracks report them to QPWS
If you see fresh turtle tracks report them to QPWS
Sea turtles back for nesting on Magnetic
Following is an important message from Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service regarding the start of the turtle nesting season on Magnetic Island
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Readers comments
Tonia In reply to The ongoing price of Nelly Bay Harbour
It's 14 years since I last visited Maggy. I am shocked by Nelly Bay and saddened. It is insensitive, ugly and juxtaposed to the essence of Maggy. I embrace progress in general, but this is poorly conceived and executed. Shame.
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The poll
Should Magnetic Island commission a sculpture to celebrate the achievements of Julian Assange?
98%       2%
Great idea No thanks


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