Sunday, March 17, 2019

international day of the forests

together with boonah and district landcare, we'll be celebrating international day of the forests with a morning at the fassifern reserve on saturday 23 march between 8am and 10am.

back in 2011, we planted 2000 trees with the help of a federal grant from the department of environment and support from the scenic rim regional council. 

a community day saw 100 trees planted to kickstart the project. more photos from this great day are on facebook.

these trees were planted to provide a better environment for our local animal and bird species. they've done well, and it's time we went back to check out how they're going. 

we'll walk amongst the site, identifying trees, shrubs and the under-story layer of plants, look for birds and animals, hopefully spotting a koala or two, and learn how to manage weeds. 

everyone is welcome, and RSVPs would be helpful so we can estimate numbers for morning tea. 

please wear closed in shoes, a hat, and bring a water bottle. 

BYO chair, plate and cup would be helpful. 

the fassifern reserve is the picnic area on the cunningham highway near the intersection with the boonah fassifern road. 


the BOSS AGM will be held at the band hall, walter street, boonah on sunday 31 march. 

if you would like to nominate for a position, please complete a nomination form and return it via email by thursday 28 march. 

2.30 for a 3pm start to hear from our exec and subcommittees. 

tea and coffee will be provided, and please bring a plate to share. 

RSVPs would be appreciated via email. 

Thursday, March 14, 2019

stop adani boonah on the march

A great turnout to last Thursday night’s Guarding the Galilee movie at the Boonah Cultural Centre, has fired up locals with their desire to stop the Adani coalmine.

Alison Green, a new Boonah resident who organised the event said, “I’m thrilled with the passion of Boonah people with more than fifty coming along to the screening and discussion.”

Adani is a multi-billion-dollar mining giant that wants to build the biggest coal mine in Australia’s history in Central Queensland’s Galilee Basin. If this mine goes ahead it would open up a coal resource that, if burned, would double Australia’s carbon emissions.

Alison said, “We’ve already had a follow up meeting with plans for future local action.”

“Next event is the School Strike 4 Climate which is happening on Friday at 1pm in Brisbane. This will be one of the largest global actions with almost 100 countries participating, and around 1,000 events worldwide.”

“Led by students, we’re proud to support their actions. And it’s not just for students. Everyone is invited - young or old - to stand with them and demand climate justice.”

Anyone interested in joining the Boonah contingent on Friday is welcome to get in touch.

Look for the new Stop Adani Boonah Facebook page to connect and keep up to date with activities. Please like, share and invite your friends.