What would we do without our wetlands?

OUR Great Sandy Strait was celebrated on World Wetlands Day in Hervey Bay on Sunday.

Environmental enthusiasts gathered at the Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere, where the day's theme was What Would we do Without our Wetlands?

The family friendly day out was a Fraser Coast Opportunities and Burnett Mary Regional Group collaboration.

Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O'Connell said the Fraser Coast was a precious and special place.

"We need to preserve the environment but allow for growth," Cr O'Connell said.

FCO general manager David Spear said local iconic species, such as dugongs, marine turtles and even humpback whales, relied on the Great Sandy Strait for their survival.

Grace Wright cuddles Dewey the Dugong at the Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere World Wetlands Day event.
Grace Wright cuddles Dewey the Dugong at the Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere World Wetlands Day event. Valerie Horton

Topics:  fraser coast discovery sphere, great sandy strait, hervey bay, wetlands



Local Real Estate

Featured Real Estate
STEEL FRAME HOMES OWNER... STEEL FRAME HOMES OWNER BUILDERS Great deals to suite each Individual. Quality, ...
FULLY SELF CONTAINED MOD... FULLY SELF CONTAINED MOD HOMES $14,990K for 6 x 2.4 x 2.5m ...
AUGUST SPECIAL $24900.00...
Cabin 9x3m, bathroom, bedroom, lounge, kitchen, colorbond finish, gyprock, cornices + FREE (to ...
Spacious Dual living... $278,000
House 4 2 1

Featured Jobs

finda logo

Gympie jobs listed daily

Featured Jobs
GENERAL MANAGER ... Gladstone Full Time $120 - $150
Senior Hair Stylist Gympie Full Time
Sales & Marketing... Gympie Full Time


Local Partners

LATEST DEALS AND OFFERS

Job Listings

Search for your next job now.
Learn More

View today's ePaper!

Read the digital edition
Learn More

Cars For Sale

Find cars for sale online now.
Learn More

Property Listings

Search for a property online right now.
Learn More

Local Profile

Stay Connected

Get the news as it happens, in your inbox

You can change the newsletters you are subscribed to when you edit your profile

Edit Profile


Special Offers

Latest deals and offers

Horoscopes

Virgo

Your mental energies may be at an all-time high, but your physical levels could be well below par. Don't burn yourself out too soon. You...

read more

Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save