We’ve enjoyed some stunning winter weather in the Wet Tropics lately, and I hope everyone is taking the chance to get out and enjoy our stunning natural environment.
Speaking of getting out into the Wet Tropics, it was with great delight that we took our quarterly board meeting on the road to the Atherton Tablelands last month. Thank you to everyone who took the time to attend our reception, and to TREAT for providing directors with a tour of your Lake Eacham facility.
June also marked the launch of our #WetTropics30 celebrations at ECOfiesta, an excellent event organised by Cairns Regional Council’s Sustainability Team which provided the perfect forum to share stories (and 300 free native trees) to mark the anniversary. The anniversary celebrations are an opportunity for us to not only appreciate the rich history of the Area, but to consider how we can continue to enjoy and appreciate it for generations to come.
The future of the Wet Tropics was also a focus in July when we hosted our Climate Change Adaptation Workshop. We were thankful to be joined by a range of talented and knowledgeable people from across the Wet Tropics, with whom we will continue to collaborate as we develop a climate change adaptation plan for the Area.
The Authority’s Yellow Crazy Ant Eradication Program continues to register successes in the fight to eradicate this invasive species, and we recently welcomed Wes Moller to support our very close work with the sugarcane industry.
Finally, a big congratulations to our very own Alicia Haines, who confirmed what we already knew when she was named as a Top 10 Leader at the IPAA Queensland Top 10 Young Leaders Awards ceremony.