What’s On? FOK Events and Activities

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NEXT UPCOMING EVENT:

Community Tree Planting Day – Cudgen

Looking for a rewarding way to spend Mother’s Day? Come along to a tree planting day at Cudgen Nature Reserve near Cabarita Beach.

When:

Time: 9:30 am till 1:00 pm (lunch provided).
What to Bring: Plenty of water, a hat, sturdy shoes and gloves (we will have sunscreen, extra water and some spare gloves available on the day).

Where to meet: Sliprails Rd, off Clothiers Creek Rd, near Cabarita Beach/Bogangar. For more details click here.

Location:
Cudgen Nature Reserve

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2nd national koala conference

This is the second National Koala Conference to be held in Port Macquarie in June this year. Save the date and register online at www.koalahospital.org.au. Please direct enquiries to Port Macquarie Koala Hospital on (02) 6584 1522.

When: -

 As the poster says, ‘For wildlife we are both their greatest enemy and their only hope. These wonderful creatures will not argue their case. They will not put up a fight. They will not beg for reprieve. They will not say goodbye. They will not cry out. They will just vanish. And after they are gone, there will be silence. And there will be empty places. And nothing you can say will change this. Nothing you can do will bring them back. 

THEIR FUTURE IS ENTIRELY IN OUR HANDS

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Community Tree Planting Day – Cudgen

Looking for a rewarding way to spend Mother’s Day? Come along to a tree planting day at Cudgen Nature Reserve near Cabarita Beach.

When:

Time: 9:30 am till 1:00 pm (lunch provided).
What to Bring: Plenty of water, a hat, sturdy shoes and gloves (we will have sunscreen, extra water and some spare gloves available on the day).

Where to meet: Sliprails Rd, off Clothiers Creek Rd, near Cabarita Beach/Bogangar. For more details click here.

Location:
Cudgen Nature Reserve

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Educational Koala Workshop

Our first Koala Educational Workshop of 2017 has been scheduled for Saturday the 25th of March. Learn the basics on koala health and behaviour, and rescue techniques.

When:

Time: 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Cost: $15 or $20 for non-members (morning tea and lunch provided)
Bookings are essential, RSVP on (02) 6622 1233 or email training@friendsofthekoala.org

Location:
Southern Cross University, Room Z181A
Military Road, East Lismore NSW 2480 (access room via Rifle Range Rd car park)

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Celebrating National Eucalypt Day

National Eucalypt Day

When:

To celebrate National Eucalypt Day, learn a bit more about the eucalypt species our local koalas prefer by clicking here.

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Community Information Session

The NSW Koala Strategy and Draft Saving Our Species Iconic Koala Project will be discussed at a Community Information session in Lismore, and members of the community are encouraged to attend.

When:

Time: 4.30 PM

Location:
Gordon Pavilion Function Centre
Oakes Oval, Dawson Street, Lismore

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now recruiting for our Green Army team

Applications are about to close for the Friends of the Koala Green Army team due to commence in late January, 2017.

When: -

For those young people looking for worthwhile work and aged between 17 and 24 yrs., you can be paid & learn new skills while restoring Lismore’s Koala habitats.

Past teams have been working with local landcare members and Friends of the Koala volunteers as well as professional bush regeneration contractors, to restore fragmented Koala habitat and restore connectivity in the Lismore local government area.

Green Army is an Australian Government initiative for young Australians.

Participants are engaged to undertake 23 weeks training and gain experience in environmental restoration, working four days per week (30 hours).

This is paid work with an allowance of between $614 – $996 per fortnight and is for those dedicated individuals who have a passion for the natural environment, want to kick start their careers and are keen to work out doors under all conditions.

The rewards are great.

 

For more detail on the project and to apply go to the Conservation Volunteers Australia website:
http://conservationvolunteers.com.au/green-army/nsw-act/

Look for the project in the list:

Project Name: LISMORE Enhancing Threatened Species Habitat to Provide Safe Passage for Urban Koalas
Project ID: B0340002302G
Anticipated Start Date: 30/01/2017

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Do you want to know more about our Aussie icon?

Friends of the Koala Education workshop including basic koala health and behaviour assessment, rescue and handling techniques.

When:

Time: 9:15 AM – 1:00 PM
Cost: $10 (members), $15 (non-members)
Morning tea and lunch provided.
Bookings are essential, RSVP on (02) 6622 1233 or email info@friendsofthekoala.org

Location:
Southern Cross University, Room Z182
Rifle Range Road, East Lismore

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Friends of the Koala Inc. 2016 Annual General Meeting

All members (and guests) are invited to attend and celebrate Friends of the Koala’s achievements over the past 12 months, consider and adopt the revised draft Constitution (see notice below) and to elect the 2016-17 Management Committee.

When:

Time: 7:00 PM

Please join the out-going Committee for dinner in the Bistro at 5.45pm for 6.00pm (at own expense).

GUEST SPEAKER
Dr Ross Goldingay
Associate Professor [Wildlife Ecology] Southern Cross University

NOTICE OF SPECIAL RESOLUTION

The following notice is given in accordance with s.32(2) of the Rules of Friends of the Koala Incorporated.

Notice is hereby given that at the Annual General Meeting of Friends of the Koala Incorporated that has been convened for 27 October 2016 to be held at the address above, a motion to repeal the existing Rules/Constitution of Friends of the Koala Incorporated dated August 2008 and to adopt the draft Constitution which will be submitted to the meeting will be put to the meeting to be voted upon as a special resolution in accordance with s.37 of the Rules of Friends of the Koala Incorporated.

Link to draft Constitution (coming soon)

Location:
Lismore Workers Club
225-231 Keen Street, Lismore

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Wildcare Australia’s Veterinary Aspects of Koala Rehabilitation

To be delivered by Dr Robyn Stenner (formerly AZWH).

When:

Time: 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Location:
RSPCA Queensland’s Wildlife Hospital
139 Wacol Station Rd, Wacol Qld 4076

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Nature Conservation Council of NSW’s 2016 Annual Conference

When: -

Location:
Law Foyer, University of Sydney

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FOKtober Tree Planting Day at Boatharbour

Special Morning Tea at Boatharbour celebrating Friends of the Koala - 30 years saving koalas in Northern Rivers.
Planting koala habitat connecting Boatharbour to McLeans Ridges.

When:

379 Boatharbour Rd, Eltham

Time: 9:30 AM
Cost: FREE

Gourmet lunch provided
All welcome!

FOK-event-flyer-2016-10-22-FOKtober-Tree-Planting-Day.pdf

Please RSVP as soon as possible for catering purposes
RSVP on (02) 6628 4270 or email dotcockburn@bigpond.com

Funding supplied by Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife

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FOKtober begins with a Koala Picnic

Celebrating 30 years of Friends of the Koala (FOK) we kick off FOKtober with a Koala Picnic. This will be a family-friendly event. It’s an opportunity to celebrate Friends of the Koala achievements over the years together.

When:

Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Cost: FREE

A coffee cart, koala hunt, colouring-in activities, a koala parade, fancy-dress competition, tours of the Koala Care Centre, and talks on koala health.

Please bring along you own picnic blanket, chairs and morning tea as there will be limited catering.

There will be tours of the centre and prizes for best koala costume, talks on koala health and an opportunity to eat cake together.

Bring your teddy, dress up and celebrate!

A few exceptional volunteers needed to help. Please call Aliison for details on 0428 216 079 if you are one.

FOK-event-flyer-2016-10-01-FOKtober-Koala-Picnic.pdf

Location:
Under the gum trees adjacent to the Care Centre
23 Rifle Range Rd, East Lismore NSW 2480, Australia

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Deadline for late Membership Renewal

Deadline for late 2014-2015 Friends of the Koala Membership Renewal

When:

Please use the online renewal form.

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Friends of the Koala Management Committee Meeting

When:

Time: 2:00 PM

Location:
Room P160 Southern Cross University

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Charity of the Day at the Lismore Car Boot Market

"Friends of the Koala" will be the Charity of the Day at the Car Boot Market in Lismore on Sunday, 18 September - and not coincidentally September is "Koala Month". We need your help by having donation buckets at the entry points and taking them around for us during the day.

When:

Time: 7:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Location:
Lismore Carboot Market
Lismore Square, Shopping Centre

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Bangalow Koala Habitat & Health Workshop

Want to learn how to recognise a koala in need of care and what you can do to help save Bangalow’s koalas? Basic koala health assessment and discussion of the planned Bangalow Koala Corridor and Riparian Rainforest Regeneration Project (and the work of Bangalow Landcare).

When:

Time: 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
RSVP essential to Jo Green, Koala Connections Byron Shire Council, joanne.green@byron.nsw.au or phone 6626 7068

Location:
Heritage House, Bangalow
Cnr Ashton and Deakin Street

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TALK – “Koalas in our area”

Mark Wilson, who is Friends of the Koala's Trees Officer, will provide information about koalas in our area.

When:

Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Friends of the Koala (02) 6621 4664

Location:
Lismore Library
Magellan Street, Lismore

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Do you want to know more about our Aussie icon?

Friends of the Koala Education Workshop including basic koala health and behaviour assessment, rescue and handling techniques.

When:

Time: 9:00 AM registration (for 9:15 AM start) – 1:00 PM
Cost: $10 (members), $15 (non-members)
Includes morning tea and lunch.
FOK-event-flyer-2016-04-30-Koala-Educational-Workshop.pdf
Bookings are essential, RSVP on (02) 6622 1233 or email info@friendsofthekoala.org

Location:
Southern Cross University, Room Z182
Military Road, East Lismore

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