Moreton Island Protection Committee Inc
Moreton Island Protection Committee (MIPC) is an incorporated association established in 1978 with the aim of preserving the vegetation, fauna and natural features of Moreton Island. MIPC is a voluntary, non-profit organisation deriving its funds from membership fees, fund-raising and donations which are tax-deductible. The executive meets regularly to discuss and attend to general business and decision-making.
See Statement of aims below.
Like Stradbroke and Fraser, Moreton is a sand island composed of a mass of sand retained by a rock outcrop (Cape Moreton). Moreton is 34 kms long and 10 kms at its widest point. In the mid-1990s the island was declared a national park finally revoking sand-mining leases which had existed since 1975.
Clean up Australia Day March 7th 2021
All are invited to join in the Australia Day cleanup. Meet at Bulwer 8am Sunday March 7th. Local residents will assist with transport to clean up sites. Participants are asked to arrange their own transport to the meet site.
Organiser Greg Curtis Mob 0427754192 text preferred
Whats on ... !!!! First half 2021
Mar 7 Clean up Aust Day
Mar Sat 6 – 9 Volunteers at Blue Lagoon (max 6)
Mar 12 - 14 Volunteers at Blue Lagoon
Apr 16 - 18 Volunteers at Blue Lagoon
May 14 -16 Doctors for the Environment Blue L. MIPC welcome to assist with hosting.
May 21 - 23 Volunteers at Blue Lagoon
All Friday trips depart 8.30am
Sat Mar 6th departs 1pm. Returns 3.30 Tues.
Saturday departure If unable to come on Friday it is sometimes possible to come on Saturday. Please nominate at least 2 weeks in advance so we can confirm availability of a vehicle for your transfer to Blue Lagoon.
Use volunteer button for more details.
**Please book at least 1 week in advance**
Alan 0428783781 (text only please) or
email firstname.lastname@example.org or
leave a message with MIPC's answering service on 07 33211463
DEPART from 14 Howard Smith Drive, Port of Brisbane.
Activities of MIPC
Volunteers ProgrammeMIPC supports conservation and research through its volunteers program. In the past members have undertaken a 6-year plant survey looking at the effect of fire on plant communities, and been involved in many weed control and revegetation projects in conjunction with the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS).
Membership Membership is open to all who support our statement of aims. See Statement of aims below.
Newsletters Newsletters keep members informed of current management concerns for the Island also planned events including the volunteer programme.
Publications Sands of Time an oral history of Moreton, and Vegetation of Moreton Island A field guide,both published by MIPC
Reports Report required by granting bodies and submissions to government in the interests of achieving good management out comes are provided here. Through our lobbying we represent visitors and friends of Moreton who are concerned with preservation of the nature on the island
Natural History Links are provided to flora and fauna species lists, and some papers we have come across with relevance to Moreton Island. –
Links to transport and accommodation providers. To facilitate the enjoyment of caring visitors to the Island we provide some links to commercial operators on Moreton Island.
Statement of Aims
1. To promote the preservation of Moreton Island as a natural area to be managed for public recreation and enjoyment provided always that the recreational uses are consistent with conservation aims.
2. To foster the conservation of the vegetation, fauna and natural features of Moreton.
3.and encourage support for its preservation and management in accordance with these objects.
4. To co-operate with, or promote co-operation by any means with and among persons, trusts, corporations, firms, associations, institutions, governments, instrumentalities or government, municipal authorities and other bodies in the Commonwealth or its Territories or elsewhere for the purpose of carrying out any object of the organisation.
5. To oppose any development or usage of Moreton Island which is contrary to the preservation and good management of the island in accordance with these objects.
Generally, to take such lawful action as it
considers necessary or appropriate in the interests of promoting
the preservation and good management of Moreton Island in
accordance with these objects.