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“Piece by Piece” – Conservation and Development on the Sunshine Coast, Elaine Green
11 March @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm$5
Conservation and development on the Sunshine Coast 1960-2020
Friday Environment Forum guest speaker and author Elaine Green will discuss this new release on February 25. For the first time the development of the Sunshine Coast, including Noosa, is followed through six decades of ongoing population growth. Campaigns to preserve natural areas have at times been intense and, as the title suggests, the pieces have been put in place with concerted efforts over time by ordinary people with great commitment.
Written for a wide audience, this compelling and well-researched book is fully illustrated with significant aerial and other photographs.
Elaine Green is a former Maroochy Shire Councillor and a long-term environmental advocate and published local historian. Her inspiration for the book arose from delving into the yellowing archives of Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland, Sunshine Coast & Hinterland branch, previously the Caloundra branch established by Kathleen McArthur in 1963. Piece by piece is dedicated to Kathleen, who with Judith Wright, David Fleay and Brian Coulson founded WPSQ in 1962.
The book will be available for purchase at the forum or online at wildlife.org.au.
Come along to the Noosa Parks Association Environment Centre, 5 Wallace Drive Noosaville where the forum starts at 10.30am and coffee is available at 10am. COVID-19 protocols will be in place and attendees need to be double vaccinated and wear masks.
Pre-registration is required: