This has been another productive year for the Friends of Currimundi Lake with beneficial outcomes to the local Community and visitors alike.
Members played an important and ongoing role in the preparation of the Currimundi Lake Dynamic Study run by Professor Tomlinson.
A Dunal Protection Plan has been finalized after consultation with the community and Council.
The last week of December saw completion of the Last Stage of the Currimundi Master Plan with the construction of the Picnic shelter to replace the old Rotunda. This Master Plan had its beginnings with much consultation over 2 years prior to the Plan being approved in 2006 and in the years since.
Our regular Community days have been successful with good rollups to Clean up Australia Day, National Tree Day and our Wildflower Walk.
The involvement of local School Children and children from the usa and south america has been a highlight.
Midge Control improvements have reduced the Midge larval count to well below the bad old days of 2004 to 2008 and continues to be monitored.
The new Beach Access Numbering Scheme was also implemented.
Significant other projects included Glossy Black Cockatoo Survey, Cane Toad Control, Rocky Ledge Inhabitant Survey, Turtle Care, KAB participation, Birdwing Butterfly recovery, revegetation programs, Water and erosion monitoring, and general surveillance of our local environment
School children also became regular participants in FOCL run Environmental programs including Weeding and Restoration as well as the Kids teaching Kids days on 12th August to learn about the life cycle of our marine turtles.
On 16th. August, a group of Children from Charleville were given talks on Environmental issues and the Beach scene.
A satisfying finale was Receipt by FOCL of the Sunshine Coast Environment Award on 15th Dec. and the Partnership award for the 2011 national Riverprize as a partner of the Sunshine Coast Rivers initiative for excellance in sustainable river basin management.