WORLD CASSOWARY DAY
Kuranda conservationist Paul Webster, said the inspiration for steering World Cassowary Day into being last year was the fact that so few people in southern Australia knew anything about assowaries. more about WCD 2015
Wear Cassowary Colours
Amanda Kay will be facilitating a community song writing project at WCD. Everyone is welcome to participate by writing a line for the song and submitting it on the day.
"We will create a song together about our
Cassowary Day Community Song Project.
wonderful cassowaries and how we can protect them and the unique and fragile environment they live in".
The song will be performed at the end of the day and participants may be able to join in. We hope to capture the tune and make a clip to share with people around the world to help increase awareness and support for our endangered
Special guest the national Threatened Species Commissioner Read more
Plant a tree with the Commissioner. (see Friday activities below)
of cassowary sculptures
Official handover of
World Cassowary Day
to Douglas Shire mayor Julia Leu
World Cassowary Day founder Paul Webster
Over 40 wildlife group displays
Community, industry, government and research groups working with threatened species and wildlife will be showcasing their work and sharing their knowledge at displays set up in shady beachside parkland.
Traditional Owner’s welcome and dance
Land art will be created
within the park and beach environments
See below for other activities planned for leading up to and following WCD
Celebrating cassowaries and their friends
World Cassowary Day 2015
Saturday Sept 26
WCD STEERING COMMITTEE LIST OF KEY ACTIONS TO HELP SECURE A SAFE FUTURE FOR THE CASSOWARY
Friday Sept 25
Plant a tree with the Threatened Species Commissioner
Crazy about cassowaries
Community tree planting
When: 2pm, Friday 25 September
Where: Next to the waste transfer station, Wheatley Rd
(between Wongaling and South Mission Beaches)
• Come and plant a native tree in a cassowary corridor
• Meet the federal Threatened Species Commissioner
• Wear protective clothing and BYO water
• Trees and tools supplied by Council
Please note; it’s a relatively small site and dry season so we’ll only be planting a f
ew trees each. To reduce parking pressure on site, please consider walking, cycling,
car-pooling or catching the bus.
Crazy About Cassowaries is a partnership of organisations revegetating important cassowary corridors in the Mission Beach area. Participants include Cassowary Coast Regional Council, National Parks, C4, Terrain, Girringun, Djiru, Rainforest Rescue, Mission Beach Cassowaries and Mission Beach School.
Stay a little longer!
Enjoy some of these low impact nature based special activities while you are at Mission Beach for World Cassowary Day weekend
Sunday Sept 27
Special WCD Nature based tours and walks
Walking toTam O'Shanter Point and back
lifelong birder and fish scientist
Dr Helen Larson
Please note: Will need to negotiate
rocks on the beach at one point.
Where; South Mission Beach boat ramp
When; 1pm departure
Kennedy Track Bird Walk
What to bring;
Fruit Forest Farm
Last tour for the year!
Fruit Forest Farm provides tours showcasing exotic fruits, plants and wildlife in a farm setting. They are an
award winning "Wet Tropics World Heritage Neighbour."
From 9.30am - 12pm
$48 per head
Limit 16 people
Cutten Brothers Walk
with Wet Tropics tour guides
Peter and Laurie Trott
and Peter Rowles
Explore this rare meeting of tropical rainforest and ocean on unique Clump Point basalt headland where arenga palms and orange-footed scrub fowl flourish beside the mangroves.
Corner of Porter Promenade
and Clump Point Road.
Sun 27 Sept 10am departure
An easy 45-60 minute out and return.
Hats, binoculars, cameras and curiosity.
Contact Peter email@example.com
Tully River Guided Tours
is proud to be a part of World Cassowary Day
Come and see us at our Information stall at the visitor centre
We are operating discounted guided tours of the Tully River for
$10 from each sale will be donated to help cassowaries.
Tour starts at Tully Gorge camping area and finishing at the Tully Bridge.
Limited spaces avalaible
Contact Wildside Adventures for more information
T. (07) 40886212 M. 0432477689 E. firstname.lastname@example.org