17 May Council employees doing their bit for the environment
Gladstone Regional Council employees will be supporting Ecofest 2018 with speakers in the Main Tent, several stalls and a very special art display on Sunday, June 3.
Staff and volunteers from the Tondoon Botanic Gardens can be heard talking on several different topics throughout the morning, starting from 9.30am.
Anyone who attends the ‘Tondoon Talks’ sessions can enter a competition to win a terrific prize including a compost bin and garden fertilizer. All they’ll have to do is answer a series of questions based on the talks and the prize could be theirs.
Other Council attractions will include the Conservation team running a fun activity for kids where they’ll have to help remove rubbish from the pond.
The Pest Management team will also have kids’ activities and weed samples for identification as well as a feral animal trapping equipment display.
Stormwater pollution will be the focus of the Environmental Health stall where visitors can see how rubbish, sediment and other factors impact on plants and animals within the region.
Local Laws affect everyone in the Gladstone Region, so while attending Ecofest, find out about responsible pet ownership. There’ll also be iPads available to complete online registrations and update contact details.
The Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum will present works by youngsters from Gladstone’s Stepping Stones Child Care Centre reflecting this year’s Ecofest theme, ‘Turn a new leaf, love our reef’.
Over 20 works will be exhibited at the Gardens’ Tondoon Art Gallery alongside a film of the children talking about what they created and why.
The display will be on show during Ecofest and visiting children will be encouraged to create their own artworks.