Ecofest 2017

EcofestGain an increased awareness of the marine environment every day at Ecofest 2017 – CQ’s largest free environmental event.

The theme for this year’s Ecofest is ‘Be Great to our Barrier Reef’ and the event aims to educate attendees about the negative and positive impacts humans have on our marine life.

Encouraging our younger generations to seek ways to mitigate the pollution and degradation of the marine environment takes time, but we need to start somewhere. It’s important that our region acts as a positive role model so future generations can enjoy the Southern Great Barrier Reef.

Visit Ecofest and learn how your actions, coupled with initiatives introduced by Council, industry and businesses, can help make our marine environment a cleaner and safer one in which to live, work and play.

Council’s Environment and Community Services Committee Chair Councillor Cindi Bush said this year marked the 18th anniversary of Ecofest.

“This year’s event aims to educate attendees about the negative and positive impacts humans have on marine life,” Cr Bush said.

“Encouraging our younger generation to seek ways to mitigate the pollution and degradation of the marine environment takes time, but we need to start somewhere.

“It’s important for our region to act as a positive role model so future generations can enjoy the Southern Great Barrier Reef.”

Event details

Date: Sunday, June 4
Time: 9am to 3pm
Cost: FREE
Location: Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens, Glenlyon Road, Gladstone (Site Map)
Program : TBA
Contact: Gladstone Festivals & Events – (07) 4972 5111.
Guest Speakers: Gourmet seafood farmer, Matthew Evans; Sea Turtle Foundation Director, Tim Harvey; passionate soil biologist, Sandra Tuszynska; General Manager of Queensland Trust of Nature, Narida Bradley; and, spokespeople from the Great Barrier Marine Park Authority.

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