Pumicestone ESCapades – erosion & sediment control in Pumicestone
This journey through the catchment of the internationally-listed Pumicestone Passage will look at a range of erosion and sediment control (ESC) measures applied to agriculture, unsealed roads in the forestry and High Efficiency Sediment (HES) basins in a new housing development. It will begin on the banks of the Pumicestone Passage at Toorbul with a Welcome to Country by Joondoburri elder and discussing the collaborative Pumicestone Catchment Action Plan and Pumicestone Shellfish Habitat Restoration Project, and the importance of stemming the flow of sediment to the passage. From there we visit HQ Plantations unsealed roads, Stockland’s Aura development, Newell’s macadamia farm and Morgan’s pineapple farm to observe and discuss the variety of ESC actions in place that will in time contribute to a significant reduction of sediment.
Cost: $40 per person (includes transport, morning tea, lunch, water and snacks)
The schedule with timings will be provided closer to the date.
The Brisbane CBD field trip will depart from Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre at 7.00am on Wednesday, 10 October 2018.
*We recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes.
*Subject to change