Finish school holidays with family fun at Kinka Wetlands Discovery Morning

The annual Kinka Wetlands Discovery Morning is on again from 9am to 12pm Sunday 19 April 2015, offering families the perfect end to the school holidays with a chance to have some fun, enjoy breakfast with the birds and discover one of the natural wonders of the Capricorn Coast.
According to Fitzroy Basin Association (Inc.) Project Officer Kelly Smith the beautiful wetland of national significance, great autumn weather, and a full range of activities and speakers will ensure the day is a highlight of the holidays for attendees.
“Visitors will have the chance to go on a bushwalk to find out what makes the Kinka Wetlands so special, hear from expert Roger Jaensch and members of Birdlife Capricornia about the birdlife that inhabit the wetlands, and learn how to identify our beautiful waders and shorebirds,” Ms Smith said.
“The Kinka Wetlands truly is one of our hidden gems and we encourage as many people as possible, and particularly families, to come out and discover what’s hiding in our own backyard.”
John McCabe from the Kinka Wetlands Working Group said “the Kinka Wetlands was one of the few areas on the coast that offered such wetland diversity including areas of mangroves, saltmarsh and freshwater wetland systems accessible to local residents and visitors alike.”
Livingstone Shire Council will be there to share information about how a Fishway operates and why they are so important for healthy fishstocks; the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority will present the Kids Catchment Story activity; Fitzroy Basin Association will share information about the pest fish Tilapia and what you can do to help stop the spread; and members of Emu Park Community Bushcare, Capricorn Coast Landcare, Livingstone Remnant Vegetation Study group will advise how you can become involved in local environmental projects.
There will also be static displays, free face painting for the kids, free native plants supplied by the Livingstone Community Nursery and a free sausage sizzle for all.
The event is free and there is no need to register.
Bring a hat, sunscreen and closed in shoes and to get there, drive along Tanby Road from Emu Park and just before the turn off to Kinka Beach look for the signs on your left. Turn in and park. There is a short walk to the wetlands.
This event is supported by Fitzroy River and Coastal Catchments and Fitzroy Basin Association Inc. through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.