Final working bee over-nighter for 2017

A  huge thank you to Friends of Kinaba volunteers who have participated in the upkeep of Kinaba over the past 12 months.

Last Saturday and Sunday 11th and 12th November was the final working bee for the year. Mammoth jobs have been undertaken and completed, including some with the assistance of National Parks' staff who have graciously laboured alongside us over some of the biggest jobs. Thank you very much.

Ada's talk at Noosa Parks Association

Ada arranged to speak to Noosa Parks Association at their Friday Environment Forum at Wallace Park, Noosa on Friday 10th November.

NPA have supported our project for permission to continue to maintain the Kinaba building, to retain it with public access and to re-open it as the Kinaba Information and Environment Centre. 

over-night working bee

These two happy chappies have just managed a mammoth over-weekend working bee at Kinaba, and are looking forward to support crew next visit. There are still many small and large projects to keep up to date with general maintenance and renovations.

First over-nighter working bee

A dedicated team of volunteers got stuck-in on the weekend of 17th and 18th June, which involved an overnight stay in the comfortable accommodation bunks. A little wine and pleasant acoustic guitar added to the tranquility of the typical Queensland winter evening.

The accommodation area is now freshly painted and looking very bright - windows cleaned throughout, plus some carpentry, and a new sensor light installed above the stairs.

renovating timber boardwalk

A bright spot on the water!!! Paintings all done, and our wonderful team of volunteers are back busy oiiling the western boardwalk and viewing room floor, cleaning up accommodation area walls, removed toilet windows and louvres, and fittied awnings on outside of toilets.

What a great job, and a wonderful crew. You beauties!!!

working bee 13th November - more painting

Great collection of volunteers continued with the painting at Kinaba, and have made good progress. Kinaba is looking more cared for after every visit. Great job!!!

12th November - Great to meet Councillors at Boreen Point

On Saturday 12th November, Charlie was able to thank some of the Councillors responsible for our being able to purchase an outboard for our dinghy. With the assistance of Noosa Integrated Catchment Association we were successful with our Community Project Grant application, and now we are able to transport volunteers and material to Kinaba for working bees in the Kinaba tinny. 

End of year picnic and working bee 13th November

Friends of Kinaba Committee would like to invite you and your friends to our 2016 end of year byo bbq picnic and working bee at Kinaba on Sunday 13th November 2016.

Meet at the Boreen Point boat ramp at 8am or at Kinaba from 8.30am.

Bring your picnic lunch, and tea, coffee and barbeque will be available all day.

FOK and NICA Kinaba Picnic Saturday 9th July 2016

 After much planning and preparations the combined NICA 5th catchment excursion (as part of their 20th year birthday celebrations) and Friends Of Kinaba winter picnic started in an early morning flurry at the Boreen Point boat ramp, where boat owners and skippers prepared their boats, and members of NICA, FOK and NPA, the Noosa mayor and a couple of councillors congregated for a lift to Kinaba. Most passengers travelled on the boats, while some ventured to Kinaba via the vehicle track led by Steve Jardine from QPWS. The sky was brilliant blue, the lake calm and reflective, which was great for those visitors who chose to take their own kayaks and small boats.

 Around 80 people arrived at Kinaba by about 10.00 where they were welcomed with tea, coffee, fruit and cake. The main event started shortly after with presentations from John Olds from Marine Parks, who spoke about the water systems in the area and how they interact. John was followed by Steve Price, the QPWS ranger in charge of Sunshine Coast, who spoke about the management of the park.

A lively Q&A session ensued, followed by a BBQ lunch of Mullet Burgers, vegetarian option or sausages, supplied by FOK, cooked & served to perfection by Neil Malmtsrom and Telena Rogers.

July picnic at Kinaba

Just a friendly reminder for you to let us know if you will be able to attend the Special Event Kinaba picnic in association with Noosa Intergrated Cathcment Association (NICA) on 9th July 2016.


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