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First working bee for 2019

On Wednesday 13th March, 3 volunteers and 4 new inductees braved the weather and concentrated on painting, cleaning windows and floors, oiling the boardwalk and replacing flyscreens.

Working bee Wednesday 14th November 2018

Last working bee for the year was another joyful morning of cleaning, finishing maintenance jobs, and tidying up. What a great small team of wonderful volunteers we have. Thank you.

Working bee 3rd October 2018

The usual dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers once again happyily enjoyed a morning of light duties maintaining the Information Centre. One recently inducted volunteer also joined the party, and specialised in expert cleaning. Everyone's efforts are always highly appreciated. Tea, coffee and a light snack made the morning's tasks even more pleasant. 

Winter working bees Tuesdays 3rd and 10th July

6 intrepid maintenance crew spent 2 half days at Kinaba, cleaning windows and cupboards, finishing painting the ceiling in the display room and manufacturing the door to Bob's outside kitchen.

The building is looking loved and looked after now, and we are pretty proud of the work done over the past 7 years - terrific!!!

National Parks Principal Ranger visits Kinaba Information Centre

Sunday 3rd June, a healthy crowd made their way to Kinaba Information Centre for a lunch and Q and A forum, hosted by Friends of Kinaba. Ross Belcher, Principal Parks Ranger spoke about National Park's current activities in the region, and also answered some interesting questions from those attending, including members from Nooa Intergrated Catchment Authority (NICA) and Noosa Parks Association (NPA). 

Lunch was a byo and cook yourself BBQ which was really enjoyable, and over-all, a pleasant day was shared by many, and included the scenic boat trip across the lake.

Working bee Tuesday/Wednesday 3-4th April 2018

5 intrepid volunteers braved the windy conditions to head up to Kinaba to paint, oil, clean and generally make a wonderful clean-up job at the Information Centre.

We met with about 50 visitors who were interested in what we were doing, and very pleased that the building was being maintained - they commented on how fresh and well-kept it looked.

Sone of the extra special visitors who came on the day were Sir Thomas Hiley's granddaughter and great-grandchildren, who were very appreciative of the work being done on the building.

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.

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