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Conservation milestone for Moreton Bay Region

Posted: 4pm 01 Jul 2021

A Moreton Bay resident with a passion for conserving nature has become the 5000th person to join the South East Queensland Land for Wildlife Program.

Laceys Creek resident Timotheos Firestone listed his 77ha property to help protect the area’s diverse plant species and improve wildlife habitats.

“Since buying the property 18 months ago, I’ve become interested in learning more about fire and weed management, and how to restore habitat for wildlife,” Timotheos says.

“There’s a lot of challenges with maintaining such a large parcel of land including time and money, but the Land for Wildlife Program has been great in providing direction and connecting me with other like-minded people.

“I’ve always been interested in conserving nature, and when I signed up, I didn’t realise how much more there was to it, I’ve enjoyed the educational events and workshops.

“I really enjoy living here, listening to the sound of the birds and being able to retreat and connect to nature.”

Hundreds of properties protecting land

Mayor Peter Flannery says Timotheos’ Firestone Sanctuary is one of 610 properties in the Moreton Bay Region signed up to conserve or restore more than 4400ha of land.

“I’d like to acknowledge and celebrate Timotheos’ leadership in joining the program and caring for our environment,” Mayor Flannery says.

Councillor Darren Grimwade (Div 11) says it is fantastic to see locals actively maintaining and enhancing wildlife habitat on their properties.

Incredible habitats

“Whether it’s being part of this program or joining Council’s Voluntary Conservation Program, I’d like to thank the individuals who are working with us to create a greener region,” Cr Grimwade says.

“Moreton Bay Region is home to a variety of incredible natural habitats and environments, from our coastline to the picturesque hinterland.

“We want to see our native fauna and flora thrive in their natural ways, which is why Council continues to invest in greater measures to protect our environment.”

The 2021-22 Council Budget allocates $61 million for parks and the environment, with $2.9 million available for land acquisitions to expand our wildlife corridors, green infrastructure maintenance and renewal.

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