Mary River Festival is full of activities and entertainment for everyone.
BOI & ESKAE
MC'd by Zela Bissett of Gympie Goal Diggers Toastmasters, the Yabba Yarning Tent offers the opportunity for festival visitors to hear talks from an inspirational line-up of speakers about topics associated with this year’s very on point theme, "Floods regenerate the Earth and the Sea".
Speakers examine various aspects of where we may look for the positives and lessons in managing recent widespread flooding over much of eastern Australia.
WELCOME TO COUNTRY with LISA BENNET
MUSICAL INTRODUCTION sing along with local musician and sculptor KEITH GALL
KEN CROSS Biodiverse backyards: how small landholders can make their contribution to biodiversity and withstand negative impacts from prolonged wet weather.
TOM KENDALL - PERMECO INC How to design your permaculture to gain benefit from floods and avoid disastrous erosion and soil loss.
EVA FORD - MRCCC Encouraging riverbank resilience for flooding
JOE MCLEOD Benefits of freshwater flows to carrying capacity of marine ecosystems
STEVE BURGESS New legislative changes to EPBC Act and their implications
GECKOES WILDLIFE Martin Fingland and his scaley and furry friends provide a wonderful opportunity to get up close and personal with native animals
LUKE BARROWCLIFFE A Butchulla perspective on the challenges and benefits of floods and how to manage country to better withstand extreme weather. Some time for questions and discussion after.
MEG - KOALA ACTION NETWORK Koala Talk – current projects