CAFNEC organises and takes part in local community events to promote our campaigns and provide accessible information. CAFNEC has information stalls at many Cairns events including the Sustainable Living Expo, Carnival on Collins, the Cairns Show, Kuranda Roots Festival and the Tanks Markets to name a few.
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Tree Clearing Laws (Qld)
Public Forums – Cairns and Mareeba CAFNEC, EDO NQ and ACF would like to invite all members of the public to attend one of the public forums being held in both Cairns and Mareeba to ask questions about, and hear the case for supporting, the Vegetation Management (Reinstatement) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016. WHEN: Tuesday 31st May 2016 WHERE: 1.00-3.00pm Mareeba Memorial Bowls Club, Anzac Avenue, Mareeba. 6.30-8.00pm Serbian Cultural Centre, 167 Greenslopes Street, Read more →
WET TROPICS DISCOVERIES – SEA TO SUMMIT 23 APRIL
Join CAFNEC and the Wet tropics Management Authority at the Cairns Botanic Gardens as some of the region’s eminent scientists and ecologists present new plant discoveries and ornithological data from our mangroves and shores to our mountains. Date: Saturday 23 April 2016 Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre Talks and presenters: 1. Amazing Mangroves with Hidetoshi ‘Mikey’ Kudo 2. The Shorebirds of Trinity Inlet – Then and Nowwith Paul Fisk 3. Magnificent Mountains Read more →
Easter Holiday Bat Chats
Bat Chats is an informal guided tour of the vulnerable Spectacled Flying Fox roost outside Cairns City Library and vicinity. People will learn about how the Spectacled Flying Fox is a “keystone species” which has a key role in seed dispersal around the region. Watch the evening ‘fly-out’! Time: 5:30pm – 6.30pm Where: Corner of Aplin St and Lake St outside Cairns City Library Cost: Free Dates: Easter Saturday 27 March Easter Sunday 28 March Friday 01 April Read more →
World Wetlands Day – Mangroves Matter
DATE: Tuesday 2 Feb 2016 TIME: 5:00pm – 6:30pm LOCATION: On the grass between the Fig Tree Playground and Mondo’s CAFNEC are encouraging the people of Cairns to join in a community picnic this World Wetlands Day to celebrate the magnificent wetlands and mangrove communities we have right here on our doorstep. Bring a plate (and your stories) to help spread the word that the Nationally Important Wetlands of the Port of Cairns and Trinity Inlet are an asset to our region and are Read more →
Cairns People’s Climate March
The Cairns People’s Climate March was a huge success! On Saturday 28 November 2015, more than 400 people took part in the Cairns People’s Climate March. The event attracted excellent media coverage (radio, print and TV) and was mentioned in Queensland Parliament by Rob Pyne MP. Many beautiful photos from the day have been shared around Australia by hundreds of people on social media. Families, activists, Labor members, Greens, union delegates, academics, Torres Strait Islanders… people Read more →
Celebration of the Life of Michael John Graham
Please help celebrate the life of a CAFNEC legend… Celebration of the Life of Michael John Graham: 30 November 1942 – 2 September 2015 The family invites you to join us for an afternoon tea to celebrate the life of Mike Graham. We will remember a man whose passion has made a significant and lasting contribution to the conservation movement and teaching community of North Queensland. Please join us to share your memories. In lieu Read more →
Fossil Fuel Investments and saving the Reef
Fossil Fuel Investments and saving the Reef: A CAFNEC and Market Forces event The investments our big banks make in fossil fuel (coal and gas) projects have a direct impact on the health of our environment; locally this includes threats to the Great Barrier Reef. Market Forces is a new research and public education initiative which highlights the link between corporate investments, the fossil fuel industries and the environment. Join CAFNEC, Julien Vincent from Market Read more →
Party with a Purpose this Sunday!
Party with a Purpose As a CAFNEC volunteer or supporter this is your invitation to join us for a night of celebration! Please join us @ Salt house, Cairns, front bar – Sunday 24th May 4-7pm Reserve your free ticket now. Celebration of CAFNEC volunteers and successes hosted by the CAFENC Marine Response Team All CAFNEC volunteers, friends and supporters welcome. Featuring: Music, activities, fun, short talk from the CAFNEC Director You are part of something Read more →