Let’s put a healthy Great Barrier Reef at the Top of our Wish List for 2015!!!

Dear CAFNEC Supporters,

Season’s Greetings and a sincere thank you for your support throughout the year! Your support allows us to continue to stand
up for the environment in all its uniqueness and what it offers to our and future generations.

There have been many challenges this year including mass dredging and dumping proposals that threaten the Great Barrier Reef and a push for large scale developments across Northern Australia that are both environmentally and economically unsound.

CAFNEC is making a positive difference through an aware and engaged community and keeping the pressure on decision makers, with regard to their environmental policies or lack thereof.  Submissions on unsound policies, community events and rallies and support to groups on urban and regional issues, are all part of the process.

In a snapshot of recent times we have:
• Given evidence to the Senate Inquiry on the Australian and Queensland government’s management of the Great Barrier Reef.
• Conducted a number of successful community events including a Community Forum on the Cairns Port Dredging proposal and a Reef Hour event, now also in Port Douglas. These demonstrate an aware, concerned and engaged regional community.
• Strongly advocated environmental conservation on the ‘Our Water Security’ group providing objectives and recommendations to Council, as they seek increased water for residential areas.

You can help CAFNEC protect the reef and other natural areas by joining EcoStar, our monthly giving program. Monthly giving is one of the best ways to help achieve success for environmental outcomes in the region. Your ongoing support enables us to plan ahead, making strategic decisions on future campaigns and projects.

Are you still looking for that perfect Christmas gift? Please consider making a donation on behalf of a friend, family member, co-worker or client as a Christmas gift. Once you have purchased your gift donation, we’ll provide you with a lovely certificate showcasing the donation amount and the name of the person it’s for. Just let us know their name.

Best wishes to you and your loved ones this holiday season and all year long.

Yours sincerely

Angelika Ziehrl
Director, Cairns and Far North Environment Centre