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If you would like to discover more about our islands and our wetlands in particularly, then you need to join the Bay Island Conservation Inc on their latest escapade!

it is all about promoting understanding of these important conservation areas.

The next romp through the Turtle Swamp or Whistling Kite wetlands is going to be held on Sunday, September 25th between 11 and 11.45 am.

There will be a pickup service courtesy of the Russell Island RSL Bus from the ferries that arrive between 10.30am and 10.45am.

Residents of all the islands and the mainland are invited to attend. Check the ferry timetables to match the tour schedules.

If you don’t wish to be picked up by car of bus, you can bring your bicycle and peddle the 2km up High Street to the Whistling Kite and Turtle Swamp trails.

Some mountain bikes and mobility scooters are suitable for some walks.

It is advised that you bring good walking shoes, water, hat and protective clothing, particularly if it is raining.

Other projects being carried out by the conservation group include arranging the placement of a memorial seat in the Whistling Kite Wetlands in cooperation with the Quandamooka people and the Redland City Council.

It is noted that lobbying by local councillor Mark Edwards has led to an assurance of important improvements to the footpath on Minjerriba to be completed this financial year which will improve access to the wetland trails.

If you wish to know more go to the Bay Island Conservation Inc website at http:/

or phone 0468403063 or 0427739335.

• One of the trails on September 25