Story by Juliana Foxlee
All sector Directors have retained their roles with Cape York NRM
Directors, members, guests and staff gathered at Hillcrest Guest House in Cooktown on the morning of Friday 26 October 2018.
The official business of the AGM was followed by a casual morning tea where everyone was able to mingle and chat prior to the screening of Kutini.
Kutini is a short, animated documentary about cassowaries on Cape York, and has been produced as part of a CSIRO, Wet Tropics Management Authority, Kalan Enterprises and Cape York NRM project.
Jason Carroll from South Cape York Catchments delivered a presentation highlighting working with school-based work experience students, focusing on the eradication of salvinia weed from an area on Mount Poverty.
Directors and staff headed to Walker Bay following the AGM to see for themselves the success of the work done by Cape York Weeds and Feral Animals Inc. to rid the location of pond apple.
The Cape York NRM Board meeting held the previous day in Cooktown saw the Board of Directors re-elect Emma Jackson and Chairperson and Trevor Meldrum as Vice Chair.
Cape York NRM Chairperson Emma Jackson said 2019 was going to be a big year for the organisation, seeing a whole range of new projects implemented.
Projects ranging from gully remediation, threatened species research focusing on the southern cassowary, golden shouldered parrot and coastal littoral vine forest, enhanced extension support, science events, and fire mentorships.
With an exciting time ahead, Cape York NRM looks forward to working alongside Cape York people to care for the natural environment and promote the sustainable use of Cape York’s natural resources.