Mullers Lagoon Bowen needs your help

Subject: Mullers Lagoon Bowen needs your help
From: "jon wren" <>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 1997 22:38:24 PST

Recently I have been advised that Cr Wayne Bidgood successfully  moved 
at the Bowen Shire Council Meeting on the 26 November I997 a motion to 
clean up the grassy verge that encompasses Mullers Lagoon.
This will prove to  be disasterous for the waterbirds that currently 
inhabitat this idyllic setting in the centre of Bowen. What is required 
is information as to the importance of retaining the grassy verge for 
the wildlife.
 I for one do not want to see an aesthetically pleasing park that 
provides no function for our flora and fauna.
The grassy verge also acts as a barrier for young children that may 
wander close to the water, if it was not there I hate to think of the 
possible consequences.
Please can I ask you to pass on information to the Bowen Shire Council 
so that they may reconsider this decision from an informed aspect. Send 
information to :-     

 Attention Les Carrett CEO
I will keep you posted as to the outcome. Only yesterday while checking 
on Aust Grebes nesting I observed a Banded Landrail skulking in the 
undergrowth along the edge. 

Jon Wren

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