Re: Mullers Lagoon Bowen needs your help

To: jon wren <>
Subject: Re: Mullers Lagoon Bowen needs your help
From: Alexandra Appleman <>
Date: Sat, 29 Nov 1997 12:21:36 +1000 (EST)
Jon: isn't Muller's Lagoon one of the sites used by Bowen Shire Council to 
tertiary filter treated effluent?  From memory there is plenty of grassy
areas already around the lagoon.  What was the rationale behind the
clearing of the verge?


Alex Appleman

On Wed, 26 Nov 1997, jon wren wrote:

> 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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