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Mapleton Hall

31 Obi Obi rd

Mapleton, QLD 4560


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Presentations, stalls, free morning tea. Sandwiches are available for purchase for lunch from the hall.

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Learn about

• Invasive plants and animals

• Attracting wildlife to your garden.

• Basic botany and plant identification.

• Mapleton National Parks

Stalls will be at the front of the hall, feel free to visit them throughout the day. Bring along a weed and get it identified. The sessions listed below will be held in the hall and require registration. To order a sandwich for lunch please email


Invasive plants and animals by Sunshine Coast Council

Bush Care and Land for Wildlife by Sunshine Coast Council

Wildlife friendly gardens by Barung Landcare

Catchment Care by ECOllaboration

Upper Mary Valley Weed Vine Project by Hinterland Bush Links

Mapleton Community Library book stall

Edible natives by John and Joane

Zed from Worms Plus

Register for 1, 2 or all 3 sessions and receive a free native tree on the day

Session 1

9am – Welcome to Country by BJ Murphy local Jinibara Man

Introduction to priority invasive plant and animal management on the Sunshine Coast

Mark Call, Team Leader Vector and Pest Plant Control Sunshine Coast Council

Caring for the Catchment - how your plants improve everyone's water quality

Mal Smith, ECOllaboration

10am – Plant/weed ID and intro to botany workshop

Dr Nita Lester

Session 2

11am - Invasive plant/weed control techniques

Spencer Shaw, Brush Turkey Enterprises

12pm - Wildlife friendly gardening for the Mapleton area

Spencer Shaw, Brush Turkey Enterprises

Session 3

1pm – Looking after Mapleton National Parks

Mark Lythall, Ranger-in-charge, Blackall Management Unit, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service

Matt Tucker , Regional Pest Support Ranger, Sunshine Coast, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service

Donna Haslam - Ranger, Blackall Management Unit, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service

2pm – Managing invasive animals

Rita Everitt, Feral animal officer Sunshine Coast Council

Sunshine Coast Council acknowledges the Sunshine Coast Country, home of the Kabi Kabi peoples and the Jinibara peoples, the Traditional Custodians, whose lands and waters we all now share. We wish to pay respect to their Elders – past, present and emerging, and acknowledge the important role First Nations people continue to play within the Sunshine Coast community.

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Mapleton Hall

31 Obi Obi rd

Mapleton, QLD 4560


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