June Norman (2nd from right) with supporters, including 86 year-old Margaret Thorsbourne AO, who walked over 5 km with June.
By now, you may have heard or read about June Norman, the 72 year-old great-grandmother who is walking the 1200 km from Cairns to Gladstone in order to draw attention to the need to take better care of the Great Barrier Reef.
June will be arriving in Townsville on Monday 24 June - and, if you are in town, you are invited to walk the last few kilometres with June from the North Queensland Conservation Council office (at 114 Boundary Street, Railway Estate) to the welcome party at the Gregory Street headland on The Strand. Walkers will be leaving NQCC at 4pm to arrive at The Strand at 5pm.
But if you can't get to town on Monday, there is a great chance to meet up with June courtesy of MINCA member Marie de Monchaux, who is hosting June and fellow walkers at her place in Arcadia during a one-day rest stop.
Marie is inviting MINCA members to come and meet and chat with June over a 'bring you own' vegetarian supper at her place, 46 Armand Way, between 6.30 and 8.30pm on Wednesday 26 June.
Marie says that parking at her place is virtually non-existent so 'park your car at Alma Bay and walk up' - it's no more than 200m. Feel free to bring people who you think may be interested - but please bring something to share in the way of food and drink.
The Nelly Bay part of Magnetic Island Creek Rescue will start to be rolled out next Sunday (23 June) and all are welcome to join in. The details are in the flier below but, for those with less than 20/20 vision, the key details are:
Meet at the top of Kirk Street at 9am
Bring sturdy shoes, hat, sunscreen, shovel, drinking water
Free BBQ lunch if you RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon Saturday.