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Free calendar celebrating 25 years of Enviroplan conservation

The popular Enviroplan calendar has returned for a special edition celebrating 25 years of incredible conservation and environmental achievements.

The free 2021 calendar will be available, while stocks last, at council libraries, Ipswich Art Gallery and the Customer Service Centre on South Street, Ipswich.

Environment and Sustainability Committee chairperson Councillor Russell Milligan said the calendar featured stunning images from past years of the Enviroplan Photo Competition and interesting facts about our natural environment.

“Through Ipswich Enviroplan we have been able to achieve significant improvements that have helped to create an environment that we and future generations can be proud of,” he said.

“Ipswich Enviroplan has enabled council to purchase and manage more than 6700 hectares of conservation estate and reserves. The initiative also supports Ipswich landholders to improve the environmental value of more than 13,400 hectares of private land.

“By committing to Ipswich Enviroplan, council and our community have taken positive action on a number of environmental fronts. We have 25 years of success to celebrate – but also look forward to many more years of continued improvement for our natural environment.”

Each Ipswich household pays $45 per year to the Ipswich Enviroplan on their rates. This levy supports:

  • Securing land for our conservation estates and reserves
  • Best practice management of natural areas to support biodiversity
  • Voluntary conservation partnerships with private landholders
  • Education and awareness programs to inspire a more environmentally active community

The special edition calendar launches council’s celebrations of 25 years of Ipswich Enviroplan, which will be held during 2021. For more information on Ipswich Enviroplan see ipswich.qld.gov.au/enviroplan

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