environment

Apr 072016
 
Byron Biochar

I just spent 2 hours with Jason at Hubway Web Design and it was the quickest 2 hours I think I’ve ever spent with someone. Talk about an efficient, quick thinking go getter, what a legend service!! My website has been totally transformed for the better and I’ll be back for more.
Don Coyne – Byron Biochar

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Feb 112015
 
Byron Shire Beaches

Billinudgel Nature Reserve South Golden Beach New Brighton Beach North Wall Brunswick Heads Christmas Beach (north bank Brunswick River) Torikina (south bank Brunswick River) Brunswick Heads Main Beach Tyagarah Nature Reserve (clothes optional) Belongil Beach The Wreck Byron Bay Main Beach Clarks Beach The Pass Wategos Little Wategos Tallow Beach Suffolk Park Kings Beach (Broken Head) Brays Beach (Broken Head) Map is part of the Byron Trails Map. Surf life saving services in Byron Shire are provided at specific beaches within Byron Shire Council during the NSW and Queensland School Holidays. Beach patrols are also provided by Surf Life Saving Volunteers at Brunswick Heads and Byron Bay Main Beach on weekends and Public Holidays from Saturday 20 September 2014 to Sunday 26 April 2015. (source: Byron Shire Council) Local marine habitats include exposed and sheltered sandy beaches, rocky shores, rocky reefs, submerged pinnacles, small rocky islands, coral communities, riverine estuaries,

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Jun 242014
 
Migaloo - The Rare White Humpback Whale

Rare Albino White WhalePlease contact me if you are the photographer Migaloo in Botany Bay as he makes his way up the east coast. Photo: www.whalewatchingsydney.com.au Migaloo is an albino humpback whale that travels up and down the east coast of Australia became famous in the local media on account of its extremely rare, all-white appearance. Migaloo is the only known all-white humpback whale and is known to be a true albino. First sighted in 1991, and believed to be three to five years old at that time, Migaloo was named for an indigenous Australian word for “white fella”. Migaloo was shown to be male in 2004 by analysis of sloughed skin samples. Because of the intense interest, environmentalists feared he was becoming distressed by the number of boats following him each day. In response, the Queensland and New South Wales governments introduce legislation each year to create a 500

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Nov 202012
 
northcoastnature.org.au

We needed our campaign website to be sophisticated and happen quickly and Jason was perfect for the job. He was amazingly responsive, reliable and dedicated throughout the whole process and continues to offer invaluable support now the site’s up and running. Thanks again.
Andy Baker – Save North Coast Nature

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Apr 182012
 
Cape Byron State Conservation Area

Cape Byron is the easternmost point of the mainland of Australia. It is located about 3 km (1.9 mi) northeast of the town of Byron Bay and projects into the Pacific Ocean. The Cape is home to Cape Byron State Conservation Area. Built in 1901, the Cape Byron Lighthouse is the last of the great 19th-century Victorian era lighthouses managed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS). It is constructed from concrete blocks and stands on the most easterly point of the Australian mainland. There are a number of walking trails which traverse the park. Most of it is wheelchair accessible, and bicycles can also use the path. A 3.7 kilometres (2.3 mi) loop walk can be started at any point with parking available at Captain Cook Lookout, Palm Valley, Wategos Beach and the Lighthouse. Cape Byron is part of the 22,000 hectare Cape Byron Marine Park, which was

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Mar 312012
 
Byron Bay - Placename & History

The local Arakwal Aboriginal people’s name for the area is Cavvanbah, meaning “meeting place”. The history of Europeans in Byron Bay began in 1770, when Captain James Cook found a safe anchorage and named Cape Byron after Captain John Byron, who circumnavigated the globe in 1764-66 and thus preceded Cook on the Pacific. In the 1880s, when Europeans settled more permanently, streets were named for other English writers and philosophers. Byron Bay is part of the erosion caldera of an ancient shield volcano, the Tweed Volcano, which erupted 23 million years ago. The volcano formed as a result of the Indo-Australian Plate moving over the East Australia hotspot. 1770: Captain Cook sails past and names Cape Byron as a tribute to his fellow navigator, Vice-Admiral John Byron, grandfather of the famous poet. The area was called Cavvanba, meaning meeting place, by the local Arakawal and Minjangbal tribes. 1840s: The “Big

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