Qld Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM)

 Media alert

Launch of Green Cross Australia’s Witness King Tides photographic project

Where:          Lower Moora Park – off Park Parade, Shorncliffe
When:            Thursday December 15, 10.30am – 11.45am
What:             The Hon. Vicky Darling, Minister for Environment and Mara Bun, CEO Green Cross Australia will join ABC TV weather presenter Jenny Woodward to launch Green Cross Australia’s Witness King Tides Project.

The project encourages Queenslanders to witness and photograph the forecasted king tides of 2012 to promote the effects of climate change.

Due to the effects of climate change, Queensland’s presently rare king tides are likely to be more common with projected sea level rises.

The Witness King Tides Project encourages members of the community to photograph the coming summer’s unusually high tides, creating a visual prediction of Queensland’s landscape under climate change.

The project is funded by Commonwealth Department of Climate Change and Excellence, and DERM and supported by Surf Lifesaving Queensland, Queensland Centre for Photography, Australian Coastal Society and Coastcare.

For further media enquiries contact Department of Environment and Resource Management Media Services Ph: (07) 3224 7792 or email media@derm.qld.gov.au