LIPS given a breath of life

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

NEW life has been breathed into the Low Isles Preser­va­tion So­ci­ety (LIPS) with the elec­tion of a new com­mit­tee.

The group was in dan­ger of fold­ing af­ter a num­ber of com­mit­tee mem­bers re­signed.

But at the 11th hour Adrian Soffe has stepped in as the new pres­i­dent and Dr Mark Col­bridge has agreed to take on the role as sec­re­tary.

Af­ter the re­cent res­ig­na­tion of the Low Isles care­taker Rick Kil­patrick, LIPS is also call­ing for en­thu­si­as­tic vol­un­teers to fill in as tem­po­rary rangers un­til a new care­taker is found.

LIPS com­mit­tee mem­ber Rob Suther­land said any­one who wants to get in­volved as a vol­un­teer needs to come for­ward as soon as pos­si­ble as they have to be trained.

“We re­ally need about 30 vol­un­teers to step for­ward to be trained so we can cover our ros­ter sys­tem for vol­un­teers,” he said.

A com­mit­tee meet­ing was held last night at 7pm to de­ter­mine how best to use vol­un­teers and the ex­act role they would play at Low Isles.

If you would like to be a vol­un­teer con­tact LIPS at lipsin­

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