Whatever is the perceived extent of the Noosa Everglades we have a very special place. The Everglades National Park in Florida is only 20% of the original Everglade system. Where once the water flowed unhindered in the Florida Everglades system, today there is strong competition for this essential water as canals, levies and dykes divert the water for urban and farm development. In our playground the entire catchment for the Upper Noosa River lies within the ‘Great Sandy National Park’ giving our Everglades System ‘A Grade Quality Water, a pristine ecosystem and an uninterrupted water flow’ all the way to Laguna Bay (Noosa Heads)! WOW – how blessed are we!

Perhaps it needs to be recognised as a world heritage area?