Sep
18
Wed
2019
Gardening Group: Friends of the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens
Sep 18 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Friends of the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens
Join this lively volunteer group with a passion for the Botanic Gardens. Members help with gardening, guided walks, plant propagation, herbarium, education, events, craft and fundraising.

No green fingers needed – group leaders can provide training and guidance. Meet at the Friends Centre for all activities.

Contact:  P 0449 561 674
E info@friendsgcrbg.org.au
W friendsgcrbg.org.au
F facebook.com/friendsgcrbg

Friends of Currumbin
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We hold our meetings on the 3rd Wednesday of the month starting in February and last one in November. Start time is 7pm and venue is Ignite College opposite the Currumbin RSL Club.

Sep
19
Thu
2019
Birdlife Southern Queensland: Gold Coast Branch @ Please contact Beth for details
Sep 19 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am

EVERY THURSDAY
Gold Coast Branch
Outing – Every Thursday, unless they fall on a public holiday.
Contact Beth Hall
Summer we begin at 7.00am and in Winter at 7.30am. The changeover occurs in line with daylight saving changeover.

bethnjohn01@hotmail.com

Sep
20
Fri
2019
Campaign Committee Meeting
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Native Stingless Bees Walk
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Did you know there are over 1600 different types of bees in Australia!

In these workshops Dr Toby Smith will introduce us to the amazing world of Australian native bees. Some of our native bees live in large colonies of thousands, living under the rule of single queen, and making and storing honey. But the lonely bees make up the majority of bees in Australia: solitary female bees that live all by themselves, and raise their offspring as single mums.

Toby will show us dozens of brilliant close up photos and diagrams of bees to help explain this great diversity, bee lifecycles and their nests, and their important role in pollination and food security. Throughout these workshops Toby encourages questions, and all the way through the presentations are interactive with the group of children. All explanations are simple, easy to understand, and delivered in a fun story telling fashion. Toby will also bring with him preserved bee specimens, and live stingless bee hives with viewing windows. If we’re lucky we may even get a glimpse of a queen!

Suitable for ages 5 and above. Please only register for the children attending.
Presenter

Details

Date: January 18 

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am 

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/naturallygc-kids-native-stingless-bees-tickets-50149922769 

Organizer City of Gold Coast NaturallyGC Program 

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/city-of-gold-coast-naturallygc-program-13649190170

Venue Helensvale 

Further details provided upon booking, Helensvale, QLD 

Native Stingless Bees Walk
Sep 20 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Did you know there are over 1600 different types of bees in Australia!

In these workshops Dr Toby Smith will introduce us to the amazing world of Australian native bees. Some of our native bees live in large colonies of thousands, living under the rule of single queen, and making and storing honey. But the lonely bees make up the majority of bees in Australia: solitary female bees that live all by themselves, and raise their offspring as single mums.

Toby will show us dozens of brilliant close up photos and diagrams of bees to help explain this great diversity, bee lifecycles and their nests, and their important role in pollination and food security. Throughout these workshops Toby encourages questions, and all the way through the presentations are interactive with the group of children. All explanations are simple, easy to understand, and delivered in a fun story telling fashion. Toby will also bring with him preserved bee specimens, and live stingless bee hives with viewing windows. If we’re lucky we may even get a glimpse of a queen!

Suitable for ages 5 and above. Please only register for the children attending.
Presenter

Details

Date: January 18 

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am 

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/naturallygc-kids-native-stingless-bees-tickets-50149922769 

Organizer City of Gold Coast NaturallyGC Program 

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/city-of-gold-coast-naturallygc-program-13649190170

Venue Helensvale 

Further details provided upon booking, Helensvale, QLD 

Gold Coast – Global #ClimateStrike @ TBC
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

To everyone who cares about a safe climate future, this is your invitation to join the Global #ClimateStrike on September 20 – people around the world standing up to confront the climate crisis when our politicians won’t.

Australia is already on the frontlines of the climate crisis. Prolonged drought. Flash flooding. Catastrophic bushfires, severe cyclones and heatwaves. But just at the time when we need to ramp up climate solutions, we have elected a Government that wants to open the floodgates to new coal, oil and gas projects that put all of us at risk.

So, on September 20, three days before the UN Emergency Climate Summit, school students are inviting everyone to join us for our biggest ever global #ClimateStrike.

By taking time off school and work together around the world, we’ll show our politicians that people everywhere want climate justice and we’re not going away until we get it. We’ll strike in solidarity for everyone who’s already being hurt by the climate crisis and everyone who will be impacted if we don’t act now: workers, first nations people, young people, mining communities and more.

Everyone is invited, everyone is needed. On March 15, 1.6 million of us went on strike around the world. On September 20, we’re going to take our movement to the next level. If you’re an adult, please take the day off and invite your friends, workmates and families to join us.

See you on September 20 to strike for climate justice.

This event will be taking place on the land of the Kombumerri people of the Yugambeh language-group. We pay respect to their elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded. We stand alongside indigenous people in their fight for climate justice, and are grateful for the huge contributions Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people continue to make to protect our shared climate, land and water.

EcoDiscoverers Kids Club
Sep 20 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Bookings Essential athttps://gecko.org.au/educationcentre/kidsclub/

More Information:  https://gecko.org.au/educationcentre/kidsclub/

During School Terms

Every Friday afternoon after school from 3.30 till 5.30, we hold an
EcoExplorer’s Kid’s Club. There is a focus on particular animals and each week it
will be different. We will have games, story, excursions and competitions. We are keen
to connect the children with nature, and to learn about our native plants and animals
and how to look after them. Children will have a say in what they would like to do and
achieve. 2019 Club recommences on the 8th February. Bookings are essential.

For children aged 5-9 years
Friday afternoons from
3.30pm to 5.30pm
Costs $5 per child

Contact
Contact us for further details:
Gecko House, 139 Duringan Street, Currumbin, QLD 4223
Email: EcoDiscoverers@gecko.org.au
Phone: 5534 1412 office open 10am-2pm
Mobile: 0498 588 855 or 0400 703 898

Sep
21
Sat
2019
BeachCare – North Burleigh @ Beach end of Kelly Avenue
Sep 21 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

We applaud the many volunteers who provide time and energy to care for our treasured beach assets.  New volunteers are welcome.  Activities include planting, removing weeds and collecting litter.  Please be sure to wear enclosed shoes, sun-smart clothing and bring some drinking water.

All sessions are run on a Saturday from 8-10am

BeachCare is the Gold Coast’s dune care programme coordinated by the Griffith Centre for Coastal Management and funded by the City of Gold Coast.

For more information:
Phone:  07 5552 8829 or 0414 762 374
Email:  beachcare@griffith.edu.au
Web: Griffith.edu.au/beachcare
Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/coastalcommunityengagement/

Beaches to Bushland – Currumbin Creek Care Group
Sep 21 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

The Currumbin Creek Care Group was established in 2008 and assists with restoring native vegetation along 1.5kms of public parkland on the lower reaches of Currumbin Creek.

When: The third Saturday of the month from February to November
Where: Various locations within Currumbin Creek Reach Park, Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin Valley.

To find out where contact:
Phone: 0755811537 Email: namu@goldcoast.qld.gov.au Website: http://www.gcparks.com.au/parks.aspx?page=27

Beaches to Bushland: Carrara
Sep 21 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Beaches to Bushland Volunteer Landcare Program

The Beaches to Bushland Program provides a platform for the local community to foster a connection with their environment, and encourages active community involvement and ownership of our natural assets.

Join in activities including planting native trees, controlling weeds, litter pick-up, seed collection and native plant propagation. Each year volunteers within the program plant more than 50,000 native trees and cover many hectares for weed control at various sites across the Gold Coast. The program also provides the opportunity for schools, corporate groups and community organisations to be actively involved in improving our natural environment by scheduling a tree planting session.

Conditions apply.

Groups meet between February and November each year from 8am to 10am.

Please see below for details and contact us for exact meeting locations.

City of Gold Coast P 07 55 811 537
E namu@goldcoast.qld.gov.au
W cityofgoldcoast.com.au/bushcare
Free

Herbarium Group: Friends of the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens
Sep 21 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Friends of the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens
Join this lively volunteer group with a passion for the Botanic Gardens. Members help with gardening, guided walks, plant propagation, herbarium, education, events, craft and fundraising.

No green fingers needed – group leaders can provide training and guidance. Meet at the Friends Centre for all activities.

Contact:  P 0449 561 674
E info@friendsgcrbg.org.au
W friendsgcrbg.org.au
F facebook.com/friendsgcrbg

Positive Change for Marine Life
Sep 21 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Run in conjunction with Honour the Ocean Campaign, this group hosts a marine debris beach survey (cleaning up debris) and disposing of it responsibly

Spring Garden Tour with Professor Catherine Pickering @ Griffith University Gold Coast Campus
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Description

Want to know more about what native plants do well on the Gold Coast and are suitable for your garden?

Then come for an interactive fun guided walk with Professor Catherine Pickering of the Griffith University Gold Coast campus.The campus has over 250 local native plants in the gardens including species suitable for a wide range of gardens from the hot and windy to shaded rainforest areas.

This one hour walk along flat paths is suitable for all ages and includes many of the species featured in the free gardening app with natives groNATIVE, as well as featured recently on Gardening Australia.

Register at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/naturallygc-go-native-garden-tour-tickets-67933237141

Responsible Runners Burleigh Heads
Sep 21 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Runners and walkers, come meet cool proactive people and join our fun weekly 30-minute cleanups to keep our beaches and waterways clean, build stronger communities, and raise awareness about the health and environmental risks of single-use waste, particularly plastic. . Plastic is found in the stomachs of 80% of bird species & 70% of loggerhead turtles. Come save a turtle and the birds. Burleigh Heads responsible runners every Saturday 4:00pm. Run, walk, cruise go with your flow as you enjoy the beach.

Sep
23
Mon
2019
EcoDiscoverers – Tidal Pools 23 September @ Tellebudgera Creek
Sep 23 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Tidal Pools – Monday 23rd September (8-10am)

$10.00

Let’s explore the rock pools at Tallebudgera Creek, see how many sea creatures we can find, games, story and sand sculptures. Starts on the grassed area east side of Tallebudgera Bridge. Bookings essential time is from 8am to 10am.

Book through: https://gecko.org.au/EcoDiscoverers/

Beach Art Room
Sep 23 @ 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

Beach Art Room

 

3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

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An event every month that begins at 3:45pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

 

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Turn trash into treasure by creating art from marine litter collected from Gold Coast beaches through BeachCare. Have some creative fun with zero environmental impact! This program is presented in partnership with the CoastEd team from Griffith University’s Centre for Coastal Management.

No experience required, suitable for all ages and abilities. All materials provided.

4th Monday of each month
3.45pm – 4.45pm
11th Avenue Creative Palm Beach Library

Book online at
cityofgoldcoast.com.au/libraryevents
or phone 5581 7250

Sep
24
Tue
2019
Responsible Runners – Mermaid Beach @ Mermaid Beach (Opposite Mermaid Beach SLSC)
Sep 24 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Local ambassadors Lauren Hodge, Ella Horton, Ryan Adams and Naomi Edwards are joining forces to lead more groups to raise awareness about beach litter and marine debris issues along one of Australia’s most priced stretches of sand and to get their hands dirty cleaning up the beach as they stride it out.

“You don’t have to run. You can crawl, hop, skip or jump while picking up beach litter and marine debris”, said Ryan Adams, a local ambassador for the national Responsible Runners initiative.

“We provide all equipment at the clean ups, which is also a great way to meet people and talk about how we can all keep our beaches clean”.

Responsible Runners Gold Coast
Mermaid Beach (opp. Mermaid Beach SLSC): every Tuesday 5.30pm – 6.00pm
The Spit (near the VMR tower): every Wednesday 5.30pm – 6.00pm
Burleigh Beach (central viewing platform): every Thursday 5.30pm – 6:00pm

More information
responsiblerunners.org
ryan@keepitsurreal.net
0401 258 183

Sep
25
Wed
2019
Gardening Group: Friends of the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens
Sep 25 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Friends of the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens
Join this lively volunteer group with a passion for the Botanic Gardens. Members help with gardening, guided walks, plant propagation, herbarium, education, events, craft and fundraising.

No green fingers needed – group leaders can provide training and guidance. Meet at the Friends Centre for all activities.

Contact:  P 0449 561 674
E info@friendsgcrbg.org.au
W friendsgcrbg.org.au
F facebook.com/friendsgcrbg

Responsible Runners The Spit @ The Spit VMR Tower
Sep 25 @ 7:00 am – 7:30 am

Runners and walkers, come meet cool proactive people and join our fun weekly 30-minute cleanups to keep our beaches and waterways clean, build stronger communities, and raise awareness about the health and environmental risks of single-use waste, particularly plastic.
Beach Runners and Walkers Needed for 30mins Beach Clean ups. Plastic is found in the stomachs of 80% of bird species & 70% of loggerhead turtles. Come save a turtle and the birds. The Spit responsible runners every Wednesday 7:00am. Run, walk, cruise go with your flow as you enjoy the beach.

EcoDiscoverers: Let’s Find Birds- Wednesday 25 September @ Alex Griffith Park
Sep 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Search for birds, learn their names as you spot them, what they eat and do, games story and craft. Games, stories and craft.  Program starts in Alex Griffith Park, cnr Cooinda Avenue and Teemangun Street, Currumbin

For children aged 5-9 years
Costs $10 per child

Bookings are essential:

Contact us for bookings and further details:
Gecko House, 139 Duringan Street, Currumbin, QLD 4223
Email: EcoDiscoverers@gecko.org.au
Phone: 5534 1412 office open 10am-2pm
Mobile: 0400 703 898

Plants and Wildlife of the Gardens
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens guided walks

Join a free guided walk to learn more about the plants and wildlife of the Gold Coast and our

beautiful Botanic Gardens. All walks commence from the Friends Centre located within the Gold

Coast Regional Botanic Gardens 230 Ashmore Road, Benowa. Further speciality walks are hosted

by the Friends throughout the year. Please visit our Facebook page for more information.

Presenter

Friends of Gold Coast

Regional Botanic

Gardens

P 0449 561 674 W friendsgcrbg.org.au

E info@friendsgcrbg.org.au

F facebook.com/friendsgcrbg

Cost: Free

Gecko Talks-Seedling or Weedling? – 25th September 2019
Sep 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Gecko Talks-Seedling or Weedling? - 25th September 2019

Expand the Bush by Knowing the Difference

Gecko Talks – Wednesday, September 25 at Currumbin RSL

Many Gold Coasters volunteer their time conducting bush regeneration and removing environmental weeds to allow endemic species to flourish naturally.However, identifying the seedlings from the weedlings can be challenging.

If you are keen to learn how to spot native seedlings and their imposters, then this is the talk for you.

Rusty Linnane, a local experienced bush regenerator with a passion for seedlings and passing on his knowledge, has created a Seedling versus Weedling workshop,and will bring this informative discussion, with a native tube stock ‘show and tell’, to Gecko Talks on Wednesday September 25.

This keen Gecko volunteer says it can be confusing for even experienced regenerators as some environmental weeds look very similar to natives at seedling stage.For instance, can you spot the difference between a young Camphor Laurel and native Laurel species?

Bush Regeneration’s goal is to increase forest canopy cover and overall biodiversity. The golden rule is: ‘If in doubt, don’t pull it out’. ‘Accidental removal of a specimen could result in losing the opportunity to have that species on your site. Let them grow a little,’ he says. ‘In a few weeks or months, theywill be easier to identify,plus you’ve not lost a possible rare or threatened plant. It’s not a race. After all, it takes years for the Camphor Laurel to set seed.’

This workshop will assist you to correctly identify similar-looking weeds and native seedlings to help you remove environmental weeds more easily. Rusty believes we all benefit by knowing what we’re looking at when we walk in nature. It helps bring the bush alive for us, even when the birds are quiet.

Gecko Talks is on Wednesday, September 25 at Currumbin RSL. Everyone’s welcome and it’s free. Come early and buy a delicious RSL meal.

Please call Gecko on 07 5534 1412 if you want any more information and turn up on the night.

When:  Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Time:     6:45PM for 7:00PM Start
Where: ‘The Cove Room’, Currumbin RSL, 165 Duringan Street, Currumbin
Cost:       FREE! (Don’t forget, you can buy a meal there before the talk.)

 

Sep
26
Thu
2019
Birdlife Southern Queensland: Gold Coast Branch @ Please contact Beth for details
Sep 26 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am

EVERY THURSDAY
Gold Coast Branch
Outing – Every Thursday, unless they fall on a public holiday.
Contact Beth Hall
Summer we begin at 7.00am and in Winter at 7.30am. The changeover occurs in line with daylight saving changeover.

bethnjohn01@hotmail.com

Boomerang Bags – Regular sewing bees
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Contact: www.boomerangbags.org or phone Tania Potts 0410 55 2025

Boomerang Bags is a not-for-profit organisation providing an innovative alternative to plastic bags in a way that connects and engages with local communities, fosters sustainable behaviours, raises awareness and reduces waste while creating a sense of purpose and community ownership. Make bags from recycled material. If you can sew, make tea, use scissors, or would like a chat while giving them a hand, they would love to see you.

Sep
27
Fri
2019
EcoDiscoverers – Stupendous Spiders – Friday 27th September @ Gecko House
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Stupendous Spiders – Friday 27th September

Search safely for spiders and their webs, let’s see how many we can find!!  Learn about them, what they eat and their predators.  Games, stories and craft.  Starts at Gecko House, 139 Duringan Street, Currumbin.

Book through: https://gecko.org.au/EcoDiscoverers/

Sep
28
Sat
2019
Herbarium Group: Friends of the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens
Sep 28 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Friends of the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens
Join this lively volunteer group with a passion for the Botanic Gardens. Members help with gardening, guided walks, plant propagation, herbarium, education, events, craft and fundraising.

No green fingers needed – group leaders can provide training and guidance. Meet at the Friends Centre for all activities.

Contact:  P 0449 561 674
E info@friendsgcrbg.org.au
W friendsgcrbg.org.au
F facebook.com/friendsgcrbg

National Park Association Queensland Vegetation Management Group
Sep 28 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Vegetation Management
Group
Saturday 24 September 2016
Location: Meet at Jolly’s Lookout carpark, D’Aguilar National Park
Grading: various
Leader: Angus McElnea (0429 854 446, or
gus_mcelnea@hotmail.com)
Spend a couple of hours to help with lantana control and revegetation work in the Jollys Lookout section of D’Aguilar National Park, west of Brisbane.

Numinbah Valley Restoration Project
Sep 28 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

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Numinbah Valley Environmental Education Centre Parents & Citizens Association Incorporated (NVEEC P&C) was established in 2012 with the objective offacilitating the development and further improvement of the School, and fostering community interest in environmental education within the local and broader community of the Gold Coast.

In 2014 NVEEC P&C commenced a community environmental restoration project on a portion of public land in the Numinbah Valley (next to the School of Arts building). The aim of this project is to rehabilitate a weed infested drainage line to an area with improved natural values. The site chosen has a high profile within the local community and is an ideal place to promote the value of riparian vegetation and demonstrate techniques used in rehabilitation work. Tasks vary on site from session to session and often include elements of planting, maintenance weeding and mulching.

Site
Meeting Point is Numinbah Valley School of Arts carpark. Project site is adjacent to the carpark- a drainage line flowing into the Nerang River.

Time
8:30-10:30am. We often have a cuppa tea after!

Bring
Enclosed shoes, gloves, water bottle, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent.

Sowing Seeds for The Spit @ Federation Walk, The Spit
Sep 28 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

SOWING SEEDS FOR THE SPIT – A COMMUNITY EVENT
September 28th 2019

HOSTED BY THE GOLD COAST WATERWAYS AUTHORITY,
CITY OF GOLD COAST
AND
FRIENDS OF FEDERATION WALK

 

We’d love the Gold Coast community to join us on Saturday 28 September to give The Spit a spring clean.

Every community volunteer will go into the draw to win some major prizes. Plus there’ll be other lucky spot prizes too.

There will be opportunities to get involved by:

*  8:30am onwards – learning about projects and initiatives being delivered on The Spit at our event space

*  9am-10:30am – helping to improve conservation and recreational values of Federation Walk Coastal Reserve by planting 2000 native trees.

*  9:30am-10.30am – helping to keep our beaches clean and lend a hand for a beach clean up

*  10:45am-11:30am – celebrate with a BBQ breaky & prizes drawn

Supported by City of Gold Coast, Gold Coast Waterways Authority, Friends of Federation Walk and Division 7 Councillor Gary Baildon.

Register for the event via Eventbrite here:

https://bit.ly/2LgTW3M

Further details including location of event, parking and what to wear will be provided by reply email upon registration.

BeachCare Paradise Point (Beach end of Muscovey Ave)
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

BeachCare Paradise Point

9:00 am11:00 am

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We applaud the many volunteers who provide time and energy to care for our treasured beach assets.
New volunteers are welcome. Activities include planting, removing weeds and collecting litter. Please be
sure to wear enclosed shoes, sun-smart clothing and bring some drinking water.

All sessions are run on a Saturday from 9 – 11 am.

BeachCare is the Gold Coast’s dune care program coordinated by the Griffith Centre for Coastal
Management and funded by the City of Gold Coast.

For more information
Phone: 07 5552 8829 or 0414 762 374 Email: beachcare@griffith.edu.au
Web: griffith.edu.au/beachcare
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/coastalcommunityengagement