May
25
Sat
2019
Herbarium Group: Friends of the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens
May 25 @ 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
May 25 @ 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
May 25 @ 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.

BeachCare Paradise Point (Beach end of Muscovey Ave)
May 25 @ 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

Connect to Your Creek Tree Planting – NaturallyGC @ Tallebudgera Valley - Further details provided upon booking - QLD
May 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Connect to your local creek and join our City of Gold Coast natural areas team for a community tree planting.
We will be planting 1000 native trees along the banks of Tallebudgera Creek to improve water quality, create habitat and reduce erosion.
By connecting people with their local creek we hope to increase community stewardship to value, love and care for our waterways. All tools and materials are supplied and the event is suitable for all ages.

Presenter – City of Gold Coast
Cost – Free
W Eventbrite/naturallygc

For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/naturallygc-connect-to-your-creek-tree-planting-tickets-46127651046

Wildcare Australia training workshops: Gliders @ Nerang
May 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

 
To register for workshops please email: education@wildcare.org.au

  
Please register at least 7 days before the scheduled date to allow appropriate arrangements to be made for training resources. Registrations are subject to availability, and satisfaction of any pre-requisites listed.

Wildcare Australia offers a comprehensive range of training workshops in native animal care and management that are undertaken by wildlife rehabilitators, zoo and captive animal staff, veterinary nurses and passionate volunteers.
Topics include Rescue and First Aid for Native Wildlife (Basic and Advanced Courses), Caring for Orphaned Mammals (Joeys), Emergency Telephone Training and Koala Training to name a few.
Thier general training workshops are free to current financial members of Wildcare. Non-members are welcome to attend training workshops at a cost of $10 per person (half day course) or $20 per person (full day course) per workshop (payable on registration).

Check out Wildcare Australia’s stacked calander of events for workshop details up until June.
Wildcare Calendar to June 2019

Woonoongoora Nature Journaling Group
May 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

I’ve started the Woonoongoora Nature Journaling Group that meets once a month at Binna Burra and I thought you might like to list it in your calendar of events?
It’s free, and is mainly an opportunity for interested people to get together and journal. You can read more about it here:

We will meet at the trail head near the Lamington Tea House and picnic area. We’ll discuss if we want to explore a particular theme or technique on the day, or just go for a wander and see what sparks our interest. Then people can pursue their own observing/writing/drawing activity for an hour or so. Then we get together and share, as a group, over a cuppa and morning tea/lunch.
Woonoongoora is the Yugambeh name for Lamington National Park.

It’s partly to complement the nature journaling workshops that I also run as part of the Naturally GC program. The workshops provide instruction / structured classes, while the group is another opportunity just for people to get together and journal. I don’t receive any financial support for running the group.

The upcoming dates for the Woonoongoora Nature Journaling Group are:
Sunday 10th February 2019, 9 am – 11.30 am
Saturday 9th March 2019, 9 am – 11.30 am
Sunday 14th April 2019, 9 am – 11.30 am
Saturday 25th May 2019, 9 am – 11.30 am
Sunday 9th June 2019, 9 am – 11.30 am
Saturday 13th July 2019, 9 am – 11.30 am
Sunday 11th August 2019, 9 am – 11.30 am
Saturday 7th September 2019, 9 am – 11.30 am
I can provide some images of nature journals too if you’d like to publish them anywhere.
Cheers
Paula

Responsible Runners Burleigh Heads
May 25 @ 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.

May
26
Sun
2019
Federation Walk Tree Planting Day @ Federation Walk, The Spit
May 26 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Please join us to help celebrate National Volunteer Week..….

Join us as we continue to replant the section burnt late last year. Now is the best time to get in and work hard to restore the ecological value of the area before some nasty weeds move in. But we need your help!You can register for this event on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfFederationWalk/For your protection please wear sun protective clothing and closed toe footwear and a smile. Bring some water too.

Meet at the beach side car park opposite the Sea World roundabout. Thanks for your support and see you there!

Contact Lyn Wright 0400 740 972 Laura Richards City of Gold Coast T: 5667 3615 M: 0439 226 062

Austinville Landcare
May 26 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 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

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

Water Quality @ Gecko House - 139 Duringan Street - Gold Coast QLD
May 26 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/water-quality-tickets-53427178128

Description

The Water Quality Monitoring is a new program which is coordinated by The Gold Coast Catchment Association and supported by the City of Gold Coast – Catchment Management Unit. The program is a collaboration with Gecko and the Coomera River Catchment Group.

The program raises community and government awareness in the Gold Coast region and aims to distribute information on waterways health, trends and impacts.

The program is open to the wider community and we really encourage everyone to participate and learn new skills whilst collecting vital data! We aim to collaborate with more community groups to be able expand the program in the next year.

We are heading out to our Southern sites with the Gecko crew!

Meeting time is at 09:00 AM at the Gecko House in Currumbin.

Please make sure to register to get all the updates!

www.goldcoastcatchments.org/citizenscience
info@goldcoastcatchments.org

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May
27
Mon
2019
Beach Art Room
May 27 @ 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

May
28
Tue
2019
Responsible Runners – Mermaid Beach @ Mermaid Beach (Opposite Mermaid Beach SLSC)
May 28 @ 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

May
29
Wed
2019
Gardening Group: Friends of the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens
May 29 @ 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
May 29 @ 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.

May
30
Thu
2019
Echo Beach Clean on Tallebudgera Creek @ Echo Beach Tallebudgera
May 30 @ 6:00 am – 7:30 am

For further details contact:  Amy Gould: 0479141526  or  amyrebeccagould@gmail.com
Facebook link for Echo Beach Clean Echo Beach Clean will start 10th Jan and run weekly.. 
 
https://www.facebook.com/events/2578843278823065/ 
Details 
 

Midweek social gathering andbeach clean at beautiful Echo Beach on Tallebudgera Creek.

Spend about half an hour picking up rubbish, then the rest of the time it’s upto the group – swim, walk the headland, yoga, surf, coffee etc. A greatopportunity to meet likeminded people and enjoy the early morning magic ofBurleigh Headland!

Amy the organiser takes all the rubbish away at the end to countit, record on the Australian Marine Debris Database and dispose/recycle it.

Meet at Echo Beach, north side of Talle Creek just inside the Burleigh NationalPark entrance. From time to time we might meet at different locations on thesouthern coast for those who are keen to mix it up!

BYO rubbish bag, gloves, swimmers, towel, suncream and Keep Cup!

Birdlife Southern Queensland: Gold Coast Branch @ Please contact Beth for details
May 30 @ 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

May
31
Fri
2019
Gold Coast Green Week @ See schedule
May 31 all-day

Friday, 31 May – Sunday, 9 June 2019
Gold Coast Green Week is a curated 10-day calendar of environmental events that celebrate our unique natural environment. The hand picked events showcase the work that is done to preserve and protect the natural environment through local passion, innovation, research and creativity.

Gold Coast Green Week is coordinated by Gecko Environmental Council, Gold Coast Catchment Association and Surfrider Foundation Gold Coast/Tweed branch while the participating events are hosted by various community groups, organisations, institutions, businesses and private individuals.

For more information check out: https://www.goldcoastgreenweek.com/

Campaign Committee Meeting
May 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Gold Coast Green Week-EcoDiscoverers Club @ Gecko House
May 31 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

EcoDiscoverers Kids Club

EcoDiscoverers Kid’s Club will start again in February on Friday afternoons after school from 3.30pm till 5.30m.  Each week will have a different focus.

We will go out into the field to learn about our native plants and animals.  Games, story, and competitions will all reinforce the topic of the week.

We are keen to connect the children with nature, and to learn how to look after the environment.

Children will have a say in what they would like to do and achieve.

Each session is run in small groups by an experienced teacher and costs $10 per child.  Parents may accompany their children to share in the wonderful experience that is, EcoDiscoverers.

The Children have a say in what they would like to do and achieve and all groups are supervised by a qualified Teacher.

What will we do?

We have games, stories, excursions, craft and competitions.

The Learnscape Garden is just outside where we can hunt for frogs and learn about the native plants and what animals call them home.  Winders Park is right next door where we can explore and learn about the flowers and trees, as well as the lizards, birds and insects that feed and live there.  Nearby there is Currumbin Creek where, under careful supervision, we can try our luck at spotting a crab, netting some fish and learning the names of all the waterbirds we will see.

Jun
1
Sat
2019
Gold Coast Green Week @ See schedule
Jun 1 all-day

Friday, 31 May – Sunday, 9 June 2019
Gold Coast Green Week is a curated 10-day calendar of environmental events that celebrate our unique natural environment. The hand picked events showcase the work that is done to preserve and protect the natural environment through local passion, innovation, research and creativity.

Gold Coast Green Week is coordinated by Gecko Environmental Council, Gold Coast Catchment Association and Surfrider Foundation Gold Coast/Tweed branch while the participating events are hosted by various community groups, organisations, institutions, businesses and private individuals.

For more information check out: https://www.goldcoastgreenweek.com/

Beaches to Bushland: Mudgeeraba
Jun 1 @ 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

Bonogin Valley Bushcare Group
Jun 1 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

The Gold Coast’s beautiful natural environment allows us to enjoy a lifestyle like no other city. By volunteering in a Bushcare Group you can help protect, maintain and enhance our natural areas by participating in activities such as identifying and controlling weeds, identifying and encouraging native species, maintaining your site and planting native trees where required. You can actively play a part by joining the Bonogin Valley Bushcare Group.

The Bonogin Valley Bushcare Group was established in April of 2013 and is partnered with the Natural Areas Management Unit under the Beaches to Bushland Volunteer Landcare Program. The group assists with the restoration of City of Gold Coast-managed Davenport Park along the upper reaches of Bonogin Creek.

The group’s activities consist of environmental weed control and planting native riparian species where required.

The group meet on the first Saturday of the month from February to November
Time: 8am – 10am
Location: Davenport Park, Parkmeadows Road, Bonogin
What to bring: Sturdy shoes, long sleeve shirts, pants, sunscreen, hat and some water. Gloves are compulsory.

For more information on how you can join contact the Natural Areas Management Unit on 07 5581 1537 or namu@goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

Herbarium Group: Friends of the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens
Jun 1 @ 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

Hinterland Regional Park Bushcare Group
Jun 1 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

The Hinterland Regional Park Bushcare Group was established in April 1999. It was the first official bushcare group partnered with the Natural Areas Management Unit under the Beaches to Bushland Volunteer Landcare Program.

The Gold Coast’s beautiful natural environment allows us to enjoy a lifestyle like no other city. By volunteering in a bushcare group you can help protect, maintain and enhance our natural areas and make a difference to your local natural environment. It’s also a chance to meet like-minded people and learn new skills that can be applied in your own backyard.

The group assists with the restoration of the City of Gold Coast managed Hinterland Regional Park located in Mudgeeraba. The site is approximately 72 hectares in size and is bordered by Mudgeeraba Creek, Bonogin Creek and Hardys Road. It is home to over 158 bird species including the glossy black cockatoo and a range of other native animals including the endangered Richmond Birdwing butterfly.

The group’s activities include controlling environmental weeds and revegetation projects. The group has contributed to planting over 70,000 native species and has held large community planting days with schools and organisations such as Green Corps.

Volunteer days are on the first Saturday of the month from February to December.

Time: 8am – 10am
Place: Hinterland Regional Park, Hardys Road, Mudgeeraba
What to bring: Sturdy shoes, long sleeve shirts, pants, sunscreen, hat and some water.

For more information please contact the Natural Areas Management Unit on 07 5581 1537 or email namu@goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

Positive Change for Marine Life
Jun 1 @ 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

Koala Tree Planting – NaturallyGC @ Tallebudgera - Further details provided upon booking - , QLD 4214
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Join our Natural Areas and Koala Conservation team and help plant food and habitat trees for koalas in Tallebudgera.
You will also discover more about the local koala population and learn how you can take simple measures to support koala conservation on the Gold Coast.

Presenter – City of Gold Coast
Cost – Free
W Eventbrite/naturallygc

For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/naturallygc-koala-tree-planting-registration-46135791394

Mangrove Watch Program @ Various
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Mangrove Watch Program
Get involved in a citizen science project and assist Ocean Connect and Mangrove Watch in collecting information on local mangrove ecosystems. Learn the techniques of mangrove identification, health assessments and conservation values. You will directly contribute towards data collection on species diversity, composition and health and learn how you can contribute to mangrove conservation. Kids, bring along your NaturePlay QLD passport to get it stamped or collect one on the day.

Location: alternates between Beree
Badalla Boardwalk, Thrower Drive, Palm
Beach and Coombabah Lakelands,
Shelter Road, Coombabah. Check our facebook page or email us for location.

P 07 5534 8604
E info@ocean-connect.org
W ocean-connect.org
facebook.com/oceanconnect

Gold Coast Green Week-EcoDiscoverers-The Young Scientist Special @ Gecko House
Jun 1 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

www.facebook.com/GeckoGoldCoast/

EcoDiscoverers Little Scientist Session is a hands-on, nature focused children’s’ program where the kids explore and learn about their natural environment through science ways; water testing, finding water bugs, recording sightings of animals, etc.

Children need to wear enclosed shoes, bring an afternoon tea, a bottle of water and a hat. And remember to be sun smart!

This session is free of charge to celebrate the Gold Coast Green Week nevertheless bookings are required. You can book by contacting ecodiscoverers@gecko.org.au.

 

Responsible Runners Burleigh Heads
Jun 1 @ 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.

Jun
2
Sun
2019
Gold Coast Green Week @ See schedule
Jun 2 all-day

Friday, 31 May – Sunday, 9 June 2019
Gold Coast Green Week is a curated 10-day calendar of environmental events that celebrate our unique natural environment. The hand picked events showcase the work that is done to preserve and protect the natural environment through local passion, innovation, research and creativity.

Gold Coast Green Week is coordinated by Gecko Environmental Council, Gold Coast Catchment Association and Surfrider Foundation Gold Coast/Tweed branch while the participating events are hosted by various community groups, organisations, institutions, businesses and private individuals.

For more information check out: https://www.goldcoastgreenweek.com/