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MID WINTER CATCH UP

Register for the Gold Coast Landcare Forum 

Whether you’re new to Landcare or experienced in bush regeneration, the forum will be an opportunity to connect with like-minded people, share ideas and hear from the experts.

To stay informed and help us plan for the forum please register your interest.

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What's on update

 

The Gold Coast is exploding with environmental events and opportunities with National Tree Day and National Science Week, along with usual yet incredible tree planting events and environmental workshops. We thought a quick update would be great way to let you know what's on and happening across the Gold Coast. 

If you have an event or opportunity you would like to promote on our e-calendar please submit to your event by emailing info@goldcoastcatchments.org.


Are you keen to learn more about how to go native to help our local plants and animals flourish and meet like-minded people who are making a difference?

We will be hosting the Gold Coast Landcare Forum on Saturday 8th October at Robina Community Centre.

The one day free forum is open to anyone who is eager to go native for the protection and conservation of Gold Coast’s natural areas and waterways, and discover the vast array of opportunities available to get involved and care for the environment with Landcare.

Keynote speakers will include Griffith University’s Professor Tor Hundloe, who will discuss the transformation of Gold Coast’s environment from wilderness to urban ecosystem and Professor Catherine Pickering, who will talk about how to embrace technology for conservation and environmental protection.

Patrick Brabant, Founder of EnviroWarrior & Ambassador for Naturally GC, at the age of 13, will leave everyone inspired about the future.

There will also be engaging workshops and panel discussions to spark the real outcome go native to encourage our local native plants and animals to flourish within a rapidly urbanising city.

The Gold Coast is rapidly urbanising and more than ever before we need to encourage everyone to plant native plants for habitat. The benefits are endless, from beautifully restored conservation areas for everyone to enjoy, to native wildlife in your backyard.

Whether you’re new to Landcare or experienced in bush regeneration, the forum will be an opportunity to connect with like-minded people, share ideas and hear from the experts.

Our small, yet, dedicated working group have pulled together a fantastic program. This is our first major network forum since 2009 and we look forward to seeing you there. 

To help us plan for an incredible event please register your interest - click here

Gold Coast Biggest Tree Planting Day is happening again and this time we will be planting 15,000 plants in one day, along one creek, at Country Paradise Parklands in Nerang.

Hosted by Nerang Riverkeepers and proudly supported by the City of Gold Coast and the Gold Coast Catchment Association, everyone is invited to support the biggest tree planting day of the year.

This year we will see more local music, food stalls, sustainable lifestyle options, environmental workshops and education activities. The biggest tree planting day will certainly be a great day out for anyone who wants to make an impact, in the biggest possible way!e

Save the date and register your interest here.

National Tree Day events 

National Tree Day is fast approaching and current stats predict over 220,000 people will plant almost a million trees across Australia. There are four fantastic free tree planting events happening on the Gold Coast from the beach to the bush. 

Beaches to bushland event: Saturday, 23 July 2016 9:30am to 11:00am
Site Address: Robina Stadium Drive Robina Register here

Griffith Centre for Coastal Management event: Saturday, 30 July 2016 9:00am to 11:00am
Site Address: Shearwater Esplanade Runaway Bay Register here

Friends of Federation Walk Inc. event: Sunday, 31 July 2016 8:00am to 10:30am
Site Address: Seaworld Drive Main Beach Register here

Tamborine Mountain Landcare Inc event: Sunday, 31 July 2016 9:00am to 11:00am
Site Address: Manitzky Tamborine Mountain Register here

The doctors have prescribed it's a must to ditch the gadgets for the gloves this year. Check out this neat video Planet Ark has produced for this year's National Tree Planting Day. 

Youth get together: Gold Coast Intrepid Landcare 

Are you a passionate and struggle to find like minded people who do stuff for the environment? Are you young and not sure how to influence environmental change? Well, do we have the event for you!

We are looking at revamping Gold Coast Intrepid Landcare and are seeking out inspirational and passionate young people who want to express their ideas for conservation and get the community excited about protecting the environment. 

Gold Coast Intrepid Landcare are running a relaxed afternoon session on Sunday 31 July at Burleigh Heads. Bring a mate, a mat, some drinks and meet like minded people wanting to boost environmental awareness and action in our own backyard.

Come join us and share your ideas and experiences. Become part of a driven team who thrives on positive results and makes a difference. 

Sunday 31 July, 3pm - 6pm 
Burleigh Heads Hill

Contact Lisa Granzien and RVSP here!
The City of Gold Coast NaturallyGC 2016-17 Program has been released. 

To keep up to date, at least reminded about the 800 free or low cost activities visit cityofgoldcoast.com.au/Naturallygcmember. As a subscriber, you will receive information on over 800 free or low cost activities through monthly email alerts.

Download the program here
Do you have an event to share? Please email info@goldcoastcatchments.org 

Gold Coast Catchment Association upcoming meetings: 

Preece House next to Bischof Park in Nerang
5:30pm – 7:30pm
- Thursday 16th June
- Thursday 18th August


2016 Annual General Meeting:

Location to be confirmed
2:00pm – 5:00pm
- Saturday  22nd October

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