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Special notice: What's on for Connect to your creek week
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Welcome back from an incredible long weekend of glorious weather and relaxation. We hope you got some RnR to be ready for an action pack Healthy Waterways' Connect to your creek starting next Friday 9th April. There are many great opportunities to care for Gold Coast's waterways and natural areas. The hardest part will be choosing which event to attend. Please see below for a snapshot of the possible events you can enjoy on the Gold Coast. 

  1. Saturday 9th April - Creating a birdlife sanctuary in Oxenford

  2. Saturday 9th April, Caring for our coast in Labrador

  3. Sunday 10th April, Seagrass Scientist for a Day in Tallebudgera

  4. Friday 15th April - Gold Coast Catchment Crawl, northern Gold Coast

  5. Saturday 16th April, Youth Planting Day at Green Heart Reserve in Robina

  6. Saturday 16th April, Caring for our coast in Rainbow Bay

Bonus event after Connect to your creek week is the 20th Clean Up The Pin event at Jacobs Well (Saturday 24th April).

About: Healthy Waterways' Connect to Your Creek Week returns for a third year in 2016 and will be held from Saturday 9 April to Sunday 17 April 2016.  The annual Connect to Your Creek Week initiative aims to encourage the community to get outdoors and enjoy their local waterways.


If you have an event to share? Contact us and we'll try our best to share it - 

Have a great week!

From the Gold Coast Catchment Association


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With such an enviable natural environment right on our doorstep, the NaturallyGC program offers countless activities that locals and visitors can do to experience the best the city has to offer. Activities include guided bushwalks, nature photography, tree planting, wildlife shows, outdoor play for kids, trail running, bird watching, native gardening, plant propagation, nature competitions and much more.

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Saraya Robinson
Greening Officer- Beaches to Bushland Landcare Coordinator
Natural Areas Management Unit
City of Gold Coast
T: 5581 1537
PO Box 5042 Gold Coast Mail Centre Qld 9729
Gold Coast Green Week!

Gecko is delighted to invite your business/organisation or school to participate in this year’s Gold Coast Green Week, from 28­ May – 5 June, 2016.

Now in its fifth year, this community-led event continues to expand its program and grow its audience each year. This 9-day co-creation provides a unique opportunity to make a difference and showcase your school or organisation’s environmental efforts and awareness to a growing audience. Your continued support and participation in Gold Coast Green Week promotes the importance of thinking globally and acting locally to create a better future for people and the planet. 

To secure your place in this year’s program of events please return the attached participation form no later than 5pm on Friday the 18th of March.

Green Week at a glance
Gold Coast Green Week is an annual 9-day event to celebrate UN World Environment Day. Gold Coast and Hinterland Environmental Council (GECKO) hosts the event in conjunction with the Gold Coast City Council. This year’s festival will be held from Saturday the 28th of May and end on Sunday the 5th of June (World Environment Day).

Annual involvement in this festival provides the perfect platform for local businesses, organisations, schools and other groups to showcase their green initiatives and awareness, engage local community and participate in a variety of activities, including but not limited to;
-          Tours                                                       -     Food
-          Bushwalks                                                -     Children’s Activities
-          School initiatives
-          Talks/forums                                           -     Markets
-          Exhibitions                                                -     Healing
-          Activities                                                    -     Workshops
-          Films
The official festival guide highlights all the events and is an invaluable resource for festival goers, containing details about events including location, cost, and booking requirements.
Please return the EOI document to Andia Cally at or phone (07) 5534 1412 (between 10am – 2pm Tuesdays, Thursdays) if you have any queries.
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