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2014 CDCCG Newsletter for June FINAL PDF

A call for help from new volunteers by the Twin Waters Dune Protection Group for their working bees on the third Monday morning of each month. All are welcome. For more information please contact Sue by email or MS 0402113375. A big congratulation to this group having had their first weeding held on Monday 16th June.

A note from Sue (11 June 2014) [Click to read more…]

Group Weed Yerranya April 2014 Diane G   Weekly working bees are held on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.   To find your local Dunal Regenerators and Bush Care Group please see the following:   [Click to read more…]

Coast Care has worked with other international students but these are from the farthest part of the world!! 18 kids plus their 6 chaperones from the African Children’s Choir and members of Cool Harmonies joined with Coolum Coast Care volunteers, Peter Brown, Birte Spenser and Diane Goodwillie to plant trees on the dunes behind Lions Park on Wed. August 28th. AFter a short talk about coastal animals and protecting the dunes, group Leader Abraham put a tray of plants on his head and led his tribe to the planting area which has been nicknamed the Africa site. The kids and adults all loved the activity but when the trees were planted they raced down the beach for a swim.  Coolum District Coast Care has donated the 2013 Coast Care calendar and spinifex stickers to take back to Africa!

The African Children’s Choir is touring Australia for five weeks to raise funds and awareness of the needs for educational support for African children.Its their first visit to Coolum and all performances have been sold out. Together with Cool Harmonies the choirs have been holding workshops and doing performances for the community and for Coolum Primary School and also they are doing a short presentation at the Christian Outreach Centre in Noosa on Sunday September 1st.

At Coolum State Primary, over 1,000 kids plus teachers and parents thundered their support for the group and raised about $800.00. One child brought his piggy bank and dumped its contents into the collection tin!! Diane worked with the Sunshine Coast Council Community Environment Staff, Nadia Joyce to organise the tree planting. Di has been hosting two girls Sarah and Alice (aged 10 and 11) plus their chaperone Jessica all from Uganda.


2013-05 CDCCG Newsletter – Issue 7

Every year, Healthy Waterways put together a report on the health of rivers and waterways across south-east Queensland. The 2012 Report Card as launched on Wednesday 24 October.

This year, information about the Report Card will be available on the Healthy Waterways website, and on an iPhone app. To find the app, search for ‘2012 Report Card’ in the App Store.

The 2012 Report Card also includes links to local community groups, so that readers can ‘get involved’ with their local catchment and community groups. Coolum District Coast Care Group will be one of the linked groups, via our Facebook page, and our website.


Speakers will include our local State MP, Fiona Simpson, as well as experts on the flora and fauna of the island and its reefs.

For more information about the event, look here.

The event will be held on Saturday 13 October from 2-5pm at Pacific Paradise State School Hall, 12-14 Menzies Drive, Pacific Paradise. All welcome!