Family fun in nature for 4 to 10 year olds on Sundays from 10 am- 12:p.m.

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After the very successful Specks of Sand – Community Science and Decision-making forum on 13 May, participants requested that the presentations be made available to the wider audience. These can now be found under Presentations on the Local Info tab above.


The next Combined Groups Working Bee will be held on Thursday 1 June, meeting at Marcoola Beach Access 106 (southern end of Marcoola Esplanade, about 200m south of  Felix Parry Park and North Marcoola shopping village) and commencing at 8am. Gloves, tools and morning tea provided. All welcome!

The next Management Committee meeting will also be held on 1 June, at Coolum Community Native Nursery, 157 Warran Road Yaroomba, commencing 1.30pm. All members welcome.

Its that time of year again. We are asking for submissions of photos for our 2018 Coolum and North Shore Coast Care Calendar. The calendar will focus on the beauty of nature in the surrounding region, with a focus on local flora, fauna and landscapes found in the area between the Noosa and Maroochy Rivers, and west to the Bruce Highway. Last year our calendars were sent across the world to over 20 countries.

Please submit photos by Friday 30 June. All those whose photos are used will receive a credit on the photo page and a free calendar. If you would like to submit a photo or would like further information, please contact

A magnificent coastal icon of our headlands and dunes, the Pandanus tree, is the focus of a Unity Water sponsored project to revisit the impacts of an introduced pest, the leafhopper, devastating many of these trees on the Sunshine Coast.

This project also offers two free training and awareness workshops for the public, to be held on 26 May in Tickle Park, Coolum and on 27 May at Power Memorial Park, Mudjimba.

For more information and links to registration please see the attached flyer.

Pandanus Flyer_May2017

Coolum and North Shore Coast Care, in partnership with University of the Sunshine Coast and Organisation of Sunshine Coast Associations of Residents, is hosting a free, community forum at University of the Sunshine Coast on Saturday 13 May 2017.

Specks of Sand – Community, Science and Decision-making is a forum to provide factual information to assist the Sunshine Coast community to understand the Maroochy River, estuary and floodplain, and adjacent coastal processes. Expert speakers  from Universities, Government and the community will highlight the significance of the Maroochy River in historical and cultural terms, its interaction with coastal processes, and its importance to local communities and tourism, including its ecological, economic, scenic and recreational value. See attached flyer for details and a program of speakers.

Registration has now closed for this forum.