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.


Below is a link to Coolum and North Shore Coast Care’s March 2017, quarterly newsletter, Jetsam. We hope you enjoy it.

CDCCG Newsletter_Issue 22_Mar2017

Join Bridgette Chilli Davis and her daughter Jacqui at Stumers Creek Park on Sunday 12 March to listen to stories showcasing Aboriginal womens knowledge and links to Saltwater Country. Try your hand at some traditional arts and crafts.

BYO hat, chair and water. Please RSVP to Diane, as refreshments will be provided and we need numbers for catering. Further details on the flyer below. See you there!

Womens Week Stumers Creek flyer

The next Combined Groups weeding and working bee will be held on 2 March, commencing 8am. Please meet in Warragah Parade, Yaroomba, (off David Low Way) to weed and clean up the southern roadside and parabolic dune. Morning tea, tools and gloves provided. All welcome.

The next Management Committee meeting will also be held on 2 March, commencing 1.30pm at Coolum Community Native Nursery, 157 Warran Road Yaroomba. All members welcome.