Dune and Bush Revegetation and Weed Control

March 11, 2013

Our expanding dune and bushcare restoration networks now cover areas from Stumers Creek north of Coolum Beach south to Twin Waters/North Shore on the Maroochy River. Please see the table below for the latest details  on groups, meeting places and times. Contact details of each of the group coordinators is also provided. It is best to contact the coordinator prior to visiting or joining a group to obtain current information on meeting places and times, as we move around a bit!

Weeding Groups – Amended Table_220914

Following is some more detailed information on our current regular weeding and revegetation groups. We are always in need of members and volunteers for a variety of projects, even if it is just an hour every now and then.

Stumers Dunes Bush Regeneration

An incredibly friendly and diverse group,  we  meet on Thursday mornings usually at the entrance to Beach Access 71 on Stumers Creek Road (look for the banner).  We are working on the south side of the Beach Access. Gidee gidee vine is our priority but we also bag Asparagus Fern, Mother of Millions, Corky Passion Vine, and Pepper and Umbrella trees. Occasionally we plant natives in bare areas under the supervision of Nadia from the Sunshine Coast Council.

Contact Birte Spencer on 0403 752 955 or Peter Brown on 0401232363 … or just coo-ee if you can’t see us!

Lions Park/Stumers Creek Watercourse Project

Every Monday and Thursdays 8.30am-11.30am, the Watercourse Warriors meet at Stumers Creek Road in parking area approximately 50 metres from the turnoff from David Low Way. Our small group welcomes volunteers to work at weed removal along the 500 metre long banks of the watercourse, and/or to maintain our Botanical Gardens area and keep it weed-free. For those wanting to wet their feet (gumboots de rigeur) there is the continuing battle to eradicate or at least control the invasive aquatic weed, Mud Plantain.

Our morning tea sessions are spent telling stories and sharing laughter, enjoying each other’s company as well as that of our mascot canine, Theo, the Golden Retriever (who always needs a thorough washdown, afterwards).

Contact Linese on 5446 5116 or linese5@bigpond.com for further details.

Yinneburra/Yarranya Dunes Bush Regeneration

Volunteers meet at the end of Yinneburra Street (off Yerranya Row) in Yaroomba most Thursdays at 8.30 am. Gloves are essential. We provide weed bags and tools (or bring your own favourite tools) to remove Corky Passion Vine, Asparagus Fern and many other invasive weeds. We also monitor the health and map the location of Pandanus Trees. School groups regularly join us for revegetation work using seedlings from the Coolum Community Native Nursery.

Contact Leigh on 0407 397 018, or Silva on (07) 5446 5549.

Yarooomba Bushland Park:

On the second Monday of the month 9-11am, we meet either at the Neurum Rd entrance or the Warran Road entrance to the park, to tackle garden escapes and other invasive weeds.

Contact Sherida on 0403 370 157

Town of Seaside/Boardwalk:

This group meets on the last Saturday of the month between 8am and 11am at the seaward end of Merchants Parade, Town of Seaside (Beach Access 98) removing mainly Aspapagus Fern and other environmental weeds. We also plant tree seedlings and dune vines to stabilise the area, when conditions are suitable.

Contact Luke on 0428 853 188

North Marcoola dunes: 

  • Third and fifth Tuesday of the month 8:30am
  • First Saturday bimonthly 8:30am
  • Roaming north and south of the Marcoola Surf Club
  • Contact Alan on 0419 526 347

Marcoola South Coast Care:

  • Second and fourth Thursday 7:30-9:30am
  • First Saturday bimonthly 8:30-10:30am
  • Roaming between Beach Access 112 to 117
  • Contact Tony on 0419 791 860

Mudjimba Bushcare:

  • First Monday of the month at Mudjimba
  • Contact Helen on 07 5448 9604

Twin Waters:

  • Third Monday of the month from 8am to 11am
  • Meet at the twin Waters life guard station on North Shore Road (Beach Access 131)
  • Contact Sue on 0402 113 375