Cooloola Coastcare August 2022 Update

COASTCARE A profusion of wildflowers off Rainbow Beach Road

A profusion of wildflowers off Rainbow Beach Road

July 2022: Marine debris clean-up held at Rainbow Beach. This effort continued clean-up from the mess carried up the coast from flooding in February.

Cooloola Coastcare members worked with Gympie Landcare volunteers, decked out in green shirts. We had brilliant sunny weather to roam the beach, Inskip Point, and Pelican Bay.

All the broken glass, plastic wrappers, drink bottles, and thongs were sorted and counted for Tangaroa Blue’s data collection. This tedious work enables them to demonstrate problem areas and work on solutions to minimise the source when possible.

6-7 August: Wildflowering at Cooloola 2022.  A great variety of native plants are bursting into blossom during August and September.

The booklet Cooloola Wildflowers and Walks has been very popular as an aid to identifying the colourful flowers, with accompanying maps to show short walks where they may be found.

This weekend event will celebrate our local natural beauty with talks, walks, and opportunities to draw and use natural inks with artists Joolie Gibbs and Dr Sue Davis.

Information and ticketing are available at:

10 September: Regenerating Australia, the film. 3.00pm at the Cooloola Cove Community and Veterans Hall. Cooloola Coastcare is hosting the 17-minute film titled ‘Regenerating Australia: Hope for a Sustainable Future.’

This film is based on a four-month interview process with a diverse group of Australians who shared their hopes and dreams for the country’s future. It is a new story for our nation: a story of empowerment. A story of solutions. A story of regeneration.

What would Australia look like by 2030 if we simply listened to the needs of its people? 

This ‘mocked-up’ look back at this critical decade is full of hope and aspiration, mapping out a pathway for change that can lead us to a more sustainable future.

4-6 November: Cooloola Bioblitz 2022. A BioBlitz is an intense period of biological surveying in an attempt to record all the living species within a designated area.

Groups of scientists, naturalists, and volunteers will walk in groups into a variety of ecosystems centred around the base at Rainbow Beach Community Hall.

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