Some things belong on beaches, like the lovely flowers of goat’s foot convolvulus…but plastic debris doesn’t!
Early July: Marine Debris Clean-up
As the wild weather and flooding continues, so too does the accumulation of rubbish on our lovely beaches.
Locals have already put in a massive clean-up effort, but remnants of flood debris and large amounts of the small plastics that are particularly dangerous to birds and turtles remain.
Tangaroa Blue, through the Burnett-Mary Regional Group, Gympie Landcare, and Cooloola Coastcare, are funding a further debris clean-up in the Cooloola area, planned for early July.
We will be looking for volunteers to target concentrations of debris at points along Rainbow Beach and Inskip Point. A community barbeque is planned to thank those who offer their help.
More details will be published in July, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 6 August: Wildflowering at Cooloola 2022
In collaboration with Wild/flower Women, Cooloola Coastcare presents a day and a half of walks, talks and art workshops inspired by our fabulous local wildflowers.
Registration will include field visits to wildflower sites, lunch, talks, displays, demonstrations, and a booklet of walks and wildflowers, which will be launched at the event by a representative of the Gympie and District Community Bank, who have generously supported the project.
There will be workshops with artists on offer for an additional fee. Art and design work with a wildflower theme will be on display and for sale.
Pricing details and tickets will be available from https://events.humanitix.com/wildflowering-at-cooloola soon, or check Cooloola Coastcare and Wild/flower Women websites and Facebook for more details.
The Cooloola Wildflowers and Walks booklet was published in time for the (Covid-cancelled) event last year with funding by the Gympie & District Community Bank.
The excellent photos help to identify over 60 local flowering plants. Fourteen different walks in the Cooloola area are described and shown on maps.
The booklets are for sale at:
- Rainbow Beach at the Post Office, Community Centre, and QPWS
- Tin Can Bay at City Farm, the Post Office, and Newsagent
- Gympie at the Gympie Gallery, MRCCC, and Gympie Landcare
RBCN Editor’s note: I got one of these booklets last year and it is FABULOUS!
Linda Tabe, President