Bruce Rochester sent in this photo: “We had the unexpected privilege of watching a mumma turtle heading back to the surf, on Inskip Beach at night. We kept our distance but watched until she made it to the surf because we didn’t want her to get run over. Amazing experience for us and the kids!” You can keep a look out too, with daily walks for TurtleCare until March
As a new year begins, Cooloola Coastcare is ramping up for a bumper year of activities, actions, outings, education, research and fun!
This is all possible because of the active participation by our growing group of members across all age groups. Enthusiastic nature lovers who rally interested members of the local community and friends from afar to learn about and protect this very unique and internationally recognised natural environment that we all call home.
In 2021 here are just a few of the activities you can join in with that range from Citizen Science activities like water quality monitoring to wildflower walks with artists.
We are excited to have a Youth Coastcare Group forming in the Rainbow Beach area and a new weeding group at Rainbow Shores helping to keep the natural areas free from introduced plants and weeds.
We provide all the equipment and training. Meet new people who love nature; help protect and preserve the environment and get fit in the outdoors.
Come and join us. Contact Lindy Orwin, coordinator or check out our website and join our FaceBook group to find out more. Website: cooloolacoastcare.org.au, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0478 039 322.
You’re invited: 2021 Coastcare Activities
Cooloola BioBlitz May 14, 15 and 16
Explore nature with scientists as guides and help document every living thing in Cooloola
TurtleCare until March
Beach walking early each morning looking for turtle tracks anywhere from the swim beach to the tip of Inskip Point.
Water quality monitoring, once every two months.
(New) Youth Coastcare, Rainbow Beach
Activities and outings for 5-17 year olds.
Insect Herbivory Research
Assist Research Assistants with monthly collections of leaf litter at four National Park sites.
Tin Can Inlet Rehabilitation Project
Seagrass monitoring in Tin Can Inlet from a boat using underwater cameras.
(New) Intrepid Coastcare
Activities and outings for 18 to 35 year olds (and the young at heart), starting in 2021.
Wildflower Walks and Art Group
Outings and art activities with a nature focus, ad hoc events.
(New) Rainbow Shores Weeding Group
Help keep the weeds creeping into the natural areas of Rainbow shores weekly