World Environment Festival: ‘Community led ecosystem restoration’ walk and display
A walk through Bancroft’s Redgum Reserve CCCG will host a self-guided walk through an area of restored ecosystem as part of Sunshine Coast Environment Council’s (SCEC) World Environment Day Festival on Sunday 11 June 2023 (between 10am and 1pm) at Bancroft’s Redgum Reserve, Little Mountain. World Environment Day (WED) is a day for environmental action and is celebrated around the world on 5th June, bringing together millions of people engaging them in the effort to protect and restore the Earth. SCEC has marked WED for many years by running a festival as the largest community environmental event on the Coast and one of the longest running WED festivals in the…
8 April Working Bee Cancelled
Our monthly working bee originally scheduled for Saturday 8 April has been cancelled as it clashes with Easter weekend this year. Unfortunately we were unable tore schedule so our next working bee will be Saturday 13 May. More information closer to the event. Keep an eye on the Events section of our website (Home Page) or subscribe to our eBulletin to receive reminders of upcoming events and news in the catchment.
Lights on the Lake Community Festival – Sunday 3 December 2023
We are excited to advise that planning for the 2023 festival is uderway with a view to hosting the Lights on the Lake Community Festival on 3 December 2023 this year between 4 – 8 pm in Crummunda park, Coongarra Esp, Wurtulla on the banks of our beautiful Lake Currimundi. The event is dependent on the organising committee receiving sufficient sponsorship from local businesses to cover cost and sufficient volunteers to plan and organise the event. If you are interested in helping out this year, drop us an email at email@example.com volunteer This family-friendly event has been very popular with the local community in past years. There will be lots…
Leacys Bushland Reserve
Have you taken a walk through Leacy’s Bushland Reserve, Currimundi? Do you even know where it is? Leacys Bushland Reserve is one of the last secluded bushland retreats in an urbanized area where walkers can appreciate how the land used to be full of tall timbers, shaded woods, hidden wildflowers and wildlife. Even Google doesn't know much about it!
Working bee Saturday 13 Feb
Our next working bee will be Saturday 13 February 2021 between 2.30pm – 4.30pm. Location to be advised later. More information here.
New look website
The Currimundi Catchment Care Group now have a new look website. This allows us to present up-to-date information in a user-friendly way. You can quickly and easily find our meeting dates, what we are doing this month in the catchment, our recent achievements or you may just like to look at some photos of our beautiful area of the Sunshine Coast.
Currimundi Calendars Sold Out
Sorry but we have entirely sold out this year. We plan to to go ahead with a 2022 calendar again this year. We promise to print more this time! We will invite community members to submit their favourite images taken in the Currimundi catchment region later in the year. We will let you know in a future Currimundi Lake Catchment News newsletter, on this website and on our Facebook page. Stay tuned! These fun and useful calendars feature images taken in the Currimundi Lake region by local photographers. They make great Christmas presents. Show your friends and family elsewhere the wonderful neighbourhood you live in. We will supply a free…
Lights on the Lake – 2020 Cancelled
Sadly the COVID-10 situation forced us to cancel the 2020 event. The safety of our community and volunteers must always be our top priority. We hope to host the 10th Lights on the Lake Community Festival in December 2021. However we will monitor the situation and advise later in the year.
Drip! Drip! Drip!
Have you ever wondered, lying in bed on a still night, where that dripping sound outside is coming from? Even when it hasn’t rained? Does the relentless ‘tock’, ‘tock’, ‘tock’ sound of water dripping onto a plastic bucket keep you awake wondering? Well, there’s no need to check your guttering. The culprit is probably a male Striped Marsh Frog (Limnodynastes peroni). This frog is very common. Its habitat stretches from northern Queensland to Tasmania. It’s very adaptable and often found in urban environments. From personal experience, I can vouch that includes Currimundi and more specifically, our back yard. Click on the audio-player arrow to hear the frog’s call. …
Nesting boxes in local parks
In early February 2013 several CCCG members worked with Sunshine Coast Council Community Nature Conservation Officers Nadia and Rhonda to monitor nesting boxes which had been erected several years ago in local parks. This was an excellent example of a council-community partnership that has achieved excellent results for local wildlife. It was hard work over two days but in the end the team checked 49 nesting boxes in four parks in the catchment – 23 in Sunjewel Environmental park and Creekside, 20 in Noel Burns park and 6 in Crummunda Park. Many local residents stopped to watch, to ask questions, to offer help and everyone said what a great job…