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    2022 Currimundi Calendar

    2022 Calendar Entries Get those cameras clicking, browse through your treasured images and send in your photographs for consideration for our 2022 wall calendar by 9 October Calendars will be on sale at the end of the year, in time for Christmas. Submit your photographs by email to: calendar@currimundicatchment.org.au A free calendar will be given to photographers whose pictures are used. Selected photographers will be acknowledged in the calendar. Technical requirements : Photographs must be taken somewhere in the Currimundi catchment area – the beach, the lake, creeks, canals, parks, walkways or your own backyard. It does not matter as long as it is a picture of something in the catchment…

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    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!

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    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.

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    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…

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    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.

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    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.    …

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    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…

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    Caloundra Community Bank Branch Sponsor Lights on the Lake

    Currimundi Catchment Care Group and the organising committee for Lights on the Lake community festival welcome our major sponsor The Caloundra Community Bank® branch of Bendigo Bank. Funding from the Bank will add to the support from Sunshine Coast Council Festive Season Grant to help us stage this very popular, free, festive season event for the community surrounding Currimundi Lake. The Caloundra branch will sponsor the main stage at the event, providing a safe and accessible venue for our many volunteer entertainers to perform. As well as financial support, Caloundra Community bank Branch staff will join us at the event and help out our dedicated volunteers. More information about Lights…

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    Community Water Monitoring Program Coming to an End

    After 14 years, 45 volunteers and thousands of water quality tests, CCCG have decided it’s time to end our local water monitoring program. In these times of scarce volunteer resources we are shifting our focus to other activities. Council and others will continue to monitor water quality. We would like to sincerely thank all the volunteer community members who have taken part over the years. Sunshine Coast Council who have funded and provided support for the program for many years, David and Jenny Allan who have been the backbone of the program for all 14 years and Tony Brangwin who took over as coordinator for a year. Read the full…