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    Lights on the Lake Community Festival – Sunday 3 December 2023

    Once again the 2023 Lights on the Lake Community Festival was a huge success. The event was held on 3 December 2023 in Crummunda park, Coongarra Esp, Wurtulla on the banks of our beautiful Lake Currimundi. The weather smiled on us. The crowds flocked to the park and seemed to have a wonderful time. A variety of entertainers performed for us. Almost 400 children worked on arts and crafts projects, visited the Council Discovery van, Turtlecare and Sea Life exhibits. People tried their hand on African drums in the drumming circle. Santa arrived across the Lake with the help of Caloundra Coast Guard volunteers. Kayaks and canoes adorned with Christmas…

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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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    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…

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    Currimundi Fish Survey April 2015

    Fishing is a popular recreation in the Currimundi catchment with many locals and tourists alike throwing in a line hoping for their next meal. If you’re near the Currimundi catchment from 13 – 16 April you may see members of the Currimundi Catchment Care Group with Sunshine Coast Council Waterways team and consultant Kris Pittman out on the water netting fish to assess their abundance, size and species.  Sunshine Coast Council has funded the research and results will be compared with a similar survey conducted in 2013 when more than 7,000 fish were sampled, including 16 different species. All fish are quickly returned to the water. In order to have…

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    Mangrove mapping in the currimundi Catchment

    On Thursday 17 October 2013, four members of the Currimundi Catchment Care Group set out in a tinnie to map the locations of mangroves in Currimundi Lake and creeks. The primary aim of this project is to determine baseline data on the locations of mangroves, their physical characteristics and the diversity of species. Follow up studies will be undertaken to examine changes in the growth of mangroves, their distribution and mangrove health. Two members of the group recently participated in a training program with MangroveWatch who developed the mangrove mapping methodology. A video camera was used to film the entire shoreline of Currimundi lake and Currimundi Creek north and south…