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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…