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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…

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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…

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    Coir log wall project success

    This year’s coir log wall project was another great success for CCCG. We added another 90 metres of the natural erosion control  wall to the banks of Currimundi lake in Noel burns park on 22 and 23 April. Read all about the project here

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    Fish survey – Currimundi catchment

    If you see people out on the Lake, creeks and even the ring tank this week (15 April – 19 April)  in boats netting fish, taking photos and notes, it will be CCCG members working with aquatic ecologist Kris Pitman and Sunshine Coast Council conducting a fish survey. We have all the proper permits in place and the fish will be returned live to the water once we have catalogued, measured and photographed them. We’re hoping to establish how healthy the catchment environment is for fish which will be a good indicator of the health of the whole system. We will also establish a baseline for future surveys so we…