Bush Hands Newsletter and Events Calendar
  • Last updated:
  • 28 Oct 2016

Bush hands is council's environment newsletter that keeps you in touch with latest conservation techniques, volunteering opportunities, upcoming events, plant and animal profiles, land management advice, updates on council's environment programs and projects and more.

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For more information contact communitynature@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.

Regular Events 

Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden Guided Walks 

  • Every Tuesday 9.00 am - 10.00 am 
  • Meet at Maroochy Arts and Ecology Centre to join the Friends of Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden guides on a leisurely walk around the garden
  • No bookings required. Excluding public holidays, December and January
  • Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, 33 Palm Creek Road, Tanawha Friends of the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens 

Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden Fauna Surveys

  • Second Wednesday of every month 8.00 am
  • Each month the Wildlife Preservation Society members gather to undertake a fauna survey walk in the botanic gardens.
  • Meet at the large car park shelter
  • Number restrictions may apply. To join contact Paul Smith faunawatch@wildlife.org.au 

Environment Calendar of Events

Date  Event Details


Glossy Black - Cockatoo Birding Day

The Glossy Black Conservancy is holding its annual Glossy Black-Cockatoo Birding Day and they need your help to record sightings of this elusive and cryptic threatened species.

The reporting of sightings helps to further the understanding of the habitat, distribution and ecology and assist with conservation efforts.

You can help by searching your own property or local reserve in the hours around dawn and dusk and reporting your findings.

Fantastic prizes are up for grabs for participants. If you would like to attend a workshop to learn how to correctly identify a Glossy Black-Cockatoo as well as fill in field data forms, please email council to express your interest.
For more information about the Glossy Black-Cockatoo Birding Day visit the Glossy Black Conservancy website.
7-13 November National Recycling Week