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Bush Hands Magazine and Events Calendar

Bush hands is council's nature conservation newsletter that keeps you in touch with community nature conservation issues, upcoming events, plant, animal and weed profiles, land management advice and more. 

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Events calendar

Regular Event  Details  Contact 
Fourth Monday of every month
8.00 am 
Faunawatch walk around of one to two hours - locations to be confirmed. Restriction on numbers may apply.  Book by emailing Paul Smith at   or Jill Chamberlain 5444 2707

Second Wednesday of every month
8.00 am

Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens - Flora waks. Restriction on numbers may apply.

Book by emailing Paul Smith at   or Jill Chamberlain (07) 5444 2707

First and third Wednesday each month excluding December and January
9 am - 10 am
If you enjoy plants and learning about the region's special native plants, their stories and uses, join one of the garden's leisurely guided walks. Meet at the Arts and Ecology Centre entrance, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens, Palm Creek Road, Tanawha
Workshop program
February - November 
Adult Art & Ecology Workshops - check website for workshops each month throughout the year at Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens. Further information and bookings.  
April 
Saturday 5 April
9.00 am
All day event 
Native bee workshop
Social and Solitary Bees - Rescues, splits
Fairhill Native Nursery, Fairhill Road, Yandina
For more information contact Fairhill Native Nursery on 5446 7088.
$35 pp including morning tea and lunch.
7, 8 and 9 April
8.00 am - 2.00 pm 
Lake Currimundi bank stabilisation - Noel Burns Park. Dig in with Currimundi Catchment Care Group and council to help with the stabilisation of the banks of the lake. For more information - Tony Moorhead / 5438 8267 or Gordon Agnew on 5499 5121.
Tuesday 15 April  Entries close for Ecoflicks 2014 Visit Ecoflicks 
22 - 27 April  Queensland Fungi Festival
Brisbane

For further deails and registration
Queensland Fungi Festival  

Thursday 24 April
5.00 pm - 7.00 pm 
Eucalypt Identification presented by Phil Moran Rural Futures Centre, Pomona Visit Noosa Landcare for more information. RSVP to or 5485 2468. 
Monday 28 April
9.30 am - 12.30 pm 
Riparian Weed Management Workshop
Whalley Creek, Nambour - Numbers are limited
Contact Hetti Malone on 5476 4777 or  
May  
1 - 30 May
Various locations across the Sunshine Coast
War on Weeds - Wage war on weeds during the month of May. Bring along a bag of weeds and swap them for three native plants. For more information visit council's website.
Friday 2 May
9.o0 am - 4.00 pm 
Passage of Time: Stores of the Pumicestone catchment - insightful stories of how Pumicestone catchment has been managed, from Aboriginal times through to the present.

For more information and bookings visit Passage of Time   RSVP essential

3 and 4 May
9.00 am - 5.00 pm 
Maleny Wood Expo - Maleny Showgrounds Visit Maleny Wood Expo.
5 - 8 May  Kids in Action PD Sessions
Coolum, Caloundra, Nambour and Maleny
Visit council's website   
Sunday 11 May
9.00am  - 12.00 midday 
Trees for Mum - Celebrate Mums this Mothers' Day by taking part in the Trees for Mum planting. Quota Park, Matthew Street, Nambour
21 and 22 May
8.00 pm - 2.00 pm 
Lake Currimundi coir log wall bank stabilisation project - Connect to Your Creek week. Crummunda Park, Lake Currimundi (east of the Currimundi Bridge). For more information - Tony Moorhead / 5438 8267 or Gordon Agnew on 5499 5121.
Wednesday 21 May
9.00 am - 11.00 am 
Petrie Creek Restoration - Connect to Your Creek, Quota Park, Matthew Street, Nambour Connect to Your Creek
Thursday 29 May
5.00 pm - 7.00 pm 
Site specific rehabilitation - Case studies on coastal, riparian flats and hilly country presented by Paul Sprecher and Phil Moran, Rural Futures Centre, Pomona Visit Noosa Landscare for more information. RSVP to or 5485 2468. 
Friday 30 May
10.00 am - 3.00 pm
Reesville 
Raptors of South East Queensland presented by Dr Greg Czechura.
$66pp - private landholder and community $88pp - government and business.
For more information or bookings contact Karen at . Morning tea and lunch included. 
June  
Sunday 8 June
10.00 am - 4.00 pm 
World Environment Day
University of Sunshine Coast
For more information visit World Environment Day
Wednesday 25 June
Obi Obi 
Kirby's Road Environmental Conservation Reserve - Help plant another 500 plants along the creek and find out the results of frog monitoring and water quality indicators. For more information email or call Michael on 5499 5178.

July 

Thursday 3 July
5.00 pm - 7.00 pm
Pomona 

Stories by Sunset in the park at the base of Mt Cooroora, Indigenous history, culture and music with Dale Champman (Creative Native) and Lyndon Davies (Gubbi Gubbi artist) Visit Noosa Landscare  RSVP to 5485 2468 or email

11 - 13 July

Queensland Garden Expo For details and further information

Friday 25 July
10.00 am - 3.00 pm 

Birds and their calls presented by Gail Hill
$66pp - private landholder and community
$88pp - government and business
For more information or bookings contact Karen at . Morning tea and lunch included. 

Sunday 27 July
9.00 - 11.00am 

National Tree Day
Parklands, Nambour and Marcoola
For details and further information 

Thursday 31 July
5.00 pm - 7.00 pm 

Geology and Rocks of the Sunshine Coast presented by Warwick Wilmott and Phil Moran, Rural Futures Centre, Pomona  Visit Noosa Landscare  RSVP to 5485 2468 or email

Last Updated 02-Apr-14