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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. 

Bush hands is now electronic

The new bush hands electronic magazine is ready. If you would like to subscribe, please email .

Events calendar

Regular Event  Details  Contact 

Wednesday weekly

National Parks Friends of Parks
8.30am to 12.30pm 
Light weeding and other activities. Transport from Nambour provided to various locations such as Dularcha NP, Currimundi Lake and Conondale Ranges.

or 07 5476 4777 or Facebook 

Daily to weekly

Maroochy & Mooloolaba River patrols for litter clean up – Boating knowledge preferred but not essential

or 07 5476 4777 or Facebook


Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens – guided walks.

Contact details and information
Friends of the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens

. Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve – guided walks Contact details and information
Friends of Mary Cairncross
. Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary – guided walks Contact details and information
Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary Support Group 
May 2015
1 - 30 May War on Weeds – Bring a bag of weeds and swap for three native plants. Venues across Sunshine Coast.

War on Weeds locations and details

Saturday 2 May Glossy black-cockatoo birding day
Dawn to dusk, all participants must register

SCC Natural Areas

2 - 3 May Maleny Wood Expo – Maleny Showgrounds 9-5 daily - Entry $15 adults, Concessions avail, Youth U 16 free, Free Parking.

Barung Landcare - Visit or ring Barung Landcare 07 5494 3151 or Maleny Wood Expo

Sunday 3 May Glossy Black-Cockatoo Birding Day Volunteers can register their interest by emailing

For more information on Glossy Black-Cockatoos and the Glossy Black Conservancy, please visit the Conservancy’s website

Thursday 21 May
5.00pm to 7.00pm
Rural Futures Centre,
65 Pavillion St, Pamona

Reptile Awareness and Safety
Delivered by Allan Burnett, Reptile Awareness Displays of Australia. Hosted by Noosa & District Landcare Group.
Free to members, $10.00 non-members

Noosa and District Landcare Group 07 5485 2465 or

June 2015 
Sunday 7 June Sunshine Coast World Environment Day Festival – University of Sunshine Coast


Sunday 21 June Community weeding and planting – Conondale National Park – BBQ & transport from Nambour provided

or 07 5476 4777 or Facebook

Sunday 28 June Noosa Festival of Water – Noosa Botanic gardens and Lake Macdonald Amphitheatre

Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee www,mrccc.org.au

Tuesday 30 June – Thursday 9 July Tree for life – Children's holiday art and ecology workshops. Geckoes Wildlife will presnt informative wildlife sessions at Maroochy Bushland Botanic Garden and Mary Cairncross while young artists can learn how to create music magic in a tranquill bush setting at Maroochy Wetland Sanctuary.

Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden. Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and Maroochy Wetland Sanctuary, Bli Bli. Hard copy programs available in May. Registration opens 4 June. Register

July 2015

Sunday 26 July National Tree Day – Sunshine Coast Council are hosting evetns at Parklands, Mudjimba & Yaroomba


Friday 10 July - Sunday 12 July Queensland Garden Expo - Nambour Showgrounds


August 2015
Saturday 15 August Sunshine Coast Council's Conservation Forum Lake Kawana Community Centre

Registrations open soon 

Last Updated 26-Jun-15