United crusade for our environment
  • Thursday 01 September 2016

More than 100 Sunshine Coast crusaders for our environment came together recently to learn new tactics to protect, enhance and improve our region’s sustainability.  

The many volunteers from council’s Community Nature Conservation Program, Centres for Conservation Learning and Partnerships, Conservation Partnerships Program and Land for Wildlife landholders undertook a day of workshops at the Sunshine Coast Conservation Field Day at London Creek Environmental Reserve on August 20.

Environment Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said as well as the field day providing an opportunity for volunteers to learn new skills it enabled council to share a heartfelt thank you for the incredible difference they made to their local communities.

“Council could never possibly provide the resources, including land and people time and effort, required to undertake all of the important work across the region, so we cannot thank all of our wonderful volunteers and landholders enough for their amazing contributions,” Cr McKay said.

“The field day is held biennially to keep them up to speed with latest practices and new developments.

“Practical approaches to conservation was the theme of the day for our latest one and the 13 workshop presenters provided a variety of topics and information enabling the attendees to take away and apply to their own property or in council’s reserve as a volunteer.”

Residents interested in helping their local environment can visit council’s website for details on a range of conservation opportunities.