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Community Engagement

Community engagement, and the way we work with other groups and involve local people, is very important to us as a Landcare Group. We believe that the key to finding a sustainable balance between natural and human systems, is to increase the community's awareness and knowledge of our environmental challenges, and promote personal responsibility. In so doing, we seek to inspire behavioural change that will improve the outlook of not just our local community, but the whole planet.  


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Urban Landcare Day

When:  annually in October

Where:  Community Centre, 76-78 John Street, Yeppoon 

Why: to present take-home information on low-cast, practical, green ideas for the household.

  • rethink, reduce, reuse, recycle

  • composting, potting

  • general care techniques for plants

  • growing your own food

  • reducing food miles and carbon footprint

  • buying local produce

  • decreasing waste in the home

  • plastic and its impact, reducing throw-away plastic


Weedbuster Week

When:  2-8 September, 2018

Where:  pop-up shop in Keppel Bay Plaza; display at Council Library  

Why:  to increase awareness of weeds and the impact they have on the environment and encourage collective ownership to stop their spread. 

  • weed identification

  • control and management

  • impact of weeds on waterways

  • latest research, bio-controls

  • take-home information, leaflets and displays

  • ask a local expert

  • kids corner, weed competition


Cleanup Australia Day

When:  first Sunday in March 

Where: Fig Tree Creek locations   

Why:  join thousands of volunteers Australia-wide to clean up local places they love (parks, creeks, beaches, streets, school grounds). Capricorn Coast Landcare have been running a CUAD event for over 25 years.

  • wide reaching environmental impacts of rubbish 

  • catchment connectivity

  • builds community resilience by joining together to do something positive

  • data collection helps reveal hotspots, litter trends, and informs plans to change behaviour

National Tree Day

When:  last Sunday in July 

Where:  Fig Tree Creek / Bluff Point National Park /other

Why:  join thousands of volunteers Australia-wide to plant trees to restore and protect places they love including wetlands, creeks, parks, schools, dunes and foreshores  

  • restoration of sensitive areas, provision of habitat

  • ecosystem services of trees

  • planting and care techniques

  • displays and take-home information on native plants

Fig Tree Community Creek Care Day (2016)

From time to time, Capricorn Coast Landcare Group run one-off events that have a specific environmental focus. In August 2016, we hosted the Fig Tree Community Creek Care Day to celebrate the improved health of the waterway and to raise awareness about water quality and the work being done by environmental groups and our partner organisations on the coast.


More than 250 people attended throughout the day, and learnt more about local birdlife, invertebrates, native plants, impacts of plastic pollution, wildlife rescue, and environmental resources. This initiative was funded by National Science Week and the Livingstone Shire Council. 

Other events and activities

Great Northern Cleanup Day 

Biodiversity surveys at Fig Tree Creek

Plant propagation workshops

Grafting workshops

Mangrove cleanups 

'Rubbish Rumble' during Recycling Week

World Environment Day stall at the Fig Tree Creek markets

Water Quality Training Workshop 

Wetland tours for community members

International Arbour Day

Waterwatch Programme

Bushtucker Garden at the Community Centre

Fig Tree Creek working bees

We also support events organised by partner groups.

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