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
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
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.
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
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
'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
Bushtucker Garden at the Community Centre
Fig Tree Creek working bees
We also support events organised by partner groups.