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The Redlands Coast Community Bushcare Program began in 1995 with just a handful of Bushcare groups. Bushcare has since grown to more than 40 groups working throughout the Redlands Coast mainland and Bay Islands.

Bushcare brings the community and Council together to restore conservation areas by:

  • planting local native species
  • removing weeds and rubbish
  • monitoring flora, fauna and water quality
  • collecting native seed for propagation.

Why join Bushcare?

  • Make a real difference to the Redlands natural environment
  • Build life-long friendships
  • Stay active and healthy in the outdoors
  • Learn new skills and develop your knowledge of plants and animals.

Redland City Council provides groups with equipment, materials, training and the support of a dedicated Bushcare Officer. Social events and free workshops are also arranged throughout the year.

Join a group

Participating in Bushcare is as simple as finding out what Bushcare groups are in your area. Groups meet once a month for two hours and work towards common goals.

Find your local Bushcare group: 

Mountain Biker's Trailcare Trackpark

Contact: Please phone Bushcare on 3824 8611 or email: indigiscapes@redland.qld.gov.au
Group meeting: Second Sunday of most months
Where: Scribbly Gums Conservation Area and various surrounding parks
Description: Constructing and repairing various Redland City Council mountain bike trails in an environmentally sustainable manner.

Wehr Urban Habitat

Contact: Please email Jo on jodi-52@hotmail.com
Group meeting: Last Sunday of the month at 9am
Description: This urban bushland park is known for its beautiful tallowwood trees and fruit trees planted by the Wehr family in years gone by. The Bushcare Group are restoring the site by removing the weeds and revegetating.

Birkdale Bush

Contact: Please phone Pam and Ross on 07 3822 5545
Group meeting: Last Sunday of the month at 8am (2pm winter)
Where: Birkdale Bushland Reserve Burbank Road and Palgold Court, Birkdale
Desciption: Removing unwanted weeds and rubbish from along the creek and paths and replacing with native plants.

Mary Street 

Contact: Please contact Luke on 0466 824 717
Group meeting: First Sunday of the month at 8am
Where: Mary Street, Birkdale
Description: Rehabilitating the Bushland Refuge for the wildlife and the community.

St James's Park

Contact: Please phone Keith on 0419 774 700  or email: eigeland@bigpond.net.au
Group meeting: Last Saturday of the month at 9am
Where: Whitehall Avenue, Birkdale, opposite no. 29
Description: Enhancing an important wildlife corridor along Tingalpa Creek through removing invasive weeds, restoring old revegetation sites and linking wildlife habitat areas through planting.

Capalaba Rotary

Contact: Please email Pammy (pibmorn@bigpond.com)
Group meeting: Third Saturday of the month at 6am
Where: John Fredrick Park, Old Cleveland Road, Capalaba
Description: With a strong focus on highlighting local history, the group works along the Tingalpa Creek estuary removing weeds and planting natives.

Redlands IndigiScapes

Contact: Please contact Bushcare Team on 3824 8611 or  email Bushcare@redland.qld.gov.au
Where: Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Road, Capalaba
Description: Managing a significant gully by removing weeds, rubbish & planting trees.

Pittwin Park

Contact: Please contact Bushcare Team on 3824 8611 or  email Bushcare@redland.qld.gov.au
Group meeting: Third Saturday of the month at 9am
Where: Capalaba Regional Park, Pittwin Road North, Capalaba
Description: Enhancing a small pocket of Capalaba Regional Park by planting natives and weeding.

Black Swamp Wetland

Contact: Please phone Deirdre on 3286 1867
Group meeting: Last Saturday of the month at 8.30am
Where: Wellington, Queen and Haggup Streets, Cleveland
Description: Revegetation projects improving the quality of the bushland surrounding the swamp.

Cape Cleveland

Contact: Please phone Faith on 0417 628 437
Group meeting: Second Saturday of the month at 8.30am
Where: Carolena Street, Cape Cleveland
Description: Weed removal and supplementary planting along the foreshore area.

Oyster Point

Contact: Please phone Jennifer on 3821 0656
Group meeting: Second Sunday of the month at 10am
Where: Nandeebie Park at Erobin Street, Cleveland
Description: Revegetating and maintaining a foreshore embankment.

Coochiemudlo 

Contact: Please phone Kevin on 0437 938 953
Group meeting: Third Saturday of the month at 8am
Where: Coochiemudlo Foreshore, Coochiemudlo Island
Description: Working on the foreshores of Coochie, managing weeds and revegetating and community educational activities.

Point Lookout 

Contact: Please email Judy (hines.mj@bigpond.com)
Group meeting: Nursery days every Thursday of the month at 10am and Bushcare working bees are the first Sunday of the month at 8am
Where:The Point Lookout Nursery is located adjacent to Kennedy Drive, Point Lookout. Working bees are held at different sites each month, contact the group for details.
Description: Managing weeds and revegetating the foreshore area.

Upper Weinam Creek 

Contact: Please email Diane (ditarte@ozemail.com.au)
Group meeting: Third Sunday of the month at 9am
Where: Grevillea Street, Redland Bay
Description: Improving the Grevillea Street Bushland Reserve through removing problematic weeds and revegetating the creek corridor.

Mountain Biker's Trailcare Bayview

Contact: Please phone Brad on 0402 614 526
Group meeting: Third Sunday of the month
Where: Bayview Conservation Area
Description: Constructing and repairing various Redland City Council mountain bike trails in an environmentally sustainable manner.

Karrawong 

Contact: Please phone Robyn 0401 927 293
Group meeting: Every Friday morning at 9am
Where: The Esplanade, Western Beach, Karragarra Island
Description: Restoration of the Western Beach area primarily focusing on the removal of environmental weeds.

Lamb Island

Contact: Please phone Jo on 0411 423 221
Group meeting: Every Thursday at  9am
Where: Clarkes Point Clarkes Terrace, Lamb Island
Description: Managing weeds in a small, important foreshore pocket.

Cow Bay 

Contact: Please phone Leigh (07) 3409 5642
Group meeting: First Sunday of the month at 9am
Where: Beelong Street, Macleay Island
Description: Restoring and protecting the Cow Bay littoral rainforest – one of the rarest habitats in the Redlands.

Karragarra North

Contact: Please email Trish (trishr53@gmail.com)
Group meeting: Second Tuesday at 3pm
Where: The Esplanade, Karragarra Island
Description: Rehabilitating the foreshore reserve to remove weed infestations and improve the natural bushland for the enjoyment of the community.

Mersen Creek 

Contact: Please phone Penny on 0421 568 150
Group meeting: Second Thursday of the month at 8am
Where: Cavendish Road, Russell Island
Description: Working to enhance the Borrows Street lagoon and Mersen Creek Corridor through tackling problematic weeds and revegetation.

Whistling Kite 

Contact: Please phone Allan on 3409 1075
Group meeting: Fourth Thursday of the month at 8.30am
Where: Minjerria Road, Russell Island
Description: A group restoring a ferny wetland area on Russell Island while encouraging wildflowers back.

Helen Street

Contact: Please contact Joe on joemclaughlin@bigpond.com
Group meeting: Last Saturday of the month at 2pm
Where: Willard Weber Park, Helen Street, Thornside
Description: Revegetating and managing a variety of weeds in a small bushland reserve, renown for its birds and koalas.

Penny Lane 

Contact: Please phone Susan on slatch@tpg.com.au
Group meeting: Third Sunday of the month at 8am
Where: Off Fisher Road, Thorneside. Please call the number above for meeting location. 
Description: Revegetating and managing weeds in a small bushland reserve with endangered vegetation that is an important koala corridor. 

Luke Street

Contact: Please phone Bushcare on 3824 8611
Group meeting: Fourth Saturday of the month at 3pm
Where: Eprapah Creek Corridor, Luke Street, Thornlands
Description: Tackling the small weed problem along the creek and its gullies, and revegetating degraded areas.

Thornlands

Contact: Please phone Brendan on 0430 479 199 or Lisa on 0406 203 735
Group meeting: First Saturday of the month at 2pm (8am in summer months)
Where: Thornlands Road Bushland Refuge, meeting on Jerry's Place, Thornlands
Description: Enhancing an important wildlife corridor and wetland through weed management, planting and rubbish removal.

Intrepid Drive

Contact: Please phone Col on 0438 150 317
Group meeting: Second Saturday of each month at 9am
Where: Intrepid Drive, Victoria Point
Description: Revegetating and managing weeds along a strip of bushland that is well-used by wildlife.

Egret Colony Wetland

Contact: Please phone Carmen on 0459 370 087
Group meeting: Third Saturday of the month at 2pm
Where: Egret Colony Wetland, Egret Drive, Victoria Point
Description: Managing heavy weed infestations and increasing the buffer of native plants around this wetland that is home to a variety of waterbirds.

Sycamore Nature Belt

Contact: Please phone Bushcare on 3824 8611
Group meeting: First Saturday, every second month, at 8am
Where: Teak Lane, off Sycamore Parade, Victoria Point
Description: Caring for a small urban bushland area through managing weeds, planting and rubbish removal.

Hilliards Creek

Contact: Please phone Bushcare on 3824 8611 or email: indigiscapes@redland.qld.gov.au
Group meeting: Second Saturday of the month at 9am
Where: Hilliards Park Drive, Wellington Point
Description: Enhancing the Hilliards Creek wildlife corridor by revegetating to widen the corridor and controlling invasive weeds.   

Station Street Wetlands

Contact: Please phone Dawn on 3207 2536
Group meeting: Third Saturday of the month at 8.30am
Where: Station Street, Wellington Point
Description: Caring for a large wetland area adjacent to Hilliards Creek through managing weeds as the area naturally regenerates and doing revegetation work.

Wellington Woods

Contact: Please phone Bob on 3822 6069
Group meeting: Third Saturday of the month at 9am
Where: Farnham Street and Warlow Close, Wellington Point
Description: Revegetating and managing the weeds within this small remnant corridor for local wildlife.

Sovereign 

Contact: Please phone Bushcare on 3824 8611 or email: indigiscapes@redland.qld.gov.au
Group meeting: First Saturday of the month at 7.30am
Where: Allan Day Drive, Wellington Point
Description: Maintaining the Sovereign Waters Foreshore Park area through gardening and weed maintenance.

Bushcare Birders

Contact: Please phone Bushcare on 3824 8611 or email: indigiscapes@redland.qld.gov.au 
Group meeting: Second Thursday of the month (except January)
Where: Meet onsite at various locations in Redland City
Description: Leisurely walks in Council conservation areas identifying and learning about birds.

Creek Crew

Contact: Please phone Bushcare on 3824 8611 or email: indigiscapes@redland.qld.gov.au 
Group meeting: 9am – 11am on the following dates: Wednesday 15 June 2022, Wednesday 21 September 2022 and Wednesday 16 November 2022
Where: Meet at Indigiscapes Centre – 17 Runnymede Road, Capalaba
Description: Water quality monitoring, fish trapping and macro-invertebrate survey activities.

Seed Collection

Contact: Please phone Bushcare on 3824 8611 or email: indigiscapes@redland.qld.gov.au
Group meeting: Last Tuesday of the month at 9.30am (except December and January)
Where: Various locations
Description: A leisurely walk through various bushland reserves to collect seed used to propagate native plants in the IndigiScapes Nursery.

Weed Weavers 

Contact: Bushcare on 3824 8611 or email: indigiscapes@redland.qld.gov.au
Group Meeting: First Sunday of each month at 10am
Where: Roaming group – details sent via email one week prior to each meeting
Description: The group alternates activities each month. One month the group collects exotic vines, the next month they create weaving projects with the vines that are collected.

Koala Planting Group

Contact: Please phone Jennifer 0437 737 934
Group meeting: First Sunday of most months, 8.30am (April – November)

April

KCP

Cameron Court, Victoria Point

10th April

May

Koala planting group

Bligh Street, Wellington Point

1st May

June

Koala planting group

Spurs Drive, Wellington Point

5th June

July

Koala planting group

Silkwood Street, Capalaba

3rd July

August

Koala planting group

Buckler Drive, Redland Bay

7th August

September

Koala planting group

Buckler Drive, Redland Bay

4th September

October

Koala planting group

Catherine Street, Birkdale

2nd October

November

Koala planting group

Catherine Street, Birkdale

6th November

Description: Revegetating priority areas to enhance koala habitat and create wildife corridors. 

Bushcare activities and events

It's easy to build your knowledge of local flora and fauna by participating in our free hands-on bushcare activities. Check out our calendars below:

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