Bonogin Valley Bushcare Group
What is Bushcare?
The Gold Coast's beautiful natural environment allows us to enjoy a lifestyle like no other city. By volunteering in a Bushcare Group you can help protect, maintain and enhance our natural areas by participating in activities such as identifying and controlling weeds, identifying and encouraging native species, maintaining your site and planting native trees where required. You can actively play a part by joining the Bonogin Valley Bushcare Group.
About Bonogin Valley Bushcare Group Group
The Bonogin Valley Bushcare Group was established in April of 2013 and is partnered with the Natural Areas Management Unit under the Beaches to Bushland Volunteer Landcare Program. The group assists with the restoration of City of Gold Coast-managed Davenport Park along the upper reaches of Bonogin Creek.
The group’s activities consist of environmental weed control and planting native riparian species where required.
- encourage active community involvement and ownership
- control environmental weed species impacting the site and promote the expansion of native canopy cover
- provide learning opportunities for local landholders in “ecological restoration”
- expand the width of riparian vegetation and protect creek bank from erosion where possible through revegetation and assisted regeneration techniques
- improve and increase habitat opportunities for native wildlife
- restore and improve the structure of the existing native vegetation within the park using revegetation and assisted regeneration techniques
- strengthen relationships in the community
The group meet on the first Saturday of the month from February to November
Time: 8am – 10am
Location: Davenport Park, Parkmeadows Road, Bonogin
What to bring: Sturdy shoes, long sleeve shirts, pants, sunscreen, hat and some water. Gloves are compulsory.
For more information on how you can join contact the Natural Areas Management Unit on 07 5581 1537 or firstname.lastname@example.org.