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Environment

Discover how we are protecting the Gold Coast's natural environment - our spectacular beaches, hinterland ranges, bushland and waterways - and how you can help.

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Volunteering in Gold Coast's catchments

Volunteering to work in your catchments is a great way to make a practical difference to the quality of our waterways, beyond your own backyard.

Community volunteer groups are involved in a range of activities including tree planting, weed management, water quality testing, education and awareness.

The Gold Coast Catchment Association (GCCA) and its volunteer groups were set up in response to residents' concerns for the natural environment. We provide in-kind support to these groups including administrative assistance, trees and supplies for revegetation programs, and technical advice.

Through involvement in the GCCA, volunteers learn more about waterways and the plants and animals that depend on them. Volunteers can also develop new skills, meet interesting people, gain valuable work experience and help to protect the environment.

Existing catchment groups are currently focusing on the following areas:

Existing Landcare Groups work locally in several areas such as:

To find out more visit the Gold Coast Catchment Association's website. In addition, you can also join a Bushcare or Landcare Group in your local area through the City's Beaches and Bushcare Landcare Program.

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