Hinterland Regional Park Bushcare Group

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The Hinterland Regional Park Bushcare Group was established in April 1999. It was the first official bushcare group partnered with the Natural Areas Management Unit under the Beaches to Bushland Volunteer Landcare Program.

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 and make a difference to your local natural environment. It's also a chance to meet like-minded people and learn new skills that can be applied in your own backyard.

The group assists with the restoration of the Council-managed Hinterland Regional Park located in Mudgeeraba. The site is approximately 72 hectares in size and is bordered by Mudgeeraba Creek, Bonogin Creek and Hardys Road. It is home to over 158 bird species including the glossy black cockatoo and a range of other native animals including the endangered Richmond Birdwing butterfly.

The group's activities include controlling environmental weeds and revegetation projects. The group has contributed to planting over 70,000 native species and has held large community planting days with schools and organisations such as Green Corps.

Aims

  • Restore and expand remaining native vegetation by controlling weeds
  • Repair riparian vegetation including its structure, integrity and diversity
  • Improve habitat opportunities for a variety of native fauna
  • Provide learning opportunities for local landholders in "bush restoration"
  • Improve the amenity of the park as a focal point in the community
  • Strengthen relationships in the community