Nerang Riverkeepers Group

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The Nerang Riverkeepers Group was formed in 2001 and are a dedicated bushcare group partnered with the Natural Areas Management Unit under the Beaches to Bushland Volunteer Landcare program. The group focused on restoring degraded riparian areas by undertaking environmental weed management and planting along the Nerang River and successfully completed projects on Council-managed land at Kirkindale Pony Club, Hurst Family Park and Swift Park.

The group are currently working to restore Country Paradise Parklands. The 13.25 hectare parklands was purchased by the City of Gold Coast in 2011 as open space and is actively managed by the Nerang Country Paradise Association. The site is also home to numerous volunteer groups including a Men's Shed, Community Gardens, Healing Hooves program and the Nerang Riverkeepers Group. The group envisages this site to be a community hub for future planting days and a place for other volunteer groups to call home.

Group achievements

The group has contributed to the restoration of around 4 hectares of park land along the Nerang River through environmental weed management and planted more than 20,000 native plants. The group has also made a significant contribution to the control of the invasive weed, cats claw creeper vine, which is found at many locations along the Nerang River.

More information about the Nerang Riverkeepers including when they meet can be found on the Watergum website.