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Beaches to Bushland Volunteer Restoration Program

By volunteering in a Bushcare or Landcare group you can help protect, maintain and enhance our natural areas and make a difference to your local, natural environment.

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Elanora Wetlands Bushcare Group

What is Bushcare?

The Gold Coast's beautiful natural environment allows us to enjoy a lifestyle like no other city. You can play an active part in keeping it this way by joining the Elanora Wetlands Bushcare Group.

About Elanora Bushcare Group

The Elanora Bushcare Group was formed in February 2000 and is partnered with the City’s Natural Areas Management Unit, Beaches to Bushland Landcare program. The group assists with the restoration of the Elanora Wetlands Reserve and Schuster Park located at the end of Tallebudgera Drive, Elanora.

The group's activities include weed control and revegetation and, since starting the group, has planted over 10,000 plants that have provided habitat opportunities for local wildlife. Works undertaken by the group are enhanced by professional bush regenerators who help with preparation for planting and follow up maintenance including the control of environmental weeds.

The area is home to over 60 different species of birds and other native animals such as sugar gliders, possums and frogs. A butterfly-friendly garden has been established within the wetlands area and can be seen by walking along the trail, with some interpretive signage along the way.


  • restore and expand remaining native vegetation by controlling weeds
  • repair riparian vegetation including its structure, integrity and diversity
  • improve habitat 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.

You can join us and volunteer with the group to plant trees, it’s a great way to get involved in your local community while helping our environment.

  • Dates: First Tuesday of the month February to November
  • Times: 8am to 10am
  • Place: Schuster Park, Tallebudgera. Elanora Wetlands Reserve is currently closed due to M1 upgrades.
  • Register: Please register online prior to attending in order to secure a spot and receive the full details of the event including a location map. View our Beaches to Bushland calendar for further details.

If you require more information you can contact the Natural Areas Management Unit on 07 5581 1537 or

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