Since 2000, the Emu Park Community Bushcare Group has been involved in rehabilitation work on the Capricorn coast. The group aims to:
- Protect and restore the habitat of threatened plants and animals
- Reverse the decline in native vegetation and help manage protected areas
- Prevent or control the introduction and spread of feral animals, pests and weeds.
The group is run by volunteers from all walks of life that have a passion for the environment and their community. Activities are usually held on weekends and often include a social get-together, like a BBQ.
Emu Park Community Bushcare Group has helped improve a number of sites on public land in the Emu Park area. We have helped revegetate and rehabilitate areas including Bicentennial Lagoon, Patterson Street, and the Tanby Point beach access.
In partnership with the Fitzroy Basin Association Inc, Emu Park Bushcare is helping remove the threat of weeds from endangered patches of coastal forest, called beach scrub, through the Bringing Back the Beach Scrub Project.
Bushcare members help monitor local lagoon systems and research the connections associated with ground water systems. We are also working with local development Seaspray to help regenerate Cocoanut Point National Park.
Emu Park Community Bushcare Group takes an active role in raising community awareness and working with other locals to get things done. We often join forces with government and non-government agencies, as well as kindred groups like Landcare and the Emu Park Lions Club. We work with the local schools to offer educational activities, and each year we hold a community event to celebrate World Wetlands Day.
We also have the skills and expertise to deliver a range of community workshops and field days on topics including: seed collection and propagation; wetland ecology; and ground water. Contact us to enquire about holding a workshop.