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Special notice: Gold Coast Biggest Tree Planting Day Is This Sunday

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Gold Coast Biggest Tree Planting Day Is This Sunday Gold Coast Biggest Tree Planting Day is happening this Sunday and this time we will be planting 15,000 plants in one day, along one creek, at Country Paradise Parklands in Nerang. Hosted by Nerang Riverkeepers and proudly supported by the City of Gold Coast and the Gold Coast Catchment Association, everyone is invited to support the biggest tree planting day of the year.   Read more here
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Special notice:Gold Coast Landcare Forum | See You Tomorrow

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Gold Coast Landcare Forum is tomorrow Whether you’re new to Landcare or experienced in bush regeneration, the forum will be an opportunity to connect with like-minded people, share ideas and hear from the experts. To stay informed and help us plan for the forum please register your interest.   Read more here
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Special notice: Gold Coast Biggest Tree Planting Day less than 2 weeks to go!

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Gold Coast Biggest Tree Planting Day is happening again in less than 2 weeks and this time we will be planting 15,000 plants in one day, along one creek, at Country Paradise Parklands in Nerang. Hosted by Nerang Riverkeepers and proudly supported by the City of Gold Coast and the Gold Coast Catchment Association, everyone is invited to support the biggest tree planting day of the year. Read more here
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Special notice | Gold Coast Landcare Forum | 10 days to go

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Are you keen to learn more about how to go native to help our local plants and animals flourish and meet like-minded people who are making a difference? We will be hosting the Gold Coast Landcare Forum on Saturday 8th October at Robina Community Centre. The one day free forum is open to anyone who is eager to go native for the protection and conservation of Gold Coast’s natural areas and waterways, and discover the vast array of opportunities available to get involved and care for the environment with Landcare. Read more here!
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It’s Spring Time | GCCA e-news 23 | September 2016

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It's Spring Time Spring time has arrive and the warmer weather is almost welcoming (when we factor in the warmer than usual winter it's another reminder of climate change, which reminds us of the important work we all do). Important work definitely sums up the efforts our members put into restoring Gold Coast's waterways and natural areas to places of beauty, clean water and habitat for generations to come. Important work that will be showcased and celebrated at our upcomingGold Coast Landcare Forum to be held on Saturday 8th October at Robina Community Centre. Read more here!
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MID WINTER CATCH UP

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What's on update The Gold Coast is exploding with environmental events and opportunities with National Tree Day and National Science Week, along with usual yet incredible tree planting events and environmental workshops. We thought a quick update would be great way to let you know what's on and happening across the Gold Coast. If you have an event or opportunity you would like to promote on our e-calendar please submit to your event by emailinginfo@watergum.org. Read more here!
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Good news with so much happening. Gold Coast Catchment Association enews 22 June 2016 Inbox

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East Coast Low: a weekend of perfect storms The rains arrived as predicted and filled up our waterways and floodplains. The worst affected area was Coolangatta, which received 153mm of rain in an intense three hours and 280mm across the weekend. While in the heat of the 24hr storm, the following catchments recorded: - MOUNT TAMBORINE: 267mm - UPPER SPRINGBROOK: 236mm (we know there was more!) - MOLENDINAR: 76mm - BEECHMONT: 146mm - CANUNGRA: 117mm That means our waterfalls, waterways and creeks will be flowing strong, reminding us how important healthy waterways are for our catchments, especially riparian, creek-side, vegetation. Our beaches came away a lot less damaged than Sydney's beaches. The more recent calm seas and build up of sand gave the beaches and dunes a natural buffer. Improved coastal management and the roll out of the Ocean Beaches Strategy…
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THE HISTORY OF WATERHEN LAKE

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[gallery link="file" ids="4151,4152,4159,4158,4157,4156,4155,4154,4153"]   Waterhen Lake was breathed into life in the 1970s. The lake's primary purpose was to be used only as a stormwater retention basin for the collection of runoff from the surrounding hills, the settling of sediment, then outflow into the Coomera River. Over time, of course, the hills are now suburbs and runoff includes garden fertilisers, grey water and road accretions. The lake has an average depth of around 400mm, with some deeper sections of 1.6metres due to the island wildlife refuge having been excavated from the bed of the lake. Over time the entire lake and island have become increasingly used by breeding birds (primarily ibis which are native to Australia, egrets of all four species – cattle, little, intermediate, and great eastern – little…
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