Past SCEC Events
Fire Information Session & Fire Management Planning Workshop | Sunshine Coast
with Queensland Fire and Biodiversity Consortium
DO YOU HAVE A PLAN FOR BUSHFIRE?
Are you bushfire prepared?
FREE information sessions for residents of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.
You are invited to come along to a free Property Fire Information Session and a Fire Management Planning Workshop to learn about Bushfire, fire preparedness and to create a fire management plan for your property.
The Property Fire Information Session will cover fire safety, fire as a land management tool, Local laws, vegetation management, Local disaster arrangements, agencies roles and responsibilities, and fire ecology.
The Fire Management Planning Workshop will provide information to landholders and guidance on creating individual property fire management plans. These plans will aim to mitigate the risks associated with bushfires, with a specific focus on helping communities in safeguarding individual properties. Maps will be provided for properties and plans will be drawn together with neighbouring land managers.
Representatives from the Queensland Fire and Biodiversity Consortium, Barung Landcare, Sunshine Coast Council, Rural Fire Service Queensland, and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Services, will share information about their roles and offer advice about planning for the approaching fire season.
Minimum requirements to attend the Fire Management Planning workshop are that attendees must attend the Fire Information Session, your property must be in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland (in the Sunshine Coast LGA) area, and be over 1.5 hectares, unless the property is in close proximity to or adjoining a very large natural area, or you are working in collaboration with adjoining neighbours.
Fire Information Session
Date: Thursday 19th May 2022
Time: 6pm – 8:30pm
Venue: Mooloolah Public Hall 42 Bray Rd, Mooloolah Valley
Afternoon tea provided
Fire Management Planning Workshop
Date: Saturday 28th May 2022
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Venue: Mt Mellum Private Residence
Morning Tea & Lunch provided
This event is being hosted by the Queensland Fire and Biodiversity Consortium, Sunshine Coast Council and Barung Landcare.
This event is funded through the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA), jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments.
The DRFA was activated in response to the Communities located in Queensland affected by bushfires, September - December 2019.
We are excited to welcome you to the 42nd annual World Environment Day Festival (WED Fest)!
Last year, the festival was reimagined for the first time into a month long program of events and we were honored to receive the Queensland Partnerships for Landcare Award. This year, we are back again with a bespoke program of diverse experiences for all.
Together with our event partners we are delivering 16 events throughout the month of June in ecosystems throughout the broader Sunshine Coast region. Please RSVP below to be the first to know when tickets are released. Some events will have limited capacity.
The 2022 World Environment Day global campaign #OnlyOneEarth calls for transformative changes to policies and choices to enable cleaner, greener, and sustainable living in harmony with nature. Our festival creates immersive experiences for people to connect with the theme and take action for a greener future.
Visit the WED Fest website here.
Check out last year's video here.
Join Coolum and North Shore Coast Care for a morning of dune plantings and an informative talk on marine turtles.
Please wear suitable outdoor clothing, sunscreen and BYO water.
Join Florabunda Bushcare and Petrie Creek Catchment Care Group to learn about propagating native plants at their nursery in Woombye.
Please email Suzie to RSVP.
Join us for Green Drinks Sunshine Coast!
Every month people who work in the environmental field meet up at informal sessions known as Green Drinks. These events happen throughout the world.
A lively mixture of people from NGOs, academia, government and business come together to network and share ideas. It's a great way of catching up with people you know and also for making new contacts. Everyone invites someone else along, so there’s always a different crowd, making Green Drinks an organic, self-organising network.
Please RSVP to attend, we look forward to connecting with you!
Join the ECOllaboration, Florabunda Bushcare and Sunshine Coast Council team for a morning of tree planting to restore riparian zones in Nambour.
Walk, Talking Country with Kabi Kabi elder, Bev Hand.
Join Hinterland Bush Links and Aunty Bev on a walk at Gheerulla Falls Walk, Mapleton. Aunty Beverly will lead us on this short walk, explaining the way the Indigenous Australians used the resources of the land, particularly the plants found along the walk. Bring your own morning tea to enjoy at Gheerulla Falls.
Please wear suitable outdoor covered clothing and shoes and bring plenty of water.
We’re celebrating World Environment Day by having a free self-guided walk for all the family through Bancroft’s Red Gum Reserve in Little Mountain on Sunday 26 June
Come along and see how an area was transformed from cleared cattle grazing land to natural bushland. This happened over 9 years from 2009 to 2017 with many volunteers helping out by planting trees. Maybe you were one of them?
On the day of the walk kids can answer an Eco Quiz and go into the draw to win a children's e-scooter!
Sign on at the entrance to Bancroft’s Red Gum Reserve in Daintree Boulevard near the end of Village Way.
Just look for the yellow tent (pictured below) .
Register in advance to help give us an idea of numbers.
Subtropical Forests Ecology Course
HINTERLAND BUSHLINKS announce the Subtropical Forests Ecology Course for landholders again this year. This course has been held four times before at Bellthorpe, and have had over 83 attendees in total. Landholders in the past have found it to be transformative.
The course is immersive and holistic over four days. It has an extensive practical in-field component. Dates are:
Saturday 20 August; Saturday 3 September; and Weekend of 17-18 September
If you are a landholder or just anyone interested in ecology and how it relates to regenerating land, please consider coming along. The Early Bird registration fee is $600 for the full 4 days.
For more information contact: [email protected]