Caring for Country
Cooloola Coastcare is committed to fostering reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and non-Indigenous Australians.
Coastcare collaborates on environmental action and learning opportunities with the Butchulla and Kabi Kabi (Gubbi Gubbi) peoples who are the traditional custodians of the country on which Cooloola Coastcare works.
As an organisation, our community partnerships and strengthening of existing relationships reaffirm our commitment to creating better environmental outcomes for the Cooloola region through collaboration, communication and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
What are we doing?
The Cooloola BioBlitz is a 3 day event aimed at mapping the biodiversity of the Cooloola Region.
We provide sponsored scholarships for participation in the BioBlitz by Butchulla and Kabi Kabi people.
Reconciliation Action Plans
Cooloola Coastcare has embarked on a process of fostering reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and non-Indigenous Australians.
The first stage in this process is the development of a Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (Reflect RAP).
Coastcare is hosting 'Cultural Awareness' workshops in May and June 2021.
Hands on the ground
Cooloola Coastcare members assist in a range of projects by providing volunteers to work together on country work such as:
Turtle monitoring a
Gympie Regional Council Community Grant 2020-21
Photo credit: Header photo by Rainbow Beach Helicopters