Current Citizen Science Projects

in collaboration with the

Fraser Island Defenders Organization

Funded by Queensland Government Citizen Science Grant

Turtle Monitoring & Rescues

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This project has been ongoing since 2014 thanks to our volunteers!

Active Work Projects

Turtle Rescues

Members engage in turtle and marine mammal  animal  rescues.

Marine Debris Collection

Members walking the foreshore collect rubbish to protect wildlife.

Funded by Gympie Regional Council Environment Levy

Coastcare Shed working bees

Maintaining our assets.

Advocacy, Education & Engagement Activities

Wildflower Walks

See Calendar for dates

Concept Development Stage Completed 2019

Funded by Gympie Regional Council Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF)


Summary of programs & projects 

Last updated: 11/03/2024


Coastcare programs depend on volunteers. 

Programs vary from year to year depending on Coastcare's priorities, available funding to provide coordination , tools, scientific services and the availability of volunteers.   

Some activities are an occasional day that we make a special occasion, some are weekly, monthly or bi-monthly and others are an annual event.

Tree planting for Queensland Climate Week
Working bee at the Coastcare Shed 2021: L-R Rod Hutchinson, Linda Tabe, Paul & Sue Riddett, Don Rhinehart and Nancy Haire
Volunteer Citizen Scientists working with Scientists at the Cooloola BioBlitz 2019
Turtle egg rescue in the aftermath of Cyclone Oma: Murray Bates and Lindy Orwin