Cooloola Coast Native and Pest Plant Awareness Project

Funded by Caring for our Country

Community Action Grant, 2009

Urban development along the Cooloola Coast has brought with it a range of environmental issues including potential pest plant species. Using an existing template the Cooloola Coastcare Association has developed and printed 4 500 full colour 56 page native plant and weed identification booklets for distribution to local ratepayers, real estate agents and businesses in the Cooloola Coast area. The remaining booklets will be kept for future distribution from the Coast Libraries and City Farm Nursery, Tin Can Bay. Cooloola Coastcare, City Farm nursery TCB, Gympie Regional Council, SES & SSSMEG have helped to create 3 showcase native gardens, while GRC and Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) created a further 7 along a 1km stretch of the Tin Can Bay Road as a part of this project, replacing most exotic species at this location and showcasing the landscaping attributes of local coastal native plants.

Check out the BEAUTIES & BEASTIES booklet for more information on this subject.