Caring for our backyard - Peachester


Come along and learn about Invasive Species and what is going on in your backyard.

Learn about:

  • Invasive plants and animals
  • Attracting wildlife to your garden
  • Coastal Discovery Van and a shorebird presentation
  • Worm farms and helping your soil
  • Queensland National Parks


Come along on the day and check out the stalls. Bring along a weed and get it identified.

  • Invasive plants and animals by Sunshine Coast Council
  • Responsible Pet Ownership by Sunshine Coast Council
  • Coastal Discovery Van by Sunshine Coast Council
  • Bush Care and Land for Wildlife by Sunshine Coast Council
  • Wildlife friendly gardens by Barung Landcare
  • Worm Farming Stall by Polyculture
  • Upper Mary Valley Weed Vine Project by Hinterland Bush Links
  • State of Emergency Information stall by Glasshouse Mountains SES


The sessions listed below will be held in the hall and require registration. You may be able to join a session on the day if they are not fully booked.

Register for 1, 2 or all 3 sessions and receive a free native tree on the day

Session 1

9am – Welcome to Country

910am- Introduction to priority invasive plant and animal management on the Sunshine Coast by Anthony Cathcart, Team Leader Feral Animal Education and Control, Sunshine Coast Council

920am- Barung Landcare? TAPP? The centre for PEACE?

(Morning Tea 10-1030)

Session 2

1030am- Worm farming by Scott Robinson, Polyculture Pty Ltd

15 mins Q&A

1115- Shore bird Presentation by Simone Bosshard, Coastal Project and Permits Officer

15 mins Q&A

12pm- Invasive Plants on the Sunshine Coast by Mark Call, Team Leader Vector and Pest Plant Control Sunshine Coast Council

15 mins Q&A

(Lunch 1245-115)

Session 3

115pm – Looking after Mapleton National Parks by

15 mins Q&A

2pm – Managing invasive animals by Rita Everitt, Feral animal officer Sunshine Coast Council

15 mins Q&A

Finish time 245-3pm

Sunshine Coast Council acknowledges the Sunshine Coast Country, home of the Kabi Kabi peoples and the Jinibara peoples, the Traditional Custodians, whose lands and waters we all now share. We wish to pay respect to their Elders – past, present and emerging, and acknowledge the important role First Nations people continue to play within the Sunshine Coast community.

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