Caring for our Coast

The Fraser Coast has a diverse natural environment with an abundance of native flora and fauna, and Council’s Community Environment Program provides opportunities for residents to get involved in activities to manage and maintain our bushland and open space.

Council's Natural Environment team throughout the year organise a range of free events such as field trips, community tree planting days and a marine turtle presentations to name a few and we encourage residents to come along and get involved.


  • Guided Coastal Plant Walks

    We learn about the different types of plants found in coastal areas and why they are so important.

  • Coastal Plants Propagation Workshops

    These workshops teach you how to propagate coastal plants you can grow in your own yard.
    Council's nursery staff facilitate these workshops and participant's get a hands on planting experience.

  • Shorebird Field Trips

    As migratory shorebirds get ready for their epic migration to the northern hemisphere.
    The Queensland Wader Study Group present walking tours to learn about these extraordinary birds and may more local shore bird species.

  • Exploring Rocky Shores

    We come together and learn about the hidden (or not-so-hidden) creatures that call the rocky shore their home.

  • Community Tree Plantings

    These days are regularly organised across various locations.
    All ages are welcome and are a very popular activity.
    Often these days include, tree planting, guided walks, microscope adventures and nature hunts for the kids.

  • Marine Turtle Presentations

    Join the Lower Mary River Land and Catchment Care Group who take you on a very informative, closer look at the extraordinary lives of marine turtles, the threats they face and what you can do to help them.
    We have an abundance of marine turtles who live right here in the sandy straight.

  • The Successes and Challenges of Foreshore Restoration

    Our last activity was held at Toogoom with a site walk and talk led by one of our longest-serving CEP Volunteers, providing participants with some insights into the work she has been doing over the past 16 years on foreshore restoration in the local area.