Coolum District Coast Care had three good reasons to celebrate last week – a fantastic new calendar for 2013, a partnership with the Coolum Croquet Club to revegetate their Stumers Creek frontage, and the signing of the third Deed of Agreement for the Coolum Road Reserve with state and local government parties.
The 2013 calendar, launched on Friday afternoon (30 Nov) at the Coolum Croquet Club, is a collection of photographs by local residents showcasing our wonderful coast, bushland and wildlife. The quality images found throughout the calendar have been arranged to illustrate the major environmental events of each month.
Pages have been dedicated to nature’s local happenings with turtle hatching in January, brilliant wildflower displays in August, whale migration in October and Richmond birdwing butterfly presence in December being some of the many examples.
Interspersed right through the publication are photos of birds and other wildlife, including an echidna seen on the beach and Coast Care members ‘on the job’ at the community nursery where they collect seeds for propagation; or out protecting sand dunes under pressure from visitors unaware of the damage they can do.
During the calendar launch on Friday, Coolum District Coast Care president Leigh Warneminde thanked the members responsible for its production.
“This calendar is wonderful collection of photographs that show not only our beautiful coast and its unique features, but also the skills of our members and friends who preserved these scenes forever,” Ms Warneminde said.
Calendars are on sale at the Coolum Community Native Nursery in Warran Road (Coolum), as well as from The Shop Coolum and several other locations throughout Coolum, Marcoola, Mudjimba and Pacific Paradise.
At just $10, the calendar makes a great Christmas present for friends and family to remind them of Coolum through the year – with all proceeds helping to continue the organisation’s work to preserve our beautiful natural areas. To find out more, visit www.coolumcoastcare.org.au.