Nerang Riverkeepers


Key Partners:           

Gold Coast City Council – Natural Areas Management
Gold Coast City Council – Catchment Management Unit

Size of group:  

Core group 15 to 20

Location:            

Nerang

BeachCare planting day, August 2008

BeachCare planting day, August 2008

Nerang Riverkeepers

Description of your area of interest: 

The Middle Nerang River and its tributaries        

Objectives:

To actively pursue the ecological sustainability of the Middle Nerang River and its tributaries by

  • Carrying out restorations works.
  •  Weed control.
  • Lobbying Local, State and Federal Government and their departments for improved policies towards the sustainability of this natural resource.
  • To lobby for funding and improved resources to fund the restoration of the Middle Nerang River Catchment 
  • To be proactive in ensuring that planning and future development of the Middle Catchment do not impinge on the future sustainability of the Middle Nerang catchment 

History:

Formed in 2000 to tackle issues in Kirkendale Environmental Park Nerang [weed infestation, dumping of residential rubbish] the group has planted over 3000 trees and removed the weed infestation from this tributary of the Nerang River. It later moved to Hurst Park to tackle the weed infestation of Cats Claw and Madeira vine. It has also been involved in projects with Main Roads of Queensland at a number of sites in the area. As a group we have recently relocated to Weedons Crossing  [Nerang] as a new long-term site for our endeavors to work toward the restoration of the River.    

Projects: 

Site Location

Site Locations and descriptions: view larger map

See site locations map and descriptions

Time of field days:                  

8.00 every second Saturday of the month- Weedons Crossing -Nerang

Contact Details:

Primary contact person
Name Mark Tierney
Phone Number (07) 5527 8733
Mobile 0407 913 600
Email               carclinic@bigpond.com
Secondary contact person
Name Irene McGuire
Phone Number (07) 5596 0692 
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