The City of Gold Coast (the City) manages and protects more than 13,000 hectares of natural areas, reserves, conservation areas and wetlands throughout the city. Our Natural Areas team works hard to control pests and weeds in these areas, revegetate degraded bushland and protect against bushfire risk. NAMU also develop environmentally-sensitive recreational opportunities so everyone can enjoy our natural assets. In addition NAMU also deliver community focussed environment programs such as NaturallyGC and Beaches to Bushland Landcare Program.
NaturallyGC workshops and activities are for people interested in connecting with and exploring our city’s wonderful natural environment. The workshops cover a range of free and low cost environmentally-based activities from guided bushwalks, wildlife shows, tree planting, coastal education, native gardening, nature photography, citizen science and more. You can also discover our best natural area parks to visit and check out ideas to keep the kids entertained, active and exploring our natural environment. The program annually supports and promotes over 800 nature based activities engaging with over 12,000 participants.
The Beaches to Bushland Volunteer Landcare Program provides a platform for the local community to foster a connection with their natural environment and encourages active community involvement as well as ownership of our natural assets. By volunteering in a community tree planting day, Bushcare or Landcare group, you can help protect, restore and enhance our natural areas through bush regeneration activities that include tree planting, weed control, native plant propagation and seed collection. Each year through the program there are over 130 events with 4000 volunteers assisting with planting over 50,000 native trees and helping control environmental weeds across our bushland areas.