8 June, 2024

Friends of Lagoon Creek volunteering

Caboolture-based community group Friends of Lagoon Creek is among many groups looking for more like-minded volunteers of all ages and abilities.

Lagoon Creek Nursery needs volunteers on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Lagoon Creek Nursery needs volunteers on Mondays and Wednesdays.

The land care group is dedicated to the restoration of the Lagoon Creek catchment and greater Caboolture area.

Having been established in 1989, the conservation organisation works to enhance the biodiversity and ecological health of the area with the support of Moreton Bay Council.

Lagoon Creek is home to many species of iconic Australian animal species due to its wetland nature and Eucalyptus forest types, including koalas and platypus. Volunteers can help with bushcare and at the nursery at 1 Toovey Street, Caboolture.

The nursery focuses on growing local native plant species, to use for local revegetation projects and retail sales, with the mission of propagating native species to increase local biodiversity and species succession in local urban and regeneration projects.

Volunteers learn about native plant and weed ID, species ecological functions, useful and edible plants, plant culture, plant evolution, food and habitat species for fauna, plant reproduction, plant anatomy, seed collection, native seed propagation and transplanting methods, and plant care.

Nursery duties include seed propagation, seedling tubing and amp, potting up, weeding and care of potted plants, watering.

Nursery volunteer days are Mondays and Wednesdays.

A hat, enclosed suitable footwear, sun protective clothes and a water bottle are needed.

Bushcare volunteers work with weed removal, planting out, watering and care of new plants/trees.

Bushcare work is generally done in the Reserve area on a Tuesday while boots, long trousers and a long sleeve shirt are required.

The organisation also does regular clean-up events and tree planting activities to restore the natural habitats along the creek.

The group also organises educational workshops, nature walks, and community forums to engage and educate residents, schools and businesses about the importance of environmental conservation.

They also collaborate with other local organisations, government bodies, and experts to maximise their impact and build a network.

More information can be found at or email


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