The Peregian Beach Community Association’s Bushcare group volunteers are primarily focussed on protecting and restoring the local natural environment. Bush and dune weeding and re-vegetation are important activities and the group has a strong history of achievement. The Marcus Beach Bushcare Association was formed in 2014 by a group of Marcus Beach and “North Peregian” residents. Members conduct weeding and planting sessions and aim to involve the local community in managing weed infestation through education and outreach.
Key objectives are the protection, maintenance and enhancement of our natural environment. A key aspect of this work is the protection of our coastal environment.
The groups of committed volunteers have a strong track record of community involvement and engagement. They are experienced in bringing together community volunteers to carry out regular bush regeneration and coastal dunal restoration activities including weeding and revegetation. Local volunteer participation is encouraged and there is a strong tradition of cooperation between the groups and local schools. Students team up with the Bushcare groups to learn and lend a hand on-site with conservation of the beach and adjacent bushland. Bushcare’s educational outcome has been the increasing involvement of local school groups from Peregian Beach Community College, St Andrews Anglican College and others. The work of these groups has been recognised by Noosa Council over the years.