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Queensland is known as the Sunshine State, with plenty of contrasting opportunities for Conservation Volunteers programs. Mackay is halfway between Brisbane and Cairns, and offers dramatic coastlines, rainforests, beaches and islands, with projects taking place in and around Mackay as well as further afield. In North Queensland, Townsville projects take in rainforest and beach areas. In southern Queensland, the State’s capital, Brisbane, is the ideal place to join projects travelling to the hinterland areas of the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast as well as the Southern Downs, Toowoomba and Darling Downs and South Burnett.
Examples of projects in Queensland include:
- Nathan Road Wetlands in Rothwell, in Brisbane’s north, adjoins the Moreton Bay Ramsar-listed wetlands of international significance and the terrestrial vegetation is an important part of the wetland ecosystem. This area is also home to koalas, greater gliders, grey-headed flying foxes, wetland birds and native orchids.
- Townsville, in far North Queensland, is a tropical capital city with the Great Barrier Reef at our doorstep. Come and volunteer to help conserve our wonderful environment by participating in Creekwatch activities. Creekwatch is an opportunity to learn more about our waterways and how to keep them healthy.
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