Lighten your environmental footprint while holidaying in the beautiful Noosa Biosphere Reserve. The Tread Lightly Program offers a range of ways to offset the impact of your travels in the Noosa region, and a selection of activites you can get involved in or donate towards during your Noosa holiday.
The simple action of picking up just one piece of rubbish can have an enormous effect on the health and well-being of our marine and bird life. Join Plastic Free Noosa in a beach clean-up event or let us help you to connect with other clean-up events in the area including the Noosa Integrated Catchment Association (NICA) river clean-ups, the Drop Bear Adventures K’gari beach clean-ups, Surfrider Foundation Noosa Northshore beach clean-up and more.
Register your interest in a Clean-up Event
Plant a Tree! Join a biannual tree planting event and help to revegetate areas of the Noosa Trail Network to provide shade trees for walkers, assist with erosion and improve the habitat for local koalas and other wildlife. For every one tree planted it is estimated that it will sequester 124kg of CO2 over its lifetime!
Register your interest in Tree Planting
Join the Noosa Waste Warrior crew at events such as the Noosa Festival of Surfing, Noosa Triathlon, Noosa Rugby 7's, Sunshine Coast Comedy Festival and more. Waste Warriors get to be part of running a sustainable event and play a vital role in diverting compost and recyclables from landfill.
Register your interest in being a Waste Warrior
Join existing weeding and bush care volunteers every second Friday for half a day of weeding and bush care restoration on private properties throughout Noosa.
Register your interest with Noosa & District Landcare
Create oyster gardens and fish hotels! Join The Nature Conservancy and local environmental group Noosa Integrated Catchment Association (NICA) in the Noosa Oyster Gardening Project. Once large enough, the oysters are carefully placed on restoration sites to help kick start ecosystem recovery. This project is part of The Nature Conservancy’s efforts to restore 30% of Australia’s lost shellfish ecosystems, which if achieved, would make Australia the first nation to recover a critically endangered marine ecosystem.
Register your interest in Noosa Oyster Gardening
Did you know that shorebirds provide an excellent and leading indicator of overall ecosystem health? Assist Noosa Integrated Catchment Association (NICA) with counting migratory shorebirds species. Data has been collected on shorebirds since 2005 and you can help take part in shorebird monitoring.
Register your interest in the Shorebird Project