Bayside branch encompasses the Redland Shire including the bay islands and the southern
Brisbane suburbs of Wynnum and Manly but is also involved in issues on a state level.
In an area that is still rich in wildlife, has remnant rainforest, bushland, unique wetlands
and Moreton Bay on its doorstep, the Branch strives to protect the varied but vulnerable flora
and fauna for future generations.
Bayside Branch hosts monthly meetings with expert guest presenters, conducts workshops and arranges
family outings such as bushwalks and bird watching. An annual cruise in Moreton Bay is organised.
All these activities aim to be both fun and educational. Members also participate in bushcare groups.
Our monthly Newsletter, Wildlife Diary and bi monthly Koala News keep members
and friends up to date with our activities as well as providing informative articles on different
aspects of wildlife and habitat.
Community based fauna and flora surveys have been conducted for a number of years including Curlew
and Dugong surveys and the Seagrass Watch, which is a long-term monitoring program, designed to map
and monitor seagrass habitats. Seagrass Watch in particular attracts a lot of interest from both
the local community and government agencies and has proved to be very successful.
Habitat protection is a major concern together with government policies and town planning,
particularly in relation to ensuring that all development occurs in an environmentally sensitive manner.
We are represented on a number of committees and participate in a variety of community consultations
with government and business groups.
Monthly meetings are open to all and are held on the last Friday of the month from February to
November at Redlands IndigiScapes Centre 17 Runnymede Road Capalaba commencing at 7.30pm.