Next Meetings
Friday 27th April 2018
starting at 7.30pm at the Redlands IndigiScapes Centre
May and June Meetings are cancelled
Mangrove Watch Cleveland
Date to be advised
Bayside Branch on facebook
Cute Koala

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 and Wildlife Diary 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.

The Bayside Branch members believe that our youth have the most at stake in actions and decisions being made. So they host the Cicada Awards, a short film competition that is a means of giving youth a chance to be heard on environmental issues. With generous support from sponsors entrants up to and including 24 years of age, entrants can win great prizes while learning more about the environment as they research their projects, develop skills and grow confidence from contribution to import issues that are shaping their lives, and give wildlife a chance.
Cicada Awards Short Film Competition.

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.