Our doodlejam crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for trees was a fun and exciting way to raise money for koala food tree planting. Bob Irwin generously provided his “doodle” to get the painting started and Detection Dogs for Conservation dogs, Maya, Baxter, Bear and Charlie all added their signatures as well. Wildlife HQ koalas Keda and Amari also had their go at painting and the collaborative community effort raised 36% of our goal. We learned more about crowdfunding as a fundraising option and are very grateful to our local community and businesses for their generous pledge donations.
Koala Kids Day was an incredible success! The Noosa Alive Associated Event was supported by our Community and Local Businesses. Our amazing sponsor and QKC member, Helena Wylie gave a generous donation, which allowed us to provide the 1st 100 kids with lovely plush koalas to take home. (Pictured Sam Coward of Hot 91.1FM)Read more
Announcing a special Community Crowdfunding Launch event on behalf of the wild koala in conjuction with Doodlejam and NAC
We will start the event with a passionate presentation to explain the reasons why we reaching out on behalf of the koala, followed by refreshments and the opportunity to mingle with lots of interesting people. The Kitty Kats will be performing on the night as well as other talented local artists. During the Launch Event, all guests are asked to participate in a unique, fun, collaborative experience hosted by DoodleJam. The event will be the official launch of the Queensland Koala Crusaders Community Crowdfunding Campaign, which aims to raise $30,000 towards the cost of planting 10,000 trees in the Noosa Shire over the next year.
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July is an Exciting month for QKC! Join us on our walks or come to the "Koala Kids Picnic"
We have a busy month ahead of us!
This coming Sunday we will host another of our popular koala spotting walks in the Maroochy Bushlands Botanical Gardens on the Sunshine Coast, looking for “Lizzie” the resident koala. Friends of the Maroochy Botanical Gardens will join and update us on the recent movements of Lizzie as she has been very active in the past couple of months. There is nothing quite like a walk in the bush seeing wild koalas, so join us for fitness and fun!
Tracey will be your host: Meeting at the Arts and Ecology Centre at 230pm Sunday 15th July at the Maroochy Bushlands Botanical Gardens in Tanawha.
RSVP if you plan to be there please RSVP at [email protected] 0416 651 769
A Walk in Noosa National Park provided a great opportunity to "talk koalas" and get a view of one of our wild koalas in town on #wild koala day!
Visitors and locals joined us to discuss the plight of the koala and have a search and we were pleasantly surprised to see "Hilaire" high in the canopy along the emergency track in the park.Read more
Wherever you are in Australia you can participate in the second annual Wild Koala Day (3 May). This is a day to enjoy one of our unique national treasures and add your voice to the urgent campaign to save the koala in the wild - before its too late. Here in our own back yard we will be out in Noosa National Park hoping to spot a koala and hope you can join us. There are activities throughout Australia (go to https://www.koalaclancyfoundation.org.au/research/wild-koala-day to find out more).
On 6th June 2016 I was the recipient of the Inaugural Queensland Day Award for QKC Inc.
Sunshine Coast Council Community awareness and koala spotting at the Maroochy Botanical Gardens was a huge success!
A day of koala poo hunting with Maya and Baxter (koala detection dogs for conservation from the University of the Sunshine Coast) provided a wonderful day out for families and koala passionate advocates and researchers alike. QKC Inc was there to film and record the days progress and discuss koalas with others determined to make a difference! Thank you Sunshine Coast Council for your initiative!
Students from the Genus in Writing program at NorthArm State School have been advocates for our koalas through their incredible writing.