The non-profit landcare community group, the Friends of Lagoon Creek, was formed in 1989 to work to preserve and protect Lagoon Creek and its eco- systems. By 2009 the group were successful in lobbying council to get the remaining bushland protected as an environmental reserve. The natural areas of lagoon creek are in the process of being revegetated and restored.
A mixture of volunteers and government funding tackles the ongoing environmental threats and challenges.
About the Reserve
The reserve has quite an interesting diversity of forest types from open dry eucalyptus forest & endangered squiggle gum to melaleuca coastal paperbark swamp and riparian riverine with pockets of littoral rainforest species. Because caboolture is at the start of the glasshouse mountains many of the plants found here can be found along the sunshine coast and are sand loving Coastal Species.
Lagoon Creek is a watercourse in the Caboolture Shire, it contains patches of remnant bushland (250acres). It is an important part of the ecosystem within the Caboolture Shire and provides a regular water flow into the Tea Tree Swamp Wetlands found there. These watercourses provide life for many species of plants and animals. Lagoon creek Catchment actually begins at Moodlu and runs in an easterly direction through the north of Caboolture before entering a Tea Tree Swamp on the eastern side of the Bruce Highway ( The Wamuran catchment empties into king john creek and then caboolture river). The reserve also has two highways running through two of its ends, one the Bruce and the other the Dáguilar highway
The bird insect and frog life are just amazing here. I have spotted platypuses grey kangaroos and swamp wallaby’s here on several occasions! The place is a bit of a mecca for birds insects and other wildlife I am constantly amazed how much life I have witnessed here some very surprising. And i am getting the feeling its probably only the tip of the iceberg! Mornings are a good time to come to spot wildlife and insects before the harsh sun comes out.
Our Group relies heavily on volunteers or community group participation. Most of the projects we have completed in the past have only happened due to community collaboration.
Your Mission as a Volunteer is to help increase the biodiversity along the creek as it can support much life. Our Group has been focused on the restoration of Lagoon creek for 30 years. We have within most of the reserve the vulnerable vegetation community 12.3.14a Floodplain Scribbly Gum (Eucalyptus racemosa subsp. racemosa) woodland to open forest. It is a known habitat for rare and threatened flora species including Eucalyptus conglomerata. And the Endangered Blue Gum
We Value our Volunteer Contributions
If it wasnt for our volunteers and affiliated community non for profit groups we would not be able to achieve all that we have! Volunteers and other contributing groups have been the real back bone of our organisation from day one. In turn we provide a supportive, fun environment for people who have a similar mission in life to help support the environment.