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Swap Weeds 4 FREE Native Trees @Sunken Garden on Sunday May 24

WAGE War on Weeds

Just take a shopping bag full of weeds to the Eumundi "swap point" this month to collect three free native plants, with a maximum of three plants per person.

The Eumundi event is on Sunday May 24 from 9-11am at Sunken Gardens in Pacey Street.


Did you know runaway garden plants are one of the main sources of environmental weeds?

You can help fight the battle against weeds, and grab free native plants for your garden at the same time, with Sunshine Coast Council’s War on Weeds exchange program.

Sunshine Coast Council officers will be there to answer your questions about weeds and help identify them.

Some simple ways to enjoy gardening without creating problems outside the garden fence:

Check the plants in your garden. You may be unwittingly introducing an environmental weed.
Remove plants known to be 'weedy' and destroy them responsibly.
Replace problem plants with non-invasive alternatives.
Don't dump green garden waste in public spaces as many plants can regenerate and become a nuisance.
Never tip the water or plants from your aquarium into ponds, rivers or waterways.

Other Locations to swap your weeds for free native trees on the Sunshine Coast:

Alexandra Headland Wed 6 May 8.30-9.30 am Beach Access 167, Alexandra Parade (opposite Katoa Street)
Beerwah Tue 19 May 8.30-9.30 am Emma Place Park (at the back of Caralan Way)
Buddina Tue 12 May 9.00-10.00am Beach Access 210, Oceanic Drive
Caloundra (Little Mountain) Sat 16 May 9.00-10.00 am Sharyn Bonney Bushland Reserve, Sugarbag Road, (opposite Rosewood Drive)
Cambroon Fri 1 May 8.30-10.00 am Little Yabba Park (off Maleny-Kenilworth Road)
Coolum Thu 14 May 8.00-10.00 am Beach Access 172, Stumers Creek Road
Cotton Tree Wed 20 May 8.30-9.30 am Beach Access 142, Corner Alexandra Parade and Cotton Tree Parade
Currimundi Wed 13 May 8.30-9.30 am At the end of Hargreaves Street
Kureelpa Mon 18 May 8.00-10.30 am Doig Park, 10 Murray Grey Drive (entrance to the reserve)
Marcoola Sat 2 May 8.30-9.30 am Beach Access 117, Mudjimba Esplanade
Marcoola Thu 21 May 8.30-9.30 am Beach Access 114, Sunset Strip
Marcoola Tues 26 May 8.30am-9.30am Beach Access 105, Felix Parry Park, Marcoola Esplanade
Maroochydore Fri 15 May 8.30-10.30 am Trail Park Reserve, Corner of Millwell Road and Maroochy Boulevard
Moffat Beach Fri 1 May 8.30-9.30 am George Watson Park (near Bennett Street roundabout)
Montville Tue 12 May 8.00-9.30 am Russell Family Park, Maleny-Montville Road (near the play equipment)
Mudjimba Mon 4 May 8.00-9.00 am Beach Access 123, Corner Mudjimba Beach Road and Mudjimba Esplanade (behind Mudjimba Surf Club)
Nambour Sat 16 May 8.30-10.00 am Model Railway Park, Florence Street
Nambour Wed 27 May 8.00-10.00am Quota Extension Park, Howard Street (Price Buster car park)
Shelly Beach Sat 30 May 9.00-10.00 am Beach Access 278, William Street
Town of Seaside Sat 30 May 8.00-9.00am Beach Access 98, Merchants Parade
Twin Waters Mon 18 May 8.00-9.00am Beach Access 131, North Shore Road
Woombye Sat 2 May 3.00-5.00 pm Florabunda Pocket, Laidlaw Road (old Florabunda Nursery Site)
Yandina Tue 19 May 8.30-10.30am Christina Low Park (end of Old Cobb and Co Lane)
Yaroomba Mon 11 May 8.30-9.30 am Yaroomba Bushland Park, Warran Road