Beach Clean Up – Bribie Style

Tegan’s latest environmental activity – Beach Clean Up (Bribie Style).

Never one to do something in a boring way, Tegan and the volunteers will all be wearing bright Hawaiian Shirts – sure to get everyone’s attention and have a bit of fun at the same time!

We’ve been buying heaps of Hawaiian Shirts, brightly coloured Rubbish Bins, Pick-up Sticks, Signs etc to get this Beach Clean Up happening. With all those costs, we’re very grateful to receive a grant from Sea World Research and Rescue Foundation Inc and Healthy Waterways. These guys are awesome!

Also it is not just getting the rubbish off the beaches and out of the waterways, but there is some scientific research going on in the background – everything has to be sorted, counted and weighed and where possible, identify the source of the marine debris.

To launch the new program, Tegan organised her local Minister of Parliament, Lisa France MP and the Environmental Minister, Andrew Powell MP. Check out this awesome interview by Andrew McCarthy-Wood of

Clean Up Bribie Island with the Moreton Bay Region Young Citizen of the Year
A 14-year-old Bribie Island local is getting her hands dirty in a bid to cleanup the island – Watch the video!.
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So Many Eric the Emu Stories!

April 21st Banksia Beach

I am getting VERY excited as yesterday at the local Sausage Sizzle at Mitre 10 I had so many people (locals and tourists) tell me of their sightings of emus on Bribie

So many people were concerned that something had happened to Eric the Emu in the Fire that  recently happened on Bribie.

I just wanted to let you know that he is ok.  Eric has been sighted, most recently just 2 weeks ago, outside of Banksia Beach Primary school and on Avon Drive.  Another exciting sighting was by the Ladies Walking group from the Surf Club.   They spotted a young looking emu on the beach at Woorim!  Awesome news!

August 26 2014 Ocean Beach Bribie Island

I am so happy to hear that people are finding Eric.

I have been walking all over Bribie trying to find Emu tracks and with the help of so many people yesterday I think I may have finally found some!  So exciting.  I am meeting up with Dr Scott Burnett on Wednesday when I do a story on the Emu Survey with Totally Wild so will clarify that what I did find is in fact Emu Tracks.

Please keep sharing with us where you last saw Eric.  This gives us a good start in where to look and measure the tracks.

Thank you Bribie.  I will keep you posted on how the wildlife survey is going


PLEASE PLEASE keep sending me your photos and sightings :)

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Only 12 more days until our next Beach Clean Up – Bribie Style with some very important VIPS

Please join us for the Beach Clean up this October.  We have some very special VIP’s coming to help us discover just want is in our beautiful Pumicestone Passage.

Divers from Sea World Rescue and Research Foundation will be joining us at Brennan Park at Bongaree to dive for rubbish.


We are very excited to see just what is under our beautiful waterway and it will be great if any rubbish is discovered to have it removed.  Check out this Awesome link for the Community Clean Ups!


Healthy Waterways is also one of the wonderful organisation we are working with to make a difference.  They have some great ideas we can all help to keep our waterways clean so everyone can enjoy them.


To learn more just go to

I am hoping for a HUGE turnout to show our visitors we do care about our home.  Please come down to the Rotary Markets on Sunday the 12th of October to meet some very special friends.


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It is offical Eric has Friends! But we really need your help to find out more!

Baby Emu at Poverty on Bribie 4WD trackCheck this out!  It is a young Emu!  Seen last year in 2013 by Colleen. Thank you so much for sending this photo in.  The ”teenager” emu was seen on the 4WD track up near Poverty Bribie Island….this is SO EXCITING!  Please share any stories, sightings or photos of any emus seen on Bribie Island.  Thank you

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Check out these great photos of Eric? Have you seen him?

Thank you I have had about 50 response to how much you all LOVE Eric the Emu and how you would like to learn more.

Please share your locations you have seen Eric, or little Eric’s so we can continually update the map.  It will take a little while to get this survey done.  With help from everyone it will be fun and hopefully a great outcome.

Thank you to everyone that has contributed photos and sightings.

Jeanne W 2012 EricThanks Jeanne from Banksia Beach that saw Eric in 2012

Natasja Adam. June 27th 2013 banksia

Natasja saw Eric 27th of June 2013 in Avon Drive Banskia Beach

Please keep the information coming.  Thank you


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Hurry Register Now so you dont miss out on the ZOO RUN!

Wow we are selling out our spots for the next ZOO RUN!

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It is so exciting!  So Hurry and Register Now!  We only have 500 spots for the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary ZOO RUN

It is going to be a great day!

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We have WONDERFUL Sponsors for the ZOO RUN

Thank you Jetts Fitness!


Once again Jetts Fitness has show us fantastic support by agreeing to be our

ZOO RUN sponsors!

We have to thank the following Jetts Fitness Gyms for helping us make Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s first ZOO RUN totally AMAZING!


Thank you to the following Jetts Fitness Gyms

Jetts Nerang

Jetts Ashmore

Jetts Bundall

Jetts Mermaid Beach

Jetts Pacific Pines

Jetts Varsity Lakes

Jetts Burleigh Heads

Jetts Palm Beach

Jetts Coomera

Jetts Helensvale

Let us just say YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME!


Ad Air Promotions

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We are very lucky to have the support of Walt and Willy from Ad Air Promotions.

Ad Air Promotions are responsible for our amazing archways at each ZOO RUN.

Australia’s Best Inflatable Advertising Specialists, these are the guys to call when you want to attract attention! Ad Air Promotions operate in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Region. For all your inflatable advertising, giant inflatables, jumbo inflatables, sky dancers, rooftop, arches and balloons call Ad Air Promotions

They are the Inflatable Advertising Specialists! Located on the Sunshine Coast Queensland Australia.

If you are wanting to stand out in the crowd call them today!

Telephone +61 (07) 5478 6652


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Enviro Print Australia


Do you love our flyers?  For both Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and Australia Zoo Enviro Print Australia have been the printer to help us advertise our ZOO RUN!

Born in 2001 from Passionate, humble beginning focused on providing donated printed items to needy Australian environmental organisations using reclaimed off-cut paper from their main stream business.

We love Enviro Print and all that they stand for.  Please support them so that they might help others.

To learn more please go to

Call 02 9771 4884


AsicsHarbour Town Gold Coast  – 30 – 70% off Store Wide RRP!

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ASICS is at the forefront of the world performance sports market as undisputedly the leading running shoe brand for enthusiasts and professional athletes alike. Whether at professional sporting events, the Olympics or an everyday run around a park, ASICS is the runner’s choice, providing comfort, support and a superior ride.

Please support the Asics store at Harbour Town, go down and Thank the lovely store manager Jordanna for donating 500 drink bottles for all the runners!

Asics harbour Town

Phone:  07  55290829

Address:  Shop C12A   Harbour Town Shopping Centre

                  Cnr. Gold coast Hwy & Oxley Drive

                 Biggera Waters QLD 4216


Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary


We couldn’t put on a ZOO RUN without the amazing sponsorship and support from Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary!

All the staff and volunteers are amazing and the animals are in their care beautiful.  I would urge you all to support this amazing Sanctuary where that is simply liking their face book page, coming to the ZOO RUN or donating on line for the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital foundation.  You won’t be sorry you did!

A place where you can enjoy exciting, interactive displays, presentations and dining experiences. Nestled within 27 hectares of lush eucalyptus and rain forest, each day brings visitors face to face with extraordinary wildlife in shows and encounters. Every day at Currumbin is a new adventure. Cuddle a koala, get up close to a crocodile, get among a mob of kangaroos or check out reptiles, birds and marsupials in amazing wildlife shows and displays.

We still have other sponsorship packages available to make the day a fantastic event with ALL the Profits going to the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation!


They start at just $250 so if you would like to learn more please call us on

0407 033 315 or email

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National Tree Day

Happy National Tree Day everyone!

In case you have been hiding under a rock, today is National Tree Day – this should be as well known as Christmas Day! In fact, even more important as without trees, we wouldn’t be celebrating anything :(

So get out there and join one of the many tree planting events.

Sorry, we are not organising our own event this year due to some other commitments, we’ll just join in on our local tree planting. We might see you there!




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Two Hands Project

I get to met the most AWESOME people!  I am really lucky as I get to help our wildlife and our environment and you know I really have met some amazing everyday people!


Today after my Beach Clean Up – Bribie Style, I wandered over to the “Shark in a Bus” exhibit next to the Bribie Island Sea Side Museum.

Ok I am not going to lie to you – Dad wanted to go over and check it out.  Seeing a “Shark in a Bus” is not my normal thing I would want to do – but it was worth the trip.  I got to met Paul Sharp.  One of the founders of the Two Hands Project Inc.

He is great.  He is there to help educate us on the plight of the sea birds and our marine animals due to the rubbish our oceans and waterways are filling up with!

When you walk through his museum in a bus, there are a few items that made me go -What The?!? – but the message is a brilliant one.  Please go and have a chat with Paul.  See his shark and other items in his museum.  It is very interesting and join up for the Two Hands Project.  Just 30 minutes, when you can, with your two hands, on a beach collect /pick up the rubbish you see.  Take a photo on your mobile phone and up load it to their Facebook page.

Paul with two hands project

It is a great idea and everyone can help our planet!  Way to go Paul!

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Thank you Martin from Geckoes Wildlife Presentations

Wow I have the BEST work experience!  I love it.  I did have to do the hard work and find it myself, but it was so worth it

I have met Martin from Geckoes Wildlife Presentations a couple of times at different wildlife surveys and workshops.  At the latest one I went to with the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland, I got to meet Martin and his favourite Male who was the star of the Quoll Survey workshop.

I mentioned to Martin that I had to find work experience and he laughed and said as long as you don’t mind the drive to my house each day, let me know the details!

Wow I was hooked.  Mum on the other hand had to discover where a place called Closeburn was – A hour and 15 mins away from my home!  It was 5am starts each day but boy was it worth it!

with shane and snakeThe first day I got go handle snakes, lizards and other reptiles at the Under 8′s Day at Raceview Primary School.


Day two was a day of learning with Scat and Tracks as the subject, with a presentation at Greening Australia.

Day three was more hands on, with cleaning the enclosures and feeding all the animals.  This was a really fun day with me feeding Quolls, Woof Woof the Barking Owl, and some awesome Tawny Frogmouths.  I had heaps of fun making up the food for the Gliders and Bumpy the Wombat!

bumby the wombat

The last day was also fun!  We had to go to a primary school where the kids were learning how to take photos of wildlife!  I got to handle the lizards and frogs!

And this was “Work!”  LOL  I had a ball.  Thank you Martin and all the wonderful staff at Geckoes Wildlife Presentations.  If you want a cool birthday party these guys are the place to check out!

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ZOO RUN – Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Can you fly faster than a Rainbow Lorikeet?

Run like a Emu?

Out-waddle a Wombat?

Here’s your opportunity! Introducing our first ZOO RUN for Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Yes, that’s right, a ZOO RUN is a fun run where you’ll run through Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

If you are a serious athlete – take on the 5 kilometre challenge!  This course is NOT for the faint hearted or unfit!  We have some very Steep Hills, narrow windy bush track with awesome obstacles and challenges for the single runner.

Not so serious? No worries, how about a 2 kilometre family fun run / walk. You can even dress-up if you are that way inclined! We’ll even have a prize for best-dressed entrant / team!

This unique event will take place on Sunday 23rd November 2014, starting at 6:30am and finishing by 8:00am. Yes – you’ll be in there before the crowds, so the zoo will be nice and quiet (just you and a couple of hundred other competitors!!!)

Of course, the ZOO RUN will be a fundraiser for the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital so you will be getting sweaty for a good cause!

We’ll need sponsors and supporters to get this organised, so please give us a call if you want to help this awesome event. We’ll also need some volunteers!

You will need to go on line and register for the ZOO RUN -  we will use Register Now so please see the link below

Prices are  only  $50 per participant for the 5 km run, or $40 per participant for the 2 km family fun run / walk.

Riding in a pram or stroller is not permitted on the 5km bush track.  If you are taking bub out to enjoy the beauty of Currumbin please join in on the 2km paved path way.  There might still be a few bumps and hills along the way, so be ready for it!  Children aged 3 and under are also FREE!!!

To register follow this link to REGISTER NOW!


Win by becoming the days BIGGEST Fundraiser!

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We will be doing the highest fundraiser  for 2014 so looking for a fantastic sponsor so help get everyone motivated!

The highest fundraiser will win a fantastic mini holiday at Noosa Crest


 2 nights accommodation in a 3 bedroom apartment at Noosa Crest!


So please go to Everyday Hero and register as a ZOO RUN Currumbin Wildlife Hospital runner to help raise more money to save our sick and injured wildlife

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