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We're a Landcare group made up of locals who want to protect and improve Garden Island Creek.

Our mission is to protect, conserve and enhance our local environment for all future residents to enjoy.

Climate change, erosion, invasive species and more threaten our beautiful local habitats and these challenges are best met by strong community cooperation.

FOGIC (Friends of Garden Island Creek) invites all locals to bring energy and ideas to our group. Maybe you would like to participate in our working bees to remove weeds or plant trees; perhaps monitoring water quality or beach erosion is more your thing. You may have knowledge of local plants and wildlife to share, or just a willingness to lend a hand and learn.  

Come along to one of our community events, drop us an email or pop into one of our meetings.

ABN 35 696 296 913

  •  16/11/2023 05:30 PM - 16/11/2023 07:30 PM
  •   Sunset Drive

Come down to Garden Island Sands turning circle on Sunset Drive for a BBQ and a chat with your neighbours and TFS members about how we can prepare for the bushfire season. Free sausage sizzle provided

  •  05/11/2023 10:10 AM

Join us for a follow up to our super successful foxglove blitz last month at the end of GIC Rd. We pulled out hundreds of foxglove plants in September, and now is the time to revisit the area and remove any we missed before they flower and set seed. Meet at 10am, Sunday 5th November, at the end of GIC Rd. Bring hand tools and gloves to avoid contact with the plants (as foxglove contains toxins). Bring a snack/lunch/thermos of hot drink to enjoy together afterwards at Flat Rock. All welcome.

  •  10/09/2023 10:00 AM - 10/09/2023 12:00 PM
  •   Garden Island Creek TAS, Australia
  •  30/08/2023 06:00 PM
  •   Lowes Road, Garden Island Creek TAS, Australia

Our next meeting will be our AGM, and will be held on Wednesday 30th August at 6pm. All welcome. This meeting is an important opportunity to get together and form our committee for the year ahead. Positions to be voted on are President, Treasurer, Secretary and general committee members. The meeting will be held at a private residence on Lowes Road, Garden Island Sands. Please email through 'Contact Us' page for exact address We appreciate your ongoing support and would love to see as many of you as possible at the meeting, regardless of whether you would like to be a member of the FOGIC committee, or you would just like to hear what's going on at the moment. Or maybe you have a project you would like to get up and running. Best wishes and we hope to see you on the 30th August

  •  08/07/2023 10:00 AM
  •   Brittains Road, Garden Island Creek TAS, Australia
  •  08/04/2023 10:00 AM - 08/04/2023 01:00 PM
  •   Sunset Drive, Garden Island Creek TAS, Australia

Unfortunately Mother Nature was a little unkind to us and the weather won over the day and we had to wrap up earlier. Thanks to those courageous friends who ventured out. Stay tuned for an exciting new upcoming event Everyone welcome, share with friends & family. Come and browse or set up your own car boot sale. No fees required. Free Sausage sizzle Sponsored by Friends of Garden Island Creek

  •  18/02/2023 05:00 PM
  • Location: To Be Announced

Garden Island Creek All interested members of the community are welcome to attend. Duration: 1 hr 30 min Topics for discussion include: response to beach erosion reports, review of community survey, planning future community events. Please RSVP via email or DM. Those who rsvp will receive a message or email with the address.

  •  28/01/2023 10:00 AM
  •   Garden Island Creek TAS, Australia

Friends of Garden Island Creek Community Consultation on Beach Access and Beach Erosion Issues Sat 28th Jan, 10 am at the beach end of Lowes Rd.

  •  04/12/2022 11:00 AM
  •   12 Lowes Road, Garden Island Creek TAS, Australia

Thanks to Trisha Hodge for such an engaging morning on Sunday at our Indigenous Connections workshop. 30 people met on the beach, walked and talked together, learned together and even danced (like emus) together. We gained an appreciation of the length of time melukerdee people have lived here through Trish's timeline in the sand. We identified shells on the shore used to make exquisite traditional necklaces. We were shown plants to look out for to enjoy bush food along our coast. And we learned emu and eagle dances that left us exhilarated. A great morning of sharing knowledge and building community, topped off with refreshments. Thanks to all who came along. Our gratitude goes to Bendigo Bank for the financial support to make it happen @communitybankhuonvalley #bendigocommunitybank

  •  16/10/2022 04:00 PM
  •   Brittains Road, Garden Island Creek TAS, Australia

Wow what a fantastic cultural burning workshop on the weekend. Such a huge turn out and amazing community vibes. Thanks to Jason Andrew Smith and Danny Lutruwita Man Gardner as always for sharing your knowledge, we are learning so much and appreciate it so deeply! Thanks to Ros for organising this workshop and thanks to the Bendigo Bank for funding it.

  •  31/07/2022 11:00 AM
  •   Garden Island Creek TAS, Australia

FOGIC is hosting a chat on Tasmanian Devil Habitat and what makes a good den this Sunday 31st July. Come along and learn about what you can do to increase habitat for this beautiful animal. We have a very knowledgeable guest, Colette forest defender who will share her wisdom with us 🙂 We also have some wildlife cameras to play with .....lots of quolls at our place! All Welcome! BYO packed lunch and a mug We will provide tea and the campfire 🙂 Sunday 31st July 11-1pm Parking minimal so please car pool, walk or 4WD See less

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We had our last committee meeting for the year Mon 23rd Oct.
Please find below a summary of what we discussed at the meeting, including info on our upcoming events. Remember all our events are family friendly, and all are welcome, member or not. Hope to see you there.

  • Kelsie and Angela updated us on the beach erosion study grant.  The study resulted in a beach erosion specialist advising the best design for erosion control would be a sloping embankment along the foredune. A meeting is to be held with coastal engineer Bill Kramer on site at Garden Island Sands regarding a possible design.  A portion of the original grant money remains and it is proposed this be used to employ a planner to steer a building application through council's planning process.   Funding for any building work would still need to be sourced.
  • Foxglove Follow-up Sunday 5th November. We will have another weeding session at the end of GIC Rd this Sunday, 5th November 10-12noon.  As foxglove flower spikes emerge, it is the perfect chance to spot any we missed at our last weeding session.  Please byo hand tools and gloves (foxglove is toxic so skin contact should be avoided).  Bring along a snack or some lunch and we'll head to Flat Rock for a play and relax once the work is done. 
  • GIC Community Fire Preparation Gathering.   Garden Island Sands turning circle. Meet with other GIC locals to discuss how we as a community can be better prepared for the upcoming fire season.  A sausage sizzle will be provided. BYO drinks & chairs.  Proposed for Thurs 16th Nov, 5.30-7.30pm, however this is yet to be confirmed.  Please check FB and emails in the upcoming week.
  • GIC Landcare Tool Trailer.  Tools have been purchased for Landcare and community use through grant funding organised by Laura.  A list of available tools and a booking system will be shared soon!
  • GIC community noticeboard coming soon.  A noticeboard has been made and is apparently almost ready for installation... keep your eyes on the space around the school bus stop...
The community fire preparation gathering later this month will be our last event for the year. The next committee meeting will be held in February.

You are able to view the  Final Management Report on the Documents Tab and other relevant documentation

  • Garden Island Creek TAS, Australia


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