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Environmental Events & Activities

Council's Environmental Events and Activities Program provides many opportunities for residents to attend and participate in environmental events and workshops.

You will learn about Logan's natural environment, meet new people and have fun!

The popularity of the program is increasing every year and bookings have become essential with reserve lists of people for nearly every workshop.

When

The free Environmental Events and Activities program is an increasingly popular Environment and Sustainability Branch initiative that operates over three month cycles throughout the year (January-March/April-June/July-September/October-December).

Download the Environmental Events and Activities Program for April - June 2016 (PDF 2476 KB) and July-September 2016 (PDF 2728 KB). Links to each event can be found within these documents or alternatively view event listings below in upcoming events.

Bookings

Events are free and run by Logan City Council for Logan residents, bookings are essential and places are limited. Booking information is contained within each event description. Links to each event and the booking details can be found within the documents above or within the below 'Upcoming events' listings.

Alternatively you can contact Council's Environment and Sustainability Branch on environment@logan.qld.gov.au or phone 3412 4491 for enquiries relating to the program.

E-newsletter

Council also produces an environmental events e-newsletter that provides information on Council’s environmental events and activities program and other events happening in or around the City of Logan that are run by community organisations and groups.

Upcoming events

May28

Location:
Underwood Park

Admission:
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Category:
Health and Fitness

Rock Climbing for Everyone

Saturday, 28th May 2016 10:00am-2:00pm

Get outdoors, build your courage and fitness while climbing an eight metre high tower and abseiling back down. All abilities and ages are catered for. Part of the Live Well Logan program. No bookings required.
May28

Location:
Logan Central Library

Admission:
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Category:
Environmental; Health and Fitness

Talkin' Tucker with Dale Chapman

Saturday, 28th May 2016 10:30am-11:30am

Join celebrated Aboriginal chef Dale Chapman as she takes you on a cultural journey inspired by her passion for bush tucker and her belief that traditional food is an effective weapon in the fight against heart disease and diabetes. Dale will demonstrate how to use Australian native berries, leaves, nuts and spices to create eclectic fusion cuisine. Ages: Adults and children 10+. Bookings: call the relevant library or register online http://loganlibraries.org/events_calendar
May28

Location:
Logan Hyperdome Library

Admission:
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Category:
Environmental; Health and Fitness

Talkin' Tucker with Dale Chapman

Saturday, 28th May 2016 1:30pm-2:30pm

Join celebrated Aboriginal chef Dale Chapman as she takes you on a cultural journey inspired by her passion for bush tucker and her belief that traditional food is an effective weapon in the fight against heart disease and diabetes. Dale will demonstrate how to use Australian native berries, leaves, nuts and spices to create eclectic fusion cuisine. Ages: Adults and children 10+. Bookings: call the relevant library or register online: http://loganlibraries.org/events_calendar
Jun3

Location:
Logan Central Library

Admission:
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Category:
Environmental

Sustainable Living in a Rental Property

Friday, 3rd Jun 2016 10:00am-11:30am

Join Roman Spur to learn how to build a solar hot water system for less than fifty dollars, make a solar cooker or a cob oven in five minutes. Ages: Adults and children over 10 years of age. Bookings Essential: Call 3412 4100 or register online http://loganlibraries.org/events_calendar
Jun5

Location:
Griffith University (Logan Campus)

Admission:
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Category:
Environmental

Interpretive Walk at Griffith University

Sunday, 5th Jun 2016 10:00am-3:00pm

Wondering what an arboretum is? Join us on an informative walk to the arboretum at Griffith University during the Logan Eco Action Festival (LEAF). Guided walks will leave from Council’s Environment & Sustainability Branch marquee throughout the day. Click here for more information.
Jun5

Location:
Griffith University (Logan Campus)

Admission:
Free

Category:
Entertainment; Environmental; Health and Fitness; Live Music or Concert

Logan Eco Action Festival

Sunday, 5th Jun 2016 10:00am-3:00pm

Logan’s most successful environmental event promoting eco-loving tips in a free, fun, family environment! Join us for free music, eco-exhibitors, workshops, wildlife displays, giveaways, and FREE kids activities, rides and more.
Jun11

Location:
Beenleigh Events Centre

Admission:
free

Category:
Environmental

Dog Behaviour Education Seminar (including Wildlife Friendly pet tips)

Saturday, 11th Jun 2016 8:30am-10:30am

Understand your dog and its behaviour and listen to some tips on how have a wildlife friendly pet.Bookings are essential. Phone 3412 5397 or email animalmanagementcentre@logan.qld.gov.au. This is an information session only, not dog training sessions. Please DO NOT bring your pet along. Refreshments will be served and lucky door prizes will be drawn at each event.
Jun18

Location:
Logan West Library

Admission:
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Category:
Environmental

Natural Parenting - Chemical Free Kids

Saturday, 18th Jun 2016 10:00am-11:30am

Join Roman Spur and learn how to bring up kids in the most natural and chemical-free way. Take home plenty of practical and inexpensive tips. Ages: Adults and children 10 years and older.Bookings Essential: Call 3412 4160 or online http://loganlibraries.org/events_calendar
Jun22

Location:
Logan Village Library

Admission:
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Category:
Environmental

Wicked Wicking for Families

Wednesday, 22nd Jun 2016 3:30pm-5:00pm

Join Roman Spur and learn a simple way to make a self-watering planter box and a wicking pot to take home to grow your own organic food. For ages 5 upwards. Children must be accompanied by an adult.Bookings Essential: Call 5546 3839 or online http://loganlibraries.org/events_calendar
Jun25

Location:
Logan Hyperdome Library

Admission:
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Category:
Environmental; Health and Fitness

Food Fermentation Workshop

Saturday, 25th Jun 2016 9:30am-11:00am

Fermented food is extremely healthy and easy to prepare. Join Roman Spur and learn how to make sauerkraut, kombucha and yoghurt and gain plenty of practical tips. Bookings: Call the library or click here.
Jun26

Location:
Jimboomba

Admission:
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Category:
Environmental

Property Management Planning Workshop

Sunday, 26th Jun 2016 9:00am-1:00pm

Join other rural landholders and learn about Property Management Planning to enhance productivity and environmental conditions on your land. In this workshop we will explore the components (such as fencing, crop rotation, animal husbandry etc.) of rural and semi-rural lots and ways to manage these to produce the most cost-effective and environmentally valuable outcomes. This event is for adults (children 10+ welcome) and is catered. Run by Logan City Council for Logan residents, bookings essential and places are limited. To book click here (please note if you don't have an email address call 3412 4491 to register). Exact event location...
Jun30

Location:
Beenleigh Library

Admission:
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Category:
Arts and Crafts; Environmental

Eco Dyeing Demonstration

Thursday, 30th Jun 2016 10:30am-12:00pm

Learn how to create beautiful prints using eco dyeing processes with artist Margaret Kirman.Bookings Essential: Call 3412 4130 or online http://loganlibraries.org/events_calendar
Jul10

Location:
Boronia

Admission:
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Category:
Environmental; Health and Fitness

All Abilities Guided Bush Exploration

Sunday, 10th Jul 2016 9:00am-11:00am

Ever wondered what makes the scribbles on a Scribbly Gum? Discover this and more fun facts during our guided exploration around Boronia Bushlands. We encourage everyone of all ages & abilities to attend as park contains wheelchair access and concrete paths.Run by Logan City Council for Logan residents, bookings essential and places are limited. To book click here (please note if you don't have an email address call 3412 4491 to register). Exact event location details provided upon registration. You may also request to be placed on the mailing list for future events. Please visit www.logan.qld.gov.au/environmentalevents for a complete listing...
Jul12

Admission:
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Category:
Environmental

How to Start Using the Sun

Tuesday, 12th Jul 2016 2:00pm-3:15pm

Join Roman Spur to learn how to build a solar hot water system for less than fifty dollars, make a solar cooker or a cob oven in five minutes. Ages: Adults and children 10+. Bookings: call the library ph3297 5158 or book online
Jul23

Location:
Logan Central Library

Admission:
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Category:
Environmental

Chicken Keeping

Saturday, 23rd Jul 2016 8:30am-10:30am

Learn how to start and keep chickens in your backyard. Claire Bickle will be getting clucky at her chick chat informing residents how to get started with keeping backyard chickens including housing, feeding, breed types, egg production, council regulations and much more. Claire has over 20 years of experience keeping and breeding all types of poultry. She writes articles for Earth garden magazine and has a regular segment on 612ABC – Chook Talkback.Bookings are essential . Phone 3412 5397 or email animalmanagementcentre@logan.qld.gov.auThis is an information session only, please DO NOT bring your pet along. Refreshments will be served and lucky...
Jul23

Location:
Greenbank

Admission:
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Category:
Environmental; Health and Fitness

Spring Mountain Hike

Saturday, 23rd Jul 2016 9:00am-1:00pm

Enjoy a morning hike through Spring Mountain Forest Park. Along the way we will explore the plants, animals and history of the park. The approximately 10km walk is suitable for people with a moderate level of fitness. It covers some steep and unstable terrain.Run by Logan City Council for Logan residents, bookings essential and places are limited. To book click here (please note if you don't have an email address call 3412 4491 to register). Exact event location details provided upon registration. You may also request to be placed on the mailing list for future events. Please visit www.logan.qld.gov.au/environmentalevents for...
Jul31

Location:
Greenwood Lakes, Forestdale

Admission:
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Category:
Environmental

National Tree Day

Sunday, 31st Jul 2016 8:30am-11:30am

Join us and Forestdale BushCare group and plant a tree this National Tree Day! Your efforts will help to protect and enhance this bushland area which is part of a significant wildlife corridor. Family-friendly event. Please RSVP via http://treeday.planetark.org/site/10010630 or phone 3412 5578.
Aug13

Location:
Chambers Flat

Admission:
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Category:
Environmental

Digging in the Dirt

Saturday, 13th Aug 2016 9:00am-12:00pm

Soil HealthWhen you dig a little, you learn a lot about the health of your soil. Come along and listen to experts and learn about why it’s important to have healthy soils and what you can do to build soil health on your property. Ages: Adults.Run by Logan City Council for Logan residents, bookings essential and places are limited. To book click here (please note if you don't have an email address call 3412 4491 to register). Exact event location details provided upon registration. You may also request to be placed on the mailing list for future events. Please visit...
Aug13

Location:
Logan Central Library

Admission:
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Category:
Environmental

DIY Vertical Gardening Workshop

Saturday, 13th Aug 2016 10:00am-11:30am

Learn how to create your own vertical masterpiece from recycled and natural material. Ages: Adults and children 10+. Bookings: call the library or book online.
Aug18

Location:
Logan West Library

Admission:
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Category:
Environmental

DIY Vertical Gardening Workshop

Thursday, 18th Aug 2016 6:00pm-7:30pm

Learn how to create your own vertical masterpiece from recycled and natural material. Ages: Adults and children 10+. Bookings: call the library or book online.
Aug20

Location:
Logan Hyperdome Library

Admission:
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Category:
Environmental

DIY Vertical Gardening Workshop

Saturday, 20th Aug 2016 10:00am-11:30am

Learn how to create your own vertical masterpiece from recycled and natural material. Ages: Adults and children 10+. Bookings: call the library or book online.
Aug27

Location:
Meadowbrook

Admission:
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Category:
Environmental

Weed Control Techniques

Saturday, 27th Aug 2016 9:00am-11:00am

This workshop will introduce the basics of weed control for restoration projects, the different types of herbicides available and how to safely apply them. Ages: Adults & children 10+.Run by Logan City Council for Logan residents, bookings essential and places are limited. To book click here (please note if you don't have an email address call 3412 4491 to register). Exact event location details provided upon registration. You may also request to be placed on the mailing list for future events. Please visit www.logan.qld.gov.au/environmentalevents for a complete listing of all environmental events and activities....
Aug27

Location:
Beenleigh Library

Admission:
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Category:
Environmental

DIY Vertical Gardening Workshop

Saturday, 27th Aug 2016 9:30am-11:00am

Learn how to create your own vertical masterpiece from recycled and natural material. Ages: Adults and children 10+. Bookings: call the library or book online.
Sep1

Location:
Marsden Library

Admission:
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Category:
Environmental

Attracting butterflies to your garden

Thursday, 1st Sep 2016 6:00pm-7:30pm

Find out how to bring biodiversity and a little bit of magic to your garden by choosing the right plants for butterflies and bees. Ages: Adults and children 10+. Bookings: Call the library or book online
Sep3

Location:
Cedar Creek

Admission:
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Category:
Environmental; Health and Fitness

Wildflowers Walk

Saturday, 3rd Sep 2016 8:00am-10:00am

Explore the wonderful world of wildflowers during a guided hike of Plunkett Conservation Park. Run in conjunction with QPWS and renowned local flora expert, Glenn Leiper. Moderate level fitness required.Run by Logan City Council for Logan residents, bookings essential and places are limited. To book click here (please note if you don't have an email address call 3412 4491 to register). Exact event location details provided upon registration. You may also request to be placed on the mailing list for future events. Please visit www.logan.qld.gov.au/environmentalevents for a complete listing of all environmental events and activities....
Sep3

Location:
Logan North Library

Admission:
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Category:
Environmental

Gardening through the Seasons

Saturday, 3rd Sep 2016 10:30am-12:00pm

Get top tips for gardening through the current season and thinking ahead for the next. Ages: Adults and children 10+. Bookings: call the library or book online.
Sep4

Location:
Wolffdene

Admission:
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Category:
Environmental

Be Fish Wise!

Sunday, 4th Sep 2016 9:00am-12:00pm

Celebrate Father's Day with the whole family whilst learning how to be an environmentally responsible fisher and more! This event will focus on the catch and release of native fish. Fishing rods & equipment will be provided.Run by Logan City Council for Logan residents, bookings essential and places are limited. To book click here (please note if you don't have an email address call 3412 4491 to register). Exact event location details provided upon registration. You may also request to be placed on the mailing list for future events. Please visit www.logan.qld.gov.au/environmentalevents for a complete listing of all environmental events...
Sep10

Location:
Marsden Library

Admission:
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Category:
Environmental

Gardening through the Seasons

Saturday, 10th Sep 2016 9:30am-11:00am

Get top tips for gardening through the current season and thinking ahead for the next. Ages: Adults and children 10+. Bookings: call the library or book online.
Sep11

Location:
Meakin Park, Slacks Creek

Admission:
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Category:
Environmental

BushCare Major Day Out

Sunday, 11th Sep 2016 8:00am-10:30am

Connect with your local community and find out what is being done to help your local bushland thrive. Everyone can join the fun and work and learn alongside experts and experienced volunteers. Family-friendly event & includes tree planting. Please RSVP via email petermay@logan.qld.gov.au or phone 3412 5578.Run by Logan City Council for Logan residents, bookings essential and places are limited.
Sep17

Location:
Logan North Library

Admission:
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Category:
Environmental

Up-cycling Materials for Families

Saturday, 17th Sep 2016 10:30am-12:00pm

Learn how to create practical stuff from recycled materials (wicking boxes, pots, solar cooker etc), and make a bean sprout farm to take home. Ages: 5+, children must be accompanied by an adult. Bookings: Call ph 3412 4140 or online.
Sep25

Location:
Waterford

Admission:
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Category:
Environmental; Health and Fitness

Row the River

Sunday, 25th Sep 2016 8:00am-9:00am

Join us at the Logan River this World Rivers Day and try your hand at canoeing. Canoes will be supplied. Family-friendly event for ages 8+, covered shoes must be worn.Run by Logan City Council for Logan residents, bookings essential and places are limited. To book click here (please note if you don't have an email address call 3412 4491 to register). Exact event location details provided upon registration. You may also request to be placed on the mailing list for future events.Please note that another session of this event is also run from 9.30am-10.30am on the same day, please visit...
Sep25

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Row the River

Sunday, 25th Sep 2016 9:30am-10:30am

Join us at the Logan River this World Rivers Day and try your hand at canoeing. Canoes will be supplied. Family-friendly event for ages 8+, covered shoes must be worn.Run by Logan City Council for Logan residents, bookings essential and places are limited. To book click here (please note if you don't have an email address call 3412 4491 to register). Exact event location details provided upon registration. You may also request to be placed on the mailing list for future events.Please note that another session of this event is also run from 8.00am-9.00am on the same day, please visit...
Sep26

Location:
Logan Hyperdome Library

Admission:
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Category:
Environmental

Family Gardening Workshop: Create an Edible Planter

Monday, 26th Sep 2016 1:30pm-3:00pm

Create your very own pot of yummy edible plants, including how to pot up, decorate, water, fertilise and care for your plants. Ages: 5 to 12 & must be accompanied by an adult. Bookings: Call ph 3412 4120 or online