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Gumboot Nation: Planting with Streamkeepers this weekend

Also, help needed for RCCA’s Earth Day celebrations
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Greetings Creekers! 

First up this week is a Streamkeepers event. In case you don’t know, Streamkeepers is an organisation of dedicated volunteers who work to keep our streams and creeks healthy for our salmon. Generally, they are out once a month digging up invasive plants, but this Sunday the opposite will be happening. It’s a special planting event where those invasive species will be replaced with native plants. This is a small group of people who need volunteers to accomplish this. So put on your all-weather gear and your gumboots and meet at the Creek bridge on Lower Road at 11 a.m. Eye protection, clippers, a shovel and a watering can will be helpful too. You might get muddy and wet and tired but its only for two hours and you will have the satisfaction of helping with a worthwhile and important project. You can just show up but if you need more convincing or information go to 

Heads up! Earth Day is coming. This year we will be celebrating on Saturday, April 22. This is an Roberts Creek Community Association-sponsored event and help is required to make it happen. Our special event person extraordinaire, Diana, will be coordinating. She is looking for organisations who would like to promote their environmental causes and activities as well as conscious vendors. Most importantly though, she needs volunteers. If you contact her, you can find something to help with for an hour or two or all day if you are available. Look for more information on Earth Day in the next few columns and in the meantime contact Diana at  

So sword fighting, roller skating and dancing are great for some people. But what if you are looking for something a little gentler and low key, an activity that might lead to some new friendships? Well, the New Horizons group has been quietly carpet bowling for many years now. They meet in the music room at the school on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. So, if you are a senior in our community and this appeals to you, call 604-740-0846 to try it out.  

At the Legion tonight (Friday), it’s John Gogo with Duke and Goldie. John Gogo is a storyteller and singer/ songwriter who is a fixture on the West Coast roots music scene and this is their first trip to the Sunshine Coast, so go and check them out. Saturday night it’s a 50th birthday celebration for Mz Jeevious! Celebrate with the Howsounders, Control Group and some people called the Camp Shitkickers. Should be fun! 

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