Noosa River

The name Noosa is believed to mean "Shady Place", an Aboriginal term.

The Noosa River flows predominantly north to south, beginning in the Como Escarpment, passing through the western basin to meet Teewah Creek before flowing south across the Noosa Plain. It then flows between Lakes Como and Cooloola before entering Lake Fig Tree and Lake Cootharaba, continuing to Lake Cooroibah and Lake Weyba and finally enters the South Pacific Ocean at Laguna Bay.

The Noosa River, some 60 km long, is the major drainage element contained within the Noosa River Catchment and the Great Sandy National Park. Source: NICA

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Noosa Integrated Catchment Association Links
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1   Link   Noosa Integrated Catchment association
NICA began in 1996, as a community-based steering committee (NRCCC), established to coordinate integrated catchment management of the Noosa River. Our role includes:
(i)Provide a forum for community input and discussion
(ii)Identify and prioritise catchment issues
(iii)Develop and promote the adoption of catchment management strategies and actions by all stakeholders
(iv)Leverage funding to implement, monitor and evaluate such strategies and actions
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2   Link   Sunshine Coast Environment Council
The Sunshine Coast Environment Council plays a crucial role in protecting habitat of threatened species, threatened ecological communities and migratory birds.
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3   Link   Noosa and District Landcare
Noosa and District Landcare aims to promote the value, protection and rehabilitation of the Noosa Biosphere and Sunshine Coast Region, which will provide for a productive and ecologically improved environment for future residents and visitors.
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4   Link   Noosa Parks Association
Noosa Parks Association (NPA) was founded in 1962 and is now Queensland’s oldest community conservation organisation with a membership of over 1100 adults. Thousands of hectares of National Parks that surround Noosa are direct proof of the Association’s hard work over the decades.
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5   Link   Coolum District Coastcare
The formation of this group came about after the December 1997 Coast Care Conference at Landsborough, held for environment groups in South-East Queensland, to protect the natural environment of Coolum/Yaroomba.

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