The Forest Hub

Meander through the Forest Hub and visit a range of exhibitors dedicated to conservation, sustainability and regeneration at the Maleny Wood Expo

The Spider Tent (part of the Forest Hub) will be a central location for daily activities for families and young children to learn more about the local environment and the species that call this region home!

Children’s activities are free and open to children of all ages. Activities will be on the hour from 10am – 3pm and will include: making a Southern pink underwing moth and butterfly mask-making, plant talks, art activities, and book readings with authors!  

See the board at the Spider Tent for details of all daily activities.

Barung Landcare

Barung Landcare, host of the Maleny Wood Expo, is a local community-led environmental not-for-profit working to develop ethical solutions for a sustainable future. Based in Maleny, Barung Landcare works with a range of organisations to carry out important regeneration work, and supports the local community to conserve and enhance the rich diversity of natural resources of the Blackall Range and surrounds.

Stock up on your native plant needs at the Barung Landcare tent over the weekend, talk to the friendly staff about your own projects or ideas, and pick up a range of resources to help you along the way. Whether you are planning to plant a selection of native timbers, or a Garden for Wildlife, Barung Landcare will have a wide selection of local native plants, books and other resources for sale at the Maleny Wood Expo.

Friends of Mary Cairncross Association

The Friends of Mary Cairncross Association supports Sunshine Coast Council in the protection and enhancement of one of the Sunshine Coast’s most rare and iconic remnants of subtropical rainforest - Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve.

Learn more about our local rainforests from their team of dedicated volunteers.

Hinterland Bush Links

Hinterland Bush Links (HBL) is a local Sunshine Coast organisation that supports local landholders to connect, restore and protect native vegetation.

Their work aims to improve landscape-scale wildlife corridors and help protect biodiversity on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

Over the weekend learn more about how HBL has been helping local landholders through their volunteer programs, weed removal, tree planting and educational events since 2011.

Land for Wildlife - Sunshine Coast Council

Land for Wildlife is a voluntary conservation program that supports participants in protecting, enhancing and rehabilitating native flora and fauna on their property.

Visit the Land for Wildlife exhibit over the weekend and learn more about the wonderful benefits that being a Land for Wildlife property has on the local environment.

Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee

Are you interested in the MRCCC's Citizen Science Waterwatch program in the Upper Mary? Would you like to learn about the work landholders are doing to improve water quality in their local waterway? Visit the MRCCC stall for more information or to get involved!

Native Plants Queensland - Sunshine Coast

Native Plants Queensland - Sunshine Coast is a friendly group of Sunshine Coast locals who grow, promote, study and conserve Australian native plants. This local group is part of the state wide organisation known as Native Plants Queensland (NPQ), which was formed in 1957 to promote the horticultural potential of Australian native plants and preserve them through cultivation.

Visit the team over the weekend to get a range of tips and advice on growing native plants!

Queensland Mycological Society

The Queensland Mycological Society (QMS) provides a forum and a network for amateur and professional mycologists to share their common interest in macrofungi. QMS also encourages and supports the study and research of macrofungi, particularly in Queensland, through the collection, storage, and analysis of specimens.

Visit the Queensland Mycological Society stall over the weekend which will feature macrofungi, and members will be on hand to discuss the role of fungi in the ecosystem, and the importance of fungi in growing native plants.

Sunshine Coast Council - Invasive Plants and Animals

Invasive plants and animals pose a significant threat to our natural areas and native animals, agriculture and production, human health and our way of life.
Whether you are a land manager, or urban gardener, there's many ways you can help keep invasive species out of our precious environment.
Meet some of the staff from Sunshine Coast Council over the weekend who work on a range of programs to educate and support the public to eradicate invasive species across the region.

Sunshine Environment Coast Council

Established in 1980, the Sunshine Coast Environment Council (SCEC) is the peak, not for-profit environmental advocacy organisation and Regional Conservation Council for the greater Sunshine Coast and surrounding regions.

SCEC currently represents 60 member groups across the Noosa and Sunshine Coast Hinterlands, the World Heritage listed K’gari and along the coast from Cooloola to Yarun (Bribie Island) encompassing six magnificent and dynamic catchments. Our member groups predominantly work in the areas of natural resource management, conservation, environmental restoration and protection and sustainability

Wildlife Preservation Society of Qld - Sunshine Coast & Hinterland

Since 1963, the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland, Sunshine Coast and Hinterland Inc. (WPSQ), founded by Caloundra’s Kathleen McArthur, has worked to protect and conserve at-risk species and habitats.

WPSQ continues to advocate for excellent environmental policy, deliver vital on-ground conservation programs, and raise awareness of wildlife conservation issues through education and community engagement. Original cards and prints of Kathleen's wildflower paintings will be on sale, along with a selection of new and second-hand books on conservation subjects.