Help us protect, conserve and restore the unique ecosystems of the Southern Moreton Bay Islands

    We’re a community based group of volunteers, committed to caring for our local environment through conservation and land management

    What we do

    Botanic garden
    We’re building a park dedicated to native species of the islands, for our community to enjoy, and that can act as an educational space for future generations

    Public nature trails
    We build and help maintain walking and bike tracks through the unique wetlands and reserves on Russell Island 

    Native nursery
    In conjunction with Running Wild, we maintain a nursery from which we sell or donate seedlings for people to return or regenerate areas back to natives

    Our history

    2008 Friends of the Wetlands created
    2009 Survey Whistling Kite Wetland
    2009 Survey Turtle Swamp Wetland
    2010 Friends of the Wetlands incorporated
    2011 Turtle Swamp Wetland first trail established
    2012 Name changed to Bay Islands Conservation Inc.
    2013 Whistling Kite Wetland trail established
    2014 Whistling Kite Wetland vegetation regeneration
    2015 Concept of fire trails as walking trails develops
    2016 Conservation Corner established
    2017 Whistling Kite Wetland vegetation regeneration
    2018 Fire trail mapping commences
    2018 Botanic Garden proposal
    2019 Concept of Observatory on Pinnacle Farm
    2019 Botanic Garden community consultation
    2020 Botanic Garden proposal supported

    Why get involved?

    Members come from a variety of backgrounds and have many different skills, but all are passionate about conserving our environment for current and future generations to enjoy.

    Whether you are a passionate home gardener, bird lover or conservation enthusiast we welcome your contribution. The ways you could get involved include:

    • Management committee
    • Project officers or labour
    • Administrators
    • Grant & sponsorship application writing
    • Story writers
    • Social media administrators
    • Webmaster
    • Native seed gathering 
    • Plant propagation and nursery
    • Promotion/stall attendants
    • Trail guides
    • Artists (graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, painters)
    • Specialist advisors (horticulturalists, ornithologists, marine biologists, environmental managers)

    Our supporters