Shoreline Community Newsletter Dec 2022

1 1 Running Wild branches out to welcome residents to the community Running Wild Youth Conservation Culture are branching out to Shoreline residents, bringing nature to our doorstep, propagating native seedlings that will then be gifted to new residents of the community. Recently receiving a Shoreline community grant, Running Wild are utilising their funds on a welcome plant project. The project will engage youth participants to collect seeds and cuttings, propagate native plants to tube stock for residential planting, and initiate community education about our local native species. Running Wild Founder and CEO Chook Larson said as a community organisation based on the Southern Moreton Bay Islands, they embrace a collective impact approach to engage community. “We deliver conservation focused employment and training programs, youth mentoring and school holiday programs, crisis response, referrals to specialist support services, and individual support for people with disabilities,” Chook said. “We also have successful social enterprises in ecotourism and run the Containers for Change program on the islands. Working in a collective impact approach allows us to partner with lots of different organisations to highlight a positive youth profile in our community. Our recently launched kayak and walking tours allow visitors to the islands to experience our unique flora and fauna with an experienced guide, whilst providing an invaluable training ground.” “The Shoreline grant funds will be used to purchase seeds that can be harvested easily for propagation. At the Jingeri Park opening in February, each Shoreline resident will receive a welcome plant. The general public can also purchase native plants at our pop-up shop on the day.”