28 October 2015 Explore Our Living Coast

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28 October 2015 Explore Our Living Coast

Coffs Harbour Sustainable Living Day, being held this Sunday 1 November at the North Coast Regional Botanic Gardens in Coffs Harbour, will officially open the Living Coast Festival which runs for the month of November. The festival celebrates the natural beauty of the Bellingen, Coffs Harbour and Nambucca regions and provides sustainable living inspiration along with opportunities to explore our wonderful natural landscape.

Sunday’s highlights will include presentations by special guest Costa Georgiadis, host of ABC’s Gardening Australia, the opportunity to learn more about sustainable living, solar powering your home, how to remove weeds from your garden, and stalls selling native plants and sustainable gifts.

The Kids Zone will keep the littlies entertained with a live reptile show, story time and hands on craft and gardening activities.

The community can also explore the gardens on a free guided Coffs Creek Bush Tucker Walk with an Aboriginal National Parks and Wildlife Service Ranger and Solitary Islands Marine Park Guide.

Live entertainment and delicious food will be available on the day and you can find out more about the many other activities happening across the region during November.

“Your bushland, beaches, rainforests and waterways are what makes Coffs Harbour so special and I am looking forward to exploring the region as part of the Living Coast Festival” said Costa.

Other activities being held throughout the month include:

·         Free learn to surf lessons with Council’s lifeguards every Monday at Woolgoolga, Park Beach or Sawtell.

·         Join the Bicycle Users Group (BUG) on their ride from Coffs Harbour to Sawtell every Thursday or their Sunday rides to Bucca, Bellingen and Nana Glen.

·         Go on a Coffs Ambassador tour through the rainforest of Bruxner Park or the coastal surrounds of Woolgoolga Lake.

·         Appreciate the bushland in the heart of Coffs Harbour on a walk with the Friends of Coffs Creek.

·         Explore our beautiful coastal waterways on the National Parks and Wildlife Service ‘Canoe the Coast Series’ at Corindi River or a sunset kayak eco-tour of Boambee Creek with C-Change adventures.

·         Discover the Solitary Islands Marine Park without getting your feet wet, at the Marine Discovery Series Evening at the National Marine Science Centre in Coffs Harbour.

The Coffs Harbour Sustainable Living Day is being held at the North Coast Regional Botanic Gardens this Sunday 1 November 10am – 3pm entry is via a gold coin donation.

There really is ‘something for everyone’ at the Living Coast Festival with over 50 events being held across the Coffs Harbour, Bellingen and Nambucca Regions throughout November.

To check out what’s on offer, or for more information on events, go to www.ourlivingcoast.com.au

The Living Coast Festival is an initiative of the Our Living Coast Regional Sustainability Alliance of Coffs Harbour City Council, Bellingen Shire Council and Nambucca Shire Council.