"It's great to have a much younger crowd volunteering," Ms Wood said."If we had one person from the speed planting then go onto volunteer for a Landcare or SEQ Catchments group it would bring the generation down 30 years."If there's not a romance out of it, there's opportunities to make new friends and meet new people and become more involved in future activities like weeding and monitoring waterways."The events are part of the Federal Government's What's Your Nature initiative, which aims to engage communities to understand more about their local waterways and green spaces.
Usually advance registration is required for speed dating events.
At the end of the event participants submit to the organizers a list of who they would like to provide their contact information to.
If there is a match, contact information is forwarded to both parties.
Speed dating first evolved over a decade ago, but it has become much more popular in recent years, especially among baby boomers and seniors.
Perhaps the increasing need for companionship is to blame, or maybe the adrenalin-pumping nature of the event makes it so attractive.