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WHAT - Fish Survey Training
Waterway Health Assessment Training (WHAT) is provided by BCC for catchment group members.
SOWN native fish expert Leo Lee will guide participants on how to undertake fish surveys in your local creek. Training will include capture techniques, identification of fish species, and how the results relate to waterway health.
When: Sunday 23 September
Time: 8:45am for a 9:00am start to 2:00pm
(morning tea & lunch provided)
Where: Corra-Mulling Park, Yoorala Street, The Gap
Registration is required with Anna Bourke at BCC on (07) 3407 0925..
What is No-Dig Bush Regeneration?
All SOWN members and friends are invited to our next Member's Meeting talk by Ko Oishi on 'No-Dig Bush Regeneration'. Ko is a member of SOWN and also is the Farming Manager at Northey Street City Farm at Windsor.
NSCF has been trialing a no-dig bush regeneration strategy at their Habitat Brisbane site at Northey Steet because of issues with land contamination. Please come along and hear about and learn from the results.
Time: 10.00 am - 11.30 am, Saturday 29 September.
Place: SOWN Nursery, 57 Paten Road, The Gap
Morning tea will be provided. Please bring a plate if you can.
'This Week by the Creek' eNewsletter - September 2018
The latest newsletter from our partners at the BCC Creek Catchments Program is attached for your information.
It contains information and updates about creek activities and events across Brisbane, training opportunities and grants that are available.
Please have a look at it by clicking on the above heading or image.
SOWN Nursery Stocktake - 25 July 2018
A stocktake of plants (tubestock) in the SOWN Nursery was undertaken on 25 July 2018. The nursery was holding 17,143 tubestock plants.
If you would like to see the range of species and numbers of plants available in the nursery at that date, click on the heading above. All of these plants are native to the Enoggera Creek catchment.
Hilder Road State School P&C wins Grand Prize in HLW Awards
Hilder Road State School P&C has won the Minister's Grand Prize at the recent Healthy Land and Water (HLW) Awards.
The award is for the P&C and school's work to restore and protect Fish Creek and for the associated educational website called fishcreek4061.
Since 2013, the school community has rehabilitated over 2 kms of creek bank through a collaborative effort to remove litter, eliminate weeds and replant local native species.
Click on the image to look at the great fishcreek4061 website.
Dawn Whyte made a Life Member of SOWN
Dawn Whyte has been made a Life Member in recognition of her many years of organising the SOWN Saturday volunteers. The citation reads 'For Outstanding Service to Our Volunteers'. Congratulations and thank you Dawn!
Photo shows, from left, Dick Harding (Nursery Manager), Dawn and John Abbott (President).
Impacts of Proposed Mt-Cootha Zipline - Peter Hale
What are the environmental, noise, traffic and other impacts of the proposed Mt-Cootha Zipline?
A copy of Peter's presentation at our member's meeting on 24 June is attached. Click on the above heading to open.
Join SOWN and Live Forever? - Dr Andrew Galbraith
What are the health benefits and risks of working in the SOWN Nursery or on revegetation sites?
A copy of Andrew's presentation at our member's meeting on 15 April is attached. Click on the above heading to open.
SOWN is a community organisation working to restore the habitats of creeks and waterways in the catchments of Enoggera, Ithaca and Fish Creeks in Brisbane's north west.
The SOWN nursery provides plants free to members. Nursery opening hours are as follows:
Saturdays 9.00 am to 11.00 am; and
Wednesdays 9.00 am to 12.30 pm.
These planting guides will help you choose the best local native plants for your regeneration site or garden. You can also visit the "Plants To Plant" section using the site navigation.
FIND YOUR LOCAL SOWN CATCHMENT GROUP
SOWN has volunteer catchment groups working on creek restoration throughout the Enoggera catchment including along Enoggera Creek, Fish Creek and Ithaca Creek. Look here to find the group nearest to you.