Saturday Volunteers Needed Urgently
Can you spare two hours once every two months to help out on Saturdays at the Nursery?
Experienced bush carers are always welcome, but if you are not confident in your ability there is plenty to do and you assistance would be greatly appreciated.
If you can help please contact Dawn Whyte, email email@example.com , tel. 3870 1747
Brisbane City Council Environment Grants 2015
SOWN has been successful with two recent grant applications the first for Administration and the running of the nursery. The second grant will purchase equipment for the Water Quality Management and fauna survey. Many thanks to the BCC and Geraldine Knapp Counciller of The Gap Ward
SOWN Nursery Day 6 June 2015
Our next members meeting will be an open day at the nursery. Bring your gardening tools and they will be sharpened for free. Keep watching for more details
Water Quality Management and Fauna Survey
SOWN will conduct our first WQM/Fauna Survey on Saturday 30th May 2015. This is what we have been training for in the past six months. We still need participants from SOWN and the community.
You are all helping to preserve the riparian zone which protects our creeks and this is an opportunity to find out what we have in the creek and provide information to improve the quality of our waterways. You might say we are trying to save our waterways by understanding what we have now. You will learn new skill and enhance your understanding of your local environment.
If you are interested contact Leo
on Mobile: 0409536533
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
No experience necessary to participate in this exploration into new adventure.
Biomedical Research at SOWN
Our local plants are right at the leading edge of cancer research. Scientists from the Eskitis Institute for Drug Discovery and the Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre have recently reported the discovery of several new cancer fighting compounds from Denhamia celastroides collected at Walton Bridge Reserve. SOWN members have been assisting the researchers in locating material over several years .
We need your wire trays
Wire trays are urgently needed at the nursery. Even if you only have one tray the nursery needs it. There are fewer than ten trays to fill new orders. You can drop your wire trays beside the gate at the nursery any time, volunteers will take them inside every few days. Thank you!
Save Our Waterways Now offers outdoor volunteering opportunities for corporate groups looking for a great day out.
Planting guides and tips
These resources should help you when choosing the best locally native plants for your bushcare site or garden. You can also visit the "Plants To Plant" section using the site navigation.
FIND YOUR LOCAL SOWN GROUP
SOWN has volunteer bushcare groups working on creek bank restoration throughout the Enoggera catchment including Enoggera Creek, Fish Creek and Ithaca Creek. Look here to find the group nearest you.