To see more coming events, please click on the EVENTS CALENDAR in the left hand column. You can also add your working bees and events there. .......
Link to Aussie Backyard Bird Count
The Aussie Backyard Bird Count is coming up soon from 22 - 28 October. You will be joining thousands of people across Australia who will be heading into their backyards, local parks or creeks to count birds.
To get involved all you need is 20 minutes, your favourite outdoor space (not just your backyard), and some keen eyesight. And it doesn't matter if you're a novice or an expert. Simply record the birds you know and look up those you don't on our 'Aussie Bird Count' app or our website.
You'll see live statistics on the birds and species counted in your neighbourhood and the whole of Australia!
No-dig Bush Regeneration - Ko Oishi
No-dig bush regeneration and how can we regenerate native vegetation safely on contaminated soils?
A copy of Ko's presentation on trials at Northey Street City Farm given at our recent member's meeting on 29 September is attached. Click on the above heading to open.
'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.