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Join SOWN for Clean Up Australia Day on 1 March
SOWN will be holding our annual Clean Up Australia Day event on Sunday 1 March at the Ashgrove Sports Ground and you are invited to join us. We will start at 8 am and finish up before 10 am with a sausage sizzle.

Ashgrove Sports Ground is well known for rugby and bowls, but is also an important natural habitat and lovely area of parkland with a big, shady loop of Enoggera Creek. Come along and get to know the plants and animals in this part of the creek and help us with some rubbish collection and weeding.

Please come along Yoku Road and turn into the Ashgrove Sports Ground and park beside or behind the Ashgrove Bowls Club. Look out for the SOWN marque and banner near the footbridge over the creek.

Please wear outdoor clothes, shoes and a hat and bring a water bottle and gloves. We will have bags and gloves available.

Catching Fish

Creek Health Survey moved to 8 March
The Enoggera Catchment Creek Health Monitoring Program (ECCHMP) survey is on again and has been moved to 8 March because of the wet weather. SOWN needs more volunteers like you! We survey water quality, fish and macro-invertebrates at various sites along Enoggera, Fish and Ithaca Creeks starting at 8.00 am.

If you would like to join in and see what fish and other critters live in your local creek, please contact Leo Lee on 0409 536 533 or email him at enoggerachmp@bigpond.com.


SOWN Nursery Stocktake - 27 November 2019
A stocktake of plants (tubestock) in the SOWN Nursery was undertaken on 27 November 2019. Stock numbers are high because the hot, dry weather has reduced plantings. The nursery was holding 23,108 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. 

'This Week by the Creek' eNewsletter - November 2019
An eNewsletter 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 turns 25 years - History book launched on 24 March 2019
SOWN celebrated its 25th year of caring for Enoggera catchment in March 2019.

SOWN commissioned ToadShow (Anne Jones and Rob Whyte) to produce a history of our activities and achievements from 1994 to 2019. The history is now available free to download as an eBook - see right column.

The SOWN history book was launched on Sunday, 24 March at the Old Newmarket Bowls Club, close to some of the original SOWN plantings.

Over 100 long-term and new SOWN members and friends attended and the SOWN 25th Anniversary history book was launched to great acclaim.

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. 

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. 

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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. 

To download and view the SOWN 25th Anniversary history book click here
Please have patience, the ebook is large and colourful and may take up 30-60 seconds to download. 

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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. 

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.