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National Tree Day Community Event at Hilder Road State School
SOWN and Paten Park Native Nursery (PPNN) will be joining the Hilder Road State School community and local residents to celebrate National Tree Day on Sunday 28 July 2019.
National Tree Day is Australia's largest community tree planting and nature protection event. So come along, learn more about the value of trees for our environment, people and animals. Our National Tree Day event will be at Hilder Road State School, Hilder Road, The Gap, starting at 10 am and concluding around 3 pm.
Throughout the day, there will be a range of information displays, presentations and talks, animal events and activities for all the family to join in and enjoy. There will also be a BBQ and food stalls, coffee and drinks available. Click on the image to see the detailed program.
SOWN will provide local native plants for a community planting as part of the event. This will start around 11.30 am within the school grounds and along the banks of Fish Creek. Gloves and tools will be provided and SOWN members and BCC officers will supervise the planting activities.
National Tree Day is a day to venture outdoors, learn about the environment, get to know your local community, and most importantly, to have fun! You and your family and friends are invited to come along.
'This Week by the Creek' eNewsletter - June 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 Saturday Morning Volunteers Needed!
How much fun can you have on a Saturday morning? ... Plenty, by volunteering at the SOWN nursery!
We need you to help staff the SOWN nursery on a Saturday morning. It's only for two hours every couple of months and it's a seriously great place to hang out amongst the plants.
As well as chatting to members and helping them collect plants, there are plenty of tasks for volunteers like pricking out, washing tubes, weeding and watering. But if you want to sit in the sun and read the news, that's fine too.
There are two volunteers rostered on. New volunteers are paired with an experienced person to show them the ropes.
Don't delay, email Dawn today at firstname.lastname@example.org to go on the roster
SOWN Nursery Stocktake - 27 March 2019
A stocktake of plants (tubestock) in the SOWN Nursery was undertaken from 20-27 March 2019. The nursery was holding 16,007 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.
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.
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.
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.