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meeting May 2014

Members Meeting 10:30am Saturday 20 Sept 2014
Professor Carla Catterall is our guest speaker at the next members meeting. She is adapting her Professorial Lecture recently presented at Griffith University on the Role of Non Native species in Habitat Rehabilitation. Do those weeds have some benefit in our rehabilitation sites?
See you at the SOWNY Club Yoorala St The Gap.
You won't want to miss this one.
Contact Leo Lee 0409536533
All members, friends and guests welcome! 

Winners of 2014 Healthy Waterways Minister's Prize

SOWN wins Healthy Waterways Minister's Grand Prize
The 2014 Healthy Waterways Awards have recognised SOWN's ongoing project working with Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre propagating native plants and distributing them across South-East Queensland. 


Nursery Extension open for business
Don't miss the opening of the new extension on Wednesday 24th September. Join the party and get to meet your favourite politicians. The new nursery extension to house additional plants from the Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre, provided by a Brisbane City Council Environment Grant, is open and being brought to full operation.

Trevor Ozanne talking to Suncorp Staff

Suncorp Corporate Day Friday 16 May 2014
Suncorp staff and SOWN members joined forces to help weed and clean up two sites at Newmarket. Trevor Ozanne supervised seven Suncorp and five SOWN members in the cleanup behind the Newmarket Bowls Club and Quandong Street.

Queensland Premier at National Tree Day with volunteers

Premier pitches in at planting
Queensland Premier Campbell Newman joined more than 100 volunteers to plant native trees on the banks of Ithaca Creek for National Tree Day on Sunday 29 July. 

Some of the volunteers at Clean Up Australia Day 2012

Volunteers transform Dawn Street Park
Dawn Street Park in Bardon was transformed on Clean Up Australia Day by 135 keen volunteers who planted 1257 native plants, pulled masses of rubbish out of Ithaca Creek and did a substantial amount of weeding too. 



The creek in our backyard book cover

Out now - The Creek in Our Backyard
Copies are now available for free of Robert Whyte's revised and expanded edition of The Creek in Our Backyard: a practical guide for habitat restoration. 

Corporate volunteering

Corporate Volunteering
Save Our Waterways Now offers outdoor volunteering opportunities for corporate groups looking for a great day out. 

girl planting on Enoggera Creek

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. 


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. 

SOWN logo

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 and west.