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SOWN Roving Bushcare Working Bee this Sunday - Wittonga Park
Come along to Wittonga Park and see how the 2600 plants from our Community Planting above in October 2019 are faring - and give them a hand with some weeding!
Yes, our first Roving Bushcare Working Bee for 2020 is on this Sunday at Wittonga Park.
* Place: Wittonga Park, The Gap. Entry to the site is best from Belclare Street. Please park there and walk in.
* Time: 8am to 10am, Sunday 19 January.
* Activity: Mainly weeding and some replacement planting.
* Wear and Bring: Hat, sturdy boots, gloves and water bottle. Tools and gloves will be provided.
We will have some morning tea afterwards. Please bring some to share if you are able.
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.
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.