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AGM elects new committee
After 17 years Geraldine Knapp has stepped down from her role as President of SOWN. The new committee joins with the membership in wishing her all the best in her new found leisure time. The current healthy position of SOWN and its on going work in the environment and the state of the nursery reflect the hard work and dedication she has given to the organisation.

The new committee consists of
President - Leo Lee
Vice President - John Perkins
Secretary - Kerry Williamson
Treasurer - Mick Bruhwiller
Committee members - Maggie Magafakis (membership officer)
Derek Simpson (bookkeeper)
and Di Glynn.

Further details of the AGM will be published at a later date.

Catching Fish

Members Meeting 9:30am Sunday, 2 November 2014
Our next members meeting is a workshop to learn the skills necessary to conduct the Enoggera Catchment Creek Health Monitoring Program. See the CURRENT PROJECTS page for more details. This project is supported by the Lord Mayor's Suburban Initiative Fund and The Gap Ward's Cr Geraldine Knapp.
See you at the SOWNY Club Yoorala St The Gap. Contact Leo Lee 0409536533 email leolee1@bigpond.com. All members, friends and guests welcome! 


SOWN wins another Award
SOWN are the Spotless Catchment Champions, this award is for the work of SOWN members on their sites, the nursery and the collaborative effort with the Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre. The Gap Ward, Payne Road and Hilda Road State Schools also won awards in this competition.

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.

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.