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Nursery Closed ANZAC Day 25 April 2015
The SOWN nursery at Paten Park will not be open on ANZAC DAY 25 April 2015.


Biomedical Research at SOWN
Our local plants are right at the leading edge of cancer research. Scientists from the Eskitis Institute for Drug Discovery and the Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre have recently reported the discovery of several new cancer fighting compounds from Denhamia celastroides collected at Walton Bridge Reserve. SOWN members have been assisting the researchers in locating material over several years . 

We need your wire trays
Wire trays are urgently needed at the nursery. Even if you only have one tray the nursery needs it. There are fewer than ten trays to fill new orders. You can drop your wire trays beside the gate at the nursery any time, volunteers will take them inside every few days. Thank you! 


SOWN wins another Award
SOWN are Spotless Catchment Champions for the work of SOWN members on their sites, the nursery and the collaborative effort with the Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre.

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. A BIG THANK YOU from SOWN. 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.

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. 



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

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. 

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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 and west.