Aquatic Macro Invertebrate Survey Training: 26 March
Learn about the methodology to undertake an aquatic macro invertebrate survey in your local creek. Training will include capture techniques, identification of macro invertebrates, and how the results relate to monitoring waterway health. This is part of the Waterway Health Assessment Training (WHAT) program provided by Brisbane City Council for catchment groups.
When: Sunday 26 March: 9am - 12noon (morning tea & lunch provided)
Where: To be advised.
Cost: Free to SOWN members.
RSVP & Questions: By Friday 10 March to Michael Thorley at BCC on 34070049 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
ROSA Symposium: 23-24 March
Rainforests of Subtropical Australia (ROSA): a Symposium of Science and Practice. Robina Community Centre & Auditorium, Gold Coast, 23-24 March 2017.
It has been a decade since the last major rainforest conference in eastern Australia and ROSA promises to bring you the very latest in subtropical rainforest science and restoration practice in one exciting event! Click on the banner for more information and to book a place.
February 2017 NPAQ eBulletin
The latest February 2017 National Parks Association of Queensland eBulletin is attached. It includes National Parks news and coming events.
SOWN wins Lord Mayor's Australia Day Award
SOWN has won the Lord Mayor's Australia Day 'Green Heart Award - Organisation' for 2017.
In making the award the Lord Mayor, Graham Quirk, said that SOWN is 'a perfect example of a local group giving back to the community at a grassroots level ... by rehabilitating waterways, increasing community awareness ... and also providing valuable environmental education to prisoners at the Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre'.
The Lord Mayor presented the award to SOWN President, Leo Lee, and members Lynn Swan, Di Glynn, Derek Simpson and John Abbott, at Australia Day events this week.
'This Week by the Creek' January email update
The January 2017 'This Week by the Creek' email update from the BCC Creek Catchments Team is attached.
It includes upcoming events, training opportunities, grants available and news and information. Just click on the creek photo.
Membership cards are needed to collect plants from SOWN Nursery
The SOWN nursery has become a victim of its own success.
It is clear that a significant number of non-members have been taking advantage of our generosity and making no contribution to SOWN.
Free plants will only be made available to current SOWN financial members, who must present their membership card and member number to take plants or borrow equipment.
Membership cards can be collected from the nursery with proper identification.
Please return your wire trays
If you have any wire trays and you can return them to the SOWN nursery, please do so asap.
This is a recurring problem and failure to return these trays impedes our capacity to grow plants and to supply them to you.
Trays can be left at the nursery gate at any time, they will be cleared by nursery volunteers throughout the week. Please help us to help you. We could buy more trays by implementing a deposit scheme, but this would be an unnecessary inconvenience to you and the nursery volunteers.
Saturday morning nursery volunteers are needed!
We need more volunteers to help staff the SOWN Plant 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.
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 west.
The SOWN nursery provides plants free to members. Nursery opening hours are as follows:
Saturdays 9.00 am to 11.00 am; and
Wednesdays 8.30 am to 12.30 pm.
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.
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.