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Members meeting Tomorrow 10:30am Saturday 21 March 2015
The Cottage in the Nursery Grounds
57 Paten Road, The Gap

Guest Speaker - Jessica Walker
Rare and endangered Macadamia species.

Yes there is more than one species and we have them in the Enoggera Catchment. Not many of them, that's why they are rare!
Jessica Walker - wild@macadamias.org - has agreed to talk about matters related to wild-provenance macadamias and why it's important. Also,The Macadamia Conservation Trust and its projects and the current the involvement of SOWN.

Discussion and update on the future activities of SOWN

Morning Tea Provided

Guests and Community welcome
mob: 0409 536 533

Urgent! Return Wire Trays to the Nursery
Wire trays are urgently needed at the nursery. Of the 220+ wire trays owned by the nursery only a few are available to fill new orders. This is because the trays are not being returned to the nursery.
It means that the nursery has to buy new trays to maintain our free plant service and this is expensive. One means of maintaining the service is to implement a deposit and refund system. This can be avoided if trays are returned to the nursery in a timely manner. Even if you only have one tray the nursery needs it, as there are less 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 

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.


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.



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.