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Nursery Day 6th June 2015 Free Tool Sharpening
Our next members Day is on Saturday 6th June 2015 and we are having an open day at the SOWN nursery 57 Paten Road , The Gap from 9:30am to 11:45am.
There will be FREE tool and knife sharpening for members. A professional tool sharpener will have a mobile van on site and will sharpen your tools free. There will be demonstrations of propagation techniques and nursery activities. You can ask all of those questions you have about the nursery.
Ever wondered what was really in the shed and if there is anything you can have or borrow? Find out on the day. Meet other members from the far flung extremes of the Enoggera Catchment and compare notes.
There will also be some free give-aways and a lucky door prize or two. And yes Martha, it is all FREE! 

'Native Plants to Improve Wildlife'
'Native Plants to Improve Wildlife' presented by Paul Plant from subtropical Gardening magazine. Learn how to create an environment that will encourage wildlife into your garden.

Ashgrove Library Saturday 30 May 10.30am - 12 noon. Bookings essential.

Call Ashgrove Library ph 3407 1940 for more information.

Saturday Volunteers Needed Urgently
Can you spare two hours once every two months to help out on Saturdays at the Nursery? Experienced bush carers are always welcome, but if you are not confident in your ability there is plenty to do and you assistance would be greatly appreciated. If you can help please contact Dawn Whyte, email dawn@toadshow.com.au , tel. 3870 1747


Water Quality Management and Fauna Survey
SOWN will conduct our first WQM/Fauna Survey on Saturday 30th May 2015. This is what we have been training for in the past six months. We still need participants from SOWN and the community. You are all helping to preserve the riparian zone which protects our creeks and this is an opportunity to find out what we have in the creek and provide information to improve the quality of our waterways. You might say we are trying to save our waterways by understanding what we have now. You will learn new skill and enhance your understanding of your local environment. If you are interested contact Leo on Mobile: 0409536533 or email enoggerachmp@bigpond.com. No experience necessary to participate in this exploration into new adventure.


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! 




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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.