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Nankeen Night Heron

Recent wildlife sightings
On a recent photography creek crawl of Enoggera Creek, Robert Whyte and Mark Crocker spotted this Nankeen or Rufous Night Heron. 

Anna picking raspberries

Bush food garden established
A bush food garden has been established at Glenella Parklands following a community event on 1 September 2012. 

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.