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Purtell Park Oct 2008

ithaca Intact

On Saturday, 25 October 2008 SOWN's Ithaca Intact celebrated Arbour Day with a planting at Purtell Park, Bardon. The site had been extensively prepared by Habitat Brisbane, including rockwork, jute and mulch. The site is in the Council ward of Toowong and the event, including a free sausage sizzle, was supported by local Councillor Peter Matic and the Lord Mayor's Suburban Initiative Fund. Around 1000 plants were put in the ground by a mixture of local residents, SOWN regulars, Marist Brothers boarders, Girls Grammar students and the Kiwanis group who travelled down from their site upstream.

The scope of the site


This photos shows the creek, elephant grass on the right, and the prepared area on the left ready for planting.

Planting, Purtell Park, Bardon
Photo: Robert Whyte

Kiwanis crew


The Kiwanis group have a site about 500m upstream. They came down to help out with the Arbour Day planting.

Planting, Purtell Park, Bardon
Photo: Robert Whyte

Organisers


From left to right Habitat Brisbane's Tom McHugh, Catchment Coordinator Peter Hayes, Councillor Peter Matic and just visible on the right Ithaca intact Coordinator Kristy Willett.

Planting, Purtell Park, Bardon
Photo: Robert Whyte

Tom showing how it's done


Tom McHugh helping the volutneers with the planting techniques.

Planting, Purtell Park, Bardon
Photo: Robert Whyte

Kristy with local family


The kids were having a great time.

Planting, Purtell Park, Bardon
Photo: Robert Whyte

Marist Brothers Boarders


Thanks to the Marist Brothers team who worked hard and were responsible for planting a large proprtion of the tubes.

Planting, Purtell Park, Bardon
Photo: Robert Whyte

The site, looking downstream


Anne Jones on the brow of the hill where the Council had mulched the site.

Planting, Purtell Park, Bardon
Photo: Robert Whyte

Scott and Annie's site


This is the view down the creek in the area where Scott and Annie, the local SOWN members, have revegetated the creek. Today's planting extended their work upstream.

Planting, Purtell Park, Bardon
Photo: Robert Whyte