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Catching Fish Members Meeting Sunday 2 November 2014 at 9:30am
Our next members meeting will be a training day in preparation for our Creek Health Monitoring Program. We will be looking at the practical...  
SOWN logo Nursery Plants for Ithaca Creek
The Everyone's Ithaca Grant has purchased a number of plants not normally held by the nursery for planting along Ithaca Creek. These will be...  
SOWN logo Members Meeting on Saturday
Professor Carla Catterall will talk on the role of non-native species in habitat restoration. This is a modified version of her prestigious...  
SOWN logo Glenella Planting reminder
There is a community planting tomorrow at Glenella Parklands, The Gap, 10 am to 12 noon. It's predicted to be a balmy 24 degrees with showers...  
meeting May 2014 Members Meeting: 10:30am Saturday 20 Sept 2014
Professor Carla Catterall is our guest speaker at the next members meeting, you may have seen her on the Norman Creek Restoration video. She is...  
SOWN logo Spring madness
Spring has sprung. We've had some good rain. So it's time to starting planting. The Walton Bridge and Glenella Parklands bush care groups have...  
SOWN logo Members Meeting, Fees and Nursery
These two photos were taken in the last three weeks. How does our catchment go from almost pristine condition in the headwaters to D- or an F as...  
SOWN logo July Members Meeting, Awards and Wire Trays
It on again! Our guest speaker is Sandy Pollock from the Queensland Herbarium (TBC) who will be telling us about Three Mile Creek in the Enoggera...  
SOWN logo June 2014
Save Our Waterways Now (SOWN) scooped the pool at the 2014 Healthy Waterways Awards taking out the top $10,000 prize. SOWN's ongoing plant...  
SOWN logo Notice of SOWN membership fee changes

At the Special General Meeting held on May 17th 2014, the members of Save Our Waterways Now voted to increase membership fees. The increase in...  

SOWN logo Everyone's Ithaca Festival This Saturday from 10am to 2pm
Directions: Turn off Coopers Camp Road into Fletcher Parade and it's the Park on your right Don't miss this event, the festival celebrates the...  
SOWN logo Everyones Ithaca Festival 10am 7th June 2014
Save Our Waterways Now invites you to celebrate Everyone's Ithaca Creek with a festival in Jubilee Park on Saturday 7 June from 10am to 2pm. The festival will celebrate the local community's work restoring Ithaca Creek to its natural state and observe World Environment Day. Bring the family down...  
SOWN logo Are you feeling BRAINy?
Did you know the Brisbane Rainforest Action and Information Network (BRAIN) is regenerating a rainforest right here in the Enoggera Catchment?...  
SOWN logo Special General Meeting Reminder
On the 29th April 2014 you were advised that a Special General Meeting has been called at which members will be asked to consider an increase in...  
SOWN logo Notice for upcoming SOWN meetings
To be held on Saturday 17th May 2014 at 10am 98 Yoorala St, The Gap A Special General Meeting of members is called for the above time and...  
SOWN logo Easter Saturday Plant Giveaway Bonanza
After a relaxing Good Friday, those people sensible enough to avoid the traffic gridlock (to grab a few seconds at the beach then more gridlock) will...  
SOWN logo Celebrity Guest does cameo on Saturday Roster
He just can't stay away. Robert Whyte, who recently managed the SOWN nursery's upgrade and extension project (funded by a Jupiters Casino Community...  
SOWN logo Habitat Brisbane, Lugg St Bardon is looking for a new coordinator
The coordinator of the Habitat Brisbane (HB), Lugg St, Bardon site is giving up their role so HB is looking for someone as a replacement. If you...  
SOWN logo March 2014
PTBA is offering the chance to become involved in two very interesting surveys in very different landscapes, wetlands in Brisbane or remote...  
SOWN logo Connecting Community And Country screening
Invites you to the launch of their short film

"CONNECTING COMMUNITY AND COUNTRY"

Friday 11th April
@ 98 YOORALA STREET, THE...  
SOWN logo Reminder to All SOWN Members and interested individuals
You are invited to attend the Members Meeting that will commence at 10:30am Saturday, 15th March 2014.

98 Yoorala Street
The...  
SOWN logo Members Meeting
All members and friends are invited to attend a members meeting at the SOWNY Club.

Guest Speaker is Kym Johnson from...  
SOWN logo SOWN's 20th Anniversary/ Clean Up Australia Day
SOWN is turning 20! Come and celebrate 20 years of creek care this Sunday 2nd March at Bowman Park Bardon, with a community planting from 10am and...  
SOWN logo SOWN Management Committee follow-up meeting
At the last SOWN meeting, 5th February 2014, the Committee felt ill prepared to discuss SOWN finances and needed time for a review. By way of...  
SOWN logo Had your fill? Then give it away!
We all know this time of year is a time where over indulgence is a real possibility. But help is at hand. If you've had your fill, SOWN can take it...  
SOWN logo SOWN Nursery is closed over the holiday break
Just a reminder that the Nursery will be closed over the holiday break. If you're planning on doing some planting, your last chance to get more...  
SOWN logo AGM change of venue
Due to unforeseen circumstances the venue of the SOWN AGM has changed. The new venue is Geraldine Knapp's house at 21 Gresham Street St Johns...  
SOWN logo November 2013
During October, students from Mater Dei School at West Ashgrove, celebrated Arbor Day by spending time planting native grasses and wattles in the...  
SOWN logo Notice of Annual General Meeting 2013
The annual general meeting of Save Our Waterways - Now Inc will be held at 4pm on Saturday 7 December 2013 at the SOWN Environment Centre 98 Yoorala...  
SOWN logo October 2013
For those interested in getting their hands dirty, there's a creek bank planting session planned for tomorrow, Sunday 13th October at...  
SOWN logo September 2013
Come along and celebrate spring at Glenella Parklands Bush Food Festival and help re-plant important local riparian rainforest. 
SOWN logo August 2013
Wildlife Queensland is again conducting Platypus Watch, a program aimed at monitoring and managing platypus populations within South East...  
SOWN logo July 2013
The SOWN committee is calling on members to report the locations of major weed trees in the Enoggera Creek catchment. SOWN is bidding for a BCC...  
SOWN logo Our lomandras need their trays
The SOWN nursery off Paten Road The Gap, is running very low on the 60-place wire trays we use for our mature lomandra stock. We own over 100 of...  
SOWN logo Weeds to Woodcraft reminder
The Weeds to Woodcraft Expo is SOWN's major community event for 2013, so you'd be mad to miss it! It's on this Sunday 9 June 9am-1pm at SOWN...  
SOWN logo Strangler Cairn walk reminder
This Sunday at 10am join BRAIN for a walk to the Strangler Cairn in Conondale National Park. We are meeting at the Booloumba Creek Day use area on...  
SOWN logo Sneak Preview of The creek in our backyard
The new revised and expanded edition of The Creek in Our Backyard: a practical guide for habitat restoration by Robert Whyte will be launched...  
SOWN logo Reminder - Fish Creek Cleanup
Cleanup Australia Day was a wash-out this year, so litter levels are rising. Join BRAIN and SOWN at Fish Creek The Gap this Saturday to pick up...  
SOWN logo April 2013 
SOWN logo Calling volunteers
We have another request for volunteers to assist with platypus monitoring along Enoggera Creek. Whether you're an early riser or prefer to watch the...  
SOWN logo March 2013
The SOWN Special General Meeting on Wednesday 6 March elected a new SOWN Secretary. Congratulations to Adam Richardt. The meeting agreed it was...  
SOWN logo Special General Meeting reminder
All SOWN members are urged to attend the Special General Meeting of Save Our Waterways Now. The meeting is 5-7pm Wednesday 6 March 2013 at the...  
SOWN logo Clean Up Australia Day 2013
This Sunday 3 March is Clean Up Australia Day. SOWN is running an event at Dawn Street Park in Ashgrove - where Ithaca Creek meets Coopers Camp...  
SOWN logo February 2013
A Special General Meeting of Save Our Waterways Now Inc will be held at 5-7pm on Wednesday 6 March 2013 at SOWN Environment Centre 98 Yoorala Street...  
Collect-a-cap milk bottle top Collect-a-cap campaign ending
The Paul's Collect-a-Cap campaign is ending. SOWN has to mail in all our remaining caps very soon to meet the delivery deadline of 31 December...  
SOWN logo It's time
Did the earth move for you? It should have. And it will. If you dig the environment you'll want to dig a hole in it and plant a locally native...  
Creek Rescue and Catchment Care (CRACC) What a great pizza party!
Our Annual General Meeting on Saturday 1 December was efficient, entertaining, but best of all brief - and soon the crowd descended on the massive...  
SOWN logo Annual General Meeting reminder
The SOWN annual general meeting is at 4pm tomorrow - Saturday 1 December at the SOWN Environment Centre 98 Yoorala Street The Gap. It will be...  
SOWN logo Christmas is coming
Christmas is coming in a big rush. And we are really getting into the spirit of things at SOWN. SOWN can solve all your Christmas gift dilemmas....  
SOWN logo November 2012
Save Our Waterways Now is working with Wildlife Queensland to support Platypus monitoring in Enoggera Creek. We need volunteers to help with the...  
SOWN logo A personal thank you from Dick Harding
Thank you to all the SOWN members who heeded the call to get planting. Nursery volunteer John Abbott sent this message: "Your personal plea and...  
SOWN logo A personal plea from Dick Harding, SOWN Nursery Stalwart
You need to get planting, people! It's confirmed the SOWN Nursery is officially full to the point of bursting. We desperately need members to get...  
SOWN logo Notice of Annual General Meeting 2012
The annual general meeting of Save Our Waterways Now will be held at 4pm on Saturday 1 December at the SOWN Environment Centre 98 Yoorala Street The...  
SOWN logo October 2012 - things are hotting up
As spring swings into summer SOWN has got heaps of activities planned. Check out our Sustainable Use of Weed Tree Timber (SUWTT) project - maybe you...  
SOWN logo September 2012
Koalas are not a common sight around The Gap, that means a koala sighting in the suburb is big news. SOWN's main aim is to rehabilitate our...  
SOWN logo Bush Food Micro Festival
It's so warm those native raspberries will be popping off the bushes. So why not join us for the Bush Food Micro Festival this Saturday 1...  
SOWN logo August 2012
It will soon be spring. So celebrate at one of these upcoming events. Thanks to all the SOWN members, friends and family who voted for us in the...  
SOWN logo Voting closes this Friday
If you haven't voted for SOWN in the People's Choice Awards, please vote now. The competition closes this Friday 10 August. Also, SOWN's...  
SOWN logo Special request
Biosecurity Queensland has put out a desperate plea for Manihot grahamii Ornamental Tapioca plants. Dr K. Dhileepan the Principal...  
SOWN logo National Tree Day reminder
Don't forget this Sunday 9am - 11:30am, we need your help to plant 2000 native plants for National Tree Day. We are asking everyone to bring a...  
SOWN logo National Tree Day 2012
The forecast for Sunday is fine, mostly sunny with a maximum of 21 degrees. Perfect weather for planting. This Sunday 29 July is National Tree Day...  
Community Champion NRMA People's Choice Award
SOWN needs your vote. Now! We have been shortlisted for the NRMA People's Choice Award. The Award would double a $10,000 grant. To vote you...  
SOWN logo July 2012
The nights are cool. The days are warm. The ground is still moist from recent rains. It's a perfect Brisbane winter. So why not get out into it...  
SOWN logo June 2012
Due to popular demand and as a fitting tribute to World Environment Day, SOWN Nursery will be open tomorrow Tuesday 5 June, 9am-12 noon. So come...  
SOWN logo BRAIN walk cancelled
The BRAIN walk scheduled for tomorrow, Sunday 3 June, is cancelled due to the weather prediction for rain and local thunder. We'll probably...  
SOWN logo It's BRAIN time
The guest speaker at BRAIN's quarterly meeting on Wednesday is SOWN director Robert Whyte. He'll showing his fabulous photos and talking about his...  
SOWN logo Grasses workshop this Sunday - book now
Distinguishing weedy grasses from native grasses can be a fairly tricky proposition. Hands up if you've pulled out barbed-wire grass by...  
SOWN logo May 2012
This Saturday 12 May 9-11am, there is a community planting at Glenella Street The Gap. We could really use your help as we revegetate rainforest...  
SOWN logo Special edition - for Botanical ID enthusiasts
This Sunday 29 April, BRAIN is testing a new interactive DVD key to rainforest plants. Places are strictly limited. As there are only 5 copies of...  
SOWN logo Upcoming Corporate Days - Volunteers Needed
Throughout April and May, we have an influx of corporate volunteers helping out at the SOWN nursery and on the creek. These corporate days are...  
SOWN logo Special Easter edition
The SOWN Nursery will be open this Easter Saturday 9-11am and there are lots of lovely plants waiting to go in the ground. We're overstocked with...  
SOWN logo Last days of March 2012
This Saturday 9-11am at Glenella Parklands The Gap please join us for a community planting. BRAIN (Brisbane Rainforest Action and Information...  
SOWN logo March 2012
SOWN's event for Clean Up Australia Day on 4 March was a huge success with 135 volunteers and 1257 plants in the ground. You MUST click the story...  
SOWN logo Urgent call for helpers on Clean Up Australia Day
SOWN urgently needs experienced bush carers to assist this Sunday on Clean up Australia Day, Sunday 4 March. Our creek ranger Emily Brash has...  
SOWN logo Expert to talk on rainforest weeds
South-East Queensland's number one weed expert Dr Sheldon Navie will give a talk at 7pm on Wednesday 29 February 2012 at the BRAIN meeting. Anyone...  
SOWN logo February 2012
It's been great weather for frogs so it's very appropriate SOWN's web site has several new pages about our local frogs. Thanks to Julia Squires and...  
SOWN logo Frog Society Work Bee this weekend
It's great weather for frogs. So give our green friends a hand by helping out at the Queensland Frog Society working bee this Sunday at Bowman...  
SOWN logo Invitation
SOWN members, family and friends are invited to attend the official opening of Trees (Wisdom of the Elders) an exhibition of artworks by Colin...  
SOWN logo Australia Day event cancelled
The community planting and fun day planned for Dawn Street Park on Australia Day Thursday 26 January 2012 has been cancelled. The event will be...  
SOWN logo January 2012
It's only January and already the fun has started. First up we are calling on experienced bush carers to assist with two community events in the...  
SOWN logo Are you wired?
Thanks to everyone who responded to the welcome rain and our jocular demands by coming to the nursery and taking plants. You were so good we have now...  
SOWN logo December 2011
Let this summer be fruitful and produce great quantities of seed for you, our members, to hand over to the nursery* in brown paper bags. These brown...  
SOWN logo Don't forget - Tis the season to be jolly
Please join us at the SOWN Christmas Party (and Annual General Meeting) this Saturday 3 December at the SOWN Environment Centre 98 Yoorala Street The...  
SOWN logo Notice of Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting of Save Our Waterways Now will be held at 4pm on Saturday 3 December at the SOWN Environment Centre 98 Yoorala Street The...  
SOWN logo BRAIN walk - slight change of plans
The BRAIN Christmas bush walk this Sunday 20 November has had a slight change of plans due to track closures. We are now meeting at 10am at The...  
SOWN logo November events reminder
On 27 November, the Yoorala Street Community Garden will present Gardening Australia expert Jerry Coleby-Williams speaking about "Low Carbon...  
SOWN logo Great Weeds, Batman! 
SOWN logo November 2011 newsletter
There are lots of great events coming up in the next month. See below for details. But first a plea, the SOWN Nursery desperately needs help...  
SOWN logo Wildlife display tomorrow evening
Come along to the second display of live animals by Martin Fingland from Geckoes Wildlife Presentations. Two weeks ago Martin did a terrific...  
SOWN logo Geckoes Wildlife Presentations reminder
Just a quick reminder the first Geckoes Wildlife presentation of live animals is on at the SOWN Environment Centre on Tuesday evening, 18...  
SOWN logo Wildlife displays and surveys
If you haven't been to a Geckoes Wildlife Presentation, have we got a treat for you! As part of our ongoing project to restore the Glenella...  
SOWN logo Nursery Open Day
The Save Our Waterways Now Nursery is having an Open Day on Wednesday 5 October from 9am to 12 noon. If you've never been there, this is...  
SOWN logo October events
If you are interested in understanding and restoring our local bushland there are lots of great activities in the next few weeks. This Sunday you...  
SOWN logo Glenella planting reminder
At Glenella Parklands SOWN will be holding our last major community planting for 2011. Please come along to help out. 
SOWN logo September 2011
If you are free this Saturday, Walton Bridge Bushcare Group could really use your help. Walton Bridge is celebrating World Parks Day by mulching...  
SOWN logo Late August 2011
If you haven't renewed your SOWN membership for 2011-2012, now is the time. SOWN membership is great value. You get regular e-news and a brilliant...  
SOWN logo National Tree Day 2011
If you only plant a tree once a year - this is the weekend to do it. SOWN is running two events for National Tree Day, one on Saturday 30 July at...  
Angus A brief plea for steel, pics, dirty pots and seed
First, we very sorry for the cloudburst of emails lately, it's just that so much great stuff is happening. We'll keep this one short, promise....  
SOWN logo July events
Northey Street City Farm is holding a community planting tomorrow. They are keen to encourage SOWN members to join in the fun. Details...  
SOWN logo 1. Spare computer anyone? 2. Weed while you walk!
This is 1. a quick note to ask around if anyone has an old Windows PC gathering dust - it needs to have Windows XP installed. We will put it to good...  
SOWN logo July Newsletter
The winter weather is beautiful, if a little dry, and there's plenty to do in the glorious outdoors for the bush care enthusiast. SOWN and our...  
Nursery Nursery stocktake & end-of-financial-year sale
Click on the stocktake story for details of our current list of plants available free to financial members. If you haven't paid your membership fees...  
ithaca Intact Ithaca Intact - June 2011
As we draw closer to the end of the Ithaca Intact project we would really like to hear how the creek in your backyard is doing. SOWN Director...  
SOWN logo June newsletter
This Sunday, enjoy the crisp winter weather by taking a botanical walk on Mount Nebo with Brisbane Rainforest Action and Information...  
SOWN logo Help the little froggies
Just a quick reminder that this Sunday 5 June is World Environment Day and SOWN is supporting the Queensland Frog Society work bee at Bowman Park in...  
SOWN logo Community events and botanical walk
Please come along to lend a hand at the Glenella Rainforest planting on Fish Creek, The Gap tomorrow Saturday 28 May, 9-11am. If you'd prefer to...  
SOWN logo Late May 2011
We've been polishing the wine glasses and tasting the vino to ensure a primo experience for the Vine and Cheese night at 7.30pm on Wednesday 25 May....  
SOWN logo May 2011
Help!!!! We need experienced bushcarers this Sunday. There is a major Ithaca Intact work bee for several adjoining yards backing onto the creek. They...  
SOWN logo Aladdin's Cave
The gear donated by AECOM, and accepted with warmest thanks, has now been sorted and is available for members to borrow from the nursery shed - from...  
SOWN logo April 2011
The SOWN Nursery will be closed over Easter. If you are intending to do any planting or working bees over the break, you will need to pick up...  
SOWN logo Planting this Saturday, Glenella St on Fish Creek 9:00am
Do you ever get sucked in by those pleas like the ones in in Wikipedia? They read something like "A personal plea from Jimmy Wales, founder of...  
SOWN logo March events reminder
SOWN is holding a free community workshop at 9am on Sunday 27 March at the Broncos. The workshop is particularly for people on Ithaca Creek but all...  
SOWN logo March 2011
Is it March already? SOWN has two events this Sunday for Clean up Australia Day. So come along and do your bit at either Woolcock Park Red Hill or...  
SOWN logo Replanting Fish Creek - planning meeting
This Sunday there will be a planning meeting for the replanting of Fish Creek, The Gap. The meeting will start at the Lions Shelter in Walton...  
SOWN logo Nursery hours
The SOWN nursery will be closed on Wednesday 26 January 2010 for the Australia Day holiday. However, it will be open on Friday 28 January from...  
SOWN logo January 2011 newsletter
SOWN Nursery has called on members to return wire trays urgently. Only eight trays remain at the nursery so we think that there are 60+ of the little...  
SOWN logo Nursery reopens Wednesday 19 January 2011
After a short break for urgent flood cleanup the SOWN nursery will be opening as usual on Wednesday mornings starting tomorrow 19 January 2011....  
SOWN logo Flood cleanup
SOWN activities are suspended until further notice due to flood cleanup. There will be some access to the nursery by arrangement and you are welcome...  
SOWN logo December 2010 newsletter
The rest of the world is slowing down but at SOWN we are still busy, busy, busy. Enoggera Creek Ranger, Emily Brash, is asking all bushcare...  
SOWN logo Christmas Party reminder
The SOWN Christmas Party (and AGM) is on this Saturday 4 December at 4pm. We'd love all members to come along to join in the celebrations. See...  
SOWN logo November Stop Press - Paid Work Opportunity
Bushcare Services need experienced field staff and supervisors both in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast. If anyone comes to mind that could be...  
SOWN logo November late edition
Experienced bushcarers are required to assist with a corporate working bee tomorrow Thursday 18 November, meeting at 8am in the carpark at 98 Yoorala...  
SOWN logo November newsletter
SOWN welcomes our new Creek Ranger, Emily Brash, who starts on Monday 15 November. Thanks also to Acting Creek Ranger, Andrew Wallace, for all...  
SOWN logo Lost and found
A set of 3 silver keys on a silver split ring were found at about 10am on Sunday 24 October in the area adjacent to the SOWN Environment...  
SOWN logo October newsletter
There are still places left at the 2010 BRAIN Rainforest Retreat, so click on the pretty bug below to book now. While on the topic of rainforest...  
SOWN logo Ithaca Intact is back!
Come along tomorrow, Sunday 17 October, between 8am and 12noon to an Ithaca Intact planting and information day at Glen Harding Park on Coopers Camp...  
NearMap Logo Follow your progress in NearMap
If you are having a cubby day and want to see your bushcare site on a recent sunny day, try NearMap. It's amazing! 
SOWN logo Yoorala Street Morning Tea - this Sunday
This Sunday morning 10:30am come along to the SOWN Environment Centre, 98 Yoorala Street The Gap, for morning tea with SOWN management committee...  
SOWN logo Rainforest Retreat reminder
Book before the end of the month for the BRAIN Rainforest Retreat and you can still claim the early bird discount. For only $220 including all...  
SOWN logo September newsletter
Don't delay, book now. The early bird registration for the BRAIN Rainforest Retreat is closing on 13 September 2010. So book today and save. BRAIN...  
Archimedes Thousands of reasons to get bushcaring
This is a small eNews with a very big announcement. We are delighted to be able to tell you SOWN was successful with grants for ITHACA INTACT as...  
SOWN logo August eNews
Bookings are now open for BRAIN's Rainforest Retreat on 6-7 November at Camp Constable on glorious Mount Glorious. Book now to avoid disappointment....  
SOWN logo National Tree Day
This Sunday joins thousands of Australians all over the country and plant a tree for National Tree Day. SOWN is planting at Purtell Park in Bardon...  
SOWN logo Reminder: Vine and Cheese
Don't forget this wednesday upcoming Vine and Cheese night on Wednesday 21 July 2010 at the SOWN Environment Centre on Yoorala Street. The...  
SOWN logo THE NODE Sown-Brain Newsletter, Winter 2010
As the days get longer and the Springs come earlier each year, our thoughts turn to saving our natural environment before it melts down into slag or vapourises off into space. Of particular note is the upcoming Vine and Cheese night on Wednesday 21 July 2010 at the SOWN Environment...  
SOWN logo Special Announcement :: Discussion Group Move
We are closing down the old BRAIN discussion list at Yahoo and moving to a better system at Google Groups. This will be an OPT IN group. That means...  
SOWN logo Ithaca Creek People
You might see some council folk wandering along the creek in the next few weeks. Work is currently underway letter box dropping in the Ithaca...  
SOWN logo June newsletter
The time has come for all good people to come to the aid of SOWN. The call has gone out. The SOWN Nursery needs more volunteers, especially for...  
SOWN logo May events
If you are looking around for interesting activities in May, go no further. SOWN has 2 great events to tempt you - a presentation of live animals and...  
SOWN logo Rain next week! Get your plants now! 
SOWN logo Don't forget to come "Back to Yoorala Street"
This Saturday 17 April come "Back to Yoorala Street" to start the process of rebuilding the Yoorala Street bush care site and honor Vera and Fred...  
SOWN logo Back to Yoorala Street
Please join us for "Back to Yoorala Street" on Saturday 17 April to start the process of rebuilding the Yoorala Street bush care site and honor Vera...  
SOWN logo Clean Up Australia Day 2010
SOWN is supporting two Clean Up Australia Day events on Enoggera Creek and Ithaca Creek on Sunday 7 March. The events are at 7.45am at Walton Bridge...  
SOWN logo Are our Creek Rangers really biodiverse?
You can find out by attending the annual Creek Ranger forum in June. This year's forum will focus on biodiversity to coincide with the 2010...  
SOWN logo Sharpen up for bushcare in 2010
Feeling a bit dull? Need to get a new edge to attack the weeds? Then be at the SOWN nursery this Saturday morning! Give your bushcare tools a new...  
SOWN logo It's time! Get out there and plant!
Finally. A soaking rain to make the ground squidgy and squodgy and ready to plant into. No excuses! Put a bit of living carbon into the moist earth,...  
SOWN logo Christmas Party (and AGM) reminder
This Saturday at 4pm the place to be is the SOWN Environment Centre, 98 Yoorala Street The Gap, for the SOWN AGM followed by our Christmas...  
SOWN logo Christmas Party (and AGM)
This year our traditional brief AGM will be followed by seasonal festivities. This is the big once-a-year catchup and celebration for all SOWN...  
SOWN logo Bush Food Workshop
The final workshop of the year is at Boondall Wetlands Environment this Sunday, 22 November. Dale Chapman will be demonstrating and instructing bush...  
Nursery STOCKTAKE SALE! All plants free! Two for the price of none!
Here are the latest plant numbers (follow the link below). The census data was gathered in tray to tray visits and extensive interviews with nursery...  
SOWN November News
SOWN's nursery caught up with the rest of the developed world recently, with electricity finally being connected after 15 years at the site. The...  
2009 BRAIN Rainforest Workshops 2009's Penultimate Brain Workshop
Second last chance to attend the Rainforest Series Workshops for this year. The last one of course is Bush Tucker, and being held in a restaurant so...  
SOWN logo Plant a tree (or even two) for Arbor Day this Sunday!! 
Image  Sue Sweeney Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 License. Help save our plants!
We have been struggling to keep plants alive in the Nursery because of our weird weather in the past few days/weeks. If you can help hand watering...  
Planting Guide The plants have arrived! But we are low on trays!
We ordered the following plants for SOWN members to replant Habitat Brisbane sites and most have arrived. They are healthy, bursting out of their...  
SOWN logo Wondering what to do this weekend?
Spring is definitely in the air! So if you are wondering what to do with all this warm weather then here's a few upcoming events to tempt you out of...  
Rainforest Workshops  
SOWN logo National Tree Day this weekend!  
SOWN logo Lomandras ready for planting in storm/flood damaged sites
As you know, plants from our nursery are FREE to financial SOWN members to plant in their bushcare sites. Follow the link below to find out how to...  
SOWN logo Plant a tree and meet the Broncos this Saturday!
Trying to organise something for the kids to do this weekend? Then help Ithaca Creek 'Go Green' and come along to a FREE morning of tree planting,...  
SOWN logo Don't miss Workshop 3: Propagation of Local Rainforest Plants
Workshop 3: Propagation of Local Rainforest Plants will be vital for all those involved In local revegetation. Book online. 
SOWN logo Last chance to 'Get Connected'!!
Need new volunteers for your bushcare group? Come along and learn innovative ways to attract young people and those from other cultures to the SOWN...  
SOWN logo SOWN/BRAIN events you won't want to miss!
If you've been wondering what to do this June, then look no further! Follow the links below to find out more about fungi, discover the mysteries of...  
SOWN logo Corporate Fun Day now "Clean up and Rescue" 
SOWN logo Can you help on May 29?
Click the thumbnail or title for more information on this event. 
corbie st thumbnail It's a SOWN BBQ just for YOU! 
SOWN logo Wire trays, again!
We know this is very late notice but if you happen to have any of the nursery's wire trays we would love them back so please drop them back Sat...  
SOWN logo Seen any good platypus lately?
A few places are still available at this Thursday night's workshop on platypus. Come along and find out all about SOWN's mascot from local platypus...  
2009 BRAIN Rainforest Workshops Rainforest workshop #1 this Sunday, last chance to book
We're finalising the number for this Sunday's BRAIN workshop with Bill McDonald. We have a decent-sized room so there are plenty of places. Book now...  
SOWN logo Not waving... DROWNING in dirty tubes!
The realisation has finally sunk in! The Nursery isn't waving - it's DROWNING - in dirty tubes! Despite 1000s & 1000s being washed over the past few...  
SOWN logo Book now!! - Best practice weed whacking workshop 5 April
There are still some places available for the Best Practice Weed Whacking Worshop on Sunday the 5th of April. Presenters include Kathy Stephens from...  
Planting Guide The Node (SOWN/BRAIN Newsletter) Autumn 2009
With the rains of recent times plants have been moving out of the nursery at an unprecendented rate, about 1000 a week. Come and get some for your...  
SOWN logo Nursery volunteers (again, email link fixed now!)
Sorry to send you this twice, but we discovered the email link to respond wasn't working. It's been fixed now thanks to a member who rang in. RE:...  
SOWN logo Nursery opening after Christmas - update! (Our Bad!)
Sorry about the double up this eNews, but we made a mistake. The Nursery is opening again for collecting plants (free for members) THIS SATURDAY...  
SOWN logo Desperately seeking wire trays for tubes
The nursery has run out of wire trays (the ones that hold 60 tubes). If you have any wire trays left over from planting, please drop them into the...  
SOWN logo Reminder: SOWN AGM and SOWN/ BRAIN Christmas Party
Don't forget the SOWN AGM at 4pm this Saturday, at the SOWNy Club, 98 Yoorala St The Gap. The broken trees have been cleared off the road, so we can...  
SOWN logo SOWN AGM, joint SOWN/ BRAIN Christmas Party, storm & flood updates
Due to the storms and floods, the plans for the BRAIN Christmas party have been changed and now it is being held jointly with the SOWN Christmas...  
SOWN logo The most fun you can have with a mini-mattock
Yes it's a planting. We are celebrating Arbor Day this Saturday 25 October with a planting at Purtell Park. Details below. Also in this bulletin,...  
SOWN logo Help! Nursery desperately seeking tubes!
If you have any tubes or trays left over from recent plantings, please return them to the Nursery for re-use. As we gear up for a planting season...  
SOWN logo Upcoming events you won't want to miss! 
SOWN logo Mangroves to Mountains (new edition)
Glenn Leiper, one of the authors of the new edition of "Mangroves to Mountains" has sent a special invitation to members of BRAIN and SOWN for the...  
SOWN logo Exclusive event at Government House - members only
Numbers limited to 50 - RSVPs essential 9-11am Saturday 12 July The Governor of Queensland has asked local landcare groups to assist with advice...  
SOWN logo Ithaca Intact Update
Ithaca Intact is soon to be one year old! Launched in June 2007, the project is focussed on engaging local community in restoration activities along...  
glove Habitat Brisbane Open Day 18th May
As part of Habitat Brisbane Day, SOWN has several events across the catchment. These are a mix of meet and greet, tours, kids drawing, morning teas...  
BRAIN Planting Rainforest Planting, Banks Street Reserve this Sunday
This is our big SOWN/BRAIN planting event for the first half of 2008. We hope to plant 2000 trees on the day! What! That's insane! (we hear you...  
Brain Meeting SOWN events not to miss 
creek in flood Summer 08 - eNews
This edition of the SOWN eNews is a bumper one, chock full of news and events. 
glove SOWN events for February 2008
The holidays are over, the rain is falling, the creeks are flowing and the plants (and the weeds!) are growing. So it's time to head back out for a...  
SOWN logo It's time to plant! Come to the Nursery this Saturday!
With recent rains the ground is moist, the creeks are running and it's time to come and get plants for your site. Mark Crocker will be at the Nursery...  
acacia fimbriata tubestock Wanted! Empty tubes and plant trays!
The recent return of the long wet summer has been terrific for planting, and lots of stock has been moving out of the SOWN nursery. Unfortunately not...  
SOWN logo AGM reminder, and special SOWNy club request
This is a reminder for the AGM this Saturday. It's our first meeting in the SOWNy Club so we really would like a great turnout. If you can't make it...  
SOWN logo 2007 Annual Volunteers' Cricket Day
Do you want free tickets to the cricket to watchthe Queensland Bulls take on the Victorian Bushrangers in an exciting day/night match to be played at...  
SOWN logo 2007 Annual Volunteers' Cricket Day
The 2007 Volunteer Cricket day is a fantastic free event that volunteers, their family and friends can all enjoy. Ordering tickets online is an easy...  
SOWN logo Dragonflies, Plant Labels, Nursery Hours, Calendars
Brisbane Forest Park on Sun 18 November 2007, 10:30am - 12:30pm A 2 hour explore with Ric Nattrass, author of the recently published Field Guide...  
SOWN logo POSTPONED: Weed ID and Planting Days, Bardon Esplanade, 15th & 18th November
The weed ID and planting days at the intersection of Simpsons Rd and Bardon Esplanade, orginally planned for the 15th and 18th of November, have been...  
SOWN logo AGM date change, Sowny Club Cleanup, Brain Meeting
Due to the election being on the 24 November attendance at the SOWN was a problem for many people on that day. Therefore we have moved it to 2 weeks...  
The Green Book Rainforest Climbing Plants - Special Offer
Special offer $35 (RRP $40) out November 2007 A field guide to the identification of climbing plants in rainforest in Victoria, New South Wales...  
SOWN logo Special Nursery eNews
With the rain (not enough but welcome) SOWN members are thinking of planting, and stock has been moving fast. But there's plenty there, so please...  
SOWN logo September 2007 eNews 
SOWN logo ITHACA INTACT position available: Part-Time Project Coordinator
SOWN is seeking an independent contractor or service provider to undertake the role of Project Coordinator for Ithaca Intact. The initial contract...  
SOWN logo Annual Restoration Celebration on Sunday 12th August at Anstead Bushland Reserve, Anstead.
The 2007 Annual Restoration Celebration is on Sunday 12th August at Anstead Bushland Reserve, Anstead. The celebration will include a free catered...  
Brisbane's Most Wanted New episode of SOWN TV
Here is a link to the latest in SOWN TV (on Google Video). Don't forget National Tree Day this Sunday. We will be taking cash for membership...  
SOWN logo We're recruiting for Green Corps - 10 paid environmental jobs up for grabs
Do you know any 17-20 year olds living in or near Enoggera catchment who would like a paid training job (6 months) with Green Corps? SOWN in...  
glove National Tree Day - 29 July 2007
This SOWN newsletter is the first for a while, as we have been doing a lot of work on our member database. We have imported BRAIN members and at last...  
SOWN logo Volunteers Needed for Ithaca Intact Launch this Sunday
Staffing SOWN stall from 10am to 12pm Staffing SOWN stall from 12pm to 2pm Assisting our Children's Artist during the day Marshalling traffic for...  
Ithaca Intact Ithaca Intact Launch
On Sunday June 3, SOWN will celebrate the launch of Ithaca Intact with a Family Fun Day at Bowman Park in Bardon. The Family Fun Day is co-hosted...  
New Creek Group Meeting this Sunday 
SOWN logo SOWN Membership Renewal Now Due
This is a gentle reminder that you have yet to renew your SOWN membership for the current financial year. As a local community environmental...  
SOWN logo Images of Enoggera Creek
SOWN has two great photographic exhibitions on display in Brisbane Square Library this month. You can check them out on Level 2 of the Library for...  
SOWN logo BRAIN /SOWN planting & book talk Banks St Reserve 13 May
On Sunday, May 13 at 1:30 p.m. we are going to put 150 plants in the ground* at Banks Street Reserve, Newmarket. Entry is by the top gate in...  
SOWN logo SOWN Planting this Sunday
Come along with all the family. and help us celebrate the final planting on our Community Water Grant Site at the Fursman Estate, The Gap. Meet...  
SOWN logo April 2007 eNews - Help with Gossip needed
We urgently need someone to help with our GOSSIP activities while Gayle is away for a month. It needs to be someone who can spare a couple of hours...  
SOWN logo Autumn E-News
SOWN have another action packed year in store for our members and friends in 2007. We have just announced our new Ithaca Intact project and released...  
SOWN logo SOWN Merchandise Order
Impress your friends with SOWN's groovy range of bushcare-friendly shirts and accessories. Please see our merchandise order form below and email...  
SOWN logo We need your kids to star on Puzzle Play - Network TEN's new preschool show
We apologise for re-sending this email - our previous message had an incorrect date. We would love you and your children to be involved in our...  
SOWN logo Work along Enoggera Creek
You may notice council undertaking some work on the creek adjacent to or on your respective patches over the coming weeks. During this time,...  
SOWN logo What are our worst weeds?
"So many weeds, what should I be worried about most?" we hear you ask. The answer is the new filters we have applied to the weeds page (follow...  
SOWN logo SOWN TV SERIES 1 - now online
Sown TV SERIES 1 is the first 7 episodes, being: 1. Crowbar Planting 2. Dutchmans Pipe - The Killer from Brazil 3. Easter Cassia - The Dreaded...  
SOWN logo Climate Change Presentation this Thursday evening...
All are very welcome to attend the Ashgrove Climate Action Group information / education presentation. Meeting time: 7PM Thursday, 15 February,...  
SOWN logo Plants in Stock
Click the thumbnail or the title to view the stocktake figures. 
SOWN logo Weeds to whack
Our "Weeds to Whack" section has grown recently, with more weeds, better descriptions and better photos. As well, we have added the "filters"...  
SOWN logo Celebrate 20 years on the Creek by SOWN and forerunners
Did you know that the Enoggera Creek Committee (which with other groups became SOWN) will be 20 years old this Australia Day? Come along to...  
SOWN logo Insurance Matters
Follow the link to read the article and its attached documents. 
SOWN logo It's raining!
It's raining as I write this. So far this year in the first four days of January 56mm has fallen into Fred Moffett's rain gauge at Yoorala Street...  
SOWN logo Community Planting at Sherwood Arboretum this Sunday 19 November
Brisbane Rainforest Action Information Network (BRAIN), Save Our Waterways Now (SOWN) and Friends of Sherwood Arboretum Association (FOSAA) along...  
SOWN logo Weed Mapping and Prioritisation Workshop
The Kedron Brook Catchment Branch of the Wildlife Preservation Society of Qld would like to invite catchment group representatives to a workshop to...  
SOWN logo Free tickets - Qld Bulls VS Victoria Day/Night Cricket 
SOWN logo Wild Watch Workshops
Come along and learn new skills from recognised experts in the field including Dr Kev Warburton and Adrian Caneris. It is also a great opportunity to...  
SOWN logo Butterflies and SOWN Merchandise
The SOWN Butterfly Festival is on this Sunday 30 October at Woolcock Park, Red Hill from 10am - 3pm. Activities are free and include...  
SOWN logo Your Help is Needed and Grab a Fab Shirt While You're at It!
Spring is in the air and with spring comes butterflies and lots of them! Sunday 29 October SOWN will be celebrating with the Butterfly Festival at Woolcock Park, Red Hill from 10 to 3pm. We would greatly appreciate volunteers to help staff the SOWN display on the day. There will be two shifts...  
SOWN logo SOWN events this week 
SOWN logo October Events 
SOWN logo Special announcement - SOWN wins $10,000 NAB AWARD 
SOWN logo Back orders - Grasses and PFF books have now arrived
All those who are still waiting delivery of their orders of books please email me (click the link at right) to tell me how you would like to pick...  
SOWN logo Members urged to attend important AGM
SOWN's Annual General Meeting at 4pm on Saturday 30 September 2006 will consider new rules of association. The meeting will be held at 917 Waterworks...  
SOWN logo Two great opportunities to promote the work of SOWN
SOWN needs your help on Sunday 3rd and Sunday 10th September. The Ashgrove 150th Community Festival will be held on 3 September from...  
SOWN logo Cat's Caw Harvest event this weekend and NEWSFLASH! SOWN Joint winner 2006 Landcare Innovation Award
This Saturday 26 August at 3pm we are gathering at the high bridge (across from the substation) on Riaweena Street (near Illowra St ....) What...  
SOWN logo Plants in Stock, and news about the books pickup.
You can see the latest plants in stock by following the link below. It's great to see the expanding diversity. They are listed in order of quantity...  
SOWN logo Get clicking down the creek 
SOWN logo Members Only Special - two superb books including CD for only $15
We have just received a shipment of books from Nullum Publications (Penny Watsford & Margaret Elliott). These are a "must have" especially as members...  
SOWN logo SOWN Creek News Winter Edition
Welcome to the Winter edition of SOWN Creek News. This edition includes valuable information on drought tolerant plants and includes an update...  
ThumbnailPosterComp Poster Comp Winners and Insect Workshop
Poster Comp: Check out the beautiful posters SOWN received during our recent poster comp. We had lots of great entries so have posted the winners...  
Care for You Creek - Poster Competition
Attention all 8-12 year olds! You can win $900 in prizes - all you have to do is draw an A4 size poster showing a healthy creek scene. This...  
SOWN logo Website Training Workshop
SOWN are running a Website training workshop for members on Saturday the 20th May from 10am to 12pm. During this 2 hour workshop our Vice...  
SOWN SOWN Creek News Autumn Edition
Welcome to the Autumn edition of SOWN Creek News. This edition is chock-full of information to keep you up to date with what's happening in the...  
SOWN logo SOWN Update
Hi Members, The SOWN nursery team are running low on supplies of both black plant gro-tubes and wire trays. If you have any tubes or trays...  
SOWN logo Invitation to Community Weed Forum and Eucalypt Identification Workshop
SOWN members will be able to start 2006 on a high with some great training events and forums hosted by SOWN and Brisbane City Council. On the...  
SOWN logo SOWN E-News Summer Edition (December 05)
Welcome to the inaugural edition of the SOWN E-news. We have recently updated our website and are delighted to be able to keep our members and...  
SOWN logo Pics from the AGM, butterfly walk BFP
After a few teething problems the membership module and newsletter seem to be working well. There are a few emails we will have to hunt down, ...  
SOWN logo Web Member database, AGM, Christmas Party
Karen at Geraldine's office has kindly added our member list to the web site database, and this means we are able to send you this email.