Members Meeting 10:30am Saturday 19 July 2014
Twenty seven members attended our last meeting to hear about the Birds and the Bees. Next meeting will feature a guest speaker and our own John R and his Lugg Street Site
All members and friends welcome!
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
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.
Suncorp Corporate Day Friday 16 May 2014
Suncorp staff and SOWN members joined forces to help weed and clean up two sites at Newmarket. Trevor Ozanne supervised seven Suncorp and five SOWN members in the cleanup behind the Newmarket Bowls Club and Quandong Street.
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.
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.
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.
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.
FIND YOUR LOCAL SOWN GROUP
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.