Creek Health Monitoring Program - More Volunteers are Needed
The next round of SOWN's twice yearly Enoggera Catchment Creek Health Monitoring Program will be held on Sunday 15 May, starting at 8.30 am.
We will be surveying fish, invertebrates and water quality at six sites on Enoggera, Ithaca and Fish Creeks.
We need some more volunteers for the survey. No experience is necessary. You will be amazed at the critters we find. So, if you have never had the chance to go fishing in your local creek, please come along and join us. You will have fun and help the environment.
If you want to come, please contact Leo on 0409 536 533.
For current participants, you will be contacted by a separate email with more details.
SOWN Special General Meeting and Member's Meeting
Date: Saturday 21 May 2016 at 10.00 am.
Location: Twahamwe Cottage, 57 Paten Road, The Gap.
The purpose of the Special General Meeting is to elect two trustees of the SOWN Environment Fund. Chris Galbraith and Steve Toomey have been nominated and are qualified to hold these positions.
For the Member's Meeting, our speaker will be Tamara Taylor. Tamara will tell us about the project to save the rare and endangered Gossia gonoclada - the Angle-stemmed Myrtle. This tree once occurred in the Three Mile Scrub and would be of use in current plans to regenerate the scrub.
The Members Meeting will follow the Special General Meeting. Morning tea will be provided but please bring a plate if you can. Everyone is welcome.
For more information contact Leo on 0409 536 533
Things that Go Bump in the Night - Gliders, Bush Stone-curlews and Feral Foxes
Brisbane City Council invites SOWN members and the public to the next Brisbane Biodiversity Seminar. Hear three expert speakers talk about the above topics.
Date: Tuesday 17 May 2016, 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm.
Place: Chermside Library Meeting Room, BCC North Regional Business centre, 960 Gympie Road, Chermside.
BOOKINGS are required through BCC on 3178 6767.
For more information see the attached flyer.
Springbrook Rainforest Rescue
Please see the attached eNewsletter from the Australian Rainforest Conservation Society (ARCS). They are seeking urgent financial assistance with the purchase of a rainforest corridor at Springbrook.
The document is a pdf so the links will not work. If you wish to donate please go to the ARCS website at www.rainforest.org.au.
'This Week by the Creek' Newsletter
The attached 'This Week by the Creek' newsletter is from the Brisbane City Council Creek Catchment Team.
It includes coming events and training and funding opportunities for catchment groups.
Please note that the attached document is a pdf so that blue links will not work.
If you want to follow up on items, please contact the relevant groups or the BCC Creek Catchment Team. See BCC contact details at the end of the newsletter.
Please return your wire trays
If you have any wire trays and you can return them to the SOWN nursery, please do so asap.
This is a recurring problem and failure to return these trays impedes our capacity to grow plants and to supply them to you.
Trays can be left at the nursery gate at any time, they will be cleared by nursery volunteers throughout the week. Please help us to help you. We could buy more trays by implementing a deposit scheme, but this would be an unnecessary inconvenience to you and the nursery volunteers.
New Cold Room Arrives
Our New Cold Room has arrived and we are happy. Thanks to a BCC Suburban Initiative Grant obtained through The Gap Ward with the help of Cr Steve Toomey we can replace the three door fridge that currently holds our seed bank. We can improve our seed bank by increasing capacity, maintaining a constant environment and lower cost with increased efficiency of insulation.
How much fun can you have on a Saturday morning?
We need more volunteers to help staff the SOWN Plant Nursery on a Saturday morning. It's only for two hours every couple of months and it's a seriously great place to hang out amongst the plants.
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 west.
The SOWN nursery provides plants free to members. Nursery opening hours are as follows:
Saturdays 9.00 am to 11.00 am; and
Wednesdays 8.30 am to 12.30 pm.
FIND YOUR LOCAL SOWN CATCHMENT GROUP
SOWN has volunteer catchment groups working on creek restoration throughout the Enoggera catchment including along Enoggera Creek, Fish Creek and Ithaca Creek. Look here to find the group nearest to you.
These planting guides will help you choose the best local native plants for your regeneration site or garden. You can also visit the "Plants To Plant" section using the site navigation.