Aussie Backyard Bird Count
The Aussie Backyard Bird Count is on again from 23 to 29 October 2017!
You can count the birds you see in a 20 minute period in you own backyard, a friend's backyard, your favourite revegetation site on the creek, or anywhere really.
Don't forget to REGISTER for the bird count beforehand with BirdLife Australia and get more information by following the attached link.
Enoggera Catchment Creek Health Monitoring Program
The Enoggera Catchment Creek Health Monitoring Program is on again on Sunday morning 12 November. If you are already involved in the survey, you will receive an email from Leo Lee. Please come along at 8.00 am to your allocated monitoring site.
If you would like to join in and see what fish and other critters live in your local creek, please contact Leo on 0409 536 533.
Ferns of the Rainforest Workshop
You are invited to join BRAIN (Brisbane Rainforest Action & Information Network) and fern expert, Peter Bostock, for a one-day workshop on Ferns of the Rainforest.
When: Sunday 12 November 2017
Time: 10.00 am (all day)
Where: Mt Nebo Community Hall
Cost: $44 (incl GST) Includes morning tea and a light lunch
The day will commence with an information session presented by Peter in the morning. After lunch participants will join Peter and BRAIN for a field excursion to Manorina and the Thylogale Track.
For more information, please email Marina Novak at email@example.com.
Numbers for this workshop are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. To register, please complete the attached form and follow the payment instructions.
Notice of Annual General meeting of SOWN
SOWN members and interested community members are invited to attend the 2017 Annual General Meeting of SOWN. Light refreshments will be served after the meeting.
Time: Saturday 9 December at 4.00 pm.
Place: Twahamwe Cottage in Paten Park, 57 Paten Road, The Gap
Please come along to help celebrate the achievements of our local catchment group in 2017.
'This Week by the Creek' - September e-news bulletin
The September 'This Week by the Creek' e-news bulletin from our partners at the BCC Creek Catchments Program is attached.
It includes upcoming events, training opportunities, grants available and news and information. Just click on the Catchments Program logo.
SOWN Nursery Stocktake August 2017
A stocktake of plants (tubestock) in the nursery was undertaken on 2 August 2017 and showed that we are holding over 21,400 plants.
If you would like to see the range of species and numbers of plants available in the nursery, click on the heading above. All of these plants are native to the Enoggera catchment.
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.
Saturday morning nursery volunteers are needed!
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 9.00 am to 12.30 pm.
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.
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.