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WHAT Training Workshop: Physical and chemical monitoring
The next event in the Waterway Health Assessment Training (WHAT) program will cover the use of an Horiba multi-probe to measure the physical and chemical properties of waterways.

This training is for catchment group members only and numbers are limited to 15 people. The event is fully catered for morning tea and lunch.

Time: Sunday, 27th May 2018, 8.45 am - 2.00 pm
Location: Downfall Creek Bushland Centre, 815 Rode Rd, McDowall

Please RSVP to the BCC Creek Catchment Officers at 07 34038888 or CCOfficers@brisbane.qld.gov.au

Three Mile Scrub Bushcare Group Working Bee
SOWN members are invited to join corporate volunteers from SUNCORP in planting rainforest species on a newly prepared creek bank at Quandong Park.

Time: Friday 1 June, 9.00 am to 12.00 noon.
Place: meet near the bridge in Quandong Park, Quandong Street Ashgrove.
Please bring a hat, sturdy boots and water.


SOWN Nursery Stocktake - March 2018
A stocktake of plants (tubestock) in the SOWN Nursery was undertaken on 28 March 2018. The nursery was holding 17,702 tubestock plants.

If you would like to see the range of species and numbers of plants available in the nursery at that date, click on the heading above. All of these plants are native to the Enoggera Creek catchment. 

SOWN joins Australian Association of Bush Regenerators
At the first Committee meeting for 2018, SOWN decided to join the Australian Association of Bush Regenerators (AABR).

The aims of AABR are to promote the study and practice of ecological restoration and to foster and encourage effective management of natural areas.

AABR has an excellent website with many guidelines on bush regeneration practices that you can access by clicking on the heading above. 

New SOWN President and Management Committee Elected
At the SOWN AGM on 9 December, a new President and Management Committee were elected.

John Abbott has replaced Leo Lee as SOWN President. Members thanked Leo for his leadership, inspiration and good humour over the past three years.

The full list of SOWN office bearers and Management Committee members is as follows:
President - John Abbott
Vice President - John Perkins
Secretary - John Rohde
Treasurer - Derek Simpson
Committee members are: Leo Lee; Mick Bruhwiller; Di Glynn; Kerry Williamson; Peter Hale; Pru Gibbs; Chris Galbraith; Andrew Galbraith; Steve Toomey and Samantha Penman.

Congratulations to all.

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.

Lynn Swan volunteering for SOWN Nursery

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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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.