COMING EVENTS

Rapid Appraisal of Riparian Condition (RARC) Training
Riparian vegetation is a key contributor to waterway health. This training session will cover the theoretical and practical elements of the RARC methodology.

Presenter: Donovan Sharp from Terrestria
When: Sunday, 2 July, 9.00am - 4.00pm
Where: Downfall Creek Bushland Centre.
Cost: Free to catchment group members and lunch is provided
Host: Brisbane City Council

RSVP: By Tuesday 27th June to Michael Thorley, ccofficers@brisbane.qld.gov.au

Spider walk, BYO picnic and book signing - 25 June
Rob Whyte and Anne Jones have organised a spider walk, BYO picnic and book signing at Walton Bridge Reserve, The Gap, to celebrate the launch of 'A Field Guide to Spiders of Australia (CSIRO Publishing) by Rob Whyte and Greg Anderson.

Date: 25 June 2017
Time: 11.00 am to 2.00 pm
Place: Walton Bridge Reserve. Picnic and walk will be in the park on the north, city side.

Rob's spider book will be available for purchase and signing by the author.

All SOWN members and friends are welcome.

You can find out more about the book at www.arachne.org.au.

NEWS ITEMS

'This Week by the Creek' - May e-news bulletin
The latest '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.
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Membership cards are needed to collect plants from SOWN Nursery
The SOWN nursery has become a victim of its own success.

It is clear that a significant number of non-members have been taking advantage of our generosity and making no contribution to SOWN.

Free plants will only be made available to current SOWN financial members, who must present their membership card and member number to take plants or borrow equipment.

Membership cards can be collected from the nursery with proper identification.

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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PLANTING GUIDES
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.