SOWN eNews June 2021

SOWN eNews June 2021

In this issue: SOWN Media needs you. Green Notes #1 Lugg Street Community Event Entwined Plants and People National Tree Day notice Click on this link to view issue.  

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Pics from the AGM, butterfly walk BFP

After a few teething problems the membership module and newsletter seem to be working well. There are a few emails we will have to hunt down, because they were either unknown or wrong, but apart from that, we're able to send out jolly messages to you all at the drop...

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SOWN E-News Summer Edition (December 05)

Welcome to the inaugural edition of the SOWN E-news. We have recently updated our website and are delighted to be able to keep our members and friends up to date by our regular electronic bulletins. This edition should have plenty to keep you interested during these...

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SOWN Update

Seeds, trays, tubes and our website! Hi Members, The SOWN nursery team are running low on supplies of both black plant gro-tubes and wire trays. If you have any tubes or trays around your place, please return them to the SOWN nursery. Our opening hours are 8am to 12pm...

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SOWN Creek News Autumn Edition

Welcome to the Autumn edition of SOWN Creek News. This edition is chock-full of information to keep you up to date with what's happening in the Enoggera Creek catchment in the coming quarter. This edition includes articles on weeds to watch out for in the catchment,...

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Website Training Workshop

Unlock the mysteries of web design and add YOUR contribution to our website SOWN are running a Website training workshop for members on Saturday the 20th May from 10am to 12pm. During this 2 hour workshop our Vice President (and web designer) Rob Whyte will instruct...

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Care for You Creek – Poster Competition

Win $900 in prizes! Attention all 8-12 year olds! You can win $900 in prizes - all you have to do is draw an A4 size poster showing a healthy creek scene. This poster competition is an initiative of Bardon State School's 25th Anniversary Mayfair and all proceeds go to...

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Poster Comp Winners and Insect Workshop

Look at the winning posters or register for a free workshop Poster Comp: Check out the beautiful posters SOWN received during our recent poster comp. We had lots of great entries so have posted the winners and finalists here for you to enjoy. Insect Workshop: The...

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SOWN Creek News Winter Edition

Winter Newsletter Welcome to the Winter edition of SOWN Creek News. This edition includes valuable information on drought tolerant plants and includes an update of our online plant database. We would also like to remind our members about some of the great events and...

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Get clicking down the creek

Focus On Creeks, Photographic Competition - SOWN are hosting the inaugural 'Focus on Creeks' digital photo competition. We have some great prizes to give away and would love to see YOUR photos of the Enoggera Creek catchment. To enter, get clicking down the creek,...

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Plants in Stock, and news about the books pickup.

You can see the latest plants in stock by following the link below. It's great to see the expanding diversity. They are listed in order of quantity in stock. Also, my apologies to those who were unable to pick up their copies of "Grasses" and "Plants of the Forest...

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Two great opportunities to promote the work of SOWN

Volunteers needed to staff SOWN stall for 2 events SOWN needs your help on Sunday 3rd and Sunday 10th September. The Ashgrove 150th Community Festival will be held on 3 September from 11.00am-3.00pm at Ashgrove Sports Ground off Yoku Road, Ashgrove. SOWN will be...

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Members urged to attend important AGM

SOWN's Annual General Meeting at 4pm on Saturday 30 September 2006 will consider new rules of association. The meeting will be held at 917 Waterworks Road The Gap. Secretary Anne Jones said the new rules reflected SOWN's current objectives and would assist in...

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Back orders – Grasses and PFF books have now arrived

All those who are still waiting delivery of their orders of books please email me (click the link at right) to tell me how you would like to pick them up, either from me at home, at Nursery, or at ToadShow. New orders welcome. I have 6 Forest Floor and about 10...

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October Events

From Marsupials to Plantings to Butterflies October should be renamed 'Chocktober' with all the events SOWN have planned. First up is Martin Fingland presenting a marsupial talk (and live animal display) for SOWN members and their families on the evening of Thursday...

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SOWN events this week

Come and see Critter's on Thursday night and plant trees on Sunday Banks Street Reserve Planting - This event is will be held on Sunday 15th October and is a follow up weeding and planting from our National Tree Day event. Bring the family and come along for a great...

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Your Help is Needed and Grab a Fab Shirt While You’re at It!

BIG, BOLD Butterfly Festival! Spring is in the air and with spring comes butterflies and lots of them! Sunday 29 October SOWN will be celebrating with the Butterfly Festival at Woolcock Park, Red Hill from 10 to 3pm. We would greatly appreciate volunteers to help...

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Butterflies and SOWN Merchandise

Butterfly Festival - Bring the family and have a great day out The SOWN Butterfly Festival is on this Sunday 30 October at Woolcock Park, Red Hill from 10am - 3pm. Activities are free and include rock-climbing, childrens butterfly garden, indigenous games, live animal...

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Wild Watch Workshops

Get Wild! Come along and learn new skills from recognised experts in the field including Dr Kev Warburton and Adrian Caneris. It is also a great opportunity to network with other community groups and have some fun out in the field as well. Apart from learning to spot,...

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Weed Mapping and Prioritisation Workshop

Weed Mapping and Prioritisation Workshop The Kedron Brook Catchment Branch of the Wildlife Preservation Society of Qld would like to invite catchment group representatives to a workshop to present preliminarly results of the Kedron Brook Remnant Vegetation Assessment...

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Community Planting at Sherwood Arboretum this Sunday 19 November

Brisbane Rainforest Action Information Network (BRAIN), Save Our Waterways Now (SOWN) and Friends of Sherwood Arboretum Association (FOSAA) along with BCC Habitat Brisbane staff, invite bushcare volunteers to a planting of local rainforest species 19 November 2006 at...

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It’s raining!

It's raining as I write this. So far this year in the first four days of January 56mm has fallen into Fred Moffett's rain gauge at Yoorala Street The Gap and it looks like there is more on the way. I have done an analysis of Fred's records of last year's rainfall, to...

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Celebrate 20 years on the Creek by SOWN and forerunners

Did you know that the Enoggera Creek Committee (which with other groups became SOWN) will be 20 years old this Australia Day? Come along to celebrate, perhaps pull a weed, plant a plant, walk and talk, and enjoy an afternoon BBQ and picnic with Trevor Ozanne's group...

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Weeds to whack

Calling all weeds... Our "Weeds to Whack" section has grown recently, with more weeds, better descriptions and better photos. As well, we have added the "filters" which you can use in advanced search on the index page. This means you can look for weeds of a particular...

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Climate Change Presentation this Thursday evening…

All are very welcome to attend the Ashgrove Climate Action Group information / education presentation. Meeting time: 7PM Thursday, 15 February, 2007 Location: St Michael's Church Hall, Banks St, Ashgrove (cnr of Havana Street). Chris McGrath will present An...

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SOWN TV SERIES 1 – now online

Sown TV SERIES 1 is the first 7 episodes, being: 1. Crowbar Planting 2. Dutchmans Pipe - The Killer from Brazil 3. Easter Cassia - The Dreaded Yellow Flowers 4. Fish Snapshot - at Walton Bridge Reserve 5. Raspberry Festival 2006 6. Water Saving Inventions (NEW!) 7....

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What are our worst weeds?

"So many weeds, what should I be worried about most?" we hear you ask. The answer is the new filters we have applied to the weeds page (follow the link below). We have added Declared Plants (these are the official ones, with Class 1 being the most serious). Also, more...

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Work along Enoggera Creek

Council removing weeds along back of Soccer Oval You may notice council undertaking some work on the creek adjacent to or on your respective patches over the coming weeks. During this time, contractors from Brisbane City Council will be working along the back of the...

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SOWN Merchandise Order

Need a new SOWN Hawaiian shirt or Chambrey? Impress your friends with SOWN's groovy range of bushcare-friendly shirts and accessories. Please see our merchandise order form below and email Melinda with your orders before the 19th March 2006 (next Monday!) on the link...

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Autumn E-News

Welcome to the first SOWN Newsletter for 2007 SOWN have another action packed year in store for our members and friends in 2007. We have just announced our new Ithaca Intact project and released a DVD of SOWN TV. There are also some great training opportunities and...

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April 2007 eNews – Help with Gossip needed

We urgently need someone to help with our GOSSIP activities while Gayle is away for a month. It needs to be someone who can spare a couple of hours on a Monday afternoon, and an hour or so on Wednesday morning at the SOWN nursery. It involves helping the GOSSIP group...

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SOWN Planting this Sunday

Join us between 9am and 12pm Come along with all the family. and help us celebrate the final planting on our Community Water Grant Site at the Fursman Estate, The Gap. Meet just below Enoggera Reservoir, corner Warana and Yoorala Streets The Gap (UBD Map 157:H1). Wear...

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BRAIN /SOWN planting & book talk Banks St Reserve 13 May

On Sunday, May 13 at 1:30 p.m. we are going to put 150 plants in the ground* at Banks Street Reserve, Newmarket. Entry is by the top gate in Weatherhead Avenue. Follow the track to the oval on the creek bank on the right. After that, we will have afternoon tea and...

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Images of Enoggera Creek

At Brisbane Square Library during the month of May SOWN has two great photographic exhibitions on display in Brisbane Square Library this month. You can check them out on Level 2 of the Library for all of May. In the month of June the exhibitions will move to Ashgrove...

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SOWN Membership Renewal Now Due

Help support your local catchment group This is a gentle reminder that you have yet to renew your SOWN membership for the current financial year. As a local community environmental group, we rely heavily on the support your membership provides on order to maintain the...

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Ithaca Intact Launch

SOWN Family Fun Day on Sunday 3rd June On Sunday June 3, SOWN will celebrate the launch of Ithaca Intact with a Family Fun Day at Bowman Park in Bardon. The Family Fun Day is co-hosted by SOWN and Brisbane City Council Active and Healthy Parks. The day will run from...

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Volunteers Needed for Ithaca Intact Launch this Sunday

Can you help out in any of the following roles? Staffing SOWN stall from 10am to 12pm Staffing SOWN stall from 12pm to 2pm Assisting our Children's Artist during the day Marshalling traffic for the official launch between 10.45 and 11.05am Packing up at the end of the...

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National Tree Day – 29 July 2007

This SOWN newsletter is the first for a while, as we have been doing a lot of work on our member database. We have imported BRAIN members and at last count there were about 400 members and friends. The main item in this eNews is the upcoming planting behind the Soccer...

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New episode of SOWN TV

Here is a link to the latest in SOWN TV (on Google Video). Don't forget National Tree Day this Sunday. We will be taking cash for membership renewals, and SOWN/ BRAIN merchandise, for those that want some

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ITHACA INTACT position available: Part-Time Project Coordinator

SOWN is seeking an independent contractor or service provider to undertake the role of Project Coordinator for Ithaca Intact. The initial contract will be for a period of up to 6 months from 27 August 2007 or as soon as possible after that date. Ithaca Intact is an...

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Special Nursery eNews

Return of pots and trays Seed Collectors wanted Saturday Roster Power Extension of Nursery Hours Green Corp @ Nursery Irrigation With the rain (not enough but welcome) SOWN members are thinking of planting, and stock has been moving fast. But there's plenty there, so...

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Rainforest Climbing Plants – Special Offer

Special offer $35 (RRP $40) out November 2007 A field guide to the identification of climbing plants in rainforest in Victoria, New South Wales and subtropical Queensland using vegetative features. This book is the successor to Rainforest Climbing Plants (Williams &...

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AGM date change, Sowny Club Cleanup, Brain Meeting

Due to the election being on the 24 November attendance at the SOWN was a problem for many people on that day. Therefore we have moved it to 2 weeks later, 8 December, same time, same place. (See story.) BRAIN members are invited to a meeting at the SOWNy (or should...

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Dragonflies, Plant Labels, Nursery Hours, Calendars

Dragonflies of Brisbane - Sun 18 November Plant Labels Nursery Roster 9-11 Saturdays Calendars - raising funds for SOWN Dragonflies of Brisbane - Sun 18 November Brisbane Forest Park on Sun 18 November 2007, 10:30am - 12:30pm A 2 hour explore with Ric Nattrass, author...

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2007 Annual Volunteers’ Cricket Day

Tickets — How You Can Get Them Do you want free tickets to the cricket to watchthe Queensland Bulls take on the Victorian Bushrangers in an exciting day/night match to be played at the Gabba on Friday 23 November? The 2007 Volunteer Cricket day is a free event that...

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AGM reminder, and special SOWNy club request

This is a reminder for the AGM this Saturday. It's our first meeting in the SOWNy Club so we really would like a great turnout. If you can't make it at 4pm for the meeting itsell, please come for the Xmas drinks following (starting 5pm). If you can, bring a salad or a...

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Wanted! Empty tubes and plant trays!

The recent return of the long wet summer has been terrific for planting, and lots of stock has been moving out of the SOWN nursery. Unfortunately not many of the empty pots and plant trays have made their way back to the nursery as yet. And we need them!! Please...

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It’s time to plant! Come to the Nursery this Saturday!

With recent rains the ground is moist, the creeks are running and it's time to come and get plants for your site. Mark Crocker will be at the Nursery this Saturday 9am-11am. If you have any tubes and trays, bring them back, we're running out. Plants of course are free...

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SOWN events for February 2008

The holidays are over, the rain is falling, the creeks are flowing and the plants (and the weeds!) are growing. So it's time to head back out for a brand new year of restoring the waterways of Enoggera Creek. And just in case you don't know where to start, here's a...

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Rainforest Planting, Banks Street Reserve this Sunday

This is our big SOWN/BRAIN planting event for the first half of 2008. We hope to plant 2000 trees on the day! What! That's insane! (we hear you say). Not at all. Habitat Brisbane have prepared the ground, mulched, and dug holes. And we have letterboxed all the suburbs...

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Habitat Brisbane Open Day 18th May

As part of Habitat Brisbane Day, SOWN has several events across the catchment. These are a mix of meet and greet, tours, kids drawing, morning teas and even weeding and planting. They are meant to showcase the HB program and recruit new volunteers. There are prizes to...

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Ithaca Intact Update

Ithaca Intact is soon to be one year old! Launched in June 2007, the project is focussed on engaging local community in restoration activities along Ithaca Creek, with the aim of transforming it into a continuous, healthy and biodiverse waterway corridor. Much has...

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Mangroves to Mountains (new edition)

Book Launch June 5 2008 Glenn Leiper, one of the authors of the new edition of "Mangroves to Mountains" has sent a special invitation to members of BRAIN and SOWN for the book launch at Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens Auditorium, 6.30 pm Thursday 5 June. The new edition...

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Exclusive event at Government House – members only

Numbers limited to 50 - RSVPs essential 9-11am Saturday 12 July The Governor of Queensland has asked local landcare groups to assist with advice and planting of the bushland area in the grounds of Government House at Paddington. There will be a planting and tour of...

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Help! Nursery desperately seeking tubes!

If you have any tubes or trays left over from recent plantings, please return them to the Nursery for re-use. As we gear up for a planting season the Nursery is running out of tubes and they are getting more expensive! Propagating, pricking out and growing on...

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The most fun you can have with a mini-mattock

Yes it's a planting. We are celebrating Arbor Day this Saturday 25 October with a planting at Purtell Park. Details below. Also in this bulletin, notes from the very successful planning meeting at the SOWNy club.

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SOWN AGM, joint SOWN/ BRAIN Christmas Party, storm & flood updates

Due to the storms and floods, the plans for the BRAIN Christmas party have been changed and now it is being held jointly with the SOWN Christmas party after the SOWN AGM at the SOWNy Club, 98 Yoorala St. Christmas party starts 5pm on Saturday 6 December. For more on...

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Reminder: SOWN AGM and SOWN/ BRAIN Christmas Party

Don't forget the SOWN AGM at 4pm this Saturday, at the SOWNy Club, 98 Yoorala St The Gap. The broken trees have been cleared off the road, so we can actually get there. Plenty of parking. Especially important to attend if you think you can help with the organisation,...

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Desperately seeking wire trays for tubes

The nursery has run out of wire trays (the ones that hold 60 tubes). If you have any wire trays left over from planting, please drop them into the nursery. If the nursery is closed stand on tip toes and drop them over the fence near the shed on the gate side. Nursery...

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Nursery opening after Christmas – update! (Our Bad!)

Sorry about the double up this eNews, but we made a mistake. The Nursery is opening again for collecting plants (free for members) THIS SATURDAY 10 JANUARY, 9-11AM, after the Christmas New Year break. (We said 17th, which is the following Saturday when it is also...

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Nursery volunteers (again, email link fixed now!)

Sorry to send you this twice, but we discovered the email link to respond wasn't working. It's been fixed now thanks to a member who rang in. RE: NURSERY VOLUNTEERS Can you spare any time on Wednesday or Saturday mornings to help out at the SOWN Nursery? The nursery...

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The Node (SOWN/BRAIN Newsletter) Autumn 2009

With the rains of recent times plants have been moving out of the nursery at an unprecendented rate, about 1000 a week. Come and get some for your site! If you have ripe fruit in your plantings, please collect it for propagation. We also need those wire trays, they...

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Book now!! – Best practice weed whacking workshop 5 April

There are still some places available for the Best Practice Weed Whacking Worshop on Sunday the 5th of April. Presenters include Kathy Stephens from the Qld Herbarium, Dorean Erhardt from BCC and weed whacker extraordinaire Maggie Scattini. Don't miss out, book your...

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Not waving… DROWNING in dirty tubes!

The realisation has finally sunk in! The Nursery isn't waving - it's DROWNING - in dirty tubes! Despite 1000s & 1000s being washed over the past few months, we are only managing to get thru as many as are being returned to us each week due to the unprecedented...

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Rainforest workshop #1 this Sunday, last chance to book

We're finalising the number for this Sunday's BRAIN workshop with Bill McDonald. We have a decent-sized room so there are plenty of places. Book now using the link in the sidebar. We've had a few bookings this morning as a result of the story on SOWN on ABC 612 this...

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Seen any good platypus lately?

A few places are still available at this Thursday night's workshop on platypus. Come along and find out all about SOWN's mascot from local platypus expert Anna Muscat. But be warned! You may become so enthused about these fascinating creatures you decide join us in...

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Wire trays, again!

We know this is very late notice but if you happen to have any of the nursery's wire trays we would love them back so please drop them back Sat 9-11am or any Tues/Wed 8-12noon. If the nursery is closed, just stand on tip toes and drop them on the bench near the sink....

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It’s a SOWN BBQ just for YOU!

It's a SOWN BBQ! - Join other SOWN members for a free BBQ this Saturday as part of National Volunteer Week. Bring a salad or dessert to share and we'll supply the rest - sausages (and vego alternatives), wine and light beer! This is a social event only - so you won't...

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SOWN/BRAIN events you won’t want to miss!

If you've been wondering what to do this June, then look no further! Follow the links below to find out more about fungi, discover the mysteries of the upper Enoggera catchment and investigate how to connect your group or bushcare site with wildlife, other cultures...

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Last chance to ‘Get Connected’!!

Still a few places available - book now!! Need new volunteers for your bushcare group? Come along and learn innovative ways to attract young people and those from other cultures to the SOWN cause at the FREE "Making Connections" forum this weekend. You'll also see...

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Plant a tree and meet the Broncos this Saturday!

Kids Go Green for Ithaca Intact Trying to organise something for the kids to do this weekend? Then help Ithaca Creek 'Go Green' and come along to a FREE morning of tree planting, wildlife show, face painting and a chance to MEET THE BRISBANE BRONCOS! A sausage sizzle...

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National Tree Day this weekend!

Calling all SOWNers! National Tree Day - more to do than just plant trees! Volunteers are desperately required to help out with running SOWN's Tree Day event this Sunday. So if you can spare some time to staff the sign-on tent, help set up morning tea, talk to people...

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The plants have arrived! But we are low on trays!

We ordered the following plants for SOWN members to replant Habitat Brisbane sites and most have arrived. They are healthy, bursting out of their tubes, and need to be planted as their thick foliage makes it hard for the sprinkler system to water them. Come in on...

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Wondering what to do this weekend?

Well here's some ideas!! Spring is definitely in the air! So if you are wondering what to do with all this warm weather then here's a few upcoming events to tempt you out of hibernation. Plus something for those of you who aren't quite ready to face the sun just yet....

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Help save our plants!

We have been struggling to keep plants alive in the Nursery because of our weird weather in the past few days/weeks. If you can help hand watering the nursery or taking plants home to nurture them with TLC through this difficult period, please contact us.

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2009’s Penultimate Brain Workshop

Second last chance to attend the Rainforest Series Workshops for this year. The last one of course is Bush Tucker, and being held in a restaurant so that's almost booked out already. Number 5 is also "out there" being held in Brisbane Forest Park HQ. It's really two...

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STOCKTAKE SALE! All plants free! Two for the price of none!

Here are the latest plant numbers (follow the link below). The census data was gathered in tray to tray visits and extensive interviews with nursery greenery. These prime-of-life planting candidates are busting out of their tubes eagerly awaiting their life in your...

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SOWN November News

Power to the plant people! SOWN's nursery caught up with the rest of the developed world recently, with electricity finally being connected after 15 years at the site. The old saying 'many hands make light work' held true as a small band of volunteers helped dig the...

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Bush Food Workshop

The final workshop of the year is at Boondall Wetlands Environment this Sunday, 22 November. Dale Chapman will be demonstrating and instructing bush tucker recipes with rainforest plants. Dale is a Indigenous woman, born in Dirranbandi, and a fully-qualified chef....

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Christmas Party (and AGM)

This year our traditional brief AGM will be followed by seasonal festivities. This is the big once-a-year catchup and celebration for all SOWN members.

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Christmas Party (and AGM) reminder

4pm this Saturday. Be there or be square. This Saturday at 4pm the place to be is the SOWN Environment Centre, 98 Yoorala Street The Gap, for the SOWN AGM followed by our Christmas Party. Bring nibbles to share and SOWN will provide beer, wine and soft drink....

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It’s time! Get out there and plant!

Finally. A soaking rain to make the ground squidgy and squodgy and ready to plant into. No excuses! Put a bit of living carbon into the moist earth, in your garden, on your site, in your neighbour's yard, on the footpath. We won't get another chance like this with so...

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Sharpen up for bushcare in 2010

Feeling a bit dull? Need to get a new edge to attack the weeds? Then be at the SOWN nursery this Saturday morning! Give your bushcare tools a new lease of life at our sharpening morning on Saturday 13th Feb. from 9am - 11am. And while you're there, pick up a tray of...

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Are our Creek Rangers really biodiverse?

You can find out by attending the annual Creek Ranger forum in June. This year's forum will focus on biodiversity to coincide with the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity. The aim of this year's forum is to increase the knowledge, skills and capacity of members of...

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Clean Up Australia Day 2010

Clean up your local creek SOWN is supporting two Clean Up Australia Day events on Enoggera Creek and Ithaca Creek on Sunday 7 March. The events are at 7.45am at Walton Bridge Reserve The Gap and 8am at the Hoop Pine Picnic Area Sir Samuel Griffith Drive Mt Coot-tha...

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Back to Yoorala Street

All members invited to attend a special event Please join us for "Back to Yoorala Street" on Saturday 17 April to start the process of rebuilding the Yoorala Street bush care site and honor Vera and Fred Moffett and Athol Brown. Join us at 98 Yoorala Street The Gap: -...

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Don’t forget to come “Back to Yoorala Street”

REMINDER This Saturday 17 April come "Back to Yoorala Street" to start the process of rebuilding the Yoorala Street bush care site and honor Vera and Fred Moffett and Athol Brown. Join us at 98 Yoorala Street The Gap: - 2pm weeding - 3.30pm afternoon tea and a special...

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May events

Interesting activites for SOWN members and friends If you are looking around for interesting activities in May, go no further. SOWN has 2 great events to tempt you - a presentation of live animals and a rainforest botanical walk. See details below. Mt Archer Botanical...

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June newsletter

Membership renewals and call for nursery volunteers The time has come for all good people to come to the aid of SOWN. The call has gone out. The SOWN Nursery needs more volunteers, especially for the weekly Wednesday morning session. Interested? Read on. Desperate cry...

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Ithaca Creek People

You might see some council folk wandering along the creek in the next few weeks. Work is currently underway letter box dropping in the Ithaca Creek Area to inform of the upcoming Pest Plant (weed) survey work in the area. Compliance and Regulatory Services officers...

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Special Announcement :: Discussion Group Move

We are closing down the old BRAIN discussion list at Yahoo and moving to a better system at Google Groups. This will be an OPT IN group. That means you actually SUBSCRIBE to get posts. (Posts are infrequent and are relevant to general membership.) Because in 2007...

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THE NODE Sown-Brain Newsletter, Winter 2010

THE NODE Sown-Brain Newsletter, Winter 2010 As the days get longer and the Springs come earlier each year, our thoughts turn to saving our natural environment before it melts down into slag or vapourises off into space. Of particular note is the upcoming Vine and...

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Reminder: Vine and Cheese

VINE AND CHEESE EQUIPMENT CHAOS SOWN LIBRARIAN - IS IT YOU? VINE AND CHEESE Don't forget this wednesday upcoming Vine and Cheese night on Wednesday 21 July 2010 at the SOWN Environment Centre on Yoorala Street. The vine talk is by Sandy Pollock Senior Botanist from...

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National Tree Day

Sunday 1 August 2010 This Sunday joins thousands of Australians all over the country and plant a tree for National Tree Day. SOWN is planting at Purtell Park in Bardon 9.30am to 11am. We've got 1000 plants to get into the ground, so it's all hands on deck. Bring your...

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August eNews

Rainforest Retreat and meet the Minister Bookings are now open for BRAIN's Rainforest Retreat on 6-7 November at Camp Constable on glorious Mount Glorious. Book now to avoid disappointment. Places are strictly limited to 50 people. Plus TOMORROW Minister for...

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Thousands of reasons to get bushcaring

This is a small eNews with a very big announcement. We are delighted to be able to tell you SOWN was successful with grants for ITHACA INTACT as follows: Perpetual (Late Harold Edward Corbould Estate) $79,330 Queensland Department of Environment and Resource...

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September newsletter

Early bird registration closing soon for Rainforest Retreat Don't delay, book now. The early bird registration for the BRAIN Rainforest Retreat is closing on 13 September 2010. So book today and save. BRAIN has brought together a fantastic in-depth program all in one...

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Rainforest Retreat reminder

Early Bird registration extended to 30 September Book before the end of the month for the BRAIN Rainforest Retreat and you can still claim the early bird discount. For only $220 including all meals and accommodation you can enjoy beautiful Mount Glorious and learn...

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Yoorala Street Morning Tea – this Sunday

8am weeding followed by 10.30am morning tea This Sunday morning 10:30am come along to the SOWN Environment Centre, 98 Yoorala Street The Gap, for morning tea with SOWN management committee members and the Yoorala Street Community Garden team. For the very keen, come...

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Follow your progress in NearMap

If you are having a cubby day and want to see your bushcare site on a recent sunny day, try NearMap. It's amazing! NearMap view of the Community garden - NearMap is an Australian company producing high detail photo-maps.

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Ithaca Intact is back!

Come along tomorrow, Sunday 17 October, between 8am and 12noon to an Ithaca Intact planting and information day at Glen Harding Park on Coopers Camp Road. Meet our new Ithaca Intact Coordinator, Glenn Withers, plant some trees and chill out. There will also be live...

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October newsletter

2 weeks to Rainforest Retreat - book now! There are still places left at the 2010 BRAIN Rainforest Retreat, so click on the pretty bug below to book now. While on the topic of rainforest learning, SOWN's next workshop at Yoorala Street is on 14 November. It's a...

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Lost and found

Set of keys found at 98 Yoorala Street A set of 3 silver keys on a silver split ring were found at about 10am on Sunday 24 October in the area adjacent to the SOWN Environment Centre. If any SOWN member is missing keys, especially those who were attending the Yoorala...

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November newsletter

Notice of Annual General Meeting and more! SOWN welcomes our new Creek Ranger, Emily Brash, who starts on Monday 15 November. Thanks also to Acting Creek Ranger, Andrew Wallace, for all his hard work this year. Andrew is moving to the position of Assistant Habitat...

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November late edition

Calling all experienced bushcarers Experienced bushcarers are required to assist with a corporate working bee tomorrow Thursday 18 November, meeting at 8am in the carpark at 98 Yoorala Street The Gap. Please come along to help our new Creek Ranger, Emily Brash, and do...

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November Stop Press – Paid Work Opportunity

Are you a qualified bush regenerator? Bushcare Services need experienced field staff and supervisors both in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast. If anyone comes to mind that could be interested can you please put them in touch with Lisa Whittred, Operations Administrator,...

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Christmas Party reminder

4pm Saturday 4 December The SOWN Christmas Party (and AGM) is on this Saturday 4 December at 4pm. We'd love all members to come along to join in the celebrations. See details below. There will also be workshops on basic and advanced use of herbicide using spraying...

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December 2010 newsletter

The time to plant is now The rest of the world is slowing down but at SOWN we are still busy, busy, busy. Enoggera Creek Ranger, Emily Brash, is asking all bushcare site leaders to contact her so she can visit their sites. So if Emily hasn't visited your site yet,...

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Flood cleanup

SOWN activities are suspended until further notice due to flood cleanup. There will be some access to the nursery by arrangement and you are welcome to do what you can on your site if you can't get to the flood cleanup sites. If you want to volunteer for the cleanup...

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Nursery reopens Wednesday 19 January 2011

After a short break for urgent flood cleanup the SOWN nursery will be opening as usual on Wednesday mornings starting tomorrow 19 January 2011. The nursery is also open for picking up plants on Saturday mornings starting this Saturday 22 January 2011, from 9-11. There...

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January 2011 newsletter

SOWN Nursery has called on members to return wire trays urgently. Only eight trays remain at the nursery so we think that there are 60+ of the little blighters out there doing nothing. The Nursery will be opened Saturday morning 9am till 11am, so please, please,...

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Nursery hours

The SOWN nursery will be closed on Wednesday 26 January 2010 for the Australia Day holiday. However, it will be open on Friday 28 January from 8.00 am to midday and for subsequent Fridays until further notice. Either drop in to collect plants for your site or lend a...

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Replanting Fish Creek – planning meeting

Please note change of venue This Sunday there will be a planning meeting for the replanting of Fish Creek, The Gap. The meeting will start at the Lions Shelter in Walton Bridge Reserve. For those who came to the botanical walk, we are meeting at the same place. Please...

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March 2011

SOWN has lots of activities planned this month Is it March already? SOWN has two events this Sunday for Clean up Australia Day. So come along and do your bit at either Woolcock Park Red Hill or Banks Street Reserve Newmarket. Details below. Plus we have a huge...

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March events reminder

Creek in our backyard workshop - book now! SOWN is holding a free community workshop at 9am on Sunday 27 March at the Broncos. The workshop is particularly for people on Ithaca Creek but all SOWN members are welcome, especially new members. If you've got a bush block...

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Planting this Saturday, Glenella St on Fish Creek 9:00am

Do you ever get sucked in by those pleas like the ones in in Wikipedia? They read something like "A personal plea from Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia" and they always have a super serious but slightly doe-eyed photo. I know I do. I like Wikipedia and when Jimmy...

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April 2011

Nursery closed Easter Saturday The SOWN Nursery will be closed over Easter. If you are intending to do any planting or working bees over the break, you will need to pick up plants and gear from the SOWN Nursery on Wednesday 20 April between 8am and 12noon. Please...

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Aladdin’s Cave

The gear donated by AECOM, and accepted with warmest thanks, has now been sorted and is available for members to borrow from the nursery shed - from this Wednesday morning 9am to noon or Saturday 9am-11am. Don't forget to put your loans into the equipment loans book....

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May 2011

Events for May and beyond Help!!!! We need experienced bushcarers this Sunday. There is a major Ithaca Intact work bee for several adjoining yards backing onto the creek. They got Catsclaw and they've got it bad. Did we mention the Madeira too? Details below. Note...

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Late May 2011

Come along to these great events We've been polishing the wine glasses and tasting the vino to ensure a primo experience for the Vine and Cheese night at 7.30pm on Wednesday 25 May. Our presenter Sandy Pollock has been trawling the archives to reveal the fascinating...

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Community events and botanical walk

Please come along to lend a hand at the Glenella Rainforest planting on Fish Creek, The Gap tomorrow Saturday 28 May, 9-11am. If you'd prefer to weed, there is an Ithaca Intact work bee at 11am. Plus there is a special World Environment Day event with the Queensland...

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Help the little froggies

Just a quick reminder that this Sunday 5 June is World Environment Day and SOWN is supporting the Queensland Frog Society work bee at Bowman Park in Bardon. Event starts at 9 am. Also, SOWN memberships for 2011-2012 are now due. Avoid the crush at the post office, and...

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June newsletter

Botanical walk reminder This Sunday, enjoy the crisp winter weather by taking a botanical walk on Mount Nebo with Brisbane Rainforest Action and Information Network. Author of the red and green books on rainforest plants, Bill McDonald, will lead the walk along the...

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Ithaca Intact – June 2011

Rob Whyte takes overs from Glenn Withers As we draw closer to the end of the Ithaca Intact project we would really like to hear how the creek in your backyard is doing. SOWN Director Robert Whyte is working hard to complete the Ithaca Intact project and he wants to...

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Nursery stocktake & end-of-financial-year sale

Click on the stocktake story for details of our current list of plants available free to financial members. If you haven't paid your membership fees now's the time to get access to these babies. Need a backpack sprayer? In a triumph over perished seals and stuck...

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July Newsletter

The winter weather is beautiful, if a little dry, and there's plenty to do in the glorious outdoors for the bush care enthusiast. SOWN and our friends have lots of great events on this month from weeding and planting to the esoteric delights of "Gourmet Butterflies"....

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July events

Reminder Northey Street City Farm is holding a community planting tomorrow. They are keen to encourage SOWN members to join in the fun. Details below. Also don't forget Gourmet Butterflies with Helen Schwencke. No butterflies will be eaten at this event. It's all...

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1. Spare computer anyone? 2. Weed while you walk!

This is 1. a quick note to ask around if anyone has an old Windows PC gathering dust - it needs to have Windows XP installed. We will put it to good use as the Vera and Fred Moffatt Library catalogue. And 2. to announce a great opportunity for beginners: Kerry...

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A brief plea for steel, pics, dirty pots and seed

First, we very sorry for the cloudburst of emails lately, it's just that so much great stuff is happening. We'll keep this one short, promise. First, if anyone knows where we can source free or cheap galvanised steel mesh, angle-iron and square section, we need heaps...

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National Tree Day 2011

Join us this weekend If you only plant a tree once a year - this is the weekend to do it. SOWN is running two events for National Tree Day, one on Saturday 30 July at Fish Creek and one on Sunday 31 July at Ithaca Creek. If you can't decide, we really need extra...

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Late August 2011

Membership reminder If you haven't renewed your SOWN membership for 2011-2012, now is the time. SOWN membership is great value. You get regular e-news and a brilliant web site as well as free plants from the SOWN Nursery. Following three major flooding events on...

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September 2011

Lots of great Spring events coming up If you are free this Saturday, Walton Bridge Bushcare Group could really use your help. Walton Bridge is celebrating World Parks Day by mulching large areas of revegetation all around the park. This is an official BCC event. The...

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Glenella planting reminder

Please join us this Saturday At Glenella Parklands SOWN will be holding our last major community planting for 2011. Please come along to help out

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October events

Lots of great activities in the next few weeks If you are interested in understanding and restoring our local bushland there are lots of great activities in the next few weeks. This Sunday you are spoiled for choice. There is a bush walk at Stony Creek near Woodford...

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Nursery Open Day

Find out more about SOWN Nursery The Save Our Waterways Now Nursery is having an Open Day on Wednesday 5 October from 9am to 12 noon. If you've never been there, this is definitely the day to do it. Remember the SOWN Nursery provides plants to members free of charge....

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Wildlife displays and surveys

Geckoes in The Gap - come see the cute critters If you haven't been to a Geckoes Wildlife Presentation, have we got a treat for you! As part of our ongoing project to restore the Glenella Parklands, Geckoes is working with SOWN and BRAIN (Brisbane Rainforest Action...

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Geckoes Wildlife Presentations reminder

Bring the kids - they'll love it! Just a quick reminder the first Geckoes Wildlife presentation of live animals is on at the SOWN Environment Centre on Tuesday evening, 18 October. This is the first of 2 presentations to be followed by 2 wildlife surveys. Details...

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Wildlife display tomorrow evening

Live mammals and frogs Come along to the second display of live animals by Martin Fingland from Geckoes Wildlife Presentations. Two weeks ago Martin did a terrific presentation of local reptiles including turtles, lizards and snakes. This time Martin will have frogs...

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November 2011 newsletter

There are lots of great events coming up in the next month. See below for details. But first a plea, the SOWN Nursery desperately needs help repairing rat-proof cages to protect our precious propagation trays. It's not difficult, just laborious. Instruction provided....

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November events reminder

Book now to avoid disappointment On 27 November, the Yoorala Street Community Garden will present Gardening Australia expert Jerry Coleby-Williams speaking about "Low Carbon Gardening". The ticketed event is at the SOWN Environment Centre. Click on the link below to...

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BRAIN walk – slight change of plans

The BRAIN Christmas bush walk this Sunday 20 November has had a slight change of plans due to track closures. We are now meeting at 10am at The Gantry Day Use Area Mount Mee and going on the Piccabeen Walk. There's of parking, picnic tables, barbeques, tank water and...

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Notice of Annual General Meeting

4pm Saturday 3 December The Annual General Meeting of Save Our Waterways Now will be held at 4pm on Saturday 3 December at the SOWN Environment Centre 98 Yoorala Street The Gap. If you wish to nominate for the Management Committee, please download and complete this...

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Don’t forget – Tis the season to be jolly

Please join us at the SOWN Christmas Party (and Annual General Meeting) this Saturday 3 December at the SOWN Environment Centre 98 Yoorala Street The Gap. The AGM is at 4pm followed by the Christmas Party at 5pm. SOWN will provide barbecue meats, vegetarian sausages...

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December 2011

Let this summer be fruitful and produce great quantities of seed for you, our members, to hand over to the nursery* in brown paper bags. These brown paper bag 'contributions' are an essential part of your membership. Get it? If you don't cough up seed, how can we...

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Are you wired?

Thanks to everyone who responded to the welcome rain and our jocular demands by coming to the nursery and taking plants. You were so good we have now run out of wire trays. It never ends, does it? If you have any nursery trays anywhere, please drop them back to the...

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January 2012

It's going to be a big year in bush care for Enoggera Creek catchment It's only January and already the fun has started. First up we are calling on experienced bush carers to assist with two community events in the next week. If you are not experienced, don't worry,...

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Australia Day event cancelled

The community planting and fun day planned for Dawn Street Park on Australia Day Thursday 26 January 2012 has been cancelled. The event will be rescheduled for later in the year.

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Invitation

Trees (Wisdom of the Elders) SOWN members, family and friends are invited to attend the official opening of Trees (Wisdom of the Elders) an exhibition of artworks by Colin Peile. The opening is 6-8.30pm on Friday 10 February at the NONA Gallery 41 Grafton St Windsor...

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Frog Society Work Bee this weekend

It's great weather for frogs. So give our green friends a hand by helping out at the Queensland Frog Society working bee this Sunday at Bowman Park in Bardon.

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February 2012

Frogs are calling It's been great weather for frogs so it's very appropriate SOWN's web site has several new pages about our local frogs. Thanks to Julia Squires and the Queensland Frog Society for providing lots of great photos and descriptions. Colin Piele's...

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Expert to talk on rainforest weeds

South-East Queensland's number one weed expert Dr Sheldon Navie will give a talk at 7pm on Wednesday 29 February 2012 at the BRAIN meeting. Anyone is welcome to attend if you are interested in the weed species invading our local rainforests. The talk will be held at...

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Urgent call for helpers on Clean Up Australia Day

Can you spare a couple of hours this Sunday? SOWN urgently needs experienced bush carers to assist this Sunday on Clean up Australia Day, Sunday 4 March. Our creek ranger Emily Brash has broken her leg, so it's all hands on deck to help organise the event. All the...

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March 2012

Report on Clean Up Australia Day and upcoming events SOWN's event for Clean Up Australia Day on 4 March was a huge success with 135 volunteers and 1257 plants in the ground. You MUST click the story below for amazing photos by Nick Rains. Oh, and we picked up more...

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Last days of March 2012

Help create a rainforest in the heart of The Gap This Saturday 9-11am at Glenella Parklands The Gap please join us for a community planting. BRAIN (Brisbane Rainforest Action and Information Network) has been working with local residents, SOWN and the Walton Bridge...

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Special Easter edition

Nursery open on Easter Saturday The SOWN Nursery will be open this Easter Saturday 9-11am and there are lots of lovely plants waiting to go in the ground. We're overstocked with Acacias, Hovea, Hardenbergia, Eustrephus, Geitenoplesium, Kennedia, Lophostemon and much...

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Upcoming Corporate Days – Volunteers Needed

Corporate volunteer days at the nursery and on the creek coming up Throughout April and May, we have an influx of corporate volunteers helping out at the SOWN nursery and on the creek. These corporate days are historically run by the Enoggera Creek Ranger to assist...

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Special edition – for Botanical ID enthusiasts

This Sunday 29 April, BRAIN is testing a new interactive DVD key to rainforest plants. Places are strictly limited. As there are only 5 copies of the DVD available, we will be working in small groups. We will be starting at 10:30am with morning tea. Booking is...

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May 2012

Plant now while the planting's good This Saturday 12 May 9-11am, there is a community planting at Glenella Street The Gap. We could really use your help as we revegetate rainforest along Fish Creek. Or plan your own planting, because there are loads of great plants at...

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Grasses workshop this Sunday – book now

Distinguishing weedy grasses from native grasses can be a fairly tricky proposition. Hands up if you've pulled out barbed-wire grass by mistake. This Sunday Dr Sheldon Navie will be presenting a workshop on our local grasses - the good, the bad and the ugly. Book now...

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It’s BRAIN time

Two great BRAIN events this week The guest speaker at BRAIN's quarterly meeting on Wednesday is SOWN director Robert Whyte. He'll showing his fabulous photos and talking about his recent trip to the Northern Territory looking for new species with the Bush Blitz. Then...

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BRAIN walk cancelled

Rain predicted The BRAIN walk scheduled for tomorrow, Sunday 3 June, is cancelled due to the weather prediction for rain and local thunder. We'll probably reschedule for a later date. Cheers, the BRAINiacs

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June 2012

SOWN Nursery to open first Tuesday of the month Due to popular demand and as a fitting tribute to World Environment Day, SOWN Nursery will be open tomorrow Tuesday 5 June, 9am-12 noon. So come along to volunteer. Several people have asked recently if the Nursery was...

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July 2012

SOWN memberships are now due The nights are cool. The days are warm. The ground is still moist from recent rains. It's a perfect Brisbane winter. So why not get out into it and collect seed for the SOWN Nursery? Or join us for National Tree Day? SOWN's priority site...

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NRMA People’s Choice Award

Vote 1 SOWN SOWN needs your vote. Now! We have been shortlisted for the NRMA People's Choice Award. The Award would double a $10,000 grant. To vote you have to be a registered Facebook user. If you are on Facebook, just click on the link at the right and vote now! If...

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National Tree Day 2012

This Sunday plant a tree The forecast for Sunday is fine, mostly sunny with a maximum of 21 degrees. Perfect weather for planting. This Sunday 29 July is National Tree Day and we need all hands on deck to plant 2000 plants. We are keen to get experienced bushcarers to...

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National Tree Day reminder

Don't forget this Sunday 9am - 11:30am, we need your help to plant 2000 native plants for National Tree Day. We are asking everyone to bring a bucket. Once we've planted, we'll be mulching around all the plants. So please BYO your own bucket. And we have a special...

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Special request

Manihot grahamii urgently needed Biosecurity Queensland has put out a desperate plea for Manihot grahamii Ornamental Tapioca plants. Dr K. Dhileepan the Principal Entomologist at Biosecurity Queensland is working on biological control of bellyache bush Jatropha...

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Voting closes this Friday

If you haven't voted for SOWN in the People's Choice Awards, please vote now. The competition closes this Friday 10 August. Also, SOWN's Genevieve Graves has extended an invitation to SOWN members to attend an event showcasing the latest in low-emission vehicles. Test...

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August 2012

Upcoming events It will soon be spring. So celebrate at one of these upcoming events. Thanks to all the SOWN members, friends and family who voted for us in the People's Choice Award. Sadly we lost by only a few votes. We very much appreciate the support we got.

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Bush Food Micro Festival

Celebrate spring! It's so warm those native raspberries will be popping off the bushes. So why not join us for the Bush Food Micro Festival this Saturday 1 September 9-11am. We'll be planting bush foods, eating macadamia nuts, sipping lemon myrtle cordial and hunting...

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September 2012

Koalas are not a common sight around The Gap, that means a koala sighting in the suburb is big news. SOWN's main aim is to rehabilitate our waterways and bushland to restore the ecological balance and fauna habitat. If you see interesting animals locally, please take...

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October 2012 – things are hotting up

As spring swings into summer SOWN has got heaps of activities planned. Check out our Sustainable Use of Weed Tree Timber (SUWTT) project - maybe you can help? Don't forget the nursery is open 9-11am Saturday mornings for members to pick up plants for their reveg...

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Notice of Annual General Meeting 2012

4pm Saturday 1 December The annual general meeting of Save Our Waterways Now will be held at 4pm on Saturday 1 December at the SOWN Environment Centre 98 Yoorala Street The Gap. The meeting will be followed by the SOWN Christmas Pizza Party. SOWN will provide the...

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A personal plea from Dick Harding, SOWN Nursery Stalwart

Nursery overstocked. Situation desperate. Plants must go. You need to get planting, people! It's confirmed the SOWN Nursery is officially full to the point of bursting. We desperately need members to get planting. Weather predictions are very promising this weekend -...

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A personal thank you from Dick Harding

2200 plants - new world record Thank you to all the SOWN members who heeded the call to get planting. Nursery volunteer John Abbott sent this message: "Your personal plea and the weather really worked to get people out and plants moving, Dick. "It was the busiest day...

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November 2012

Join Platypus Watch Save Our Waterways Now is working with Wildlife Queensland to support Platypus monitoring in Enoggera Creek. We need volunteers to help with the monitoring. The program is based on attending a workshop followed by surveys conducted by community...

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Christmas is coming

Festive fun and giving Christmas is coming in a big rush. And we are really getting into the spirit of things at SOWN. SOWN can solve all your Christmas gift dilemmas. We'll plant a Christmas Hoop Pine on your behalf and provide a personalised PDF gift card for a...

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Annual General Meeting reminder

4pm Saturday 1 December The SOWN annual general meeting is at 4pm tomorrow - Saturday 1 December at the SOWN Environment Centre 98 Yoorala Street The Gap. It will be followed at 5pm by a Christmas Party with plenty of cold drinks and wood-fired pizza made on the spot...

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What a great pizza party!

What a great pizza party! - Launch of CRACC, our commercial habitat restoration services - Our part time admin angel - Corramulling bushcare site rescue - Sneak peek - new expanded "Creek in our back yard" Our Annual General Meeting on Saturday 1 December was...

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It’s time

Did the earth move for you? It should have. And it will. If you dig the environment you'll want to dig a hole in it and plant a locally native species from our nursery.

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Collect-a-cap campaign ending

Please bring in all your caps now The Paul's Collect-a-Cap campaign is ending. SOWN has to mail in all our remaining caps very soon to meet the delivery deadline of 31 December 2012. Please drop off any remaining caps to the SOWN Environment Centre 98 Yoorala Street...

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February 2013

Notice of Special General Meeting A Special General Meeting of Save Our Waterways Now Inc will be held at 5-7pm on Wednesday 6 March 2013 at SOWN Environment Centre 98 Yoorala Street The Gap. All members are urged to attend to consider the future of SOWN. The...

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Clean Up Australia Day 2013

Sunday 3 March This Sunday 3 March is Clean Up Australia Day. SOWN is running an event at Dawn Street Park in Ashgrove - where Ithaca Creek meets Coopers Camp Road - you can't miss it. We'll be there between 9am and 11am. With recent rains there should be plenty of...

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Special General Meeting reminder

5pm Wednesday 6 March All SOWN members are urged to attend the Special General Meeting of Save Our Waterways Now. The meeting is 5-7pm Wednesday 6 March 2013 at the SOWN Environment Centre 98 Yoorala Street The Gap. The withdrawal of organisational support for SOWN...

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March 2013

The SOWN Special General Meeting on Wednesday 6 March elected a new SOWN Secretary. Congratulations to Adam Richardt. The meeting agreed it was vital to continue supporting on-ground habitat restoration and to keep propagating locally-native plants for members to...

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Calling volunteers

We have another request for volunteers to assist with platypus monitoring along Enoggera Creek. Whether you're an early riser or prefer to watch the sun set - we'd love to have you involved. A last minute reminder to come and join the Institute of Foresters of...

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April 2013

SOWN Timber Expo - Volunteers needed The SOWN Timber Expo at Yoorala Street is coming up in June and looking to be an exciting event. We are looking for volunteers who can help with planning and preparation leading up to and on Expo Day. Volunteers are needed to help...

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Reminder – Fish Creek Cleanup

This Saturday 3pm Cleanup Australia Day was a wash-out this year, so litter levels are rising. Join BRAIN and SOWN at Fish Creek The Gap this Saturday to pick up rubbish from the creek. There's plenty of it! The forecast is fine, mostly sunny with a maximum of 25...

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Sneak Preview of The creek in our backyard

10am Sunday 26 May The new revised and expanded edition of The Creek in Our Backyard: a practical guide for habitat restoration by Robert Whyte will be launched on 9 June at the SOWN Environment Centre as part of SOWN's 'Weed Timber Expo'. To download, click the image...

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Strangler Cairn walk reminder

10am Sunday 26 May This Sunday at 10am join BRAIN for a walk to the Strangler Cairn in Conondale National Park. We are meeting at the Booloumba Creek Day use area on Booloumba Creek Road. It's off the Maleny-Kenilworth Road just south of Kenilworth. We'll be having...

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Weeds to Woodcraft reminder

See you this Sunday for SOWN's big event of 2013 Or click on this link to email her. The Weeds to Woodcraft Expo is SOWN's major community event for 2013, so you'd be mad to miss it! It's on this Sunday 9 June 9am-1pm at SOWN Environment Centre 98 Yoorala Street The...

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Our lomandras need their trays

The SOWN nursery off Paten Road The Gap, is running very low on the 60-place wire trays we use for our mature lomandra stock. We own over 100 of these wire trays in total, however there are currently only 10 on the benches at the nursery. If you have any of the trays,...

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July 2013

Dob a weed tree today The SOWN committee is calling on members to report the locations of major weed trees in the Enoggera Creek catchment. SOWN is bidding for a BCC Community Conservation Assistance Grant to remove big weed trees and clumps of bamboo. Members are our...

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August 2013

Platypus Watch on the Enoggera Creek Wildlife Queensland is again conducting Platypus Watch, a program aimed at monitoring and managing platypus populations within South East Queensland. The program is based upon a workshop followed by surveys conducted by community...

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September 2013

Bushfood Micro Festival and community planting Come along and celebrate spring at Glenella Parklands Bush Food Festival and help re-plant important local riparian rainforest. SEQ Rainforest Understory Plants Mt Nebo workshop Rainforest enthusiasts are once again...

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October 2013

Great weather for planting (in Bardon) For those interested in getting their hands dirty, there's a creek bank planting session planned for tomorrow, Sunday 13th October at 10:00am. Access to the creek bank will be via the driveway at 96 Bowman Pde, Bardon. All...

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Notice of Annual General Meeting 2013

4pm Saturday 7 December 2013 The annual general meeting of Save Our Waterways - Now Inc will be held at 4pm on Saturday 7 December 2013 at the SOWN Environment Centre 98 Yoorala Street The Gap. The meeting will be followed by Christmas drinks and nibbles. Nominations...

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November 2013

Our local schools helping to rejuvenate our waterways During October, students from Mater Dei School at West Ashgrove, celebrated Arbor Day by spending time planting native grasses and wattles in the gully along Orchard Road at the rear of the school. The event was...

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AGM change of venue

4pm Saturday 7 December 2013 Due to unforeseen circumstances the venue of the SOWN AGM has changed. The new venue is Geraldine Knapp's house at 21 Gresham Street St Johns Wood. Please join us for a very quick meeting followed by Christmas drinks.

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SOWN Nursery is closed over the holiday break

Just a reminder that the Nursery will be closed over the holiday break. If you're planning on doing some planting, your last chance to get more plants is today, Wednesday 18th. The Nursery will then be closed over the break and re-open on Saturday, January 4th 2014....

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Had your fill? Then give it away!

We all know this time of year is a time where over indulgence is a real possibility. But help is at hand. If you've had your fill, SOWN can take it off your hands. Clean fill, that is, none of your gift wrappings, mouldy old fruitcake, walnut shells or cherry pips....

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SOWN Management Committee follow-up meeting

At the last SOWN meeting, 5th February 2014, the Committee felt ill prepared to discuss SOWN finances and needed time for a review. By way of follow-up the Committee will be meeting on the 12th February at 5pm. We shall update you when possible. Maggie Magafakis...

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SOWN’s 20th Anniversary/ Clean Up Australia Day

SOWN is turning 20! Come and celebrate 20 years of creek care this Sunday 2nd March at Bowman Park Bardon, with a community planting from 10am and birthday celebrations in the park from 12. Bring your friends & family for a picnic and throw in some instruments for a...

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Members Meeting

All members and friends are invited to attend a members meeting at the SOWNY Club. Guest Speaker is Kym Johnson from Bio-Security Queensland who will be speaking about "Invasive Weed Species". Members meetings will be held every two months. The intention of these...

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Reminder to All SOWN Members and interested individuals

You are invited to attend the Members Meeting that will commence at 10:30am Saturday, 15th March 2014. 98 Yoorala Street The Gap at the SOWN CLUB. Guest speaker Kym Johnson from Bio Security Queensland will give a talk about Cats Claw Creeper and Maderia Vine. See You...

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Connecting Community And Country screening

Balaangala Community Group Invites you to the launch of their short film "CONNECTING COMMUNITY AND COUNTRY" Friday 11th April @ 98 YOORALA STREET, THE GAP 5pm - drinks and nibbles in the garden 6 - 6.30pm Film This is a free event Bookings are essential so reserve...

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March 2014

Protect the Bush Alliance PTBA is offering the chance to become involved in two very interesting surveys in very different landscapes, wetlands in Brisbane or remote properties in western Queensland - the choice is yours. The surveys are free events which encourage...

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Habitat Brisbane, Lugg St Bardon is looking for a new coordinator

The coordinator of the Habitat Brisbane (HB), Lugg St, Bardon site is giving up their role so HB is looking for someone as a replacement. If you are interested, could you please contact Kate Flink Habitat Brisbane West Coordinator Kate.Flink@brisbane.qld.gov.au or...

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Celebrity Guest does cameo on Saturday Roster

He just can't stay away. Robert Whyte, who recently managed the SOWN nursery's upgrade and extension project (funded by a Jupiters Casino Community Benefit Grant) is back this Saturday doing a stint 9am-11am, helping people choose and cart away thousands of tubestock...

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Easter Saturday Plant Giveaway Bonanza

After a relaxing Good Friday, those people sensible enough to avoid the traffic gridlock (to grab a few seconds at the beach then more gridlock) will be so refreshed and full of energy the only thing on their minds will be "what can I plant today?" SOWN to the rescue!...

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Notice for upcoming SOWN meetings

Notice of Special General Meeting To be held on Saturday 17th May 2014 at 10am 98 Yoorala St, The Gap A Special General Meeting of members is called for the above time and date. The meeting will vote on the proposed motion to raise membership fees. All members are...

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Special General Meeting Reminder

On the 29th April 2014 you were advised that a Special General Meeting has been called at which members will be asked to consider an increase in membership fees. The meeting will be held on the 17th May 2014 at the SOWNY Club, 98 Yoorala St, The Gap at 10.00am. A...

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Are you feeling BRAINy?

Did you know the Brisbane Rainforest Action and Information Network (BRAIN) is regenerating a rainforest right here in the Enoggera Catchment? BRAIN is a group of rainforest enthusiasts with a deep knowledge of local rainforest ecology and an impressive track record...

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Everyones Ithaca Festival 10am 7th June 2014

Everyone is invited to Everyones Ithaca Festival Save Our Waterways Now invites you to celebrate Everyone's Ithaca Creek with a festival in Jubilee Park on Saturday 7 June from 10am to 2pm. The festival will celebrate the local community's work restoring Ithaca Creek...

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Everyone’s Ithaca Festival This Saturday from 10am to 2pm

At Jubilee Park, Crown Street, Bardon. Directions: Turn off Coopers Camp Road into Fletcher Parade and it's the Park on your right Don't miss this event, the festival celebrates the progress in restoring of Ithaca Creek to its natural state and observes World...

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Notice of SOWN membership fee changes

At the Special General Meeting held on May 17th 2014, the members of Save Our Waterways Now voted to increase membership fees. The increase in fees will go towards the operating costs of the nursery which is a wonderful source of plants for all members. The new fees...

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June 2014

Save Our Waterways Now (SOWN) scooped the pool at the 2014 Healthy Waterways Awards taking out the top $10,000 prize. SOWN's ongoing plant propagation project with Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre not only won the community award, it won the overall Minister's Grand...

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July Members Meeting, Awards and Wire Trays

Members Meeting 19 July 10:30am Yoorala St, The Gap It on again! Our guest speaker is Sandy Pollock from the Queensland Herbarium (TBC) who will be telling us about Three Mile Creek in the Enoggera Catchment. Dick Harding and myself recently saw this talk at the...

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Members Meeting, Fees and Nursery

Members Meeting Saturday 19th July 10:30am These two photos were taken in the last three weeks. How does our catchment go from almost pristine condition in the headwaters to D- or an F as it enters the Brisbane River? Can we do anything about this situation? Our...

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Spring madness

Two plantings in two weeks at The Gap Spring has sprung. We've had some good rain. So it's time to starting planting. The Walton Bridge and Glenella Parklands bush care groups have gone completely mad and organised two plantings in two weeks. So choose the time and...

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Members Meeting: 10:30am Saturday 20 Sept 2014

opportunities and dilemmas with non-native woody plants in forest restoration. Professor Carla Catterall is our guest speaker at the next members meeting, you may have seen her on the Norman Creek Restoration video. She is adapting her Professorial Lecture recently...

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Glenella Planting reminder

Please join us this Saturday There is a community planting tomorrow at Glenella Parklands, The Gap, 10 am to 12 noon. It's predicted to be a balmy 24 degrees with showers developing later on. Perfect for planting. There are also children's activities and morning tea....

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Nursery Plants for Ithaca Creek

Special purchase of Plants for Ithaca Creek The Everyone's Ithaca Grant has purchased a number of plants not normally held by the nursery for planting along Ithaca Creek. These will be exclusively available to SOWN members to plant along Ithaca Creek. It they are not...

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Members Meeting Sunday 2 November 2014 at 9:30am

Enoggera Catchment Creek Health Monitoring Program Our next members meeting will be a training day in preparation for our Creek Health Monitoring Program. We will be looking at the practical techniques involved in Water Quality Measurements and aquatic fauna capture...

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Water Quality Management and Fauna Survey

Members Meeting The members meeting this Sunday 2 November 2014 at 9:30am will be held at the SOWNY Club 98 Yoorala St, The Gap and in the adjacent Enoggera Creek. Yes! part of it will be held IN the creek. This meeting is practical training for SOWN members and the...

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Annual General Meeting

SOWN AGM REMINDER This is a reminder that Save Our Waterways Now Inc (SOWN) AGM will be held 3pm 6th December 2014, at the SOWNY Club 98 Yooralla St The Gap. Please come along. Finger food and drinks will follow. Attached is the Agenda, Proxy form and Nomination form...

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SOWN AGM

REMINDER This is a reminder that Save Our Waterways Now Inc (SOWN) AGM will be held 3pm 6th December 2014, at the SOWNY Club 98 Yooralla St The Gap. Please come along. Finger food and drinks will follow. We hope to see you there

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Annual General Meeting

Notice of Save Our Waterways Now Inc (SOWN) AGM 3pm 6th December 2014 This is a formal notice of SOWN's AGM to be held on the 6th December 2014 at 3pm, at the SOWNY Club 98 Yooralla St The Gap. Please come along to hear what a successful year it's been and join us...

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Deposit on wire trays may be necessary!

Please return the wire trays to the nursery Now is a good time to return any wire trays to the nursery. You can leave the trays next to the main gate at any time, even when the nursery is closed. Of the 220+ wire trays owned by the nursery we only have a few in the...

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URGENT Meeting of SOWN Members

URGENT meeting of SOWN members and friends to discuss the impact of the reallocation of nursery facilities!!!!! In recent months you may have heard about the closure of the Greening Australia Nursery. Subsequent to that closure the former staff and volunteers have...

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Presidents comments on the meeting at the nursery

commenced 6:00pm 14 January 2015 The well attended meeting last night did not come to any definite conclusions, however it is clear that the Brisbane City Council is determined to put a Men's Shed on the site. What we did get was the removal of the ridiculous...

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President’s update

re: meeting Monday 19 Jan 2015 A very vigorous and forthright discussion was held between the Ashgrove Men's Shed(AMS), Geraldine Knapp, TGNN represented by Neil Murphy and Kay Schafer and SOWN represented by myself (L Lee) and Di Glyn. It was an attempt to establish...

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Update on the Nurseries

A satisfactory resolution for all parties has been achieved as a result of Geraldine Knapps continuous efforts. The Ashgrove Men's Shed (AMS)will be located in the SOWNY Club at Yoorala Street and SOWN will relinquish the lease to that property. AMS will not be...

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SOWN Nursery closed this Saturday only

The SOWN nursery will be closed on Saturday 21 February 2015 only. Normal opening hours will return on Wednesday 25 February. Clean Up Australia Day Sunday 1st March 2015 SOWN will be working at Dawn Street Bardon as our CUAD contribution. SOWN will provide a special...

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Clean Up Australia Day (CUAD)- 1st March 2015

Reminder: Dawn Street, Bardon 8:00am SOWN will be at Dawn Street, Bardon for CUAD and we will be introducing a new group of inexperienced bush carers to the site. Do your thing and have a chance meet other SOWN members you haven't seen for a while to have a chat. You...

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Members meeting Tomorrow 10:30am Saturday 21 March 2015

Where: Twahamwe Cottage, In the Nursery grounds 57 Paten Road, The Gap Guest Speaker - Jessica Walker Rare and endangered Macadamia species. Yes there is more than one species and we have them in the Enoggera Catchment. Jessica Walker - wild@macadamias.org - has...

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Members Meeting 10:30am This Saturday

Twahamwe Cottage, 57 Paten Road, The Gap Rare and endangered Macadamia species. Yes there is more than one species and we have them in the Enoggera Catchment. Jessica Walker - wild@macadamias.org - has agreed to talk about matters related to wild-provenance macadamias...

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Get thee to a nursery!

Have you ever wondered about the English language? It's amazing. The word "plant" for example, can be both a verb and a noun, never mind whatever else. You can plant (verb) a plant (noun). Incredible. If you have indeed spent the odd minute or several ruminating on...

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Seeding Success

Saturday 18th April Botanical Cafe,Mt Cootha Botanical Gardens Morning tea and lunch provided. There are plenty of seats available for this event. Call Leo 0409 536 533 if you are interested in attending

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CLOSED ANZAC Day

Closed 25 April 2015 Please note that the nursery will be closed on ANZAC Day

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Community Events

Wire Trays - Please return them to the Nursery! Once again there are very few wire trays at the nursery. They are needed desperately, we don't want to impose a deposit system so that we can buy additional wire trays. Even if you only have one it is needed by the...

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FLUIDATA opening soon

A new arts project launching on 13 June explores 7500 kilometres of Queensland waterways from tropical Cairns, through the mining towns and dusty trails of the vast outback, exploring the theme of relationship to nature. FLUIDATA is the internationally renowned...

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Nursery Day 6th June 2015 – Free Tool Sharpening

Next Members Meeting Our next members meeting is on Saturday 6th June 2015 and we are having an open day at the SOWN nursery 57 Paten Road , The Gap from 9:30am to 11:45am. There will be FREE tool and knife sharpening for members. A professional tool sharpener will...

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SOWN Nursery Day – Saturday 6th June 2015

Nursery Day - free tool sharpening This is your chance to find out what happens at the nursery, explore the shed and ask any questions you may have about the nursery. Discover extras, stakes, plant guards, fertilizer pellets and water retaining crystals, that are...

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Time to renew your membership

Renewal for 2015-2016 Membership is due for renewal on 1 July 2015. Your membership is vital to SOWN as it is our main source of income outside grants. Additionally, the size of grants SOWN applies for can be dependant on the numbers of SOWN members. Now is the time...

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Combined Nursery’s National Tree Day

Tomorrow Sunday 26 July 2015 Don't miss the combined nursery fun day there will be talks, displays and demonstrations. You can help both nurseries and contribute to National Tree day by coming to see the displays and bringing your relatives and neighbours. There will...

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Combined Nursery Day

Sunday 26 July 2015 9am to 2pm A community day is being held on National Tree Day Sunday 26 July 2015 to display both the SOWN and Paten Park Native Nursery to our members and the community. This is your opportunity to help SOWN by spreading the word and coming along...

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Thank you All

A Big Thank you Our combined Nursery day has been a great success. On behalf of the SOWN committee we would like to thank all those who worked on the preparation and assisted at the event. We would also like to thank all of the people that came to see what we had to...

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SOWN inventory

Please return all tools and equipment SOWN is currently conducting an inventory of all our assets for insurance purposes. It is important that we account for all SOWN property and its condition. If you have borrowed any tools or items from SOWN could you please return...

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Spring 2015

SOWN Plant Nursery needs you to volunteer. Do it now! What's the best place to be on a Saturday morning? You guessed it, the SOWN Plant Nursery. The dappled sunlight, the beautiful native plants, the camaraderie of other SOWN members. Imagine yourself there? Then why...

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Bring back the critters reminder

10am - 12noon Saturday 10 October Come along (and bring the kids) to the community planting event this Saturday at Glenella Park, east end of Glenella Street The Gap. We've got 300 beautiful native plants to go into the ground, a yummy morning tea and a presentation...

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Enoggera Catchment Creek Health Monitoring Program

CHMP 15th Nov and Members Meeting 18 Nov Sunday 15th of November The next survey in this series will be held on the Sunday 15th of November. There are thirty SOWN and community individuals who have put up their hands to help with this survey. This is well short of the...

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Enoggera Catchment Creek Health Monitoring Program

Enoggera Catchment Creek Health Monitoring Program Hi All just a reminder that the Creek Health Monitoring Program is on this Sunday, if you would like to participate at one of the 6 sites throughout the catchment there is still time for you to join in, contact Leo...

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Members Meeting Tonight at 6PM

Twahawme Cottage, 57 Paten Road The Gap Toipcs 1. New Lease 2. What are we up to? 3. SEQ Water will have two staff members to answer your questions. Be there at 6pm. Members, guests, community and the Public welcome. enquiries: Leo Lee 0409 536 533 email:...

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Annual General Meeting

4.30 pm Saturday 12 December, 2015 SAVE OUR WATERWAYS NOW INC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING To be held at Twahamwe Cottage, 57 Paten Road, The Gap at 4.30 pm Saturday 12 December, 2015 AGENDA 1. Present 2. Apologies 3. Previous Minutes 4. Presidents Report 5. Reports...

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Annual General Meeting

Reminder 4.30 pm Saturday 12 December, 2015 Don't forget to reserve tomorrow afternoon for the SOWN AGM. Where: Twahawme Cottage, 57 Paten Road. The Gap When: 4:30pm Light refreshments available

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THIS WEEKEND

Members Meeting and Clean Up Australia Day Saturday Morning at 10am Aquatic Plants and Grasses at The cottage in the Nursery -57 Paten Rd The Gap Sunday Morning 8am -10am Quandong Park Quandong St, Ashgrove Clean Up Australia Day

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Members Meeting Saturday 5th March

Wet Weeds and Grasses Twahamwe Cottage in the nursery grounds at 10:00am 57 Paten Road, The Gap Guest speakers Peter Johnson and Sheldon Navie Most of us call any plant we see growing under the water in the creek a weed. But are they all weeds or are some of them...

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Clean Up Australia Day – Quandong Park

Invitation to SOWN Members to CUA Day Activity Sunday 6 March, 8.00 - 10.00 am Quandong Park, Quandong Street, Ashgrove Quandong Park was originally planted out in 1987 by Trevor Ozanne and the Enoggera Creek Association, a forerunner of SOWN. Today the quandong trees...

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Fish Survey Training/Teaching Workshop

Invitation to SOWN members Saturday 12 March 2016 8.00 am - 1.00 pm Brisbane City Council's Creek Catchment Officer Program is sponsoring a second Fish Survey/Teaching Workshop. Fish geneticist and expert Leo Lee will guide participants through the day, explaining...

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Two Working Bees this Weekend and a Date Claimer for 9 April

Bowman Park Working Bee Help restore frog habitat in Bowman Park and along Ithaca Creek. Sunday 3 April, 8.00 am to 11.00 am Meet at the playground next to Bardon Kindergarten in Simpsons Road. Contact: Phil 0407 664 909 Three Mile Scrub Working Bee Come along to...

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SOWN Community Planting this Saturday

Invitation to SOWN members and friends Yoorala Street is one of SOWN's earliest and most successful plantings. Come to the first community planting for 2016 and help extend the Yoorala Street bushland. We need experienced members of SOWN catchment groups and friends...

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Activities this weekend 16-17 April

Here are three activities you can join in this weekend Connect to Your Catchment - Family Fun Morning Brisbane Catchments Network is having a Family Fun Morning at New Farm Park on the Brisbane River. SOWN will have a display of plants from the nursery and native...

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Notice of SOWN Special General Meeting & Members Meeting

You are invited to attend a Special General Meeting and Members Meeting Date: Saturday 21 May 2016 at 10.00 am. Location: Twahamwe Cottage, 57 Paten Road, The Gap. The Members Meeting will follow the Special General Meeting. Morning tea will be provided but please...

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Health and Safety Alert

Alert for Enoggera Creek We have been advised by Brisbane City Council that a raw sewerage release has occurred near Nicholas Park, The Gap and that some pollution of Enoggera Creek has ccurred. If you are downstream of Nicholas Park and were intending to do some...

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Two Coming Events

Invitation to Special General Meeting and SOWN Community Planting A reminder that the Special General Meeting and Member's Meeting is on this Friday night, 20 May at 7.00 pm at Twahamwe Cottage, 57 Paten Road, The Gap. We will be electing two trustees for the SOWN...

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Activities this weekend 28-29 May 2016

Second SOWN Community Tree Planting at Yoorala Street We need SOWN members and friends to come along and support the local Yoorala Street community at this second planting day. Date: Sunday 29 May, 8.00 am to 11.00 am. Location: Yoorala Street, The Gap. The entrance...

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Three Mile Scrub Planting and SOWN Fish Survey

Help beat the Lomandra planting record! Come along to the Three Mile Scrub Habitat Group working bee this Sunday and help beat the lomandra planting record. The current record is 400 and the aim is to double that! Time: Sunday 12 June, 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm. Place:...

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SOWN Membership Renewal and Date Claimer

Renew your Membership or join SOWN Now is the time to renew your membership of SOWN or to join if you receive the eNews but are not a full member. Membership for 2016/2017 is due for renewal on 1 July 2016. Your membership is vital to SOWN as it is our only source of...

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Combined Nurseries celebrate National Tree Day

You and your friends are invited! SOWN Nursery and Paten Park Native Nursery are having an open, fun day this Sunday to celebrate National Tree Day. Time: Sunday 31 July 2016, 9.30 am to 2.00 pm. Location: SOWN Nursery and PPNN, 57 Paten Road, The Gap. Follow the road...

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Nursery Update

Record Number of Plants Produced by SOWN in 2015/16 The SOWN nursery, in association with the Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre (AGCC), GOSSIP (Aveo Retirement Village, Newmarket) and members home nurseries have produced a record 83,700 plants in 2015/16. This...

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BCC Restoration Celebration this Sunday

You are invited SOWN members, Habitat Brisbane and catchment group members are invited by the Community Conservation Partnership Programs at Brisbane City Council to join them to celebrate our restoration achievements. Date: Sunday 21 August 2016, 8.00 am to 12 noon....

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Vote 1 for Walton Bridge Bushcare

SOWN Nursery Locks Changed The Walton Bridge Bushcare Group has been nominated as Catchments Champion in the Cleaner Communities Brisbane awards program. The group is eligible for a People's Choice Award. You can help by voting 1 for Walton Bridge Bushcare by texting...

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Nursery Update 2

SOWN Nursery Locks Changed In order to improve security at the SOWN Nursery, the locks on the shed and nursery area will be changed today - Wednesday 31 August 2016. This means that if you have nursery keys, they will no longer work. Saturday volunteers and others...

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SOWN Member’s Meeting and Community Planting

You are invited to two SOWN events this coming weekend. SOWN Member's Meeting on Friday The next SOWN Member's Meeting is on this Friday night. Everyone is welcome to attend. Time: Friday 16 September at 6.00 pm. Place: Twahamwe Cottage, 57 Paten Road The Gap. SEQ...

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SOWN Nursery Supply Crisis

You will need your membership card and number to collect plants and borrow equipment. The SOWN nursery has become a victim of its own success. Currently we cannot meet demand, this is despite producing record numbers of plants. The primary objective of SOWN is to...

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Coming Events

Here are some talks and working bees for you to come along to. Visitors and new members are always welcome. ECCHMP Talk and Catch-Up Meeting SOWN members and all those involved in the Enoggera Catchment Creek Health Monitoring Program (ECCHMP) are invited to a...

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Aussie Backyard Bird Count

The Aussie Backyard Bird Count is on again from Monday 17 October to Sunday 23 October. It would be great to get more of our SOWN sites along Enoggera, Ithaca and Fish creeks included and the birds recorded. You just have to stand (or sit) in your backyard, or...

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Creek Health Survey this Sunday and SOWN AGM in December

SOWN Enoggera Catchment Creek Health Monitoring Program The Enoggera Catchment Creek Health Monitoring Program is on again this Sunday morning 6 November. If you are already involved in the survey, you would have received an email from Leo Lee. Please come along at...

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WHAT (Waterway Health Assessment Training) Revision Day

You are invited to the WHAT (Waterway Health Assessment Training) final session for 2016. If you have attended one of our WHAT training sessions in the last 12 months you can attend our Revision Day on Saturday 26 November. The Revision Day will go over each component...

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SOWN Annual General Meeting is this Saturday

Just a reminder that the SOWN Annual General Meeting will be held this coming Saturday, 10 December at 4.30 pm at Twahamwe Cottage, 57 Paten Road, The Gap. All SOWN members and supporters are invited and urged to attend. Please come along to celebrate our many...

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SOWN Wins Australia Day Award

Lord Mayor's 'Green Heart Award - Organisation' for 2017. SOWN has won the Lord Mayor's Australia Day 'Green Heart Award - Organisation' for 2017. In making the award the Lord Mayor, Graham Quirk, said that SOWN is 'a perfect example of a local group giving back to...

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Get Out and Get Planting!

The SOWN nursery is full of native plants from the Enoggera catchment and, after all the rain, this Saturday morning is a great time to pick up some for your creek site or backyard. Nursery opening hours are 9.00 am to 11.00 am. Plants are free to financial members of...

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Birdwing Vine Stocktake and New Spiders Book

Richmond Birdwing Vine Stocktake Brisbane City Council, Land for Wildlife (LFW) officers are doing a stocktake of Richmond birdwing butterfly vine (Pararistolochia praevenosa) plantings on private and public land, throughout the western suburbs of Brisbane. They want...

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SOWN Membership Renewal and Picnic with Spiders

Please Renew Your Membership for 2017/2018 or Join SOWN Now is the time to renew your membership of SOWN or to join if you receive the eNews but are not a full member. Membership for 2017/2018 is due for renewal on 1 July 2017. Your membership is vital to SOWN as it...

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Reminder National Tree Day Event and Conservation Grants Available

Combined Nurseries National Tree Day Event this Sunday SOWN Nursery and Paten Park Native Nursery are having our combined annual open, fun day this Sunday 30 July to celebrate National Tree Day. Time: Sunday 30 July 2017, 9.00 am to 1.00 pm. Location: SOWN Nursery and...

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Fish Snapshot Training Opportunity – Sunday 10 September

Notice of SOWN Annual General Meeting SOWN members are invited to come to the next BCC WHAT training day (Waterway Health Assessment Training). It will be all about fish and run by our own president, Leo Lee. Don't miss this opportunity for hands on training where you...

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Notice of SOWN Annual General Meeting

Notice of SOWN Annual General Meeting Members of SOWN and interested community members are hereby notified and 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:...

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SOWN Needs a S/H Fridge

Can You Help? Our old fridge, that is used for storing seeds at the nursery, has expired and SOWN urgently needs a new second hand fridge. If you have an old fridge lying around that you could donate to SOWN, or loan or a permanent basis, that would be great. If you...

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Nomination Form and Ferns of the Rainforest Workshop

Nomination Form for SOWN Offices We hope you have noted in your diary that the SOWN Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday, 9 December at 4.00 pm at Twahamwe Cottage, 57 Paten Road, The Gap. If you wish to nominate for a SOWN office or as a management...

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SEQ Fishways Field Trip

'This Week by the Creek' November e-News Improving aquatic connectivity in our creeks and rivers is increasingly being recognised as a crucial component in waterway restoration. In SEQ there has been significant investment in recent years to restore connectivity by...

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SOWN AGM, Get Planting and Mt Coot-tha Zipline

SOWN AGM is this Saturday The SOWN Annual General Meeting will be held this Saturday, 9 December at 4.00 pm at Twahamwe Cottage, 57 Paten Road, The Gap. All members and friends are invited to attend the AGM. Refreshments will be served after the meeting. We have...

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Clean Up Australia Day Events – Sunday 4 March

Next Sunday 4 March is Clean Up Australia (CUA) Day. SOWN and the Ashgrove Avenue Bushcare Group have organised CUA events. Please come to one of these events and help clean up the environment along Enoggera Creek. See below for further details.SOWN CUA Event -...

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Community Co-design Workshop – This Saturday 17 March

Interested local residents, SOWN members and members of the Corbie Street, Tennis Avenue and Ashgrove Avenue bushcare groups are invited to a community co-design workshop. Healthy Land and Water (HLW) are doing a restoration project on Enoggera Creek in Corbie Street...

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SOWN Nursery Open on Easter Saturday

The SOWN Nursery will be open this coming Easter Saturday at the usual time from 9 am to 11 am for you to collect plants. With all the rain we have had, and more coming, and the warm temperatures, it's great planting weather. So the Easter break is a good opportunity...

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Glenella Community Planting and Other Coming Events

Lugg Street Habitat Group Working Bee The Lugg Street Habitat Group has been revitalised by Murray Oke. It's first working bee will be held on Saturday 7 April. Time: 8.00 am to 10.00 am. Place: Dean Street, Red Hill. Volunteers to meet by the car park at the end of...

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Members’ meeting and Enoggera Catchment Health Monitoring Program

Saturday 21 May at the SOWN Nursery, 57 Paten Road The Gap The next SOWN members meeting will report on the results of the Creek health monitoring program. This consists of a twice yearly survey and monthly water quality measurements. The meeting will be followed by...

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Members’ Meeting Date Correction

Member's Meeting Date Correction Saturday 19 May at 10:00am SOWN Nursery 57 Paten Road, The Gap Bring a friend, and I will see you there BCC Creek Catchment Officers Waterway Health Assessment Training (WHAT) Use of a Horiba / Physico-Chemical Water Quality Testing...

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SOWN Member’s Meeting and Membership Renewal

Proposed Mt Coot-tha Zipline You are invited to a member's meeting this Sunday about the zipline and tourism complex proposed by BCC at Mt Coot-tha and the Botanic Gardens. SOWN members Di Glynn and Peter Hale will present an analysis of the zipline proposal....

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New SOWN Roving Bushcarers Group and Membership Renewal Reminder

SOWN Roving Bushcarers Group - We need your help We are setting up a new SOWN Roving Bushcarers Group that will move around and work on various priority revegetation sites doing weeding and planting. We will meet monthly at a different site each time. We are looking...

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National Tree Day Fete – this Sunday at Payne Road SS

SOWN and Paten Park Native Nursery (PPNN) will again be jointly celebrating National Tree Day on Sunday 29 July. This year we are moving out from the nurseries and into the community and holding a National Tree Day Fete with Payne Road State School. You and your...

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Next SOWN Roving Bushcarers Working Bee

It's on again this Sunday 12 August SOWN members and supporters are invited to come along to our next Roving Bushcarers event. This Sunday morning we will be helping Dick Harding with weeding and planting at his Enoggera Creek Reserve site at Ashgrove. Time: 9.00 am -...

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SOWN eNews: Celebrating SOWN at 25 and Updating the SOWN logo

Ideas for SOWN's 25 year celebration? Save Our waterways Now (SOWN) was established in March 1994 and so will turn 25 next year. We think this is something worth celebrating! The Committee wants to hear your ideas on how the event and SOWN's achievements could be...

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SOWN Members’ Meeting This Saturday

What is No-Dig Bush Regeneration? All SOWN members and friends are invited to our next Member's Meeting talk by Ko Oishi on 'No-Dig Bush Regeneration'. Ko is a member of SOWN and also is the Farming Manager at Northey Street City Farm (NSCF) at Windsor. NSCF has been...

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SOWN eNews: Nursery Expansion and Mt Coot-tha Zipline

Nursery expansion progress The SOWN Nursery is expanding! SOWN has been granted an extension of our lease area by the Brisbane City Council. We have also obtained significant funding from the State Government to upgrade our nursery facilities, including the...

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SOWN eNews: Roving Bushcarers and ECCHMP Volunteers Needed

Next SOWN Roving Bushcarers Working Bee - this Sunday The SOWN Roving Bushcarers will be joining Peter Browning and the Seils Park Bushcare Group for our next working bee this Sunday. SOWN members and friends are invited. Time: 8.30 - 10.30 am, Sunday 28 October and...

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SOWN eNews: Notice of AGM and Wire Trays Needed

Notice of SOWN Annual General meeting - 8 December 2018 Members and friends of SOWN are hereby notified and invited to attend the 2018 Annual General Meeting. Light refreshments will be served after the meeting. Time: Saturday 8 December at 4.00 pm. Place: Twahamwe...

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SOWN eNews January 2020

New Year Greetings to all SOWN members and supporters. After the horrors of the bushfires and dry weather, we finally have some good summer rain and can think about planting and weeding our part of the local environment. Roving Bushcare at Wittonga Park this Sunday...

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SOWN eNews – Clean Up Australia Day Working Bee this Sunday

Come to Bowman Park - Sunday 3 March SOWN members and friends are invited to join the Bowman Park Frog Habitat Group for Clean Up Australia (CUA) Day this year. Time: 8.00 am - 10.00 am, Sunday 3 March. Place: Bowman Park, Bardon. Park in the car park off Simpsons...

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SOWN eNews – Invitation to SOWN 25th Anniversary book launch

Invitation to SOWN 25th Anniversary book launch Hello everyone, As I hope you know, SOWN is celebrating its 25th year in 2019. We have commissioned ToadShow (Anne Jones and Rob Whyte) to prepare a history of SOWN from 1994 to 2019. This will be available as an ebook,...

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SOWN eNews: Roving Bushcare and Creek Health Survey

SOWN Roving Bushcare at Banks Street Reserve this Sunday The next SOWN Roving Bushcare working bee will be at the Banks Street Reserve. Come along and learn more about the visionary project to restore and re-green the Three Mile Scrub. Time: Sunday 19 May, 2.00 pm to...

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SOWN eNews: Membership Renewal and Bushcare Events

SOWN Membership Renewal Due Now is the time to renew your membership of SOWN or to join if you receive the eNews but are not a full member. Membership for 2019/2020 is due for renewal on 1 July 2019. Your membership is vital to SOWN as it is our main source of funds...

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SOWN eNews Nov 2019: Notice of AGM, Butterflies and Books

Notice of SOWN AGM SOWN members are hereby notified that the AGM will be held on Saturday 7 December at 4.00 pm at the SOWN Nursery, 57 Paten Road, The Gap. Nominations for the Executive and Management Committee close on Friday 22 November. A copy of the nomination...

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SOWN eNews October 2019: Community Planting

Planting 2500 trees for 25 years - Sunday 13 October, Wittonga Park SOWN is having a large community planting at Wittonga Park, The Gap, on 13 October as part of our 25th anniversary activities. We want to invite all our members, friends and community partners to come...

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SOWN eNews: WIRE TRAY EMERGENCY

Please return any SOWN wire trays Hello SOWN members We need your help. The SOWN nursery has run out of wire tube trays! SOWN owns about 400 wire trays that members take plants away in and we need them back as soon as possible. These trays are essential to the running...

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Join SOWN for Clean Up Australia Day on 1 March

SOWN will be holding our annual Clean Up Australia Day event on Sunday 1 March at the Ashgrove Sports Ground and you are invited to join us. We will start at 8 am and finish up before 10 am with an egg and bacon sizzle. Ashgrove Sports Ground is well known for rugby...