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 and identification. Your help is needed to conduct this program, there are nine sites in the catchment and it is hoped that each site can have its own team. No experience is necessary; you just need an interest in the health of your local creek and a willingness to participate in the survey.
The meeting will discuss personal safety and the contents of each teams kit and a brief discussion on the use of collecting techniques. Most of the meeting will involve teams using the equipment in the creek to capture and identify specimens.
Further details are available on the SOWN website under the CURRENT PROJECTS site http://saveourwaterwaysnow.com.au/01_cms/details.asp?ID=2445. If you are interested please contact Leo Lee by email firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile 0409 536 533.
Requirements: Stout footwear that can get wet in the creek.
Morning tea provided.
Funded by Lord Mayor’s Suburban Initiative Fund and the Gap Ward
Brisbane Biodiversity Seminars – West
Booking necessary, seats limited
Creeks – past, present & future
Date & time: Tuesday 21st October. 6pm – 8:30pm
Venue: Kenmore Library, 9 Brookfield Road Kenmore. Meeting Room 3. Free parking under Kenmore Library. Take the car park lift to the library.
RSVP: BCC Contact Centre 3403 8888 by 11:59pm Monday 20th October
Web link for further information: http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/environment-waste/natural-environment/environment-centres/events-activities-environment-centres?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D111297766
Guest speakers & topics will include:
Angus Veitch – Angus was employed with Queensland Government, Water Resources from 2007-2013. He is currently a PhD candidate at UQ. Angus will discuss the history of suburban landscapes and his creation of a website called “There once was a creek” which explores the history of Milton, Rosalie and surrounding areas.
Leo Lee – Leo has degree in zoology, Graduate Certificate in Environment and Honours degree in Molecular Ecology. Leo is a long term member of Australian New Guinea Fishes Association and a member of Australian Rivers Institute. Currently, he is the vice President of Save Our Waterways Now (SOWN). Leo will be talking about dispersal and movement patterns of fish species in our creeks and how those movements can affect the overall wellbeing of creeks.
Grant Witheridge – Grant is a hydraulic engineer with many years on-ground experience in creek rehabilitation. Grant will be discussing strategies and techniques to help you mitigate, work with (or just live with!) the impacts of flood events on your creek restoration project.
Andrew Wallace – Andrew is a Brisbane City Council Habitat Brisbane support officer who has extensive field experience. Using photos, he will demonstrate what is involved in undertaking long stem planting on a bushcare site. He will also bring along some equipment which he has specially designed for this purpose.