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SOWN welcomes new president at 2021 AGM

SOWN welcomes new president at 2021 AGM

Renee McGlashan was elected unopposed as the president of SOWN at the 2021 Annual General Meeting on Saturday 4 December, replacing John Abbott who had served in the role for 4 years. Renee congratulated John Abbott saying she hoped to continue his great...

End of Cane Grass – between Quandong and Seils Parks

End of Cane Grass – between Quandong and Seils Parks

Former and current Habitat Brisbane officers Simon Fox and Jodi Rees made short work of the two remaining clumps of Cane Grass Pennisetum purpureum between Quandong and Seils Parks at an event on 28 November 2021. Less than 10 years ago this stretch of...

Ecology and catchments in a changing climate

Ecology and catchments in a changing climate

Now is the time for bush regenerators to be investigating and experimenting with ways to adapt our practices to a changing climate according to Dr John Dwyer from the University of Queensland’s School of Biological Science. On 24 November 2021, John gave a...

Donate to the SOWN Environment Fund

Donate to the SOWN Environment Fund

You can support SOWN’s work by making a donation to the SOWN Environment Fund. Donations to the Environment Fund are tax deductible. To donate to the Environment Fund, via bank transfer, the SOWN Bank Account Details are: Bank of Queensland Account Name:...

Vale Brian Hallinan

Vale Brian Hallinan

The Founder and Patron of SOWN Brian Hallinan has died. SOWN President John Abbott writes "Cr Steve Toomey rang me late this afternoon [Wednesday 3 November] to let us know that Brian Hallinan passed away last night. He did not wake this morning and died...

SOWN Finalises Catchment Plan

SOWN Finalises Catchment Plan

‘There is nothing as practical as a good plan,’ says Save Our Waterways Now (SOWN) President and urban planner John Abbott. ‘Thinking about where you are, where you want to be and how you are going to get there is always good practice for an organisation,’...

Every Pocket of Rainforest Matters

Every Pocket of Rainforest Matters

Rainforest covers only three per cent of the area of Australia but it provides habitat to 50 per cent of species in Australia according to Dr Carla Catterall, Emeritus Professor of Environmental Sciences at Griffith University. Along with Dr Sandy Pollock,...

QCC children’s art and illustrated story competition

QCC children’s art and illustrated story competition

The Queensland Conservation Council (QCC) is running a children’s art and illustrated story competition called Saving Wild Homes in support of expanding the area of national parks in Queensland. The competition is open to all Queensland children under the age of 13....

Working together for threatened species

Working together for threatened species

“Working together with groups like SOWN will be key to help our threatened species,” said Dr John Hodgon at a recent talk for Save Our Waterways Now (SOWN). Dr Hodgon presented the new threatened species program launched by the Department of Environment and Science...

SOWN acts to protect The Gap Rainforest

SOWN acts to protect The Gap Rainforest

SOWN recently endorsed the Enoggera Catchment Plan which includes a priority action to protect The Gap Rainforest. SOWN President John Abbott said residents of The Gap know we live in a special environment with lush, natural vegetation along our creeks. “Few...

This Week by the Creek

This Week by the Creek

This Week by the Creek is an eNewsletter from our partners at the Brisbane City Council Creek Catchments Program. It contains information and updates about creek activities and events across Brisbane, training opportunities and grants that are available....

SOWN visits Myall Park Botanic Garden

SOWN visits Myall Park Botanic Garden

Myall Park Botanic Garden, near Glenmorgan in Western Queensland, is famous as the birthplace of the Robyn Gordon Grevillea. In the 1950s, grazier and amateur botanist, Dave Gordon, began to collect and plant native species from all over Australia. Dave...