NEWS ARCHIVE

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Kobus made Life Member of SOWN

Kobus made Life Member of SOWN

SOWN has operated a very successful nursery partnership with the Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre (AGCC) for over 10 years. For all of that time, Kobus Havenga has been our nursery supervisor and main support person at the prison. The SOWN-AGCC...

BCC talks enhance knowledge

BCC talks enhance knowledge

Brisbane City Council again hosted a wonder session in their latest ‘Brisbane Biodiversity Seminar’. Always a great place to learn, this latest session on 5 April was no exception with the them on ‘Journey into our Indigenous Past and Present’. There was a...

Weed tree transformed for native wildlife

Weed tree transformed for native wildlife

Brisbane’s youngest bushcare leader, Aidan Ameer, has transformed a huge Camphor Laurel weed tree into a refuge for native wildlife. SOWN President Renée McGlashan said Aidan hosted a planting event on Sunday 24 April in Glen Harding Park on the bank of...

Davidson Street and Corbie Street post-flood restoration work

Davidson Street and Corbie Street post-flood restoration work

SOWN was pleased to join with Davidson Street and Corbie Street bushcare sites in their joint working bee on Saturday afternoon 23 April. It was also great to have our supportive Habitat Brisbane officer, Jodi Rees, come along and neighbouring bushcare group...

Working together to restore Enoggera Creek at Pender Street

Working together to restore Enoggera Creek at Pender Street

Like most bushcare sites, the floods badly impacted Pender Street in The Gap, eroding creek banks and taking out some recent planting work. In an all day planting event on 13 April, Healthy Land and Water organised the planting of hundreds of plants and...

Enoggera Catchment Report April 2022

Enoggera Catchment Report April 2022

Despite the floodwaters and high-velocity water flows of the 25-27 February rain event, preliminary assessments indicate that the Enoggera Catchment stood up pretty well – a testament to the work that has been done, according to SOWN President Renée...

Enoggera Creeks in flood

Enoggera Creeks in flood

Up to 1000 mm of rain was recorded in the Enoggera catchment in six days from 22 to 27 February 2022. Enoggera, Fish and Ithaca Creeks all flooded. Enoggera Reservoir peaked at 244.4% of capacity and was expected to keep spilling for some time. SOWN members...

Groundcovers critical to bush generation

Groundcovers critical to bush generation

In the wet summer of 2021-22, native groundcovers have made a huge resurgence in the bushcare sites, parks and gardens of Enoggera catchment. It's a timely reminder of how important these groundcovers are to native ecosystems and that right now is a perfect...

Net-casting spider is a clever hunter

Net-casting spider is a clever hunter

One of the best things about being a bushcare volunteer is getting up close to some of the world’s most amazing animals. Here in Enoggera catchment there are several of the world’s coolest spiders including net-casting spiders. While weeding at Walton Bridge...

Clean Up Australia Day 6 March

Clean Up Australia Day 6 March

Over a million Australians step up to clean up every year, donating their time to improve the environment. There are Clean Up Australia Day events all over Brisbane and the rest of the country. Check out the Clean Up Australia Day web site for a site near...

Three top tips for plant tubes

Three top tips for plant tubes

Did you know you can return plant trays and tubes back to our SOWN nursery?  We love our members coming to get plants from our SOWN nursery and love it even more when you return the tubes in trays in a clean and undamaged condition. Here are our three top...

Happy New Volun-year!

Happy New Volun-year!

It is not an official year of volunteering, but it is a perfect time to try something new as we start the year with ambitious intentions. While the COVID pandemic is challenging our intentions and spirits, our volunteers are finding ways to be active, social...