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OUT NOW – SOWN eNews August 2022

OUT NOW – SOWN eNews August 2022

IN AUGUST ISSUE – No Lomandras available from SOWN Nursery – Great job at Yoorala planting – Microbats of Brisbane – Helping Our Urban Wildlife – Upcoming events in August 2022 – OUT NOW FROM THIS LINK

No Lomandras available

No Lomandras available

Members are advised that no Lomandras are available from the SOWN Nursery at the present time. SOWN President Renée McGlashan said that all mature stock was exhausted and young stock was waiting to grow on. "We will notify members via SOWN eNews when...

Microbats of Brisbane

Microbats of Brisbane

Held on 21 June, the Brisbane Biodiversity Seminar "Microbats of Brisbane" provided an excellent introduction to these elusive mammals. The first speaker was Jasmine Vink, an ecologist, bat rehabilitator with Bat Conservation and Rescue Qld (BCRQ) and...

Saving Wild Homes art competition

Saving Wild Homes art competition

Entries are closing at the end of August 2022 for the Queensland Conservation Council's second Saving Wild Homes art competition. The competition is being run in support of the Queensland Conservation Council’s campaign, Double It for Nature. The campaign...

Helping our urban wildlife

Helping our urban wildlife

Yes, the state of the environment is grim, but you can make a difference, right in your own neighbourhood The newly released State of the Environment report paints a predictably grim picture. Species are in decline, ecosystems are at breaking point, and...

Great job at Yoorala planting

Great job at Yoorala planting

Thanks to everyone who helped out at the Yoorala Street planting on 9 July. SOWN president Renée McGlashan said more than 100 community members volunteered to plant 3,000 native species. “Thank you to everyone who came along. We were pleased that newly elected Member...

Renew your membership now

Renew your membership now

Membership of Save Our Waterways Now is due for renewal on 1 July every year. Membership fees are as follows: Individual: $25.00 Family: $35.00 Community Group: $50.00 School: $100.00 Concession: $20.00  (Pensioners, Seniors & Students) Paying by Bank Transfer For...

Ferny Forest in danger of logging

Ferny Forest in danger of logging

Ferny Forest is a 130-hectare forest part of the Beerwah State Forest, between Steve Irwin Way and Ewan Maddock Dam. It is due to be declared a national park in 2024. In the meantime, the State government has proposed to selectively log native tree species...

Royal Parade Bushcare Site seeks new leader

Royal Parade Bushcare Site seeks new leader

If you love being a bushcare volunteer, it's time to take the next step and become the leader of a bushcare site. Established more than 20 years ago, Royal Parade Bushcare Site is on the north bank of Enoggera Creek, downstream of the Gresham Street Bridge...

SOWN mapping remnant rainforest

SOWN mapping remnant rainforest

SOWN has begun mapping all the remnant rainforest plants in The Gap using the app iNaturalist during stage one of a project to preserve our endangered rainforest. Starting near the base of Enoggera Reservoir the SOWN volunteers, assisted by Habitat Brisbane...

Dynamic World new interactive tool

Dynamic World new interactive tool

In August 2021, as the Caldor Fire burned more than 200,000 acres in northern California, satellites captured the dramatic changes to the landscape in real time. That satellite data fed into a new Google tool, called Dynamic World, which recognized that an...

Help plant 3000 trees on 9 July

Help plant 3000 trees on 9 July

Do you love coffee and plants? Or need something to do on the last weekend of the holidays? This is a great event where everyone is welcome. In collaboration with Brisbane City Council and Healthy Land and Water, we are hosting a huge community planting events and...