NEWS ARCHIVE

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SOWN Media needs you

SOWN Media needs you

SOWN is recruiting volunteers interested in being part of the SOWN Media team. In addition to needing volunteers to help manage the SOWN web site, as well as editors, photographers and writers to contribute articles to the web site and The Western Echo, we...

Green Notes #1 June 2021

Green Notes #1 June 2021

Members may be interested in these stories about the environment and the natural world. Green Notes includes links to news stories, podcasts, videos and more, with an emphasis on Australian stories and the latest science. Animals VIDEO: A Day in the life of a wild...

Community pitches in to restart bushcare

Community pitches in to restart bushcare

On 9 April 2021 more than 80 community members pitched in to plant hundreds of native species at Yoorala Street West where the bushcare group has recently been restarted. Save Our Waterways Now (SOWN) roving bushcarer Janet Mangan helped restart the group...

Banks Street butterfly bounty

Banks Street butterfly bounty

Recent surveys at Banks Street Reserve have found 33 species of butterfly in just a few hours of hunting. After a survey on 11 March 2021, organiser of Brisbane’s Big Butterfly Count, Jutta Godwin, said butterfly expert Cliff Meyer was totally taken by the...

Leo Wins Lord Mayor’s Award

Leo Wins Lord Mayor’s Award

Leo Lee has won the 2021 Lord Mayor’s Individual Green Heart Award. Leo is a former president of SOWN, a current committee member, nursery volunteer and fish expert and geneticist. The award was for his outstanding voluntary contribution to identifying and...

2020: A strong year despite disruption

2020: A strong year despite disruption

At the annual general meeting on 5 December, President John Abbott reported on SOWN activities in 2020. He said 2020 had been a disrupted year. “Because of COVID19 we could not do many of our usual activities – but this has made us adapt, work in different...

Spider named in honour of SOWN

Spider named in honour of SOWN

Opopaea sown A small goblin spider has been named in honour of Save Our Waterways Now. SOWN Secretary Anne Jones, who is also an ambassador for Queensland Museum, arranged the naming of Opopaea sown through the Queensland Museum Foundation's 'Name a spider' program....

Online renewals going gangbusters

Our breakthrough with the "subscription" facility at PayPal has proved a bit hit, with members being able to renew membership with just a click. And the best part is, when next year rolls around, PayPal automatically sends out the reminders. This saves valuable time...

Spider named in honour of SOWN

Peter Garrett planting a great success

Minister plants a Eucalyptus tindaliae Talking environment Follow up works, local ALP branch continue planting and mulching Mulched and weeded, July 2011 Minister plants a Eucalyptus tindaliae More than 50 SOWN members, campaign workers and media representatives...

Spider named in honour of SOWN

SOWN Plant Guard Water Saver

The SOWN Plant Guard Water Saver has been designed to protect young plants from wind, weeds and herbicide over-spray. However the most appealing advantage of the Plant Guard is its ability to provide a reservoir in which to hold water and direct it directly to the...

Beware The Tick

Beware The Tick

In April 2010, SOWN life member Robert Whyte spent five days in hospital with a very nasty illness caused by a tick bite. The little-known scrub or tick typhus, a Rickettsial infection, was to blame. These infections are carried by ticks feeding on the blood...

Spider named in honour of SOWN

SOWN Environment Centre redevelopment

SOWN has applied to redevelop the property at 98 Yoorala Street. You can download the plans to have a look. Landscape plan - PDF 1Mb Architect's plans - PDF 2.6Mb Development notice - PDF 66Kb