SOWN is a community catchment organisation working to restore the habitats of creeks and waterways in the catchments of Enoggera, Ithaca and Fish Creeks in Brisbane’s north and west. The creeks draining this part of the Enoggera Catchment are over 23 km in length and feed into Breakfast Creek.
The project promotes an integrated catchment management approach to priority areas identified in SOWN and Brisbane City Council strategies and in association with other partner organisations and the community.
While much of the creek system is being rehabilitated, a great deal of work will be needed to extend the area to join current sites and to maintain the rehabilitated areas to prevent their re-infestation with weeds.
The Objectives of SOWN as set out in the Constitution (amended 7 December 2019), are as follows:
- To rehabilitate, restore and maintain Enoggera Creek catchment waterways and linked habitat areas by supporting and encouraging community participation;
- To restore catchment health and biodiversity;
- To provide a best practice working model for catchment group activities;
- To increase community awareness, understanding and participation;
- To support and encourage members, interested persons and other relevant organisations to participate in activities relating to the objects of the association;
- To receive any funds and to distribute these funds in a manner that best attains the objects of the association; and
- To do all things which are incidental or conducive to the attainment of all or any of the objects of the association.
SOWN members at the 2021 Annual General Meeting, 4 December 2021. PHOTO: Jason Sprott