Walton Bridge welcomes Wirrinyah Conservation Services

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In March 2023, the Walton Bridge bushcare group welcomed Wirrinyah First Nations Conservation Services who were engaged to clear debris, fallen trees and vines at the junction of Enoggera and Fish Creeks which had been damaged in the 2022 flood events.

Leader Anne Jones said the group was grateful Walton Bridge was included in the Enoggera Creek restoration project organised by Healthy Land and Water in conjunction with Save Our Waterways Now.

“In the aftermath of the 2022 floods, the initial clean-up work was carried out by Brisbane City Council contractors. A year down the track, it became apparent that clearing the creek junction was beyond the capacity of volunteers.

“Having the Wirrinyah crew has made a huge difference. They were able to break up the woody debris, cut back vines and re-establish access to the junction for the volunteers.

“Now the bushcare group will be able to replant the area,” Anne said.

Before and after photos shown below.

Wirrinyah First Nations Conservation Services northside crew Nathan, Rhe-Anne, Marty, Daisy, Jeanie-May, Joseph (front) PHOTO: Anne Jones

BEFORE: Enoggera Creek beach where Fish Creek joins from top left. Fallen trees covered with vines made the area inaccessible. PHOTO: Anne Jones

 

BEFORE: Same area as above viewed from opposite side. PHOTO: Anne Jones

 

BEFORE: A short distance downstream where a large Jagera pseudorhus fell after flooding which created a tangle including weeds. PHOTO: Anne Jones

 

AFTER: Enoggera Creek beach with large logs cut up and vines trimmed back. Logs left on site for habitat. PHOTO: Anne Jones

 

AFTER: Creek junction with access for volunteers reinstated. PHOTO: Anne Jones

 

AFTER: Vine tangle trimmed and access reinstated. PHOTO: Anne Jones