Get Busy and Renew Your SOWN Membership
Now is the time to renew your membership of SOWN or to join if you are not a member. Membership for 2016/2017 is due for renewal on 1 July 2016.
Your membership is vital to SOWN as it is our only source of funds outside of grants.
Financial membership of SOWN entitles you to many benefits, including: free plants from the nursery; the ability to borrow tools and equipment; access to other SOWN resources and plant information; and an incentive to become more involved in nursery and planting activities.
Please click on the RENEW or JOIN buttons below in the right hand column to act on this now.
Shaping the Future of South East Queensland
The SEQ Regional Plan is the primary land use and policy plan for South East Queensland. It sets the statutory context for all State and local government plans, including in Brisbane City, for urban development, catchments and nature conservation.
The SEQ Regional Plan is currently under review and you can get involved or have your say by going to the linked Shaping SEQ website.
New 'This Week by the Creek' Newsletter
The new 'This Week by the Creek' May/June newsletter from the Brisbane City Council Creek Catchment Team is attached.
It includes coming events and training and funding opportunities for catchment groups.
If you want to follow up on items, please contact the relevant groups or the BCC Creek Catchment Team. See BCC contact details at the end of the newsletter.
Neck of the Woods eBulletin
Please click on the link to read the latest Neck of the Woods eBulletin from the National Parks Association of Queensland. Lots of national parks and conservation news and events.
Please return your wire trays
If you have any wire trays and you can return them to the SOWN nursery, please do so asap.
This is a recurring problem and failure to return these trays impedes our capacity to grow plants and to supply them to you.
Trays can be left at the nursery gate at any time, they will be cleared by nursery volunteers throughout the week. Please help us to help you. We could buy more trays by implementing a deposit scheme, but this would be an unnecessary inconvenience to you and the nursery volunteers.
How much fun can you have on a Saturday morning?
We need more volunteers to help staff the SOWN Plant Nursery on a Saturday morning. It's only for two hours every couple of months and it's a seriously great place to hang out amongst the plants.
SOWN is a community organisation working to restore the habitats of creeks and waterways in the catchments of Enoggera, Ithaca and Fish Creeks in Brisbane's north west.
The SOWN nursery provides plants free to members. Nursery opening hours are as follows:
Saturdays 9.00 am to 11.00 am; and
Wednesdays 8.30 am to 12.30 pm.
FIND YOUR LOCAL SOWN CATCHMENT GROUP
SOWN has volunteer catchment groups working on creek restoration throughout the Enoggera catchment including along Enoggera Creek, Fish Creek and Ithaca Creek. Look here to find the group nearest to you.
These planting guides will help you choose the best local native plants for your regeneration site or garden. You can also visit the "Plants To Plant" section using the site navigation.