Heavy rain knocks the Brook aboutSevere and dangerous storms lashed the Brisbane region on Friday 1 May. Brisbane's average rainfall for May is 74 millimetres, but the city and environs received well over double that on the one day. (Nine News)
Sudden and continuous heavy rainfall over a long day provides a rapid cleanout of rubbish but also flooding and gouging removal of natural vegetation and wildlife along the rivers and creeks such as Kedron Brook.
Flood heights, particularly along the upper reaches of the Brook, were amongst the highest levels for years. Water levels at Teralba Park, indicated by debris caught in the trees and shrubs of waterway corridors, were well up to the highest flood levels.
Over two weeks later, creek water flows have been maintained at relatively high levels due to the gradual release of the soaked upper hinterland.
|A severe bank scrubbing and creek gouging with subsequent movements of ponds and natural dams resulted from the sudden and severe flooding along Cedar Creek (tributary to Kedron Brook) on 1 May (16 May 2015)|
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Dates and Events
Kedron Brook Catchment Branch - Wildlife Queensland Annual General Meeting (and project workshop)
Our AGM will be held between 9:00 to 9:30 am on Saturday 13 June 2015 at Downfall Creek Bushland Centre, Rode Road, McDowall.
Because of the importance to our network of our special workshop on project management , we shall follow our AGM with the workshop, as detailed below in our 'projects section'.
For our annual meeting, we need members to attend to meet the requirements of our constitution and to remain incorporated. As one of the key functions of the branch is to help bushcare and other local groups with project and fund management, we can only do this if we remain incorporated.
Morning tea will be provided later through the morning workshop.
How?? We are currently without a secretary for our Branch. But!
This opens a great opportunity for a keen environmentalist to take up this position as secretary; a challenging role with lots of interesting activities and contacts along our Brook. Conversely, it could be a new experience for an enthusiastic person with the potential to learn the ropes.
For example guidelines, please refer to the secretarial section in our Management Manual. For more details, why not ring our President, Robert Standish-White, on (07) 3862 1186 or contact by email.
Workshop-Project Management Resource Manual
The Team at Volunteering Queensland have produced the Project Management Resource Manual. It turned out to be a much larger task than anticipated, and when you see the Manual you will understand why - it is very comprehensive. It was a great effort by the team - Karen and Nikki - themselves volunteers.
We would like to take the opportunity to introduce our network and bushcare volunteers to the Manual at a workshop from 9:30 am to 11:30 am on Saturday 13 June 2015 at Downfall Creek Bushland Center, Rode Road, McDowall. Morning tea will be provided as well as a printed copy of the Manual.
At the workshop, we will walk you through the manual and all the extras that come with it. We'll include advice on recruiting and keeping volunteers, to case studies (including local examples) and to information sheets and templates.
The Manual covers all aspects of project management - but is tailored particularly to suit volunteer environmental groups! See details here!
To help us with planning and for catering, please let us know if you are coming and if you have any particular dietary requirements. We're sure you will find a wealth of information useful to you.
For any other queries or comments, please contact our Vice-President, Philip Rowland, on phone 3260 5779 or by .
See 'Bird observations' for details of our past walks and the results of our recent observations this year.
Our next birding walk is being planned for Sunday 14 June at Cedar Creek (UBD Map 137 Ref G5)
Meet in Upper Kedron Road, near small playground just east of, but next to, the road bridge over Cedar Creek before Hogarth Road. Start along Nelson Place parkland on north side of Upper Kedron Road. Then follow around bike/walkway circuit on the south side, around Cedar Creek, up-stream of the road bridge.
The 2015 Program provides a convenient calendar of these activities with details of each walk for 2015.
Camoola Street Bushcare Group
20 June, Camoola Street Park, Camoola Street, Keperra. 8:30 to 11.30 am. Planting and Maintenance with Group. Contact for more details.
Men of the Trees (MOTT)
Their programmed activities within Kedron Brook Catchment will be on:
20 June at Camoola Street Park Assisting Camoola Street Bushcare Group, as above with Habitat Brisbane Group.
30 May, Cassimaty Park (Near Railway Crossing) Samford Road, Ferny Grove. Planting and weeding. Contact Marion on 3366 1448 / 3289 9206
For general queries to MOTT, please contact Fran on 3851 0858, or see their website for more information. Most activities meet at 9 am, break at 10.30 am for morning tea and finish work by 12.30 pm.
Find out about all of our Habitat Brisbane bushcare groups in the Bushcare Groups section together with details of plantings continuing this year.
Link also to Habitat Brisbane where our catchment groups are detailed amongst the Northern section.
Link to the Bushcare home page on the Moreton Bay Regional Council website to find locations and activity dates for Brook Park, Wahminda Grove, and other MBRC Bushcare sites.
At Arbor Park, areas of riparian grasses and small shrubs have been covered by the fine gravel and sand carried by the fast moving stream (16 May 2015)
Attendees at a Project Management Resource Manual discussion meeting
(14 September 2014)
A young volunteer learn the ropes from the experienced at Camoola Street Park
(16 May 2015)
Mulch drops smoothly flow at Camoola Street (16 May 2015)
Nearing the end of the morning, young volunteers clean up the mulch pile (16 May 2015)
Canoeist enjoys the autumn sunshine on Schultz Canal
(12 April 2015)
KBCB - WPSQ Brochure
See our latest Kedron Brook Catchment Branch Brochure
(247 KB pdf file) for a summary of our aims and activities.
Know your creek - Kedron Brook
See the special Kedron Brook Catchment Branch fact sheet
(774 KB pdf file) produced by Brisbane City Council.