|A relatively dry spring and promise of a warmer summer ahead
Kedron Brook Catchment has been relatively dry despite some occasional optimistic weather forcasts from our Bureau of Meteorology. The frequent suggestions of 'Some showers' in the daily paper keep up our spirits but the end result is that many of our revegetation plots are needing regular hand watering... particularly for young plants.
Volunteers from our bushcare groups visited over the last few months indicate that watering of young plants takes up a large percentage of their time on their monthly rounds.
Zion Hill and Osborne Road bushcare groups figure in our home page images and show that even small numbers within a group can make a huge difference to our bushland patches along the Brook.
| Zion Hill Bushcare Group area at Joe Egan Place, Albert Bishop Park, Toombul (1 March 2014)
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Kedron Brook Catchment Network - Project Management Methods Manual - Briefing Meeting on Thursday 6 November, 2014
We had a very successful workshop with Volunteering Queensland on Sunday 14 September at Downfall Creek Bushland Centre. Following up on this, a briefing meeting will be held to consider details being developed for the manual.
Attendees from that workshop will have been sent by email a summary of those needs identified to be covered in the methods manual.
As part of the information content to support this manual, Volunteering Queensland wants to obtain case studies on relevant past projects carried out in our groups. A form template is attached to help attendees to fill out details of these studies so that they can be used to support the final manual.
This briefing meeting is planned to be on Thursday 6 November at 7 pm at Robert Standish-White's Place, 4 Nellie St, Clayfield. Attendees at this short meeting will learn the resources, including advice sheets addressing matters raised at the workshop, that make up this manual.
A final presentation on the resource package for groups will be held on Sunday, 30 November 2014 at Downfall Creek Bushland Centre. For any queries or comments, please contact Philip Rowland on phone 3260 5779 or by .
Annual General Meeting 2014
As we did not have a sufficient number of members at our June meeting to hold the Branch's Annual General Meeting, it had to be postponed to our KBC Branch General and Network meeting held on 21 October 2014.
The following positions were nominated and selected by this meeting:
President - Robert Standish-White,
Vice-President - Philip Rowland, and
Treasurer - Lennert Veerman.
The position for Secretary was not filled. The president thanked the previous secretary, Melissa Burrows, for her assistance and urged members to consider taking on this important and most interesting position.
Our next KBC Branch General and Network Meeting is planned to be held on Tuesday 17 February 2014 from 7.00 pm at Downfall Creek Bushland Centre. Details to follow...
Men of the Trees (MOTT)
Camoola Street Bushcare Group
Ferny Grove Bushcare Group
Find out about all of our Habitat Brisbane bushcare groups in the Bushcare Groups section together with details of plantings continuing this year.
Inadequate drainage of this creek at Albert Bishop Park promotes swampy, stale water conditions
(4 October 2014)
Olive Costelloe (Zion Hill) waters the new plants with encouragement from her dog
(4 October 2014)
Len Crook (Kalinga Park) helps to establish and weed new plant plots at Zion Hill. (4 October 2014)
David Webber takes out a large vine at the Zion Hill Bushcare Group activity (4 October 2014)
Osborne Park Group are extending their revegetation along the side of the Brook parallel to Osborne Road (4 October 2014)
Know your creek - Kedron Brook
See the special Kedron Brook Catchment Branch fact sheet
(774 KB pdf file) produced by Brisbane City Council.
KBCB - WPSQ Brochure
See our special Kedron Brook Catchment Branch Brochure
(327 KB pdf file) for a summary of our aims and activities.