Sparkes Hill Reserve Working BeeSparkes Hill Reserve is a biodiverse suburban bushland reserve, and a hidden gem worth exploring! It is a prominent landmark to the East of Everton Park State High School, and bordered on the south-side by the Brook.
Recently, there has been some solid work carried out by BCC contractors to repair eroded tracks and to remove thick weeds and vines remaining along the tracks. The Green Team of volunteers also lent a strong hand to follow up this work
Kedron Brook Catchment Branch (KBCB) conducted their April General Meeting with a working bee at Sparkes Hill Reserve on Sunday 17 April.
With the help from welcome volunteers, KBCB removed selected remnant weeds adjacent to McCawley St.,on the Stafford side of the reserve. The group concentrated upon removing Madeira Vine, Fishbone Fern and Coral Berry from the understory of this bushland.
|The preservation of Sparkes Hill Reserve forest is amongst the most difficult to maintain along the Brook. This view shows the steepness and rocky nature of the ground... but the end result is worth it!! (17 April 2016)|
News... how to catch or make it!
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Dates and Events
Details of future KBCB activities will be shown here when available:
RSVP to , Rachael Williams, for further information.
Our next birding walk is at Pony Club Bend/Teralba Park (UBD Map 138 Ref L1) Sunday 8 May 7.30 am.
Meet at the northern end of McConaghy St. Follow bike/walkway and bush tracks through Pony Club Bend, then across the bridge and Osborne Road to Teralba Park..
See 'Bird observations' for details of our past walks and the results of our observations to date for this year.
The new 2016 Program provides a convenient calendar of these activities with details of each walk planned for 2016.
Please contact Outing Coordinator, Jenny Ivin, on phone 3851 0160 or for further information.
Workshop-Project Management Resource Manual
This resource was a collaborative project between Brisbane City Council, Volunteering Queensland Inc. and KBCN.The Manual covers all aspects of project management - but is tailored particularly to suit volunteer environmental groups! See details here!
For any other queries or comments, please contact our Vice-President, Philip Rowland, on phone 3260 5779 or by .
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.
Men of the Trees (MOTT)
Their programmed activities within Kedron Brook Catchment are as follows:
Saturday 7 May KEPERRA PICNIC GROUNDS Cnr Samford Road and Upper Kedron Road, Ferny Grove for Planting and Maintenance. Contact Marion on 3366 1448 or 0411 83 83 99.
For general queries to MOTT, please contact Marion Goward on phone 3366 1448 , or see their website for more information. Most activities meet by 9 am, break at 10.30 am for morning tea and finish work by 12.30 pm.
Shannon Mooney talks with volunteers at Sparkes Hill Working Bee. (17 April 2016)
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Shannon Mooney gave refresher advice about which weed species needed to be removed at Sparkes Hill Reserve (17 April 2016)
Monkey Vine can quickly blanket small trees but nevertheless is a native species to be left alone
(17 April 2016)
All ages joined in with the working bee at Sparkes Hill
(17 April 2016)
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 Kedron Brook Catchment Branch Brochure (247 KB pdf file) for a summary of our aims and activities.