Call for Plastic Bag Ban and Container Deposits!Wildlife Queensland are working with the Boomerang Alliance- who run the cash for cans campaign - to put plastic pollution on the political agenda. In particular, we want specific action on single use plastic bags and container deposits, during the term of this Parliament.
We are calling on the Queensland Government to phase-out single use plastic bags and introduce a container deposit scheme. Other Australian States are already way ahead of our state with this target.
We need everyone possible to talk with others, to spread the word and, in particular, to get support from our local representatives. No changes will ever be made unless a concerted communication is made to them of our future needs !
Link now to the Wildlife Queensland 'Conservation' page that fully sets this out. It shows how we can work together to ensure that our future environment is adequately preserved for mankind as well as for natural life forms.
|Floods clean out our waterways but deposit the waste downstream, then past Moreton Bay into the Pacific Ocean. This shows a small part of this debris on Kalinga Park footbridge (Photo: Lennert Veerman) (14 June 2015)|
News... how to catch or make it!
This page covers most, but not all, short news items. Link to our NEWS SECTION for some larger news items, though, mainly from the past.
Please send any new information you have about our catchment (especially about your own patch!) ASAP by email to our
and via this
Dates and Events
Kedron Brook Catchment Branch - Wildlife Queensland
Open position: Secretary
There is an opportunity for a keen person to take up or to gain experience in this position as secretary; a challenging role with lots of interesting activities and contacts along our Brook.
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.
See 'Bird observations' for details of our past walks and the results of our recent observations this year.
Our next birding walk will be on Sunday 2 August at Grange Forest Park/Alderley Grove/Raymont Road starting at 7:30 am
Meet in Mornington Street just down from the intersection with Longsight Street (UBD Map 139 Ref G8 ). A circuitous walk through Grange Forest Park, then over the road into the park alongside Raymont Road, and back to cars.
The 2015 Program provides a convenient calendar of these activities with details of each walk for 2015.
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 .
Men of the Trees (MOTT)
Their programmed activities within Kedron Brook Catchment will be on:
18 July & 5 September, Keryn Place Park - Site 2, Mungarie Street, off Settlement Road, Keperra. Spread mulch and prepare site. Contact Marion 3366 1448 or 0411 838 399
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.
Brook at Teralba Park scoured out by floods but northern side protected by rocks
(26 May 2015)
Planting ruined by flooded Cedar Creek at Nelson Place Parkland,
(14 June 2015)
Part of the group at Cedar Creek June birding dodge the misty rain (14 June 2015)
Business as usual for this Blue-faced Honeyeater (14 June 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.