Mitchelton Reach, Kedron BrookThis reach is where the Tuesday Tree Liberators and Osborne Road Bushcare Groups have been very active for a number of years controlling weeds and replanting. (See 5 & 6 on our Map)
It is also the first site along the Brook where Queensland Urban Utilities has undertaken substantial maintenance work on the sewer system - located in the Brook. Close cooperation was taken with Brisbane City Council and involved their representatives overviewing environmental maintenance and bushcare groups in the vicinity.
After the work was completed on the sewer system, the revegetation group from Bulimba Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee (B4C) carried out special replanting to support our two bushcare groups to regain their previous progress along the reach.
|After the maintenance work on the sewer system was completed, representatives from Queensland Urban Utilities, Brisbane City Council, the catchment group, BC4, and local members from Kedron Brook Catchment Network met to discuss progress with replanting (16 September 2014)|
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Kedron Brook Catchment Branch - Wildlife Queensland
Next Event: Visit Mitchelton Reach of Kedron Brook, Sunday 16 August, 9:00 - 11:00 am
This reach is where the Tuesday Tree Liberators and Osborne Road Bushcare Groups have been very active for a number of years controlling weeds and replanting. It is also the first site along the Brook where Queensland Urban Utilities (QUU) has undertaken substantial maintenance work on the sewer system - located in the Brook.
The revegetation group from Bulimba Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee (B4C) will be there on this Sunday to show us some of the results of some of the work they have done replanting after the work was undertaken by QUU last year.
This visit will provide a great opportunity to see what can be done in the Brook and to pick up some first hand knowledge on changes that have occurred - both natural (due to the floods) and man made.
Meet at the northern end of McConaghy St, Mitchelton at 9:00 am. (Site reference UBD Map 138 L1). Morning tea will be provided. For catering purposes it would be great if you can let us know if you are coming and also it you have any specific dietary needs. Walking shoes, hat and sunscreen are recommended.
For further queries, please contact Philip Rowland by phone 073260 5779.
Wildlife Queensland AGM & Southern Branches Get-together Hosted by the Bayside Branch, this year's one-day event will be held on Saturday, 12 September from 8:30 am to 8:00 pm. The venue, Coochiemudlo Island in Moreton Bay, is easily accessible and small enough to walk around, with good facilities, beautiful beaches, wetlands, mangroves and accommodation options for those wanting to stay.
The program includes AGM and Branch reports, a Coastcare wetlands talk, photographic workshop and guided tour of the island, and concludes with dinner, eminent guest speaker and awards.
For more details, contact by email.
Open position: KBCB 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 6 September at Bob Cassimaty Park, Thomsett Park, and Arbor Park starting at 7:30 am
Meet in Bob Cassimaty Park car park, Samford Road, almost opposite the BP Service Station, Ferny Grove. (UBD Map 137 Ref L1 ). We'll look at Crane Reserve, Thomsett Park, Bob Cassimaty Park, and finish via Arbor Park.
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:
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.
Volunteers from Osborne Road Bushcare Group working on the rejuvenation of a sloped area at their Osborne Road location in Everton Park. (6 July 2015)
Rita Collins stops to welcome a visitor during the maintenance morning at Everton Park.
(6 July 2015)
Developing forest of trees at Mitchelton (16 September 2014)
The Turtle sculpture near Pony Club Bend at Mitchelton
(16 September 2014)
Lyn and Ann Ellerman (Wahminda Grove Bushcare Group) leading a visit from Moreton Bay Bushcare Rovers
(6 November 2014)
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.