Winding down to Christmas'The worst storm since 1985 hit Brisbane on Thursday 27 November 2014. The storm packed wind gusts of more than 140 kilometres per hour and caused damage and destruction across Brisbane and areas to the west.
The weather bureau said two storm cells joined to create a super cell, producing large hail stones that battered windows on homes, cars and high-rise buildings.' (ABC News)
The effect of the storm wasn't so bad on the upper half of Kedron Brook catchment. Generally, only a few small branches and many leaves were dropped. Downstream, the storm ferocity was said to be much greater but actual reports of damage to wildlife habitat have not been received.
Given the frequent hot days and the occasional storms expected about this time of year, most bushcare groups go into holiday mode . Time to rest and enjoy the festive season: but get ready for the New Year!
|Volunteers from Men of the Trees weeded and watered their new section of natives planted beside a small rivulet in Keryn Place Park, Keperra (27 November 2014)
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Our committee wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Dates and Events
Kedron Brook Catchment Network - Project Management Methods Manual - Final Presentation The next meeting we had planned in the development of the Project Management Methods Manual for bushcare and catchment groups has been moved from 30 November 2014, most probably to March 2015. Please accept our apologies if this has inconvenienced anyone by this change.
The reason for moving the meeting is that the Manual has grown! Those who have seen the draft manual with lots of useful information and 'tips' to help us initiate, plan and better manage our projects know it is a very comprehensive manual. It's a great bit of work by Nikki, Karen and Mark at Volunteering Queensland. Because of this, it will take some more time to get the manual into a user ready form, particularly as it has information from lots of different sources making collation a big task.
Also, we're keen to use the launch of this manual as a means of getting people involved in catchment and bushcare activities. In addition, we also want to introduce some of the key content of the manual to those who would most benefit from it. This will take some planning for KBCB and so no doubt we'll be in touch asking for your input.
To quickly refresh your memory about this project, just divert via our link to the Projects page. Then you can easily link back to this page.
For any other queries or comments, please contact our Vice-President, Philip Rowland, on phone 3260 5779 or by .
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...
See 'Bird observations' for details of our past walks.
Our first birding walk for 2015 is being planned for Sunday 1 February at Bellbird Grove in Brisbane Forest Park. Meet in the car park at Bellbird Grove (UBD Map 136 Ref Q6). We start our walk at 7:00 am.
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.
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.
Kerry Walker (MOTT) pauses for a photo stop at Keryn Place Park (29 November 2014)
Inspection and watering of newly-placed plants was recenly carried out by Men of the Trees at Keryn Place Park
Marion Goward and Fran Gilje (MOTT) prepare the refreshments for the volunteers at Keryn Place Park (29 November 2014)
Deep holes dug for tree planting at Grange Forest Park
(16 November 2014)
Greenbrook Association's coloured tree guards marching down the steep slopes of ridges in Grange Forest Park
(16 November 2014)
Annie Morris with neighbour, Kirsten, at the November watering and vine removal activity at Camoola Street Park
(23 November 2014)
David, helped by Kirsten, pulls out a great patch of Glycine at Camoola Street Park
(23 November 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.
Susan refreshes the new plants with a careful distribution of water at the Camoola Street Bushcare Group Get-together (23 November 2014)