Let's communicate better this year!The Project Management Methods Manual that is currently being prepared by Volunteering Queensland and Kedron Brook Catchment Branch with the close involvement of the catchment's network groups is nearing final completion.
The need for efficient communication is mentioned directly as well as by implication throughout the manual. Emphasis on the use of accessible and open forms of communication is made together with one specific example being the use of group emails.
The use of websites is another means of communication that also has the advantage of being seen by potential volunteers that aren't yet on the list for email distribution... one way to get new members?
A real problem with websites is that most enviroment-loving volunteers are too busy to send in details of their own news and events and thus many communication advantages are lost.
Please read the introduction bits in the next block below for directions of news by email.
|Storm clouds threaten to wreck a good fishing day at the boat ramp, Kedron Brook Floodway, Nudgee
(9 March 2013)
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 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, 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 and the results of our recent observations this year.
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)
February 7, Keryn Place Park, Mungarie St., off Settlement Road, Keperra. Planting and maintenance. Contact Marion 3366 1448
February 21, Cassimaty Park (near railway crossing), Samford Road, Ferny Grove. Lay mulch and planting. Contact Marion 3366 1448 or Kerry 3289 9206
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.
Camoola Street Bushcare Group
Local volunteers will be considering a more suitable time for their coming meetings, starting probably in March. Contact for more details.
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.
KBCB - WPSQ Brochure
See our special Kedron Brook Catchment Branch Brochure
(327 KB pdf file) for a summary of our aims and activities.
The young bird is now starting to hear her real parent's call nearby after their time away. It's not too long now before there's a trip to New Guinea for the juvenile with her real parents and a relieving holiday at home for the two larks! (22 January 2015)
Kerry Walker (MOTT) pauses for a photo stop at Keryn Place Park
(29 November 2014)
Inspection and watering of newly-placed plants was recently carried out by Men of the Trees at Keryn Place Park
(29 November 2014)
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.