Lots of crossings are used over the brookThe Brook has one of the largest catchment areas in Brisbane. The Brook extends from Brisbane Forest Park (in Moreton Bay Regional Council area) over 25 Kilometres downstream to west of the Brisbane Airport at Nudgee. This is where it empties into Moreton Bay via Shultz Canal and the Kedron Brook Floodway.
Along it's path through national park, rural properties, local parks, urban areas, business areas, along bikeways, paths, roads and railway lines and finally wetlands, people need to cross it safely.
Despite a generous construction of bridges, bikeways and walkpaths, there are still a host of bush tracks and shortcuts to assist people get from one point to another that much quicker.
These are greatly affected by the ravages of floods and ramparts of fast growth weeds but where there's a will our humans will find a way.
Janice Fittel exercises her dogs on a rugged crossing over the Brook downstream from Wahminda Park
(19 November 2015)
News... how to catch or make it!
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Dates and Events
A very sucessful visit was held for KBCB and KBCN members on Sunday 22 November morning. Bushcare leaders, Bernadette Crock and John Lister showed the group over Kalinga Park and Melrose Park bushcare areas respectively.
Both of these locations reflected the results of regular careful tending of their bushland regeneration areas and this augurs well for future years.
There was an enjoyable chat at the end over a cup of tea or coffee with the kind hospitality of John and Carolyn Lister.
Details of future activities will be shown here when available.
See 'Bird observations' for details of our past walks and the results of our observations 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 .
Wahminda Grove Bushcare Group
They will have a working bee on Sunday 29 Nov (2 pm-4 pm) and Thursday 3 Dec (8 am-10 am). That will conclude their scheduled sessions for the year.
On the morning of Thursday 3 December, they will be working with Fleur & Iain (Habitat Brisbane) at the base of the steps leading down to the creek from Lanita Rd (BCC side of the creek). They will be building flood barriers to reduce the impact of water flowing from the drain and re-routing the access point for the pedestrian creek crossing.
Over the last year and particularly since the May floods this year, major erosion of the creek bank and removal of sediment from the creek bed has made this former creek crossing area difficult to access and the crossing location rocky, uneven and unsafe to negotiate for some.
After this working bee, they will be staying on for morning tea. Extra volunteers are always welcome. For further information, contact Lyn and Ann Ellerman phone 3351 1805.
Men of the Trees (MOTT)
All welcome! Their programmed activities within Kedron Brook Catchment will be detailed as available.
Saturday, 12 December, at Keryn Place Park (Site 2, over creek), Keryn Place, off Mungarie Street, off Settlement Road, Keperra. Planting and maintenance. 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.
Bushcare leader Bernadette Crook shares her experiences with the visiting KBCB group at Kalinga Park. (22 November 2015)
Bushcare Leaders, John and Carolyn Lister, welcoming the group visiting Melrose Park bushcare area .
(22 November 2015)
John Lister shows the group the balance being handled between human needs and the health of Melrose Creek (22 November 2015)
Insects attracted to a bushland Hibiscus at Wahminda Grove
(19 November 2015)
Flooding through drainwater pipes causing erosion of access footpath at Wahminda Grove
(19 November 2015)
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.