Grange Forest Park is in good handsAlderley Bushies and Greenbrook Association bushcare groups both prove that very small groups can still succeed through personal enthusiasm, persistence and fellowship.
'Alderley/Grange Bushies and Friends', now a relatively small bushcare group, has conducted stirling catchment management work in Grange Forest Park for many years under the leadership of Alf Harvey. Their work area is now mainly in the western section of the forest along Mornington St, Grange up to the Brook.
The adjacent work group, the Greenbrook Association, now led by Greg Smith, tends to work along the eastern section of the Grange Forest Park, mostly north of Blandford St up to the Brook.
Grange Forest Park is one of the few remaining gems along Kedron Brook in that it still contains some of the real atmosphere of a large Eucalypt forest. This is despite the past ravages of attack from lazy gardeners tipping waste weed disposal around the outer edges of the forest and parkland grass cutters spreading other weeds such as Dyschoriste depressa and Glycine.
| Cyclist views the new section being rejuvenated by Greenbrook Association Bushcare Group at Grange Forest Park. This small but industrious group achieves a wonderful outcome (16 November 2014)
News... the changing scene
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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...
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.
Bushcare Officer, Wendy Heath, (MBRC) at the Moreton Rovers Bushcare Group's visit to Wahminda Grove. Wendy was presenting a Birthday cake to one of the
'rovers' after a planting and inspection tour of the Wahminda Grove Bushcare Group area was completed
Susan refreshes the new plants with a careful distribution of water at the Camoola Street Bushcare Group Get-together (23 November 2014)
Brook Park borders with a line of backyards: Hence mango trees and flower gardens face inwards to the Eucalypts and other natives
(11 October 2014)
Sunshine filters through the trees along the brook at Brook Park
(11 October 2014)
A birding group nears the corner of Benelong Park on the November KBCB bird walk (2 November 2014)
Would you believe this? A Magpie-Lark nest is built on the side of a busy bike/walkway bridge over Kedron Brook near Kalinga Park
(2 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.