Community Conservation Partnerships Restoration CelebrationThe BCC Community Conservation Partnerships recently conducted a Restoration Celebration for volunteers from Habitat Brisbane and Creek Catchment groups and private landholders who are members of the Wildlife Conservation Partnerships program (Land for Wildlife).
The BCC Community Conservation Assistance provides assistance to groups and individuals within Council’s Community Conservation Partnerships program (CCPP) to undertake environmental restoration or rehabilitation works targeting weeds. This assistance allows Council and community environment groups to collaboratively deliver projects within priority biodiversity areas that would otherwise be difficult for groups or individuals to undertake.
It was pleasing to see a good representation of volunteers and private landholders from our Kedron Brook Catchment at this venue.
| A good roll-up at the Community Conservation Partnerships Restoration Celebration at Corramulling Park, Yoorala St., The Gap. Activities included strolling along the adjacent walking tracks, viewing Watercress Farm Community Gardens and enjoying the popular Geckoes Wildlife Presentations.
(24 August 2014)
News... the changing scene
Link to NEWS SECTION
September News is out now! Copies of our newsletters are available in 'Downloads'.
Our next KBC Branch General and Network Meeting will be held on Tuesday 21 October 2014 from 7.00 pm at Downfall Creek Bushland Centre, 815 Rode Road, McDowall.
Dr Peter Woodall, retired University of Queensland lecturer, member of the Queensland Naturalists and renowned birder with experience in Africa, Europe and of course, south-east Queensland is coming to share his insights into bird life in and around Brisbane.
Finger food and drink is available at 7 pm before our meeting from 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm. We would love to see you there. Contact our by email for queries about the planning or progress of our projects and activities.
Men of the Trees win Environmental Award!
Find out about all of our Habitat Brisbane bushcare groups in the Bushcare Groups section together with details of plantings continuing this year.
The August monthly bird walk at Ferny Grove resulted in a count of thirty-seven different species. The results are now available.
A bird survey at Bellbird Grove, Brisbane Forest Park was recently led by Jenny Ivin for Birds Queensland. The procedures used were compatible with those being used for our KBCN surveys. See 'Bird observations' for details of the results for this survey and of past walks.
Our next birding walk is planned for Sunday 7 September 7:30 am at Grinstead Park, and Sparkes Hill. Meet at the Grinstead Park car park. (UBD Map 139 Ref D8)
The 2014 Program provides a convenient calendar of these activities with details of each walk for 2014.
Peter Hayes (Acting Senior Coordinator, Community Partnerships Program, BCC) was MC at the CCP Restoration Celebration event at The Gap. Councillor Matthew Bourke, (Chairman of the Environment, Parks and Sustainability Committee) and Samantha Morris (Australian Land Management Group) gave interesting talks relating to matters affecting our environmental future
After the welcome speeches and breakfast at the Restoration Celebration, many visitors were impressed by the progress being made at the nearby Watercress Farm Community Gardens.
Attendees enjoyed the warm breakfast at the Restoration Celebration held on Corramulling Park grounds at The Gap
(24 August 2014)
Shocking defiling of the KBCB Storage container at Sparkes Hill (2 August 2014)
Recent rains have turned this creek near the Bellbird Grove road causeway back into pools again
(17 August 2014)
General scene at the Camoola Street Bushcare Group first official planting activity
(20 July 2014)
KBCB - WPSQ Brochure
See our special Kedron Brook Catchment Branch Brochure
(327 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.