Let's communicate better this year!The Project Management Methods Manual is nearing final completion. It is currently being prepared by Volunteering Queensland and Kedron Brook Catchment Branch with the close involvement of the catchment's network groups.
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.
|The delicate fairyland atmosphere of the fungi contrasts against the rich colours of bark and dead leaves
(Photo: Robert Standish-White, 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
Unfortunately, it was necessary to cancel our KBC Branch General and Network Meeting this February.
Instead, our next get-together activity will be held as a 'Fungi Walk', on Saturday 28 February 2015 at 8 am. We've scored a marvellous opportunity to go fungi hunting with our expert, Jon Atkinson.
See our pdf file for more information about this walk at Chermside Hills. Contact details via Philip Rowland are also given on this link.
We recommend you bring your camera, small mirror, magnifying glass, and refreshment for morning tea. Usual skin and foot protection is also required.
We are currently without a Secretary for our Branch!
This is a great opportunity for a keen environmentalist to take up this position as Secretary; a challenging role with lots of interesting activities and contacts along our Brook. Conversely, it could be a new experience for an enthusiastic person with the potential to learn the ropes.
For more details, please ring our President, Robert Standish-White, on (07) 3862 1186 or contact by email.
See 'Bird observations' for details of our past walks and the results of our recent observations this year.
Our next birding walk for 2015 is being planned for Sunday 1 March from Kalinga Park to Cressey Street Wetlands/Benelong Park UBD Map 140 Ref J3. Meet in car park at entrance to Kalinga Park, off Park Avenue. 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.
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.
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 .
Camoola Street Bushcare Group
Local volunteers in this group 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.
After the rain, fairy rings and all sizes and shapes of fungi appear!
The birding group watch a friendly Little Strike-Thrush at Bellbird Grove ( 01 February 2015)
Two Tawny Frogmouths hidden high up in a tree at Bellbird Grove (01 February 2015)
A babbling brook in our catchment source region near Bellbird Grove Picnic Grounds (01 February 2015))
Annie Morris with neighbour, Kirsten, at the November watering and vine removal activity at Camoola Street Park
(23 November 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.
Fungi delight our visual senses through their great variety of shapes and delicate colours