Visit to Mitchelton Reach, Kedron BrookThere was a good turnup of bushcare volunteers and Wildlife Queensland Branch members at our visit to Mitchelton Reach at 9 am, Sunday 16 August. This was our August branch activity; a great opportunity to see what can be done along the Brook and to pick up some first hand knowledge on changes that have occurred - both natural (due to the floods) and man made.
Representative members from our Brisbane Branch also attended together with a revegetation group from Bulimba Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee (B4C) led by Stephan Hattingh. Helen Moriarty (Tuesday Tree Liberators) and Kerin Sweeney (Osborne Road Bushcare Group) in turn led the attendees over their work areas. They indicated the sewerage maintenance work carried out by Queensland Urban Utilities and the massive changes that occurred to the creek waterway and banks during the May flooding.
A pleasant morning tea followed. Further visits along our catchment should follow later this year. Watch our website!
|Attendees on our visit to Mitchelton Reach followed down from the Pony Club Bend Bikeway Bridge along the sandy banks of the Brook to view the Osborne Road Bushcare Group's revegetation area. (16 August 2015)|
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Dates and Events
Wildlife Queensland AGM & Southern Branches Get-together Hosted by the Bayside Branch, this year's one-day event will be held on Saturday, 12 September from 8:30 am to 8:00 pm. The venue, Coochiemudlo Island in Moreton Bay, is easily accessible and small enough to walk around, with good facilities, beautiful beaches, wetlands, mangroves and accommodation options for those wanting to stay.
The program includes AGM and Branch reports, a Coastcare wetlands talk, photographic workshop and guided tour of the island, and concludes with dinner, eminent guest speaker and awards.
For more details, contact by email.
Open position: KBCB Secretary
There is an opportunity for a keen person to take up or to gain experience in this position as secretary; a challenging role with lots of interesting activities and contacts along our Brook.
For example guidelines, please refer to the secretarial section in our Management Manual. For more details, why not 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 will be on Sunday 6 September at Bob Cassimaty Park, Thomsett Park, and Arbor Park starting at 7:30 am
Meet in Bob Cassimaty Park car park, Samford Road, almost opposite the BP Service Station, Ferny Grove. (UBD Map 137 Ref L1 ). We'll look at Crane Reserve, Thomsett Park, Bob Cassimaty Park, and finish via Arbor Park.
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.
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 .
Men of the Trees (MOTT)
Their programmed activities within Kedron Brook Catchment will be on:
5 September, Keryn Place Park - Site 2, Mungarie Street, off Settlement Road, Keperra. Spread mulch and prepare site. 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.
A group of attendees at the Mitchelton Reach gather to hear about the regeneration project
(16 August 2015)
Harold Charles stands on an access track from Pony Club Bend to show the level at which the May floods reached. (16 August 2015)
Leanne Bowden and Greg Miller lead part of the group along the creek bank near Pony Club Bend
(16 August 2015)
Volunteers from Osborne Road Bushcare Group working on the rejuvenation of a sloped area at their Osborne Road location in Everton Park. (6 July 2015)
Stopping for a water stop at Greenbrook Association Bushcare Group plant maintenance activity
(19 July 2015)
KBCB - WPSQ Brochure
See our latest Kedron Brook Catchment Branch Brochure
(247 KB pdf file) for a summary of our aims and activities.