By Bulimba Creek, 13-Jun-2013 10:30:00
On World Environment Day, 130 volunteers from GE Australia were Weed Warriors at the Oxbow. The group worked in five teams on five areas at the Oxbow, a site that Bulimba Creek catchment has been working on for the past 12 years. The GE teams were not daunted by a shower of rain, and worked hard to remove glycine vine from native plants it was smothering, guinea grass, cobblers pegs and other weed species. The B4C team leaders explained the history of the site and showed the GE teams the rehabilitation works that have occurred on site. About 480 “man hours” were clocked up to celebrate World Environment Day and the importance of caring for the environment, for both people and wildlife.
By Bulimba Creek, 12-Jun-2013 09:25:00
The Belmont Cubs visited Tingalpa Wetlands to celebrate World Environment Day in June. The activities were part of their Scouting Landcare Badge. The 13 boys and girls had a great time attacking the glycine vine that was smothering the native plants and also digging out the cobblers pegs from the gardens. They were very interested in visiting the SQID (Stormwater Quality Improvement Device) and learning about the role it plays in cleaning the water coming off the roads from the adjacent housing estate. The lagoons were free of water hyacinth and the native water plants are providing habitat and food for the native animals that live in this wildlife corridor.
By Bulimba Creek, 11-Jun-2013 10:24:00
In April 2013, B4C's water tester Andrew Dziedzic was sent to the Gregory River as part of B4C's 'Twinnings' projects. Twinning provides the basis of partnerships between catchments, individuals and NGOs worldwide to improve river management, environmental care, sustaining of natural resources and the well being of communities. The focus of this years visit was to send a representative to assist in performing Landcare works around the Gregory River including establishing vegetable gardens in two schools in Bourketown and assisting in weed eradication activities. Special thanks to Mark Vanryt from the Gregory River Landcare Group for facilitating this Twinning opportunity. For further information about B4C's 'Twinning', please see our Twinnings page here. Andrew's detailed report of his experiences can also be found on the Twinnings page.
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