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An update for B4C members, supporters & catchment residents
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News from the catchment

B4C
Working together for a healthy,
connected catchment.

Sustainability Centre Open Day

Saturday 1st October, 9am-12pm
with guest speaker Paula Peeters (ecologist, artist & writer)
 
nature journalingJoin us for tea and coffee from 9am. There will be a presentation on 'nature journaling' (a hobby for everyone!) at 9.30am. It will be followed by a lovely morning tea. Gold coin donation or free for B4C members.

Enjoy a tour of the gardens and nursery too. Find out about the latest activities at B4C and chat to our friendly team over a cuppa. Everyone is very welcome at our monthly open days and it's a great way to connect with your catchment.

Venue: Sustainability Centre: Cnr Wright St & 1358 Old Cleveland Rd, Carindale. (entrance off Wright St)

Your help needed to
protect local waterway corridor from development

Salvin CreekOn September 2nd 2016 TriCare lodged a new application, which does not have to be advertised and there is NO OBJECTION RIGHTS FROM THE COMMUNITY.

TriCare, for its proposed development at Creek Road, Carina Heights, wants Brisbane City Council to drop the Environmental Protection Area designation and allow a private bowling green, along with built infrastructure (3 full-metal structures, 3 shade shelters, paths, plumbing and electrical installations).

All this within the waterway corridor!

squirrel gliderYou can help by:
Questions? Call Wayne on 0413 476 736 / 3398 8003 or email b4c@bulimbacreek.org.au.

Upcoming events


Salvin Creek Working Bee, Carina Heights. Saturday 24th Sept, 2pm. Everyone welcome. Holes pre-dug. Wear closed in shoes, sunscreen & hat. Bring water bottle.

Learn about Pollinator Link. Wednesday 28th Sept 7pm. Carindale Community Forum. Pacific Golf Club, Carindale. Guest speaker Michael Fox (Pollintor Link & Mt Gravatt Environment Group).

Sustainability Centre Open Days
Sat 1st Oct & Sat 5th Nov

Common Myna Reduction Workshop. Sat 8th October at Logan Hyperdome Library. With B4C's Stefan Hattingh.

Barriers to Biodiversity Conservation. Saturday 15th Oct. THECA Forum at QLD Centre for Advanced Technology, Pullenvale. Supported by Brisbane City Council & SEQ Catchments.

Put Soul in Sustainability. Sunday 23rd October. Sustainaiblity Centre, Carindale. Brought to you by "What's Your Nature?" program. Details soon. secretary@brisbanecatchments.org.au

More events >>
Important environmental site in Runcorn gets a boost

B4C has teamed up with Powerlink Queensland and St Laurence’s College to revegetate and enhance an important biodiversity corridor in Runcorn.

The St Laurence’s College Runcorn Playing Fields Rehabilitation and Revegetation Project will improve the environmental values of a local site adjacent to Bulimba Creek and traversed by Powerlink’s Algester to Runcorn transmission line.

We welcome the partnership to help the strategic biodiversity corridor connecting Flinders Peak to the Bay Islands, a vital link in the Bulimba Creek catchment.

This project also provides a strong educational focus with the college.

We'll be bringing you more information on this project soon!
 

Become a member / renew your membership

It's really easy to become a B4C member or renew your membership. We have paypal available which means you can pay with credit card or your paypal account (direct deposit and cash payment is still available). And it's only $11!

Members can get a free native plant (before Sept 30th 2016). And members don't need to pay a gold coin donation at our open day morning teas. A membership certificate is available on request (great if you're wanting to gift a membership or show it off in your office!). Membership expires each year on July 1.
Join / renew here >>

Invasive predators are eating the world’s animals to extinction – and the worst is close to home

Invasive species are a threat to wildlife across the globe – and invasive, predatory mammals are particularly damaging.

Research, recently published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows that these predators – cats, rats and foxes, but also house mice, possums and many others – have contributed to around 60% of bird, mammal and reptile extinctions. The worst offenders are feral cats, contributing to over 60 extinctions.

So how can we stop these mammals eating away at our threatened wildlife? Read full article >>

Guy CooperGuy Cooper on Mt Barney, weeding, his love for the environment and more ...

"I have worked in other industries but would always come back to the environment. There is nothing more satisfying working with what you love, knowing that everything you do, be it funded or volunteer, is making a difference." Read more >>

Black Swan Lake water analysis report

Black Swan LakeWe recently presented a full water analysis report for Black Swan Lake at Bundall to the local carers, campaigners and Wildlife Queensland members who protect the lake. It was a pleasure to have it accepted by Sally Spain of WQ.

The water analysis work was done by Andrew Dziedzic. Thanks to both Andrew and Ray Ison for producing this report.

On the day it was lovely to be visited by two black swans and a signet.

Brad Pimm
outstanding life and contribution to conservation

Brad PimmThe funeral for Brad Pimm was held earlier this month. Brad gave an outstanding long-term commitment to the protection and repair of Brisbane’s environment, with Bayside Creeks, Bulimba Creek Catchment, Brisbane Catchments Network and Brisbane Region Environment Council. He was involved in many environment groups and causes, including the protection of the Franklin Dam, always making a significant difference. Brad was one of B4C’s founding members. Among many other pioneering activities, he was instrumental in us taking on the Tingalpa Wetlands precinct as a project area. He’s pictured here accepting the B4C Greater Brisbane Environment Award last year. Brad will be greatly missed.

Call to trap 'exploding' populations
of Indian Myna birds

A Queensland man is calling on environmentally concerned residents across Australia's East Coast to help trap an invasive bird species that has engaged in an aggressive territorial takeover.  Often described as "flying rats", or the "cane toads of the sky", the Indian myna is considered one of world's 100 most invasive species. More >>

Walking through Whites Hill

Some photos from a recent walk through Whites Hill Reserve with B4C's Heather Barns. Keep an eye on our events page for our walks. New walkers always welcome.

A relaxed pace so you can chat and stop to admire nature!:


Wallaby prints:

Koala. Well spotted Heather! (it was very high up and tucked away)

New footbridge made from recycled plastic:
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