Clean Up Australia Day
WRBG will host an official Clean Up Australia Day activity
in the bushland at Pullen Reach, Brisbane River in Westlake and Riverhills
this Sunday, 2nd March.
Details of how you can be involved
are given in the box at the bottom of this column.
The photos in this edition depict some of the enthusiastic
group of 40 adults and children who turned out for WRBG's first involvement
in Queensland's Weedbuster Day on 6 October last year.
Our monthly working bees continued in November and December,
with re-commencement on 2 February for the first working bee for 1997.
Close to 200 native trees, shrubs and grasses, all local
species, have been planted since October last year.
(First Sunday of each month)
Clean Up Australia
Day - join us for one or two hours in this
annual nation-wide event and help clean up your local bushland.
Meet at riverfront end of Balaton
Street for registration and directions.
Sunday, 2 March at 8 - 10am
Proper clothing and registration on
the day is essential. Register from 7:30am for 8:00am start.
Bring: sturdy shoes, gardening
gloves, hat, sunscreen, water bottle, insect repellent. Long sleeves and
trousers preferable. Young children to be accompanied by adult.
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BCC Bushland Care Officer Mike Noble (above) points out significant
features of this Westlake bushland remnant at the Weedbuster Day in October
SORB has been seeking resolution with BCC matters relating
to a landslip in May last year and that the subdivision boundary south
of Balaton St is too close to the river and the landslip to allow safe
public access along the riverbank in the future. At the time of going to
print this issue remains unresolved.
WRBG has been successful in obtaining a $500 grant towards
administration expenses, including publication of newsletters and development
of display materials.
2 March: Clean Up Australia Day
Mark your diary for these upcoming events, on first Sunday
of the month:
Meet at Balaton Street from
7:30am for 8:00am start, concluding 10:00am.
Activities vary according to conditions, and include
plant identification, weed clearing, tree planting. Seed collection will
be one particular focus for 1997.
Analysis Consultant's Report
WRBG's appointed consultant, Rob Friend and Associates
has completed an environmental site analysis report of the current and
future public bushland along the Westlake and Riverhills frontage to the
Pullen Reach of the Brisbane River.
The study was funded as part of a $5,000 grant to WRBG
for a Site Analysis and Community Education project. The grant was provided
by the Brisbane River Management Group (BRMG) under its Community Support
Grant Scheme. The scheme is designed to complement BRMG's aims to preserve,
protect and improve the quality and amenity of the Brisbane River and its
A limited number of copies have been published for official
distribution. Arrangements are in hand to print further copies for purchase
at cost, and a reference copy will be available at the new Mt Ommaney Branch
Details available from committee members.
More enthusiastic weedbusters (above) at work!
SORB on the
Those with access to the Internet may wish to check out
our own worldwide Web home page, up and running since early last year.
The address is: http://www.ozemail.com.au/~eparker/
Links are provided to SORB and WRBG news, activities,
aerial photos, map as well as other related sites.
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